A ghostly being or a hoodie-wearing hoodlum? This video comes from the Ye Olde Man & Scythe in Bolton, England.
Dating back to 1251, the business is Britain’s fourth oldest pub and reportedly home to a few spirits including a ghostly child, a phantom dog, and James Stanley, the Seventh Earl of Derby. On February 14, 2014, the manager of Ye Olde Man & Scythe discovered the CCTV had stopped working overnight and reviewed the footage to see why.
“We checked the footage and it revealed this figure,” manager Tony Dooley told the Manchester Daily News. “I’m a bit of a skeptic when it comes to ghosts but you become a believer when you see things like that.”
Here’s the footage in question…
UPDATE: HERE’S AN EMAIL I RECEIVED FROM MANAGER TONY DOOLEY
“Man and scythe manager here. It was not a burglar. In my own words….
On Thursday 13th Feb 2014 I closed locked and chained up the doors from the inside. I swept and tidied the bar. Turned off the lights. I went upstairs and put the alarm on. I went to bed. I awoke at around 0615 on Friday 14th Feb 2014 to a noise In the pub. After disabling the alarm I went downstairs. Upon coming into the pub I turned on the lights. At that point I found a fosters glass broken and no where near where it should be. Then I checked the doors and windows. No disturbances found. I then checked the CCTV. After viewing it a few times I gave it to my boss.
Also to set the record straight.
There’s no road facing the pub. There’s no curtains in the pub.
There’s no lighting left in except emergency lights which are a legal requirement.”
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