There are two kinds of people in the world. First are those who believe in ghosts, and second are those who don’t and can provide you a logical explanation of anything unusual or paranormal. While most of the policemen are skeptical about the existence of supernatural, in the following list we bring to you cases in which the police had firsthand experience with ghosts and are forced to accept their existence because of what they have seen, felt and heard.
Here are five real cases in which the police admitted the existence of ghosts or demons and had witnessed poltergeist activities happening right in front of them.
1. In a recent case, a family dialed the Scottish police two days in a row after becoming distressed with reportedly poltergeist activities in their home in South Lanarkshire.
Not surprisingly, two police officers visited the house believing that they were only going to deal with a mental breakdown or a drug related situation. But when they reached the place, they were at a loss witnessing clothes flying in the home, lights were turning on and off on their own and the family pet dog sitting on the top of a hedge.
Taken aback, the officers called their supervisors and he witnessed similar things. The officers, understanding that it was beyond their capability to solve the problem, they informed the Catholic Church.
A priest was called and the house was exorcised. The family however stayed with the relatives terrified of the poltergeist activities. The police confirmed their witnessing in the local papers.
2. In the year 1977, a house located in Enfield, England, attracted such attention that the mainstream media companies like BBC and Daily Mail flocked down to the house to interview the residents there who claimed that their house is infested by evil entities.
Peggy Hodgson, a single mother of four who had moved into the hose claimed that the entities would make strange knocks on the walls of the house, shake the beds of her children, move things and even make her children levitate. Her 11-years-old daughter, Janet, seemed to be the centre of attention.
Of course there were people who didn’t believe in any of their claims. But officer WP Carolyn Heeps, who had attended the family after they made a call following the moving of a chest of drawers on its own, signed an affidavit later claiming that she herself had seen when she was inspecting the house a chair levitating and moving more than 4 feet on its own. She and her colleague left the house saying they could do nothing as it wasn’t related to any crime.
The horror movie Conjuring 2 is based on the Enfield Poltergeist.
3. In the year 1983, Don Decker was serving prison for dealing in stolen property when the news of the death of his grandfather reached him. Following the news, he was given a compassionate leave for a week to attend the funeral and to stay with family and friends.
After the funeral, Bob, a family friend of Don, invited him to stay with him and his wife. During his stay one day, when Don came down from the stairs after using the bathroom, his friend noticed scratch marks on the hands of Don. Don explained that he had collapsed in the bathroom and had a vision of an old man with a crown.
Soon after that, they noticed that water was dripping from the roof and oozing out of walls of the house. Bob called his landlord to check the pipes but they could find nothing wrong. Then, water started to come out of the floor too. The men were so terrified when Don started to go in a trance like state in the midst of all these that they called the police.
Officer John Baujan and Officer Richard Wolbert were the two policemen that reached the spot only to witness that Don was being flung around the house by some invisible force and his body was getting new scratches. They also claimed to have seen a gold crucifix burning Don’s skin when held against him. When he was taken to prison, the water made it way into his cell and started to drip like rain. A plumber was called but he left being scared what was happening inside the cell. They officers were convinced that Don was possessed by the devil.
4. Latoya Ammons lived with her mother, Rosa Campbell, and her three children, who were around seven, nine and eleven at that time, when they moved in the ordinary looking house on Carolina Street in Gary, Indiana, in the year 2011 which prior to their arrival had no paranormal records.
However soon after their occupancy, they started to hear strange noises inside the home, children levitating and the nine year old boy walking on a wall backwards in front of a family case manager and hospital nurse.
Captain Charles Austin of the Gary police who investigated the case claimed that in his career it was the strangest case he had ever heard. The activities attracted media attention, a priest, a bishop besides the local residents.
Captain Charles Austin who did extensive investigation to find the reasons and spend much time with the family in the house got convinced that the house was indeed haunted and became a firm believer of demons. It was claimed that around 200 demons occupied the house. The house was consequently destroyed in January 2016.
5. On September 2014, detective Karl Romero, on duty at the Espanola police headquarters, New Mexico, was observing the surveillance cameras’ footage when he noticed an orb walking around in a controlled area outside the station.
When seen closely, he could decipher the figure had legs and was walking through solid objects and there were no alarms ringing. He became certain that he was watching something supernatural.
Next day when he shared what he had witnessed to his colleagues, they were not surprised but instead came forward with their own similar experiences around the police station. Some even claimed to feel someone breathing close to them while they worked.
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