Was this a case of paranormal smack-tivity?
A Colombian mayor baffled his social media followers after sharing a video of an alleged ghost attacking one of his safety guards.
“I want to share this video with you today, emphasizing that, as mayor, I have the conviction that faith has insurmountable power,” wrote Jose Manuel Rios Morales, mayor of Armenia, above an Aug. 3 Facebook video of the supposed phantom beatdown. The official claimed that that the spectral assault occurred in his places of work whereas guards have been conducting their nightly patrols, Newsflash reported.
In the grainy, minute-long clip, the hapless officer may be seen strolling down the hallway earlier than veering violently right into a wall, as if flung by a supernatural entity.
The guard then tries to crawl alongside the bottom, the place he seems to withstand an invisible pressure tugging him alongside, à la Freddy Krueger’s mid-slumber smackdown from “A Nightmare on Elm Street.”
The spooky footage concludes with two of the susceptible man’s fellow watchmen speeding to his help.
However, the general public needn’t fret that the halls of authorities are probably haunted: Mayor Morales assured us that he has enlisted a particular crew of non secular ghostbusters to assist exorcise the phantom menace.
“I want to give everyone a little peace of mind and let them know that, in the company of the Bishop and other religious leaders, we will bring God’s blessing to every corner of this workplace,” claimed the federal government chief. “We ask for respect and a union in prayer, and we assure you that nothing can steal our peace and tranquillity because we are protected by the hand of our Lord.”
Morales’ ghost story divided social media followers with one religious supporter saying “strength my mayor and friend. I send you hugs.”
“This is my mayor, always in the hands of the Creator,” mentioned one other.
However, others have been extra skeptical. “The least they’ll say now is that the ghost is embezzling from the mayor…” snarked one critic, whereas one other posted a gif of a faux UFO with the caption, “I Want To Believe.”
This isn’t the primary time a supposed paranormal encounter has brought about a stir on social media. This previous February, city explorers acquired the fright of a lifetime after recognizing a mysterious determine whereas perusing a infamous, derelict nursing residence within the UK.