A 'Ghost' Is Putting The S**ts Up People At A Village Pub
A historic pub in Kent has whipped the internet into a frenzy with a viral video that claims to show paranormal activity caught on CCTV. Take a look for yourself.
Staff at the Tyler's Kiln in Canterbury have long been reporting strange goings on, such as glasses flying off shelves, lights randomly turning on and off and shadows moving across doors.
Now the village pub's bosses claim to have caught definitive proof of the alleged haunting, using CCTV cameras during the night and outside of opening hours.
It's enough to put the spooks up anyone but at least these ghouls aren't lobbing blokes across the room like this one below. Imagine that happening if you were trying to enjoy your pint and packet of cheese and onion.
Anyway, back to the boozer in Kent and owner Allister Collins has put together the selection of clips, captured over a two-month period which, depending on your stance on ghosts, either show real proof of a haunting, or demonstrate a clever bit of marketing to get punters through the door. Either way, it looks kind of convincing.
Mr Collins said: "It has been quite surprising just how much reaction there has been.
"I'd always heard stories about the pub being haunted, and staff are always talking of hearing footsteps when no one else is around.
"There's also a cold spot immediately in front of the bar, even with full heating on. Customers regularly move from that spot due to the lower temperature."
The footage shows saloon doors swinging open by themselves, beer garden chairs being dragged across the floor and other bizarre happenings.
Pub cleaner Amanda Gilbert swears by the footage and says that she has experienced plenty of strange occurrences in the building.
"I can hear the saloon swing-gates swing when I am cleaning the front of the pub, and when I go to have a look they are still swinging slightly, but no one else is in," she said.
"One time I walked past the drinks storage cupboard and it was shut with the lights off, but when I came back the cupboard door had opened and the lights were on.
"The electricians checked the CCTV because they didn't believe me, but it just showed weird distortion and the light coming on.
"Sometimes I hear someone walking around upstairs. There are very heavy footsteps, but there is never anybody up there.
"Leaflet holders also disappear from the snug and then re-appear, and when I'm cleaning the toilets downstairs shadows go past the door.
"I've always said there's something creepy about it."
Suzanne Sherwood, whose parents used to run the pub, is another believer. What's more, she even thinks she knows the ghost responsible.
"That'll be Gilbert," she said. "My mum and dad used to live there and run the Ivy House many moons ago and Gilbert made his presence felt, a former landlord. Prawn cocktail crisp bags disappeared regularly."
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