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'Ghost' filmed on eerie woodland path in Essex

Posted on Tuesday, 5 March, 2019 | Comment icon 52 comments

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.

Source: Essex Live | Comments (52)

Tags: Ghost, Essex

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #43 Posted by XenoFish on 18 October, 2019, 22:54
I'm stealing this.
Comment icon #44 Posted by Dejarma on 18 October, 2019, 22:55
I like that.. Though I feel one should give a little credit to those silly skeptics when they use logic, rational thinking, basic common sense & at times feel the need to point out the bleeding obvious when discussing the paranormal. We can't have too much of that, can we- perish the thought 
Comment icon #45 Posted by the13bats on 21 October, 2019, 7:35
So where do illusionist fall in, copperfield for example makes a living putting one over on people this makes him evil? If i toss a hoax out there its not my fault someone is gullible enough to fall for it, Lots of hoaxes are posted on here and lots of true believers buy it hook line and sinker, no matter how much proof its a hoax is presented   i dont see anyone much attacking the hoaxer, is that going to be the new trend? Perhaps the lack of evidence and proof didnt ruin paranormal but hasn't helped it either.
Comment icon #46 Posted by ChrLzs on 22 October, 2019, 1:08
Hoaxes are useful in their own way. They teach people about their own gullibility. They teach people that people like to hoax, often for no apparent reason. They teach people (once busted and exposed) the techniques by which events and claims *should* be researched.
Comment icon #47 Posted by Free99 on 22 October, 2019, 4:49
Comment icon #48 Posted by ThereWeAreThen on 22 October, 2019, 13:55
I wonder...if they didn't mention the ghost at all and just played the video...would people see the alleged ghost at all?
Comment icon #49 Posted by the13bats on 22 October, 2019, 14:01
When clickbait of ghosts bigfoot whatever has to point it out with lines, arrows, circles what have you what they want you to see then i dont rate it high, not that i rare clickbait high to start with.
Comment icon #50 Posted by Patient Zero on 24 October, 2019, 6:17
That's different, IMO. Copperfield makes his living entertaining. He doesn't run around lying to people, claiming that what he's doing is real. Unlike the YouTube losers that perpetuate a fraud with their fake videos. There's always going to be gullible people. C'mon, how many times has the Brooklyn bridge been sold? What sticks in my craw is that there very well could exist video evidence of the paranormal, but because the hoaxers have muddied up the waters so badly, we'd never know it.
Comment icon #51 Posted by the13bats on 24 October, 2019, 10:19
Well, people like copperfield seldom say what they do is fake either. I will not claim hoaxers havent hurt things but it's all symbiotic, dear true believers ( some ) will take a hoax fraud, like um oh i dont know, lets use that alien mummy fraud as example, it was horrid, known charlatans involved even being investigated for desecration of burial grounds and remains, yet some believers insists its not a hoax, So i can only blame the hoaxers so much, common sense has to be expected, all believers can not be excused for being gullible or down right delusinal.
Comment icon #52 Posted by FART-EXTERMINATOR on 29 April, 2020, 4:03
What’s most interesting about your posting is that a ghost you saw “disappeared through a solid timber wall”; which reminded me of a BBC TV documentary I’ve seen twice, it’s on the topic of ‘Quantum-Physics’, according to the presenter who is a physicist, quantum particles can defy the laws of classical physics by penetrating through solid objects before emerging from the other side. According to Quantum-Physics, backed by mathematical equations, there are 10 dimensions; therefore could ‘ghosts’ in reality be life-forms from the other 7 dimensions?. 

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