A ghost that threw oranges, soap trays, and chairs has driven a French family out of their home.
The family, who were reportedly hospitalized after being hit by “flying chairs,” will be moved elsewhere by housing authorities in the northern French village of Mentque-Nortbécourt, Nord-Pas-de-Calais.
Regional newspaper Voix du Nord first broke news of the fruity phantom, which the spooked family reports has been present since July 2012. They say others have been invited to their home to witness the events, including the mayor of Mentque-Nortbécourt.
A member of the family was hospitalized earlier this month after being hit in the face by a floating chair. He had also been struck on the back by a soap tray. Speaking to France 3 television, the mother of the family said:
“It’s becoming dangerous. My friend had to go to hospital this week after getting hit in the head by stones. It’s serious.”
In a bid to banish the unwelcome spook, an exorcist has been sent by a local diocese, added a local TV station. No word yet on whether there’s been a decrease in floating oranges.
The family’s living circumstances are now – if you’ll excuse the phrase – up in the air. According to the Voix du Nord, the family was given temporary lodging in a campsite, but their stay has now finished and they lack fixed accommodation. The Nord-Pas-de-Calais council have assured the family and press that the case is being taken care of.
The haunted home has had several residents down the years, though no paranormal activity has previously been reported.
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