Romanian cops have closed a vandalism investigation that left local houses in ruins by concluding ghosts were to blame.
Families living in Lilieci reported windows broken, bicycles flying through the air, objects moving on tables and candles blown out when there is no wind.
When they complained they were being hounded by evil spirits to police they were laughed at.
But after officers saw the evidence with their own eyes they filed a report saying that ghosts were to blame.
Mircea Hadimbu, 68, who says his house has now been completely wrecked, said: “The windows started to break one by one. I saw two bicycles moving through the air on their own.”
His sister Melentina Bocancea, 78, who lives nearby, added: “There were cups flying around the house and candles I lit were blown out as soon as I put a match to them even though there was not a breath of wind in the house.”
A police spokesman said: “There were bottles and things flying around. I did not know what to dodge first. We can find nothing to suggest it was anything other than what the people claim.”
A priest has been called in to perform exorcisms of houses in the town in the hope that the attacks will finally stop.
I have to remember this excuse the next time my wonderfully patient spouse becomes irate about the messes that I seem to leave in my wake.
I think the conversation would go something like this.
Wifey: “Steve, look at this place! Why is your dirty underwear on the kitchen table…and why is it moving?”