Dozens of police calls about paranormal activity

Paranormal activity reported to police Credit: Victoria Jones/Press Association Images

Dozens of spooky goings on have been reported to the police over the Christmas period with one man claiming he had to lock his castle doors in Saltash after being harassed by - the Ghost of Christmas Past.

Officers also investigated apparent witchcraft in Exeter, when a woman claimed her horse's manes were being plaited by an unseen being.Figures released this week revealed the force received 30 reports of extra-terrestrial or paranormal activity over the last two years.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police would not attend an incident for the report of paranormal activity."An officer will however attend if there is concern for welfare for either the caller or another individual or where there is reason to believe an offence may have occurred."