Werewolves, wizards and witches have all been reported to Gloucestershire police in bizarre 999 calls
GLOUCESTER, Gloucestershire, U.K. – Werewolves, wizards and a coven of witches have all been reported to a police force said to have received an astonishing number of 999 calls concerning ghostly goings-on.
As Gloucestershire Police revealed the spooky calls following a freedom of information request, a local supernatural society said it would step up investigations in the county. In one call, a woman rang police to complain her partner was trying to put a spell on her using witchcraft. A man in Stroud dialed 999 to say he was being poisoned by a satellite controlled by witches, while a boy from Gloucester rang up to say he was himself a wizard. In Cheltenham meanwhile a taxi driver complained that his wife was a werewolf, and a man called police to ask for the Ghostbusters because there was “something strange in the neighborhood” before hanging up.
Craig Jones, of Gloucestershire Supernatural Seekers, told the Citizen: “There’s a possibility that these sorts of things happen but a lot of people can be encouraged by all the shows that are on TV. You will get people who are involved in it because of the media interest. There are oddities that I’ve seen and witnessed but because there’s more media focus on it, people think more into things. We like to investigate fully before committing. We’ve got to look at all the possibilities first.”
Source: Chris Richards, The Mirror, November 7, 2013.