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'Ghost' caught on camera in haunted pub

Posted on Thursday, 20 February, 2014 | Comment icon 48 comments

Is the building haunted ? Image Credit: YouTube / Manchester Evening News

Staff at one of Britain's oldest pubs believe that they may have captured something paranormal on CCTV.

The footage was taken at the Ye Olde Man and Scythe pub in Bolton and appears to show an eerie figure flicker in to view momentarily behind the bar. The apparition was spotted by Manager Tony Dooley when he went to investigate why the cameras had mysteriously stopped functioning at 6:18am.

"I came down and saw a glass smashed on the floor so I was instantly suspicious and went to check the CCTV and found it has stopped working," he said. "We checked the footage and it revealed this figure."

Some believe that the ghost of James Stanley, a royalist who spent the last few hours of his life in the pub before being beheaded in 1651, still resides within the building.

Source: Manchester Evening News | Comments (48)

Tags: Ghost, Haunting

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #39 Posted by regeneratia on 23 February, 2014, 6:16
Wow, that was just ... fun!
Comment icon #40 Posted by Mark56 on 23 February, 2014, 6:45
I love British Pubs. They're so civilized. In America we just have Bars, Honky-Tonks, and Cantinas.
Comment icon #41 Posted by captain pish on 23 February, 2014, 21:14
No need for the explainations. Its video editng, CGI whatever you want to call it. Well done though i give them that but still, its not a great standard and is glaringly obvious. The flashing light is 100% real and on the original footage but everything else is added.
Comment icon #42 Posted by Calibeliever on 24 February, 2014, 15:59
I disagree. I don't see the need for foul play or "fakery" when, as others have pointed out, there are natural explanations for why a cctv camera could produce these results. Why leap straight to the assumption that someone faked it? It's clearly not a ghost but that doesn't mean the post isn't legitimate.
Comment icon #43 Posted by Dodge The Bullet on 25 February, 2014, 3:27
This is good. Anyways aformentioned post- Your friend should've checked for any way to debunk the ghost tape, quote above this explains it all.
Comment icon #44 Posted by Brian Topp on 26 February, 2014, 3:29
So this skeptical paranormal team (yes there are people out there who are skeptics and go paranormal hunting) made a mimic version of the pub. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sfce2kYIiLc
Comment icon #45 Posted by coldethyl on 26 February, 2014, 3:32
Cool! I liked this one better than the original. lol
Comment icon #46 Posted by sinewave on 26 February, 2014, 15:41
Digital video cameras tend to produce lots of artifacts, especially in low light conditions. They are functions of the coding and scanning algorithms used by the DSP . What we see here appears to be typical coding errors for low light DV recordings. Of course if it attracts patrons to the pub, why not call it a ghost?
Comment icon #47 Posted by Brian Topp on 15 March, 2014, 5:17
Comment icon #48 Posted by Aussie Witchdoktor on 5 April, 2014, 1:06
Cool video regardless

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