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  • 20 February 2013, 13:04

'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'.

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