Lad captures 'ghost of soldier' sat 'clear as day' on bench next to war memorial
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Footage appearing to show the 'ghost of a soldier' sat quietly on a bench next to a war memorial has people convinced it's a real sighting.
The video was captured by 21-year-olds Josh Newton and George Moore as they drove through Northam, North Devon, on the evening of 28 December 28.
Josh had his phone out to film the memorial to those who died in the First and Second World Wars, hoping to get a clear shot of the statue featured in the monument.
However he got a shock as he saw he'd captured what looks like a 'misty figure' of a man sitting on a bench and reckons he managed to get a ghost on camera.
The spooky video shows an outline of a translucent body sat down on a bench by the war memorial.
Josh, from Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey, admits to being a sceptic when it comes to ghosts but says that seeing the ghostly figure has 'changed his perspective'.
Now a believer when it comes to spirits, Josh said he and his friend went back for a closer look and didn't find anyone sitting on the bench, leading them to believe the 'misty figure' was some sort of phantom.
He said: "It looked like a really misty figure. It was clear. It was like someone [was] literally sitting there.
"It was definitely a male figure so it very well could have been the ghost of a soldier. As I adjusted my eyes to look a bit closer, it vanished. It was on my left, and then completely gone. It was weird."
"As we went round the corner, it just disappeared. I 100 percent feel like it was a ghost. It was clear as day to the naked eye. I was shocked. I looked and I didn't know what I saw."
"And then I looked at the video and I thought no, something was there and now it's just gone. I didn't believe in the paranormal, but I do now. It's changed my perspective. It's converted me."
The Northam War Memorial's inscription bears the names of soldiers lost between 1914 and 1919 and between 1939 and 1945.
Josh's family and friends, also sceptics when it comes to the existence of ghosts, have been incredibly interested by the ghostly video and swear that the footage is 'like nothing they'd seen before'.
He's sure 'nobody would have believed me' if he hadn't taken a video of the whole thing as it would have been nothing more than a faint glimpse with no evidence to check.
He said the video 'sort of finalised that for them' that ghosts are real and they had managed to successfully spot one.