In a case that sounds straight out of a movie, police and Catholic Church representatives have been called into a home in Scotland because a family is dealing with what has been described as a poltergeist. The poltergeist activity in the Scotland home has reportedly been going on for some time and has become increasingly violent. Because of the “violent and unexplained circumstances” being experienced, reportedly due to a poltergeist in Scotland, the beleaguered family of a mother and her son called police last week, reports the Telegraph.
The poltergeist incident is reportedly taking place in South Lanarkshire, and has gotten so extreme that the family being terrorized by unseen forces reportedly called police two days in a row, last Monday and Tuesday, in an attempt to get some relief from their nightmare.
Not surprisingly, the police officers who responded to the Scotland poltergeist call thought they were going to be dealing with something along the lines of a mental breakdown or even a drug-related situation. However, according to multiple reports, when law enforcement responded to the house, they discovered that the Scotland poltergeist might be the real deal.
When officers received the call from the family dealing with the Scotland poltergeist activity, the mother and son were reportedly “extremely distressed” because of the activity they were experiencing. To the shock and amazement of responding law enforcement officials, when they got to the home, they, too, witnessed the behavior of the alleged poltergeist.
“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.”
The officers who responded to the Scotland poltergeist situation were so distressed and at such a loss as to how to handle the inexplicable and disturbing situation that they called their supervisors to come to the scene. Reportedly, the police officers’ supervisors thought that the responding officers were “being silly,” but when they arrived on the scene of the Scotland poltergeist activity, they, too, were blown away by what they experienced.
Law enforcement is taking the Scotland poltergeist situation very seriously; however, because the situation is beyond their pay grade, they have turned to the Catholic Church for help in dealing with the poltergeist.
“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.”
According to multiple reports, the Catholic Church responded by sending a priest to the house to handle the Scotland poltergeist, and the home has reportedly been blessed. Despite the blessing, the mother and son have moved out of the house and are staying with relatives in an attempt to escape the poltergeist activity.
“But officers with more than 20 years’ service are saying they’ve never seen anything like this. It really is something that down-to-earth police officers are having trouble getting their heads round. How do you handle what, despite us not liking to use the word, has been described as a poltergeist?”
Police officers have confirmed to local media outlets that they did respond to and deal with the Scotland poltergeist on August 8 and 9 of 2016. However, because the scene they entered into didn’t constitute a crime and because who or whatever was causing the disturbance didn’t appear to be of this world, Police Scotland were limited in how they could handle the poltergeist situation. Rather than make an arrest, they simply gave advice and the best guidance they could think of, under the circumstances.
As unbelievable as the Scotland poltergeist of 2016 may sound, it is not the first time that the U.K. has been plagued by a highly publicized poltergeist case. The notorious Enfield poltergeist terrorized a family between 1977 and 1979. As the Daily Mail reports, in that poltergeist instance, 11-year-old Janet Hodgson appeared to be the focal point of the poltergeist activity.
In the Enfield poltergeist case, the so-called haunting involved flying objects, moving furniture, physical attacks, unidentified noises, levitation, and more inexplicable goings-on. The Enfield poltergeist was also unique in that activity was witnessed by neighbors and even law enforcement.
The Enfield poltergeist was the basis of the new blockbuster film The Conjuring 2.
Like the current Scotland poltergeist case, the Enfield poltergeist story has attracted many doubters and critics. However, in over three decades, the Enfield poltergeist has never been fully debunked.
Because the news of the Scotland poltergeist just broke last week, debunkers haven’t had time to pick it apart or investigate the situation. It’s impossible to know at this early date whether or not the accounts of this most recent Scotland poltergeist activity are the real thing or the product of overactive imaginations or mass hysteria.
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