Ordinarily, I would dismiss something like this out of hand. It's just a blotch on the camera. Probably a speck of dust. You can read anything into it that you like. The pub's proprietor sees a woman who "looks like she is in her fifties. She appears to be wearing a fur collar and is looking down the bar towards the front door. I don't see that - I just see a blob - but what elevates this beyond the realm of "blob on camera" is the pub's long history of haunting.
Ghost captured on CCTV at haunted English pub?
Could this object be the ghost they named Beryl?
Unlike many of these "ghost on CCTV footage" clips, this one comes from a location which has a long history of ghostly phenomena. One of the oldest pubs in the Yorkshire town of Kingston upon Hull, the Manchester Arms dates back to the 1700s.
When the pub's new owners arrived on the scene a little over two months ago, they quickly accumulated a series of strange occurrences. They have named the ghost Beryl, and blame her for everything from the feeling of being touched to strange electrical occurrences and turning off the sump pump in the basement that prevents it from being flooded in rainy weather.
One of the pub's owners, Lisa Fowler, says that "Sometimes it feels like someone is running fingers through your hair." At other times "it feels like someone is behind you, but when you turn round, you catch a shadow in the corner of your eye but nothing is there."
These are classic manifestations of hauntings. And where else would you expect to be haunted, but a three hundred year-old English pub?
The haunting got kicked up a notch recently after closing time, when Lisa was upstairs and spotted something on the CCTV screen. She assumed that the barmaid, Gemma, had let someone into the pub. Lisa phoned down to ask, and when Gemma said that the place was empty, Lisa ran downstairs assuming that they had an intruder. Instead, she found an empty room.
Up until this incident, Lisa had explained away the occurrences as being normal (if odd) phenomena. But the CCTV incident and captured footage convinced her of the existence of Beryl.
Luckily, Lisa says that Beryl doesn't feel sinister. It seems that, like many ghosts, she's just a lonely old lady who likes to hang out at the pub and play the occasional silly prank. She probably just wants a pint or two!