· BY REBECCA KONCIENZCY The Liverpool Echo
Eerie footage of a ghostly pirate figure in a Warrington night club has been leaked on social media.
The owner of shipwreck themed bar Dreamwater Lounge called in paranormal experts after CCTV appeared to show a shadowy soul walking down a corridor.
The film shows the camera shaking and then a lone white figure emerges and appears to walk along the rope bridge area of the bar, to some the figure looks like the outline of a long forgotten pirate, while others see a woman in a bonnet from a more recent past.
But despite owner Simon Ellison admitted the bar is quite spooky, he said the leaked footage had been edited to make it even more dramatic.
Simon, 44, who is originally from Manchester but now lives in Denmark, said: “There is something there, moving along the rope bridge, but a lot of it has clearly been added.”
The footage, which was uploaded to YouTube on Saturday morning and claims to have been filmed a few hours earlier, is taken from a CCTV camera which overlooks a rope bridge - part of the business’ ship wreck theme.
After a few seconds the camera begins to shake and a frame appears, indicating to the viewer that the camera is now recording because it has detected motion.
This is followed by what appears to be a faint figure, who glides down the bridge before disappearing. But Simon says the version being circulated on social media is over the top. Simon said: “For one it is CCTV. It records all the time, not just because there is motion. Also it has a battery symbol in the corner and our CCTV runs from the mains. “And the camera shaking is a nice touch."
“I am not sure what the moving figure is. Everyone has different ideas. Some say it is a woman, I have even seen people say they think it is someone on a horse. That makes me laugh because if you could see that bridge you would know you could never get a horse down there.”
But embellished or otherwise, the footage has still attracted the interest of those seeking the paranormal.
They have had requests from ghost hunters as far away as US and Australia offering to investigate further.
Do you think it is the image of a PIRATE???
Or the image of a LADY in a BONNET???