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Restaurant responds after woman spots dead husband in new promo footage

Dominic Smithers

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Restaurant responds after woman spots dead husband in new promo footage

A restaurant has spoken out after a woman claimed she spotted her dead husband eating there.

If you haven't heard of the bizarre goings on at Spice Cottage in Sussex, check out the video in question:

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The Indian restaurant came under some scrutiny earlier this month when it published a video to celebrate the New Year.

The short clip, which was shared on its Facebook page, showed a room full of hungry diners tucking into their meals as waiters and service staff buzz around them.

On the face of it, there's nothing too strange about the footage, it's just a standard restaurant scene.

However, 59-year-old Lucy Watson was taken aback when she spotted her late husband, Harry, in among the customers.

Was it a ghost sitting at the table or was the restaurant just rehashing some old footage?

Ms Watson said that she was certain that whatever the reason behind it, that was her husband.

Lucy Watson was certain that she saw her husband in the video. Credit: Spice Cottage/Facebook
Lucy Watson was certain that she saw her husband in the video. Credit: Spice Cottage/Facebook

"How old is the footage? My late husband and his son were on the first shot and he died in 2014?" she asked.

Speaking to the MailOnline, she said: "I don't really use Facebook apart from snooping on friends or catching up with people. I was scrolling through and the video popped up.

"The moment I saw the thing I thought, 'Oh my God – that’s Harry'. It was so instant. I didn’t even have to think.

“He’d be eating a chicken korma because that’s all he ever ate."

And even when the restaurant came out and said that the video was filmed just a week earlier, Ms Watson was having none of it.

She said: "It annoyed me when they sent a message back saying it was filmed last week. It can't have been."

Now, one of the managers at Spice Cottage has doubled down on their explanation, and released a further comment on the controversial footage.

In a post to its Facebook page, the restaurant said that it had been refurbished previously, with the clip showing the new layout and design, proving that it was not an old clip.

The restaurant was forced to issue a statement over the matter. Credit: Spice Cottage/Facebook
The restaurant was forced to issue a statement over the matter. Credit: Spice Cottage/Facebook

"In regards to the incident regarding the Lucy Watson comment and her interview, we would like to clarify some misunderstandings," the statement read.

"I run the social media side of the business and recorded a promotional video to portray our new wooden tables and interior refurbishment.

"The refurbishment was completed in early January 2023 and the promotional video highlights these changes.

"Before January 2023, all of our tables were covered by white and red cloths, henceforth it is evident this footage is recent. This is a very unusual situation and we hope this clarifies any confusion."

And if that wasn't enough, another person commented on the post, claiming that the man in question was her dad and he wasn't the man in the video.

They said: "The person Lucy Watson is mentioning was my dad, Harry, and my brother. This is 100% not him."

Case closed, then?

Featured Image Credit: Spice Cottage/Facebook

Topics: UK News, Food And Drink, Weird, Viral, Facebook, Social Media

Dominic Smithers
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