How many times have you scared yourselves and your siblings and friends silly while telling ghost stories in the middle of the night while sitting around a bonfire? Numerous times, right? And you’ve all gone to sleep wondering if ghosts exist.
This might finally be an answer to that question.
A ghost has apparently been recorded on CCTV in Britain’s fourth oldest pub. That would also technically result in the pub – Ye Olde Man and Scythe pub – being labelled as its most haunted pub ever.
In the CCTV footage recorded on Valentine’s Day, a figure can be seen flickering in and out of view around 6.18am – that’s the exact time the CCTV camera stopped working.
The footage was examined after the pub’s manager Tony Dooley found broken glass on the floor and when he went to check the CCTV footage to ascertain the identity of the culprit behind the broken glass, he discovered that the CCTV camera had stopped functioning at that precise moment.
“to be honest, I was a bit concerned – I am a bit of a skeptic when it comes to ghosts, but you become more of a believer when you see things like that,” he told a local newspaper.
Upon checking the footage he discovered the presence of a spectre-like figure in the pub flitting about the pub.
The pub which was set up as long back as 1251 is said to be haunted by nearly 25 ghosts including that of James Stanley, the 7th earl of Derby who was beheaded near the pub during the civil war in 1651; a woman who committed suicide in the pubâ€™s cellar; an eight-year-old girl; and even a phantom dog.
Skeptics, however, say that the images seen in the CCTV footage are more likely the result of an electrical glitch.