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'Ghost' filmed on eerie woodland path in Essex

Posted on Tuesday, 5 March, 2019 | Comment icon 33 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 (33)

Tags: Ghost, Essex

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #24 Posted by OverSword on 11 March, 2019, 19:57
I think the question should be, why did they have the camera out recording at that particular time?  It was pretty creepy footage though.
Comment icon #25 Posted by the13bats on 12 March, 2019, 0:31
George as long as all we have are mists. Smoke, orbs, and all the other things true belivers say are proof of ghosts that actually can are all explained in down to earth prosaic terms i will remain where i stand on it.
Comment icon #26 Posted by papageorge1 on 12 March, 2019, 2:11
Well many ghost sightings are materialized far beyond mists into looking solid with details. 
Comment icon #27 Posted by Habitat on 12 March, 2019, 2:27
This is true, clothing, hairstyles, etc. And luminous. Such has been reported to me by another, but not solid , the ghost disappeared through a solid timber wall.
Comment icon #28 Posted by DragonFire22 on 12 March, 2019, 2:30
How can you ALL be SURE what's faked and what isn't though, in this day and age? I keep reading a lot of these ghosts videos are fake, but what I didn't hear is WHY people think are fake with a DETAILED EXPLANATION disproving these as ghost videos. I mean, Hollywood movie-wise we are very GOOD with CGI now days, so anything can be faked like when you go see Alita Battle Angel, Star Wars, Avengers, etc you can hardly tell what's real people and what isn't... EVERYTHING looks seamlessly real but they are actually CGI... see where I am coming from?   But that does it mean if these ghost videos ar... [More]
Comment icon #29 Posted by Farmer77 on 12 March, 2019, 3:01
Im not a skeptic nor am I a video expert but this video is simply too good to be true IMO. The perfect creepy conditions on the perfect creepy trail and a "ghost" that looks a helluva lot like what you can get in an app just happened to show up? It just smells like a fake to me.  
Comment icon #30 Posted by moonman on 12 March, 2019, 5:01
Because of the intense foggy conditions and how it looks. If it looks like fog and acts like fog...the simplest explanations are always the best. It's not actually human shaped, it's just a long tendril of shifting mist. I don't think it's faked, just misidentified. Add a creepy story about the site and what would likely be ignored becomes a "ghost".
Comment icon #31 Posted by the13bats on 12 March, 2019, 9:51
Demanding Proof ghost videos are fake, well prove they are real, the burden isnt on me, read the full thread all kinds of more plasable explanations are given and none will wash with a true believer, you see examples of that when i mention orbs and mists etc and a true believer drags out human form ghosts because i included them under "etc" i didnt overlook them, dont sell me short. No, i certainly do not buy that if ghosts existed as entities that they would appear as a scene from Disney's haunted mansion, Movie special effects and how good they look, yet how do we still know which is effect ... [More]
Comment icon #32 Posted by esoteric_toad on 12 March, 2019, 9:52
The problem with ghosts, crpyto, alien and virtually all other 'paranormal' videos is that if it can be attributed to anything mundane then that MUST be considered first and most likely. Unless it is from a position of belief ghosts and the gaggle of other supernatural/paranormal/unexplained haven't been proven to exist beyond any shadow of a doubt. Something 'strange' on video shouldn't be classified as anything until everything else has been ruled out. The same goes for all evidence and claims.  That is if anything is going to ever be considered seriously. 
Comment icon #33 Posted by the13bats on 12 March, 2019, 10:27
To me in my thinking some criteria is laid out perhaps not cut in stone but a genera idea,  Bigfoot is a bi pedial hominid so its easy,  ufos are mostly "flying saucers" ideas they vary some what, so they are harder but alleged ghost videos are all over place zero continuity, orbs, mists, specks, flashes, etc, a long list, in fact seems anything odd in a picture some true believer will claim is a ghost and is adamant thats all it can be, So for me its at the moment a waste of time unless im just bored or procrastinating.  

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