Is it just me, or are English pubs unusually likely to be haunted? Perhaps it's a residual effect caused by the fact that a pub is many people's favorite place. (Who wouldn't want to spend eternity hanging out at the pub?) Or maybe it's just because so many English pubs are so old, they have had hundreds of years to accumulate ghosts.
What makes this bit of footage from the White Lion in Yateley particularly compelling is that it wasn't just caught at random. Pub employees were going through CCTV footage, trying to figure out why the pub's alarm had gone off in the early hours of the morning. As they pored over the footage looking for the culprit, they spotted a pale hooded figure which seemed to be looking out the windows before zipping off camera.
The pub's owner, Kate Staniszewska, who also lives in the building, believes that it is the ghost of a woman which has been reported in the pub before. Staniszewska says that she herself has felt the presence of the ghost in the past.
The pub dates back to 1856. The original owner, James Rogers, is also said to be haunting the pub, particularly his favorite tankard. When the tankard was moved, the alarm went off in the early hours for no apparent reason.
Employees have reported other odd occurrences. Including the time that the bartender heard a smash, checked the CCTV, and saw that a mug apparently flew off the shelf and crashed to the ground.