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‘Self-isolate!’ - dalek patrols streets of Yorkshire village

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A Dalek has been spotted patrolling the streets of a Yorkshire village, ordering “all humans to self-isolate” during the coronavirus lockdown. While some people have found the story amusing, one social media user wrote: “Am I the only one to feel a genuine shiver of fear watching this? As a child I would most certainly have been hiding behind the sofa.”

Exorcist says fanged demon leered at her

An exorcist has spoken of a chilling encounter with a demon that had “rows and rows of teeth”. Rachel Stavis says the feminine demon leered at her in the middle of the night. “It was something that I’d never seen exactly like this before,” she told the Talk is Jericho podcast.

Firefighters called to deal with 30 gallons of foam

Firefighters have been called to an industrial property to deal with a spill of more than 30 gallons of fire-retardant foam. The problem arose when a fire protection system was accidentally activated and more than 30 gallons of foam were released. “We helped isolate the system, all the foam was contained on site,” the fire station tweeted.

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