Church that is cursed by a plague of flies: Vicar considers knocking down building after three year infestation
The evangelist Martin-Luther church in Krumpendorf in Styria, in southern Austria has been hit by ...
|The evangelist Martin-Luther church in Krumpendorf in Styria, in southern Austria has been hit by a plague of flies|
The evangelist Martin-Luther church has stood on the site in Krumpendorf in Styria, in southern Austria, since 1969.
But three years ago, it was struck by an infestation of flies, forcing the congregation out.
It has become so bad that after pest control efforts failed, curator Helga Duffek and vicar Renate Mooshammer have even resorted to bringing in a team of ghost hunters and exorcists to the site, but all without success.
|The church was built in 1969. But three years ago, it was suddenly struck by an infestation of flies|
|The church takes so long to clean before each service, at least two hours, that the congregation has been forced to use a nearby catholic church in Krumpendorf|
But they have been unable to explain why they are attracted to the church and why they keep returning.
Vicar Renate Mooshammer joked: 'I can imagine this wonderful building offers not only plenty of room – but also peace. With one service per month, the flies aren’t exactly being disturbed.'
The church stands empty now the congregation has been forced to move.
There have not been any firm decisions made as to the future of the evangelist church building yet. If the national heritage agency agrees, it could be demolished or sold.
The head of the local monumental protection Association Gorazd Živkovic said they were considering lifting the status of the church so that it could be demolished because of the fly problem but admitted it was unlikely they would allow it to be knocked down immediately.
|It has become so bad, that after pest control efforts failed, curator Helga Duffek and vicar Renate Mooshammer have even resorted to bringing in a team of ghost hunters and exorcists to the site, but all without success|
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