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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
It's probably not fake but it's likely not a ghost either. Many good explanations for these anomolies have been pointed out already in this thread. 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
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. 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
I have a few theories on this case. A) Ambulance/Police lights, This can causes shadows and random movement a long the wall. . Constant over taping the tape, The blinking and imagines are over lapping video footage, There been a few cases where the timer has had two numbers in it. Look at frame 15 and frame 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.
Comment icon #45 Posted by coldethyl on 26 February, 2014, 3:32
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. Cool! I liked this one better than the original. lol
Comment icon #46 Posted by sinewave on 26 February, 2014, 15:41
http://www.mancheste...-camera-6717451 friend of mine posted this news story on facebook. Looked pretty freaky. The freaky footage, which appears to show a shadowy figure flickering into view by the bar, was filmed at Ye Olde Man and Scythe in Bolton. Manager Tony Dooley spotted the spectre when he checked the cameras on Friday morning and found they had mysteriously stopped recording at 6.18am. The freaky footage, which appears to show a shadowy figure flickering into view by the bar, was filmed at Ye Olde Man and Scythe in Bolton. Digital video cameras tend to produce lots of artifacts, espe... [More]
Comment icon #47 Posted by Brian Topp on 15 March, 2014, 5:17
WITH fans awaiting the third instalment of the Ghostbusters movie franchise — The Bolton News reporters Liam Thorp and Jeremy Culley made their case for starring roles as they set out on a ghost hunting mission at Bolton’s haunted pub WHEN CCTV footage emerged of what appeared to be a ghostly presence at Bolton’s oldest pub — Ye Olde Man and Scythe in Churchgate — myself and Jeremy decided to build up the “spirit” to spend a night searching for the pub’s paranormal patron. As we set off on our mission, I think it is safe to say we were both sceptical. To watch the video or read rest of the art... [More]
Comment icon #48 Posted by Aussie Witchdoktor on 5 April, 2014, 1:06
Cool video regardless


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