'Ghost' caught on CCTV camera
CCTV footage said to show a ghost outside a London community centre is going viral after it was posted on YouTube.
More than 100,000 people have watched the video of the ghostly image outside South Ruislip Community Association and Community Centre.
It shows a transparent figure leaving the centre and walking towards a metal railing before seemingly disappearing into thin air.
The strange moment was reportedly witnessed by the centre's caretaker who went outside to investigate.
"I was sitting inside the hall and noticed a figure on the front CCTV camera," the caretaker is quoted as saying.
"I looked up at the screen and thought I saw a person but wasn't sure so went out to check.
"I went outside and no one was there but I thought they might have quickly walked around the side of the building into the park so I just went back in.
"After downloading the CCTV footage I was surprised to see that the figure had been recorded onto the system. I can't explain this."
The community centre was reportedly used as a prisoner of war camp for Italian prisoners during World War II - leading many to speculate the haunting figure may be from the 1940s.
A previous chairman is said to have believed the building was haunted and he used to greet the spirits when he entered the building in an attempt 'to make them friendly'.
what do you think?
Ghost stopped for a fag.
While waiting for his que, obvious fake
How would you arrest & fine him if he dropped his dogend?
1940s? That was modern clothing! Easily done with a sheet of perspex.
i can see right through this.
Looks very like the security guard, to me. I think it's a worn tape that has retained old images while being recorded over.
Which would make any and all images from said tape inadmissible in court due to the fact no one can tell for certain WHEN the images being viewed occurred. This system being used for security is a farce.
Only problem with this idea is that they are useing a digital system much like many places now do. This means that camera footage is ether recorded to a duel layer DVD or is recorded to a large capacity hard drive usualy in MP4 format. This makes it easy to save 2 time files and then export them to after effects and simply overlay them it can be done in less than 10 or 20 min
relax , Kev
Its a load of old mumbo jumbo and only a simpleton would believe it
If you pause at 26-28 seconds, you can see a fainter figure, possibly having a cigarette, which is further forward than the "ghost" which appears later. Probably forgot to erase the trial run!
Looks their hard drives need a good scrub; could be a safety issue if they were robbed since the film isn't pristine. Where is this place? I could use a few extra bucks.
Pony. Manufactured hype. Drop in community usage and sales equates to a loss and therefore a risk of the community hall council loosing their privileges and self important positions. 1940's?, could have at least gone down the charity shop and found a house clearance suit to make it a bit more authentic even on a budget.
Ruislip moved to london?
Speculation about a previously recorded image not having been properly erased sounds plausible, but is probably wrong. New footage being recorded over an old recording does not generally fall conveniently in sync. with what was there before. My guess is that someone who has access to the security cameras and recording system, possibly an installer but more likely a user, has hacked into the system to play a prank. Anyone with the right knowledge could have done this quite easily using a vision mixer. Such devices are to be found frequently on eBay, and are not particularly expensive.