Police don’t act as Ghostbusters Halloween figures reveal

PUBLISHED: 09:55 31 October 2012

Police ain't afraid of no ghosts - figures reveal

Police ain't afraid of no ghosts - figures reveal


Welwyn Hatfield is a ghoul free zone according to police - with officers thankfully avoiding any supernatural emergencies.

With the macabre and ghoulish celebrated on Halloween (today), Herts Police has revealed it has swerved attacks from spirits, witches, zombies and UFOs.

The WHT made a Freedom of Information request to find out if officers were ever called upon to act as impromptu Ghostbusters but it seems they have only dealt with corporeal crime in the past 10 years.

The force said: “Following enquiries within the constabulary and a search of constabulary recording systems, there have been no reported (non-hoax-call) sightings of the phenomena listed made to the police within Welwyn Hatfield District in the last 10 years.

“One report of a UFO, namely two lights in the clouds was made from Panshanger, but this was attributed to the use of lasers.”

Despite inspectors’ insistence they have dodged spectres, enthusiasts say ghosts-a-plenty are lurking in Welwyn Hatfield.

An investigation by Damien O’Dell into the spirit world reveals landmarks across Hertfordshire may be hiding spectral secrets.

Mr O’Dell’s book Ghostly Hertfordshire lists countless paranormal places ranging from toilets in WGC’s John Lewis to Hatfield House.

Regardless of the police statistics, it appears the truth could really be out there...

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