IF there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, who you gonna call? If you live in Lincolnshire, it won’t be Ghostbusters – it’s apparently the police.
Over the last five years Lincolnshire Police reportedly received almost 1,000 bizarre emergency calls from people claiming to have seen UFOs, zombies, ghosts and witches.
Demons were apparently by far the greatest nuisance to the callers with a grand total of 627 reports but that could be down to ‘gremlins’ in the computer search programme.
A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said demons may have topped the list because the word ‘demon’ links to the force computer system and that may have skewed the figures.
She said: “Demon is a kind of unusual term for seeing something unexplained, really.”
The spokesman added: “We treat all calls with professionalism and respect.”
The figures were published on the Lincoln website of Giles McNeil – described as “A centre right view from the Lincolnshire Fringe” – following answers given by Lincolnshire Police to a Freedom of Information request.
The grisly and weird list of reported stuff: