I grew up in rural NWPA, surrounded in forest. I took an early interest in cryprozoology and sharks and have read many books on various crypto subjects such as Bigfoot and Megalodon over the years. I am not a professional writer or a journalist, but I do the best I can. I have a quirky, obscurely dry and sometimes sarcastic sense of humor than can get me in trouble. Some love me and some hate me, but I am who I am.

This story comes to us from The Sun and shows what appears to be an apparition on a CCTV security camera. The female figure can be seen walking by a doorway and momentarily stopping to look straight at the camera.

The description is as follows from Youtuber tushea:

GHOST CAUGHT ON CAMERA!!! A mate just sent me this, didn’t want to put it up. YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS!!!! He showed it to some experts but they can’t explain it then found out his shop was built on Victorian orphanage called the yorkshire orphan asylum. THIS IS SOOOOO FREAKY!!!

More commentary from The Sun:

CCTV footage posted on YouTube appears to show the ‘ghost’ of a young girl haunting a well-known mobile phone store

A spooky-looking female figure can be seen walking past a doorway at the back of the store, pausing to turn her head and look straight into the recording surveillance camera.

The opening credits state that today’s shop was “built on the site of a Victorian orphanage” — suggesting that the ‘spirit’ is one of its dead orphans.

The credits add that this is an authentic ghost sighting: “This is genuine footage which has been examined by experts.

“They were unable to provide any answers.”

Andrew Dasilva, who came across the video and posted it on YouTube, said: “I couldn’t believe this when I saw it, it freaked me out.

“I said to my mate that we had to put it out there so people could make a judgment for themselves.

“I still don’t know what to think of it. It’s absolutely surreal.”

But this viral spook could well be the work of pranksters using special effects.

One YouTube user was unconvinced by the video and commented: “With all the special effects people put into their videos nowadays, I don’t believe this s***”.

Source: The Sun

Now I’m the first to say that this is not my avenue of expertise. Javier is the ghost hunter of the GT family.

We can easily call it a hoax but by doing that we cut of analytics completely. So I would ask that you don’t immediately assume it’s a fake. Give it a good look and and make a decision based on more than a moments thought.

Finally, lets not fool ourselves, The Sun is a Tabloid. However, in recent years Tabloids have been hit very hard with fines and court cases (remember the cell phone hacking incident?). That said, they have to be a little more careful about what they print because they’re being watched with more scrutiny than ever. Of course that doesn’t mean I trust a Tabloid by any stretch but lets just say I’m more likely to give them a chance where 2 years ago I didn’t believe a thing from them. One redeeming aspect is that The Sun is not the originator of this story.

Have at it GT!

  • cormac,

    Are we going to suddenly become literal? Tons means lots to me and I was not only referring to videos but pictures as well.

    tmm, I suppose it’s all in what you consider convenient. Of course I don’t see a lot of analytics behind your “fake, fake, fake”. I suppose if you say it enough then it must be true.

    By the way, I’m just giving you a bit of a hard time.

  • paranormal puppy

    Rather than be pedantic I will concentrate on the video. Like Scott thought I immediately dismissed the video as fake but then I replayed it full screen. It definetly felt faked at first with the ghost seeming a bit too animated. Then I saw how the appirition travel behind an object in the door way if it was going to be faked why bother with such detail ? it could have just as easily been made to travel in front of it, or the object could have been removed entirely from the shot. It seems like a lot of work to go through to perpetrate a simple Halloween Hoax.

  • J.C.

    It’s a great hoax!

    What happens in these fake videos is that the action almost alway happens centered to the camera and this one has a little ghost girl looking right at the camera.

    It’s a fake all of the way. great CGI though.


  • PeterL

    There’s just not enough footage there to be conclusive. It looks odd though, most times when I’ve seen video of ghosts they’re just very faint at best, shadows sometimes, and light orbs other times. It looks a bit too solid which makes me suspicious. It would lend more credence to the video if there were some daytime shots done of the area the ghost walked through from multiple angles and if there were multiple sightings with the ghost doing something then passing through a small area that looks like an alcove or an opening into a hallway beyond.

  • http://vigilantesblog.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/the-phones4u-ghost/

    Was randomly searching blogs and came across this one.

  • Great find Archard!

  • Thanks very much Scott.

    amazing!  I love all the creativity & color!

    this is
    something i have never ever read.very detailed analysis.

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