A group of ghost hunters have revealed particularly interesting images from a recent ghost hunt in Mansfield. The images include two separate shots of what can only be described as shadowy figures at relatively good quality.
The team lead by Dan Litchfield were investigating “The Village” when they discovered the eerie apparition, a former pub found in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. The group was stunned when another photo from a different part of the pub turned up with another ghostly image.
Litchfield went on to tell the Daily Mail: ‘Catching a full apparition on camera is like the Holy Grail in paranormal investigations. That sort of thing doesn’t happen very often.
‘You normally see some things that can be attributed to pareidolia – when you see a shape or a figure when nothing’s actually there. But the shadow figure was unbelievably clear.
‘I never thought we wold get something as good as this. I hoped to but never thought I would.
‘We also had a photo that was taken by another person in the building that night. He actually found a similar shadowy figure within a different part of that area.
‘The fact that the figure was caught twice in two different spots, 10 feet apart, that obviously reinforces the sighting.’
The Village is a known haunting hotbed and certainly has the history to back it up.
Built in 1802, The Village has served as a slaughter house, a malt house and even a nightclub, but is said to have been based on a site that once contained an old barn.
Under that barn was reportedly a tunnel which led to Newstead Abbey, located a few miles south of Mansfield.
Legend has it that the tunnel was used by the resident monks of the abbey to escape the English authorities during the Dissolution of the Monasteries period of the late 1530s.
The monks fled through the tunnels and sought refuge in the barn. Upon finding them, the authorities burned down the barn with the group still inside, killing all of them.
Mr. Litchfield says that after witnessing so much activity the group is definitely planning a come back to The village. We absolutely look forward to seeing what they uncover next.