Police and emergency responders are the first onto scenes most of us wouldn’t want to imagine seeing the darkest sides of human society and being witness to the weird and hilarious to the disturbing acts of depravity which happen on the streets almost every day.
Sometimes these brave men and women come across something even they aren’t prepared for.
From mysterious apparitions and strange beasts to UFOs.
Let’s take a look at some of the strangest reports from police and other emergency services personnel.
But what about the stranger sides of this world, ghosts and paranormal occurrences, ufos and even aliens?
Let’s begin with the paranormal and a story of demonic possession and a strange call received by an emergency call service operator one spooky night.
Several years ago, this phone operator received a 911 call from a family reporting that their teenaged daughter was possessed. They claimed there was no possibility of drugs or any history of mental health issues
This 911 call from the distressed family made the claim that their teenage daughter was possessed by a demon, this operator went through the checklist of possible causes checking them off one by one.
Drugs (no, check) and alcohol (no, check) mental health issues (no, check) etc.
As this call went on the sounds of loud screaming could be heard. This yelling went on making it difficult for the operator to hear. Asking what was happening and if the two people could stop shouting and fighting.
The frightened caller then said that both voices were coming from the teenage girl.
The operator who had over 25 years’ experience and had heard many things said “I know of man’s inhumanity and the horrible things people do to each other, but this-this was a different kind of evil. I was clearly hearing a young girl screaming at the same time an adult male was yelling back. I couldn’t understand either language but they were clearly two different voices. The family swore that both voices were emanating from the girl, both at the same time. It made my skin crawl.
Now I know what you’re thinking this was a phone call anything could have been happening at the other end of the line. So we need something with a little more proof than screams over a telephone.
Well, this next report may have it, a pair of police officer received a call over their radio requesting police respond to an alarm.
The location of the incident was an old office building which had been converted to doctor’s offices. These offices had a pharmacy attached making them a target for drug addicts.
The officer’s dispatcher informed them that a motion signal from an upstairs office had been received.
The police waited at the offices and went looking for signs of broken entry then Key holder arrives on the scene and lets them in, to secure the building.
The stairs were locked behind a door that, the key holder didn’t have keys too, so they took the elevator up to the second floor.
The Elevator doors open to reveal a pitch black hallway… with Exception of one overhead light at the end of the hall.
The men began checking doors, which were all are secured.
They reach the last office, and sure enough, the door is unlocked.
Making entry they come upon an unused office. The door opening to a sizable waiting room and reception area.
There were about 10 or 12 exam rooms, which they cleared with no problems.
Leaving the office the two policemen realize the overhead light at our end of the hallway that had been on was now off, being replaced by another light near the elevators.
One officer turns to his partner noticing that he is completely white. He asks him what is wrong and he says, “Weren’t all those doors we just checked closed and locked.”
To which the officer replies “yes”
“Well, now they’re all standing open.”
Sure enough, all the offices down the hallway that had just been checked were now wide open.
So once again they start clearing and securing offices.
As they finished with the last office and made their way out, they turned the corner to the waiting area, the main door just slams shut.
Then, the radios they were carrying started going nuts with static feedback.
Again entering the elevator and heading down to the first floor to meet with the key holder again.
This time, however, the key holder had disappeared.
Contacting dispatch and requesting a call back number for the missing key holder Dispatch states that the key holder was still en route and was advising an eta of 5 minutes.
The pair of confused police officer tells dispatch that they had already been out with the key holder. Dispatch responds with a request to give them a call.
Calling dispatch they are told that there is no way they had been with a key holder.
The alarm company had only just made contact with one!
Eventually, the “real” key holder arrived on scene and was asked about the man that had let us in the building (the first key holder).
Describing him to the key holder. The pair is told that it sounds like one of the doctors that used to lease the office on the second floor AT THE END OF THE HALL.
Then stating that he had committed suicide at his summer home several days earlier.
It would seem that these men ran into something clearly paranormal and very spooky but what about the other types of encounter we mentioned.
How about a run in with a cryptid?
Taiwan’s news organization were whipped up into a frenzy with the release of a video of a strange creature with the ability to makes itself translucent. A cloaked creature which may remind many of the predator of movie fame.
