Black hooded 'ghost' caught in the middle of a pub seance spooks British revelers
Amanda Scarisbrick said that she was pretty spooked by seeing the figure in the photo even though she was keeping an open mind about the paranormal
Revelers at a pub got something way worse than what they were looking for when a rogue "ghost" was captured on camera at a seance that they organized that particular evening. Amanda Scarisbrick along with her partner, Dave Gosling, said that the local bar in their area, the Bridge Inn in Port Sunlight, Merseyside, is actually "renowned for ghost sightings". They went to a seance at the bar and had said that they witnessed an apparition when they were there.
37-year-old Scarisbrick said: "As we arrived the landlord, Maria, said to take photos as there could be orbs. So my partner just took photos. I was sitting next to him as he was taking them and I didn't see anything. We didn't notice the black figures until we got home that night and looked at the photos." True enough, in one of the photos, a dark figure can be seen at the back of the room where the seance was taking place and it looked like it was staring at the group, the Daily Star reported.
A seance is an attempt that is made by humans to try and connect with spirits. The word comes the French word for "session" which is the Old French "seoir". The word in English has been made to describe the meeting that people have to try and collect messages from spirits or to even listen to a medium talk to or give messages that they have received from the spirits. In the modern usage of the word, all the participants have to be seated in a circle to be engaged in the seance.
Some viewers have suggested that the figure that is seen at the back of the room is a shadow that is being projected on the curtain. Other users, however, have spotted the figure standing slightly apart from the curtain by looking at its reflection on the mirror. Scarisbrick said:"The figure behind the lady in the red jacket looks too solid to be just a shadow. The room had a few lights on, but also had candles in the middle of the table. There were only eight people on the ghost tour so we don't think it would have been some kind of elaborate trick."
Scarisbrick said that she was pretty spooked by seeing the figure in the photo even though she was keeping an open mind about the paranormal. She said: "We were very spooked by it. We went round to my mum's and showed her, my dad and my brother, and discussed it until about 1 a.m. I would have preferred not to have caught this on camera because I didn't sleep properly for a while after."
An article in 2008 mentions how new owners Marie McNally and her partner David Thomas took over and since then the figures of a soldier, merchant seaman, young servant girl and distinguished gentleman smoking a cigar have reportedly been seen. This hooded figure could be a new addition to the ghostly crew, for all we know.
Marie had then called a paranormal investigator to explain the unusual apparitions, and later on she mentioned how she feels alright now since she thinks she has made friends with whatever was there and she doesn't feel they would do her any harm.