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'Ghost' turns out to be man stuck in chimney

By T.K. Randall
May 20, 2016 · Comment icon 9 comments



The voice seemed to be coming from the chimney. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Andy Beecroft
Brad Sapp thought he was going mad when he started hearing a voice in the early hours of the morning.
Sapp had been sorting out cans at the redemption center that he owns in Carroll, Iowa when he thought he heard the words "get out of here" being uttered by someone nearby.

Perplexed, he searched the whole building but found nothing to explain the phenomenon.

The next morning he told his wife who jokingly dismissed the incident as a 'ghost', but when she too heard someone crying out from within the building's walls the pair ended up calling the police.
The source of the voice, as it turned out, was a 29-year-old former acquaintance who had somehow managed to get himself hopelessly wedged inside the building's chimney.

Even more peculiar was the fact that when he was eventually rescued he was found to be wearing no clothes at all having seemingly removed them before entering the chimney to help him fit inside.

The perpetrator, who offered the rather implausible explanation that he had gotten stuck 'while playing hide-and-seek', has since been arrested and is now facing trespassing charges.

Source: Huffington Post | Comments (9)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by pallidin 7 years ago
Lol!!
Comment icon #2 Posted by Eldorado 7 years ago
He was charged by Police. What kinda Redemption Center doesn't forgive trespassers?
Comment icon #3 Posted by Otto von Pickelhaube 7 years ago
Redemption Center? Is that like in a religious sense or is it a slightly grandiose term for a kind of recycling facility?
Comment icon #4 Posted by Skulduggery 7 years ago
Keep your friends close and your acquaintances closer.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Vox 7 years ago
The elephant in the room suggested that the wife s'got some explaining to do...
Comment icon #6 Posted by freetoroam 7 years ago
The naked chimney man is lucky, I know a few on here who would not have called the police, but would have got their ouija boards out instead.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Infernal Gnu 7 years ago
I wonder if this dude suffered from object sexuality or objectophilia which is a sexual fetish focused on particular inanimate objects. Does he have a history of being turned on by chimneys?
Comment icon #8 Posted by Black Monk 7 years ago
I wonder if this dude suffered from object sexuality or objectophilia which is a sexual fetish focused on particular inanimate objects. Does he have a history of being turned on by chimneys? Or he could be a burglar.
Comment icon #9 Posted by mesuma 7 years ago
The elephant in the room suggested that the wife s'got some explaining to do... Absolutely spot on.


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