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UK police reveal paranormal reports

By T.K. Randall
July 23, 2014 · Comment icon 9 comments



Officers have had some unusual call-outs. Image Credit: sxc.hu
Police in the West Midlands have dealt with 70 reports of paranormal activity within the last 3 years.
According to data revealed following an anonymous Freedom of Information request, police have been dealing with an increasing number of strange call-outs in recent years involving reports of ghosts, witches and even zombies.

Many of the reports turned out to be hoaxes however there were still a few that needed to be investigated. The number of such incidents has risen from around 17 in 2011 to 30 in 2013.

"The reports include ghost, zombie and witch sightings; hearing and communicating with the aforementioned; the use of witchcraft; claims to be a witch; and witch-hunters," said police spokesman Billy Corrigan.

The data also shows that there were 19 reports relating to UFO sightings during the same period.

Source: BBC News | Comments (9)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by DefenceMinisterMishkin 9 years ago
Birmingham is a notorious paranormal hotspot known around the world..
Comment icon #2 Posted by dr no 9 years ago
I'm surprised they only had 2 zombie reports
Comment icon #3 Posted by Brian Topp 9 years ago
I'm surprised they only had 2 zombie reports Well, they met up at match.com
Comment icon #4 Posted by paperdyer 9 years ago
I don't know what's worse, the people calling in pranks or the people that actually believe that witches wear the traditional black garb and pointy hat.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Rafterman 9 years ago
I wonder if the report times line up with when the pubs close?
Comment icon #6 Posted by Moon Gazer 9 years ago
Well, they met up at match.com Eeeeek! Soon be baby zombies running all over Brum!!! At least they can move to South Birmingham and be free from the witches and ghosts!
Comment icon #7 Posted by freetoroam 9 years ago
Figures revealed by a Freedom of Information (FOI) request http://www.bbc.com/n...ngland-28415527 request Why would any one want to request this, its all over You Tube and many even get on UM. Maybe I will add up the number of paranormal activity "experience" threads on here. If anyone requires the information on my results, please follow the following: 3. How to make an FOI request Contact an organisation in writing to make a Freedom of Information (FOI) request. This can be by: letter email fax (PM me, my organisation is - tidy except when can`t be bothered. ) What to include You should give... [More]
Comment icon #8 Posted by Redefining Success 9 years ago
19.50 per photocopy? is it printed on gold? 58.50 postage should come hand delivered to a place and time of your choosing.
Comment icon #9 Posted by skydivingstars 9 years ago
And I'm just over here like....


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