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Police seeks help from church on a ‘poltergeist’ case in remote corner of Tomsk region

By The Siberian Times reporter
14 February 2018

Flying knives and chairs were reportedly seen by residents of Maraksa village.

When the law-enforcement team arrived, they found the house in a mess with belonging thrown all around it, and a knife stuck in a wall. Picture: one of the houses in Maraksa village, Tomsk region

Priest had to be called to a private house in a small village some 331 kilometers north-west from regional capital Tomsk.

Earlier this week police officers inspected the house, following a call about ‘weird things like flying knives’ from the property owners.

A married couple and their 15 years old adopted son claimed pieces of furniture were collapsing inside the house, chairs were reportedly ‘flying’.

When the law-enforcement team arrived, they found the house in a mess with belonging thrown all around it, and a knife stuck in a wall. 

Police officers claimed to have felt the power of ‘something that they could not explain rationally’ while they’ve been inside the house, because apparently a cupboard fell next to one of them, a stick flew out of an empty room and books fell off a shelf.

The officers filed a report, describing what happened, and went to local church to ask for help.

Police seeks help from church on a ‘poltergeist’ case in remote corner of Tomsk region


Police seeks help from church on a ‘poltergeist’ case in remote corner of Tomsk region


Police seeks help from church on a ‘poltergeist’ case in remote corner of Tomsk region
Church statement and police report in Russian. Pictures: Tomsk region police, Kolpashevsky Eparchy church


A priest was sent to a scene to carry a blessing ritual which is supposed to ‘calm evil spirits’.

Church of Kolpashevsky Eparchy of Tomsk region mad a statement explaining their involvement.

'The police report concisely and accurately reflects on what really happened in the house. Yesterday we received phone calls from police and a family living in Maraksa’, said secretary of Kolpashevsky eparchy, hieromonch Simeon Koynov.

'A priest was sent to talk to the family and pray.

'He also witnessed all the things described in the report.

'When the priest arrived, so-called poltergeist calmed down a bit, but then the phenomenon continued.

'We decided to curate this family, and to put all the effort not to allow such things to happen in their home.’ 

Maraksa is a small village with nine streets on river Ket, established 87 years ago. Pictures below: Tomsk Tourist Portal 

Police seeks help from church on a ‘poltergeist’ case in remote corner of Tomsk region


Police seeks help from church on a ‘poltergeist’ case in remote corner of Tomsk region

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