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Landlord Fears 'Pub Ghost' Will Scare Off Staff After Being Caught On Camera

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Landlord Fears 'Pub Ghost' Will Scare Off Staff After Being Caught On Camera

A landlord in Wales is fearful that a 'pub ghost' will scare off her staff. Watch the CCTV footage supposedly catching the spectre in action here:

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Hayley Budd is convinced 'weird things' have long been going on at The Lansdowne Pub in Cardiff, and recently, she believes she caught a smoking gun on camera.

The 33-year-old was taking a break on 26 July when a chair seemingly slid across the room of its own accord.

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The mum-of-three is in no doubt this was the doing of a resident ghost dubbed by regulars as 'Lady Lansdowne'.

Hayley is worried the 'ghost' could leave her short-staffed. Credit: Kennedy News and Media
Hayley is worried the 'ghost' could leave her short-staffed. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Reflecting on the creepy encounter, she said: "I wasn't looking at the chair, I was looking at my phone but I saw it out of the corner of my eye.

"I heard it as well so I asked a customer if they had seen anything and they'd also heard the noise.

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"I always try to find the most logical explanation so in the video, you can see me looking to see if it was something in my bag that had moved then I was trying to tell myself that maybe it was the wind.

"I've tried to recreate it so many times but there's no logical explanation. I checked the CCTV to make sure I hadn't been imagining it.

"I wasn't frightened enough to quit my job and run out of there but I was really shocked. I wasn't expecting to see that at all. I don't frighten easily so I still sit at that table on my breaks."

However, while Hayley might not be easily spooked, she's a tad concerned that these weird goings-on could leave her short-staffed.

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Who moved that chair? Got Lady Lansdowne written all over it. Credit: Kennedy News and Media
Who moved that chair? Got Lady Lansdowne written all over it. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

She said: "One girl who works here thought she'd bumped into another member of staff but when she turned around, he wasn't there.

"Nobody has ever physically seen her [the apparent ghost] standing in front of them, but a couple of weeks ago, the chalkboard started randomly swinging.

"A lot of the staff have said that if anything like that happens when they're there then they'll go home, so I hope Lady Lansdowne takes that into consideration because I don't want to be short-staffed."

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It seems the challenge for Hayley then will be convincing her employees that the invisible lady means no harm.

She said: "Weird things do happen but nothing quite as blatant and obvious as this.

"There's a long-term rumour among the regulars about a woman haunting the pub and people who live in the flats above the pub say there are strange goings on up there.

"When I close the pub and there are no customers, I'll go into the cellar to do paperwork or change a barrel and it sounds like there's furniture moving upstairs but when I go up, everything is as I left it.

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"I'm not scared just because I've worked here for eight years and she's never done anything that's a cause for concern. She clearly just wants to make herself known."

Featured Image Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Topics: Ghost, Community, Weird, Pub

Jake Massey
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