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CCTV shows haunted pub glass 'spontaneously shattering'

By T.K. Randall
December 11, 2021 · Comment icon 26 comments

Did a resident spook break the glass ? Image Credit: Twitter / The Long Arms
The recently captured footage shows a glass shattering all on its own right in front of staff and customers.
It seems that these days just about every pub in the UK has its own ghost story and The Longs Arms in Dorset, which has been dubbed Wiltshire's most haunted pub, is no exception.

Its landlord, Rob Allcock, recently released CCTV footage showing what he believes to be an example of paranormal activity happening right under the noses of both staff and punters.

In the clip, a glass sitting on a shelf can be seen shattering into fragments for no discernible reason.

While some have suggested that an object must have fallen on the glass, Rob remains unconvinced.

"That's not possible, because it's a single glass - they're not touching and this is a toughened Guinness glass, with the bottom blown out of it," he said.
"There's no way anything could have hit it."

"It's just really odd and you can see from my wife's reaction, she's pretty freaked out."

The pub is no stranger to paranormal occurrences either, with both staff and customers reporting everything from an anomalous presence to sightings of the building's former occupants.

"Normally, you see things and then you look back and there's no one there," said Rob.

"I'll be walking through to the kitchen, which has a door that opens both ways, and it will open as if someone is on the other side, pulling it - you get used to things like that."

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Comment icon #17 Posted by Sovreign citizen 3 years ago
Glass does bend. Concrete too. Don't bend much but it is noticeable. But yeah, glass is weird. It will break just looking at funny or stand up to a sledge hammer other times.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Tom1200 3 years ago
My PapaSmurf-ometer of Gibberish grades this one: Breaking glass: 90%  Glass breaking: 70%  Glass braking (mustn't exclude folk who can't spell): 20%  Hoax: low  Natural: high  Boring: off the scale  Atlantis: 35% So I'm calling you out on your 60% hoax reading.  Meet me outside the Martyred Meghan at five o'clock tomorrow morning and bring a second.  Actually - five's a bit early... how would ten suit? Stresses can be stored in materials for unbelievably long times.  Earthquakes happen in the centre of tectonic plates where energy has been stored in faults dating back millions of ye... [More]
Comment icon #19 Posted by papageorge1 3 years ago
The fact that a particular pub has had multiple previous reports of paranormal activity increases the likelihood that the place is paranormally active increasing the chance that an odd occurrence involves the paranormal.
Comment icon #20 Posted by XenoFish 3 years ago
I've watched a coffee cup crack after filling it up. Seen glasses do the same. The more something is used, the more stress fractures it'll have. Combine this with a consistent fluctuation in the glasses temperature (washing, air conditioning, beverage) it'll pop eventually. 
Comment icon #21 Posted by mesuma 3 years ago
Worked in a club for 8 years and this happens quite a lot. The glasses get put in the machine that heats them to a high temprature. Then, you put a drink in it with ice, then put it back in the machine. Over and over. We used to be taking them out the machine tray straight from a wash cycle and they would shatter as soon as you picked them up as if you had a super human grip.  Pain in the butt as you have to totally wash the machine out to ensure no glass is in the machine. 
Comment icon #22 Posted by Freez1 3 years ago
Unless a glass just rises up and floats across a pub and the shatters I�m not buying into it. Glass is a bit weird when it comes to temperature.
Comment icon #23 Posted by Freez1 3 years ago
Unless a glass just rises up and floats across a pub and the shatters I�m not buying into it. Glass is a bit weird when it comes to temperature.
Comment icon #24 Posted by WitchHearse 3 years ago
I think the customer's reaction was the best part. I agree that glass breaking isn't necessarily supernatural.
Comment icon #25 Posted by Jon the frog 3 years ago
Broken some brand new glass at home, just piled them when they were hot after a run in the dishwasher. When they cooled up, the glass on the top shrinked a bit and split up. Lost half my new glass like a moron...
Comment icon #26 Posted by jmccr8 3 years ago
Hi Jon To bad you didn't video it and then we could say a ghost did it.

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