A Sefton paranormal group claims to have found evidence of spiritual activity in a Chester property and the video of the alleged apparition has been shared on social media all over the world.
The group, called Sefton Paranormal Investigations, was at Stanley Palace on the night of June 28 when they made the discovery.
Footage taken at the investigation reportedly captures the image of a person standing on a staircase in the 16th century Tudor building.
Co-founder Aaron Robinette is seen in the video with team member Joanne May at a location they identified as a hotspot.
Aaron, from Southport, said: “We were informed by the curator that there was a staircase with a door underneath it, where a man died.
“In the video, I’m sat on a chair and Joe is sat on the staircase, and we’re calling out to spirits.
“Nothing happened, but it was only when watching the video back that I saw it. It appears and disappears in shot, all in front of the camera.
“We try to disprove it and if we can’t find a natural explanation, like shadows or reflections, it’s the main reason I believe I can categorise it as paranormal.”
The figure was described as a solid person with a visible nose, mouth and hair, which looks first at the camera and then up the stairs.
Aaron said that the video had over 7,000 views on its first day online, which has since risen to over 24,000.
The team uses a number of techniques such as laying down trigger objects which are filmed for any spiritual interaction.
Another method is the use of franks boxes which are specialised digital radios that scan on a loop for any spiritual communication.
Sefton Paranormal Investigations has been active for over five years and is a team of five volunteers.
Other members of the group are Pamela Robinette Alan Mee and Barry Harrison.
The fees charged by the team for events and tours are donated to Claire House Hospice, their chosen charity for 2014.
The group’s next events will be Lancaster Castle on July 28 and Liverpool Town Hall on October 31.
For more information visit www.seftonparanormal.com
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