Officials in Middleton, Wisconsin, are investigating allegations that a fire marshal wanted the fire chief to lose his job so bad that he sought a voodoo hex and consulted with a psychic, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.
Aaron Harris, chief of the Middleton Fire Protection District, says he found evidence of fire marshal Tom Weber's connection to the alleged hex and psychic consultation on district-owned computers. Harris also alleges that he found other information in e-mail that Weber was seeking to undermine him, the newspaper reports.
"It was all legally obtained in our district-owned computers," Harris says. "This is really creepy stuff."
Harris says he began digging when he discovered an online conversation between someone who identified himself as Tom Weber and a psychic about whether Harris would lose his job over complaints filed with Wisconsin Employee Relations Commission (WERC).
However, an attorney representing Weber tells the newspaper that the business about the hex was a joke--and not even Weber's joke.
"The hex thing, that was a joke" says Bruce Ehlke, attorney for Firefighters Local 311. "The hex wasn't Weber's joke. The person stated that joke in an e-mail sent to Weber's personal, private e-mail account. The whole thing about the psychic is a sideshow."
Weber has been on paid leave while the investigation takes place.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal