Monday, 12 December 2011

Police Report Nine Zombies in Lincolnshire

As previously reported on this blog (here) Lincolnshire County Council has no specific plans in place to repel a Zombie Attack.  However, as noted paranormal expert and author, Rupert Matthews, prepares to take over as a Member of the European Parliament for the East Midlands, from retiring incumbent, Roger Helmer MEP, should the idea of paranormal activity in the county - like zombie attacks -  be dismissed? The answer would seem to be 'no'.

Lincolnshire, it turns out, can readily be regarded as a paranormal hotspot in the United Kingdom and even has its own team of 'ghostbusters'. But more chillingly, recently uncovered police statistics, point to considerable paranormal activity.

Every year Lincolnshire Police have to deal with a number of reports of incidents dealing with a wide range of topics. Some are clearly of critical importance, whereas as others can be best described as 'non-emergencies.' But if you are convinced there is a vampire living across the street or a hoard of zombies coming through your door, surely that deserves a 999 call?

Surely, you think, there can not be that many people who have contacted the emergency services to complain that the neighbours are actually witches or that that strange light in the sky is definitely an Unidentified Flying Object? You would be wrong.

Using the Freedom of Information Act of 2000, where public authorities must respond to questions from the public, Lincolnshire Police have reported the statistics for past five years.

The figures showed that in the past five years there has been a total of:

  • 171 reports of witches
  • 2 reports of werewolves
  • 5 reports of vampires
  • 10 UFO sightings
  • 152 reports of ghosts
  • 9 reports of zombies
  • 627 reports of demons
  • 20 reports of wizards

These figures show that there has been nearly 1,000 'paranormal' activities reported to Lincolnshire Police over the past five years, with nearly two-thirds of these cases listed reports of 'demons.'