A sitting mayor has taken to Facebook to share a bizarre video, claiming it shows a ghost slamming a security guard into a wall before dragging him along the ground at city hall.
Jose Manuel Rios Morales, the mayor of the city of Armenia in the western Colombian department of Quindio, posted the video on Wednesday.
The official said the phantom attack took place in the mayor's offices while guards were patrolling at night.
In the footage, a security guard is seen walking along the middle of the corridor before suddenly veering to the side and slamming against a wall. The mayor believes the guard was attacked by a poltergeist.
A poltergeist is a type of ghost that also has the ability to influence the physical world and to move things, often unseen, as in this video.
The guard remains on the floor where he appears to be struggling with an invisible foe pulling him.
At the end of the clip, two colleagues appear at the scene to help their spooked colleague.
The mayor stated he was convinced “faith has insurmountable power” and announced plans to bring in the bishop and other religious leaders to exorcise the mayoral office of any bothersome ghosts.
Mr Rios Morales accompanied the video with the message: “I want to share this video with you... emphasising that as mayor, I have the conviction that faith has insurmountable power.
“I want to give everyone a little peace of mind and let them know that in the company of the bishop and other religious leaders, we will bring God's blessing to every corner of this workplace.
“We ask for respect and a union in prayer, and we assure you that nothing can steal our peace and tranquillity because we are protected by the hand of our Lord."
It is unclear when the religious leaders will arrive at the offices to tackle any aggressive spirits floating through the corridors.
A Facebook user said: “The least they’ll say now is that the ghost is embezzling from the mayor....”
“Strength my mayor and friend. I send you hugs," another person wrote.
“This is my mayor, always in the hands of the Creator," a third social media user said.
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