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Police officers flee premises after paranormal activities.

A small police department in South Africa has had to flee its premises after paranormal activities harassed them so much it became unbearable. Relela Police Station left abandoned after paranormal activities

By Katie Cookson 24th January 2023

Relela Police officers of a small police department in South Africa have had to flee its premises after paranormal activities harassed them so much it became unbearable.

Within the village of Relela, a South African community. The small local police department has been experiencing strange paranormal activities for some time. While in the day, no events occur.

The building was like any other small town place, quiet and unsuspecting. The paranormal incidences occurred only during windy or rainy nighttime shifts. With reports of unexplainable wind coming through the building, lights flickering on and off and howling animal noises outside the windows. Before the escalated paranormal activities, most reports happened near the toilets in the back of the building.

Relela police station
Ghosts haunt and terrify Relela Satellite Police Station officers. Picture: Alex Japho Matlala

Paranormal Activity Inside The Relala Police Department

However, over the weekend, the paranormal activities escalated so much that the cops hastily vacated the building. Speaking in a trembling voice to a local media output, one of the police officers stated,

"Ghosts invaded our cop shop". He added, "They usually start unleashing their reign of terror behind the station and in the toilets." With his voice trembling, he continued to explain that they could hear "loud footsteps" noise similar to that of an elephant. Finally, the officers confirmed they checked the outside area and found no explainable source for the footsteps.

The ghosts were said to have become aggressive this particular evening of paranormal terror. This led the police officer to leave the building.


Relela has been the centre of many incidences over the years. In 2014, over 1500 people were part of protests. They began after a child was found murdered in the back of a local businessman's car near the village. In 2018 three people, along with a local musician linked to an 88-year-old woman shot dead at her home in Relela. These are just two of many similar incidents in the village over decades, including riots, robberies, assaults, and murders. Despite these incidences, the village has been building a more peaceful surrounding. In 2019 the local school helped build a library for children and adults. The objective was to give people something to do and take the youngsters off the streets. Furthermore, in 2022 the community centre was finally built, bringing activities to the people of the village.

With so much violence in the area, the local police force is trained for violent crimes. While the area's crime levels have lowered in recent years, the officers are still highly trained and vigilant. Whatever the ghostly activities were, the effect on the highly trained police officers was so extreme that they left their position unmanned.

Graves under police station

The police building is built near a grove of mango trees in Relela village near the bus stop. Local reports show that the place had been built around the graves of locals whose families have now moved across town. It has been common knowledge in the area that ghosts have been haunting the police station in recent months. However, the locals who spoke to the nearby media outlet could not explain why the ghostly activities should start or why the ghosts had been unsettled at this moment in time.

With all the incidences over the years, some of which have been blamed on the police, perhaps the spirits have had enough of waiting for justice. But it is still being determined why the incidents suddenly began; there have never been previous reports of ghostly activities. However, it is undoubtedly a place where paranormal activities could happen, with so many murders and traumatic events happening.

There has been no comment from the local police department. It is unknown if the police have returned to their post at the building. So Relela can now add to its record of sinister goings-on to events in the area's paranormal world.

It will be interesting to see if there are any further reports in the police station of more paranormal activities being recorded.

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