Apparently when you have Poltergeist activity it is not the Ghostbusters, but the Catholic Church.
Police officers in Scotland have called in representatives from the Catholic Church after investigating reports of “disturbing incidents” of a “poltergeist” at a family home.
A mother and her teenage son were said to be “extremely distressed” after experiencing what the Daily Record describes as “violent and unexplained circumstances”.
The family, who live in South Lanarkshire, called police on Monday and Tuesday.
“The officers attended expecting it to be a mental health issue but they witnessed the lights going off, clothes flying across the room and the dog [the family’s pet Chihuahua] sitting on top of a hedge,” a police source said.
“The officers called their superiors, who also attended, thinking the cops were perhaps being a bit silly. But it’s being taken very seriously.”
A priest is understood to have blessed the house in Rutherglen after officers got in touch with the Catholic Church.
The mother and son have left their home and are now staying with relatives.
“One problem we’ve got is where we go from here, as no crime has been established, so what else can we do but deal with any reports of disturbances,” the police source said.
No doubt one the Church’s tests for the preternatural is a Chihuahua sitting on top of a hedge.
Still it does remind me of other cases where the Church was brought in over something explicable. Such as in the case the book the Exorcist was based on where the family’s Lutheran priest recommended they go to the Catholic Church for help.