Try THIS product says ghost at Whitstable shop (UPDATE: Curious people around the store)

Very Ghostbuster-y video making the rounds. I’m not buying it. Looks completely staged. But it’s getting a decent amount of attention on paranormal websites. Have a look.

VIDEO: Is this a ghost caught on CCTV footage in a Kent shop? – News – Your Canterbury.

A remarkable video which appears to show a poltergeist in a Whitstable shop is proving an internet sensation.

The clip on YouTube films security footage apparently taken at the Whitstable Nutrition Centre.

As a shopper browses, a box emerges from the shelf behind him and hovers in the air.

Another box then falls to the floor, startling him.

The first thing I noticed was the black arm and part of torso you see at the rear ducking behind the shelves. As commenters noted, this is not the original footage. If this really did happen, at a real place (there is a real Whitstable Nutrition Centre at 81 High St, Whitstable CT5 1AY, United Kingdom) it should not be difficult to go there, see the surroundings and obtain the original footage. There are no details to be found with the YouTube video. This is not going to be enough to convince anyone half-skeptical that ghosts are real. You have to do WAY better than this to make me agree to overturn the laws of physics.

UPDATE (3-Aug-13): Bryan and Baxter have no idea!

UPDATE (16-Aug-13) David James, who is familiar with the case, sent us this information that seems rather curious considering the circumstances. The other cameras in the store caught two other bystanders as well as the two in the focus of the event. Notice this guy… (still from the video)

What is this guy doing?

What is this guy doing?

David writes that the man is in the adjacent aisle, with both arms held oddly above his head seconds after the “haunting”. You can see this within the last 1-2 seconds of the clip when they pan away from the main screen and also at the very beginning where he’s at the end of the aisle. The quality is poor and David has had no luck getting the shop to provide the original.

What is the man doing in the picture? And what about the woman in the foreground? You don’t see them for long enough to work out what, if anything, they are doing. But they are visible before and after.

David notes it is a tiny shop so having four people in there would constitute busy! This is a curious find that lends further suggestion that this was a purposeful hoax, as suspected.

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  7 comments for “Try THIS product says ghost at Whitstable shop (UPDATE: Curious people around the store)

  1. RDW
    July 25, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Looks fake to me. The people don’t sound sincerely upset, either. Fakity-Fake-Fake Crapola.

  2. RayG
    July 25, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Convenient that the video zooms into the screen showing THAT aisle so you can’t see the guy pushing it from the other side.

  3. July 25, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    The ‘hovering’ box hovers nicely but when it falls it looks very like it gets tipped sideways off something it’s resting on.

  4. One Eyed Jack
    July 25, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    +1 Rich.

  5. Chris Howard
    July 25, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    “Tylenol killed me back in 76! Take the Excedrine. Taaaaaake the Excedrine!!! And how’s Manchester doing this year?”

  6. John
    July 26, 2013 at 2:06 AM

    Did something very similar for year 10 media studies. Except we used books in the school library. If only things like YouTube where around 18 years ago. And catch phrases like ‘viral’ meant something totally different back then too. We could have been E-famous.

  7. Sockatume
    August 20, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    At the start of the video you can see the guy in black at the end of the aisle reaching up to an earpiece (one camera), then carefully stepping out of shot (that camera, and the camera viewing the aisle).

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