The mother and teenager contacted officers after being left “extremely distressed” by the “violent and unexplained circumstances”, according to insiders.
A baffled source said: “These were incidents that were witnessed by our own officers. Incidents that are not easily explained.
“It really is something that down-to-earth police officers are having trouble getting their heads round.
“How do you handle what, despite us liking to use the word, has been described as a poltergeist.”
The mother and son have been driven out of the South Lanarkshire property
“The officers called their superiors who also attended thinking the cops were perhaps being a bit silly but it’s being taken very seriously.
“The fact it was witnessed by our officers has lent itself to a very different but active inquiry.”
A Catholic priest has reportedly performed a “blessing” at the South Lanarkshire property. The mother and the son at the centre of the drama have not been named.
A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “On 8 and 9 August police attended a house in Rutherglen to reports of a disturbance.
“No evidence of criminality was found and advice and guidance was given to the family.”