Officers in Chile flee 'haunted house' after encounter with 'the devil'

According to a FOX News report, group of militarized police in Carabineros, Chile were spooked after experiencing what they reported to be a sequence of paranormal occurrences in a home they entered after a terrified household made the call.

"Upon arriving, we could observe that there were several broken windows and mattresses outside the house," Police Sergeant Boris Olavarria told the local press concerning his visit to the home in the southern city of Puerto Montt. "The family told us that there had been paranormal activity."

"At first, it was strange, but once inside, I was questioning one of the owners when a trowel fell down from the attic."

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Olavarria also said he believes he was attacked personally while in the house.

"I called upon the devil, telling him to get out of there and when I was leaving I felt a knife that grazed my back. Since I was wearing a bulletproof vest, I was able to avoid injury," he said.

The resident dwelling within the home told police that something was "lifting objects" and lighting "small fires."

"There was a moment when one could detect smoke and there was nobody inside," a Carabinero guard also present at the scene said.

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The family reported seeing an unknown feminine silhouette that they say screams, telling them to leave the residence. It appears on their videos and phones at night, reports say.

A reporter with a local media outlet, Alexis Ruiz, says she suffered paranormal "attacks" on Monday while she interviewed the family inside the house.

"At the time of the conversation, a sack of potatoes caught on fire. Then, a vase was thrown to the floor and later I was attacked with a kitchen utensil," Ruiz said.

Ruiz added that she cut the interview short after experiencing more "strange things" while meeting with the family.

"One of my arms feels numb. I don't know what the reason is because I haven't exerted myself. Inside, we felt strange, very exhausted, depressed. It seemed that something was trying to prevent us from finishing the interview, our telephone signal was cut off without explanation," she said.

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