Brits Report Christmas Ghosts, ETs, Vampires ..... Dec 30, 2013 17:25:04 GMT -5
Post by Graveyardbride on Dec 30, 2013 17:25:04 GMT -5
Man calls police to say he's being haunted by the Ghost of Christmas Past
The end of the year approaches and most of the papers are full of details of what's going on in London among the chattering classes, with their high-falutin' education and fancy clothes. But if you really want to take the pulse of modern life, you have to go to Cornwall and Devon – where local news reports suggest there might be something in the water. Something like vodka.
From ThisIsCornwall: Spirit-fuelled people in Cornwall and Devon made 999 calls over the festive period claiming to have witnessed paranormal activity. One man claimed he had to lock his castle doors after being harassed by the Ghost of Christmas Past. The spooky sightings and ghostly goings were reported to Devon and Cornwall Police. The Charles Dickens fan phoned the force to say he had been forced to "lock the doors to his castle" in Saltash after he was contacted by the spectre.
For some reason, the South West has been deluged with spooky happenings over Christmas. Police investigated a "zombie" attack in Redruth, which turned out to be two friends off their faces on hooch and foaming at the mouths. A woman in Exeter said her horse's mane was been platted by an unseen being and a frightened woman in Ilfracombe rang 999 to report finding a stick "which she can only describe as something maybe used in witchcraft."
What's truly scary is that this sort of thing happens all the time: there have been 277 calls to 999 asking for assistance related to paranormal activity since 2010. A woman in Hertfordshire claimed her boyfriend was "some kind of vampire" and another lady said that a ghost kept getting into her bed. Best of all, a man called the police to say that he had been abducted by aliens. What are the cops supposed to do? Put a warrant for a six-headed green monster who frequents crop fields in the Portsmouth area ....?
Source: Tim Stanley, The Telegraph, December 30, 2013.