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Carlisle off-licence’s unwanted 'spirit' scares store staff

Mysterious things that get drunk in the night are causing terror among staff of a Carlisle off-licence.

Carlisle off-licence spirit
The 'spirit' was captured on CCTV

Two women working in Simply Food & Drinks in Durranhill Road, Botcherby, were stopped in their tracks when a strange white mist appeared on CCTV screens showing the outside of the store.

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.

Miss 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 that the spook has been disturbed by workmen renovating a flat across the road, which was also said to have been haunted.

And it is an idea that makes sense to Miss 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.”

Is there a logical explanation or could the 'mist' really be a ghost? Tell us below...

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Used to live in the flat across the way wid ma cousn but never seen any ghost just sometimes got a funny felin

Posted by stefan robinson on 23 December 2011 at 02:20

at a guess, I would say that it's a spider crawling in front of the lens... Because the camera is set to focus on the street, it can't cope with anything so close up, so it blurs it out!

Posted by on 16 September 2010 at 21:10

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