Carlisle CCTV Ghost?
This article appeared in the News & Star in February.
Shop assistants at Simply Food & Drinks in Botcherby caught a chilling strange white mist on CCTV outside the store and firmly believe it came from beyond the grave.
Trish Nolan was working in the shop alongside Sonya Hird when the mysterious spirit appeared to drift in and out of the shop almost 10 times in one hour on Tuesday night.
Nolan, 42, said: "I have never believed in things like ghosts until that night but unless somebody can explain to me what it was, I believe now.
"I wish to God I hadn't seen it. I kept serving afterwards but half the people that came in were standing staring at the screen."
The ghostly apparition could only be seen on the shop's CCTV cameras and the recording has quickly become notorious around Botcherby.
One theory says the spook has been disturbed by workmen renovating a flat across the road, which was said to have been haunted.
And it is an idea that makes sense to Nolan. She said: "I turned around last night and said I felt that it was coming across the road as they have disturbed the flat upstairs. I said to Sonya before we saw anything I was freezing, right down my right hand side I was
freezing. At one point we were standing there and I said 'It's going to happen again' and it did.
"I am the worst for watching the CCTV screen while I'm working and I have never seen anything at all before this. As the night goes along it gets a brighter orange and seems to be more of a definite figure."
The News and Star has asked its readers
whether they think it is really a ghost. Rational answers so far include light refractions from passing cars and an out-of-focus fly.
Make up your own mind by watching the video yourself complete with commentary from the startled shopkeepers.