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Weird Huddersfield: How we reported the strange and the spooky

Strange weather and creepy buildings were among odd stories from 2016

Members of Sefton Paranormal Investigations take a look around a mill in Colne Bridge

It's been a weird old year – and we’re not talking politics.

Across Huddersfield we’ve had weird weather, strange requests of the police, hauntings, depressed pigs and ‘alien poo’ found on the moors.

Here’s our round-up of the oddball stories from 2016:

There weren’t any jokes but there were still a few chuckles. It was developed in India after studies suggested that laughing can reduce pain, lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

Examiner journalist Chloe Glover joins in the Sunshine and laughter yoga at Huddersfield Mission.

One salon owner said other weird stuff had happened, such as little dolls being left outside their premises.

Claire Woodruff with Mark Jones poem sent to Headquarters hairdressers, Broad Lane, Moldgreen

Hundreds have dialled 999 to report everything from vampires to werewolves.

One Huddersfield caller phoned police to report ghosts in his house who were going to ‘get’ somebody.

Redheads Steve Dyson and son Alex, 10, of Lowerhouses

Paranormal investigator Pamela Robinette in Colne Bridge mill

The gunk, found by Andrew Holden, is also known as star jelly, astromyxin, astral jelly and star rot.

Alien jelly - 'space poo' - in Huddersfield

The West Yorkshire Force revealed that people had been caught having sex in a library, a supermarket and on the pavement.

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