Sometimes Paranormal Training Might Come in Handy for Police

Police forces all around the world are very well trained to handle the day to day problems that they face as they go about doing their jobs. Everything from high speed chases to giving out parking tickets are a matter of routine and they know best how to handle each of these types of situation. Every once in a while though, a police unit will run into something that is little hard to explain and borders on the supernatural. Unfortunately there is nothing in any law enforcement manual to refer to in situations such as these.

Such is the case with a police unit that responded to a distress call in South Lanarkshire, Scotland in early August. A family had called the local police to come investigate what was said to be “strange and violent disturbances.” No amount of academy or other training could have prepared the responding officers for what they found when they arrived at the scene.

The officers who were responding went into the home thinking they may have a person with an unstable mental situation on their hands. What they found were such unexplained happenings as the lights flickering on and off, clothes flying across rooms with no one in them and even the pet dog had somehow been placed atop a row of hedges. Police hesitated to describe the scene but eventually the word “poltergeist” was the term that was used to describe it. One officer was so shook up he decided the best thing to do was tell the family to call a local priest to come bless the house. American law officers are not without their share of occurrences that can best be described as “highly unusual” themselves.

ParanormalOne officer, whose name and location will be withheld, shared a story about how he was called to a home in response to a mother’s distress call about her drug user son. When the officers got there, the son (with eyes glazed over nonetheless) told them he was upset because a spirit kept telling him not to go in his room and there was also an old man in a uniform hanging from the ceiling in there. As this officer was trying to hold back the laughter, his much-older partner with a horrified look on his face pulled him aside. He then proceeded to tell him that earlier in his career he had responded to a suicide in that very room where an elderly man had hanged himself in his old WWII uniform.

Another police captain in Gary, Indiana claimed he believed a rental house that had several disturbance calls placed from it was truly haunted by demons. There were actually over 800 pages of official documents generated by the police, government caseworkers and the church on the strange behavior of the family’s children and other unexplained phenomena such as swarms of flies in the dead of winter, levitating children and unexplained footprints on the walls and ceilings of the home.

If you are a police officer, be forewarned your training manual cannot prepare you for everything; you may just want to stock up on silver bullets and replace that can of pepper spray with holy water.

Disclaimer: The content in this article is the opinion of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the policies or opinions of US Patriot Tactical.

Craig Smith

Craig has been writing for several years but just recently made freelance writing a full time profession after leaving behind 26 years working in the swimming pool construction industry. He served four years in the US Air Force as an Imagery Interpreter Specialist in Okinawa, Japan and at SAC Headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. As a staunch supporter of law enforcement personnel, emergency medical technicians, firemen, search and rescue personnel and those who serve in the military, Craig is proud to contribute to the US Patriot blog on their behalf.
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