I don’t know anything about this group or about this situation but it’s an interesting video. What a shame such an event was wasted with poor documentation. It’s the claimants job to make a clear case. This doesn’t do it.
Disregard all the horrid dust flying around, though.
A sefton paranormal group claims to have found evidence of spiritual activity in a Chester property.
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.
The people in the video did not notice anything until watching it. The video is grainy and lacking in details. Also, one video is not enough evidence to declare something “paranormal”. This is the biggest misstep investigators make. They jump to paranormal conclusions far too quickly. I also noticed an astounding lack of verification of any piece of data.
There is a mention in the piece of the views on the video going from 7,000 views on its first day up to over 24,000. However, the youtube link only shows 70. So, it’s unclear where those numbers are from, not that it matters, but is someone paying attention to details at all? Even though the article suggests we visit their website for more info -Sefton Paranormal – the video is not there (not that I can find, there are no dates or a decent index). There is also no written documentation of what happened. I can understand that might not end up in the article but you have to support your claim with details! It takes considerable work to do actual research.
Because of the total lack of observations records and descriptions of what was done, no appearance of controls, no background information (except what they were “told”) and no analysis of what this might be other than just the believer group saying “I don’t know, therefore, paranormal,” we have nothing to go on. A genuine investigation, a thoughtful, planned, objective one, should take place.
Publicizing a strange video is more like mystery mongering and the exact opposite of careful investigation practices. This is the problem with casual research groups, they aim a camera and attempt to talk to ghosts. To make a convincing case, you have to do better than that. If they did really capture a ghost here, or any anomaly, they missed an excellent opportunity to make a decent case. Instead, it’s pretty useless except to those who just wish to reinforce their paranormal beliefs. That’s a shame.