Swedish Officials Push Back Against Claims of "Haunted" Housing
Officials in Stockholm, Sweden are reacting to the demands of refugees who believe their living quarters are haunted by ghosts.
The refugees are complaining of flickering lights and strange noises emanating from the plumbing. Doors are reportedly opening by themselves, and people in the bathrooms are “feeling” they are not alone. They think it is actually “too dangerous” to live in the facility. As such, many of the refugees living in their “haunted” building marched upon the local Swedish Migration Agency offices to demand relocation.
Fortunately, a slice of rationality ultimately ruled the day, as the refugees were told that there are no ghosts in the facility. As reported by The Associated Press:
Magnus Petersson, a local manager at the Swedish Migration Agency, said 35 of the 58 people living in the shelter came to the agency’s office in the nearby town of Alvesta on Tuesday, demanding to be relocated. They reluctantly returned to the shelter at the end of the day after being told there were no ghosts – and no alternative housing available – Petersson said.
“I know that in their faith there is a different view on spirituality,” he said. “We were responsive to them but somewhere you have to use your common sense and believe in science.”
While the phrase “believe in science” is not the ideal grouping of words, it is an encouraging sign when a bureaucrat refuses to cave to the pressure of people’s belief in the paranormal.