The footage itself can be viewed below. Image Credit: YouTube / Rob Wakefield
A faint human-like form has been captured on film in woodland near the village of Stansted Mountfitchet.
This particular location, which is situated between a railway line and a river, has something of a haunted reputation due to the story of a young man who was reportedly hit by a train nearby.
The footage itself was recorded by Rob Wakefield who had been visiting the area to investigate the story. He claims that he didn't see anything at the time but only noticed that he had captured something unusual after reviewing the footage later.
The video, which was filmed on a particularly dreary day, shows what appears to be the faint outline of a human-like form appearing, moving and then disappearing beneath the trees at the side of the path.
"The story was told to me in a local pub as all good ghost stories are," said Rob. "The story is of a young man who late one night decided to cut across the tracks, rather than at the nearest bridge."
"He was apparently hit by a train, as the driver reported a collision, but no body could be found."
"The rumour is that the boy was knocked off the tracks and into the river that runs by the side of the railway. As such, on certain days, you can see the ghost haunting the pathway that runs between the river and the tracks."
But does the video really show a ghost or could there be an alternative explanation ?
Decide for yourself by checking out the footage below.