Ghost caught on CCTV camera at Britain's oldest pub

Ghost caught on CCTV camera at Britain’s oldest pub

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Recently, a CCTV camera installed in one of the oldest pubs in UK has captured a real ghost. Today in Frightening Fridays, we are sharing that video. The pub named Ye Olde Man & Scythe is the fourth-oldest pub in the UK. It is believed to be standing in Churchgate since 1251!

According to the management, CCTV cameras installed in the pub stopped recording around 6:18 a.m. in the morning on 14th February, 2014. When they went back to check the footage, they were confronted with the flickering image of what could conceivably be a ghostly figure standing in the center of the frame.

Manager Tony Dooley said he also found a broken glass on the floor in the morning.

‘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.”, he said to the press.

The Pub

Ye Olde Man & Scythe Pub
Ye Olde Man & Scythe Pub

Ye Olde Man & Scythe public house is situated at Churchgate, in Bolton, England was first recorded by name in 1251 making it one of the ten oldest public houses in Britain and the oldest in Bolton. The present form of the name is a pseudoarchaism derived from the Man and Scythe Inn; the name is from the crest of the Pilkington family which consists of a reaper using a scythe, alluding to a tradition about one of the early members of the family.

The History

The pub is said to be haunted by up to 25 ghosts since 1251, including a woman who committed suicide in the pub and an eight year old girl.

The Footage

Here is an actual CCTV footage recorded at the the pub which showed a shadowy figure flitting back and forth at the bar area.

Nishit Jariwala
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