Cornwall Council has revealed that it has answered more than 2,000 questions from members of the public under the Freedom of Information (FoI) requests. BBC Radio Cornwall are responsible for digging the information up and producing the news story that puts ghost hunters and exorcists centre stage.
It costs Cornwall Council around £150 to deal with each FoI question. The BBC published three sample “odd” questions that Cornwall Council had to deal with. Here are two of them.
- How many complaints has your organisation received from either your employees or members of the public about haunted buildings, ghosts or other paranormal phenomena? Please break down these complaints year by year and give details of actions taken to address these complaints.
- Please give a breakdown for each event/call-out showing the cost, details of the individual or organisation that was involved and the amount paid for dealing with, exorcisms, investigations, prayers, incantations, blessings, surveillance, counselling and seances.
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What do you think? Should local paranormal investigators be more careful with how they make use of council time? Are these perfectly acceptable questions to ask a local council?
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