Police officer Chen Yung Huang snapped the image on his i-phone whilst he holidayed in the mountains of the region. He posted the picture to the TUFOS Taiwan’s ufology society where the tall, half-invisible man-mantis creature caused a big stir.
The group subjected the image to a barrage of testing Chien Jung-ta, one of the photo experts consulted about the image doesn’t believe it has been edited in any way, pointing out the double exposure lines around the “alien”, indicating the phone was probably in motion when the photo was taken. This means that something was indeed standing on the mountain’s ridge. No conclusive explanation for the strange creature has been offered, guesses range from faulty flash memory to invaders from outer space.
And while on the subject of possible aliens and ufos we come to one of the best ufo sightings and interactions in recorded history
Dale Spaur was a Sheriff in Portage County in 1966. The war hero was notable in the local community.
He jumped at the chance to drive his squad car quickly around the streets of the small town and was celebrated for his lead foot, this was until April 17, 1966, when he ended up becoming world famous for an extraordinary reason.
At around 5 a.m. Dale Spaur and his accomplice deputy Neff were shouted to an abandoned vehicle on State Route 224, close to the residential community of Atwater.
It was a rural stretch of road lined with trees. Stepping from their cruiser to investigate, Spaur spotted a strange light descending and moving out of a forested area next to the road. Hovering at treetop level the bizarre craft begins to move toward them.
This object had the shape of an ice cream come tipped on its side, pointed at the front and bulbous at the back it made a sound like "an over-stacked transformer."
When it approached, they could feel the warmth radiating from it. The object began to move east, down highway 224.
Returning to their police cruiser the men radioed dispatch for instruction, their Sargent said that they should engage in pursuit something Spaur was ready for.
The faster the vehicle went trying to catch the object the quicker the object pulled away. Before long they were speeding east down old Route 14, the odometer edging past 100 mph.
Every so often they'd stop for red lights or the movement of oncoming traffic.
The object would, however, slow down and speed up keeping a set distance between the pursuer and pursued.
A HIGH-SPEED GAME OF CAT AND MOUSE.
During this lengthy chase, the two men were joined by an East Palestine cop, Wayne Huston, who followed in his own cruiser. The police radioed ahead and organized a roadblock.
When they arrived at the blockade the officers present were amazed to see the UFO shoot directly upward into the night sky.
The case received a lot of press and questions and reporters from the world media descended on the town quicker than any UFO could.
This lead to the officers being chastised by their senior officer. The stress of all the attention really weighed on Spaur, who lost twenty pounds from the worry.
It’s at this point men from Project Blue Book – the military's Cold War UFO-examination division – arrived.
They informed everyone involved that what they had seen was the planet Venus refracted through a mist and if anyone asks them that is what they are to say!
This marked a turning point for the police officer life shortly after the visit he suffered a complete break down his wife left him taking their child and lost his job. He was later found living in a hotel surviving on a diet PB and J sandwiches.
Being interviewed by a reporter who had tracked him down he said "I’m Thirty-four years of age and what do I have? Nothing, who knows me? Everybody! I'm Dale Spaur, the nut who pursued a flying saucer."
A number of years later a young boy sat watching TV when he saw the tall figure of Dale Spaur being interviewed on TV the boy’s mother stepped in the room and informed the thirteen-year-old that the man on the television was his father.
Dale was on TV talking about the incident on a program about UFOs.
Eventually, the father-son were united and after getting reacquainted the father told the boy what had occurred all those years ago.
Life began to get back on track and would Spaur become a minor celebrity often seen at ufo conventions and heard on radio and TV interviews. He even went onto consult Stephen Spielberg's, Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Dale Spaur passed away in 1983 and a large number of people attended his funeral, it would seem the man’s story resonated with many over the years and he had a camaraderie with those fellow witnesses who were often also the focus of ridicule.
If there was any definitive proof, the military took it. Spaur and Neff kept a camera in the cruiser. They took dozens of photographs. But when Blue Book came to town, the G-men confiscated the negatives and they have never been released.
Have you had any strange and weird incidents, do you know police or emergency responders have they told you any creepy stories?
If so I would love to hear about them in the comments below