Specter in Manchester Pub
Spooked staff at one of Britain’s oldest pubs believe they have caught a ghost on CCTV.
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 specter when he checked the cameras on Friday morning and found they had mysteriously stopped recording 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.
"To be honest I was a bit concerned - I’m a bit of a skeptic when it comes to ghosts but you become more of a believer when you see things like that."
The pub, which dates from 1251, is the fourth-oldest pub in Britain and is reputedly haunted by the Seventh Earl of Derby, James Stanley.
The royalist, whose family originally owned the inn, is said to have spent the last hours of his life there before he was beheaded in 1651 towards the end of the Civil War.
The chair he sat in before he was taken outside and executed is still in the pub today - and some say so is he.
Hundreds of soldiers and civilians were also killed outside the pub in the Bolton Massacre of 1644.
With such a bloody history, it has long been considered a hot-spot for paranormal activity and a psychic evening held there in 2006 reportedly found it to be haunted by at least 25 spirits.
Among them is said to be a woman who hung herself in the cellar several centuries ago as well as an eight-year-old girl and a phantom dog.
"There have always been rumors it is haunted and we’ve had psychic readings done here in the past," said Tony.
"Occasionally you hear things and wonder if it’s just the building settling down or whether it’s something else.
"It’s the fourth-oldest pub in Great Britain so it’s had its fair share of deaths and whatnot."
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The Falling Body
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Black Knight Satellite Mystery
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The Madonna with Saint Giovannino and a UFO
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World’s Most Unsolved Mysteries
Few stories have the power to captivate us more than those that remain unresolved. Codes, puzzles and cryptic public art tease us with their intrigue: Why is their message coded?
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Mysterious phenomenon in Wichita neighborhood
Pond water turns blood red
"It’s been a weird day!" Freddy Fernandez says.
The weirdness began Tuesday morning when the pond outside his Wichita house took on a pinkish color. Within a few hours, it had turned blood red.
Fernandez says the pond is full of fish, and there’s no indication any have died because of this. There’s also no odor.
Fernandez took a photo last week of the pond when it was frozen-over. At that time, an unusual pink pattern had formed in the ice.
"I just don’t want any zombies coming out of there!" he says.
Fernandez posted photos on Facebook, and within just a few hours friends have shared them around the world. Some suspect it’s algae, while others wonder if it’s caused by iron. There are all sorts of theories.
"I just don’t want people showing up, thinking this is some Biblical phenomenon or something like that," Fernandez says.
We tried to get in touch with an expert to find out what may be to blame for the red water, but had no luck.
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Introducing our sister site - Haunted727. Moderated by members of Equinox Paranormal, this tumblog is an intended hub for ghost stories, urban legends, and paranormal encounters in the Tampa Bay area (primarily Pasco and Pinellas counties, with some stories from Hernando and Hillsborough).