Ghost Caught on Camera ?
What appears to be a glowing white orb can clearly be seen emerging from a fireplace in a hair salon that was once a courthouse – and where criminals used to be hanged in the cellar.
The property’s current owner, hairdresser Harry Browns, 35, said his customers have been plagued by spooky apparitions for years.
On the move: What appears to be a white ghost can be seen emerging from a fireplace in a Market Harborough hair salon that was once a courthouse
But he said this was the first time one had ever been filmed in the salon in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.
‘We’ve been aware of an eerie presence in the salon for years but to actually see it on film is very odd,’ Mr Browns said.
‘Some of the girls working here have been quite freaked out by what they’ve seen. Scissors and hairbrushes have gone missing and order sheets have printed out on their own.
‘On one occasion a customer saw two people standing by the fireplace wearing old clothing.
‘He freaked out when we said no one was there so I decided to get some professionals to investigate.’
The spectre was caught on film after spook hunters Ghost UK set up cameras in the salon – a former courthouse dating back to 1820 – earlier this year.
Who you gonna call? Spook watchers Ghost UK were called in to monitor the salon. Prisoners used to be hanged in the property’s cellar
At 8.21pm on February 28, a ghostly white flash appeared on the camera.
Kelly Goddard, 31, of Ghost UK, said the ghost could be that of a former prisoner.
‘The most interesting part of the night was when we saw what looked like an orb or spirit,’ she said.
‘On the screen it seemed to change shape. We believe the shape could have something to do with what the building was used for in the past.
‘Apparently it was used as a courthouse and criminals used to be hanged in the building’s cellar.
‘This could explain the strange orbs and the dip in temperature felt by the staff and customers.’
Father-of-two Mr Browns said he is happy for the ghosts to stay as long as they remain friendly.
He said: ‘I haven’t decided whether to hire an exorcist yet, as long as the ghosts don’t do any harm I suppose they can stay.’
Daily Mail on 14th April 2009