A COUPLE have been left mystified after seeing a white ghost-like image float in front of their CCTV cameras in the early hours.
Lisa and Phil Rigley, of Clifton, were amazed when they replayed their CCTV camera later in the day to see a white blur the shape of a small person float over their car in the driveway.
It disappeared off screen for about a minute or so before dashing across the road again in front of their house.
The couple, who live in Sturgeon Avenue, installed CCTV a while ago after damage was caused to their cars.
Last week, a neighbour asked them whether they had seen anything suspicious on their CCTV after finding something missing from the garden.
However, when they played it back in the morning they were shocked by what they saw.
Mrs Rigley, 44, said: "The image of a child jumped over my fence, landed over the roof of my car, flew down the street and flew back.
"I'm absolutely gobsmacked by this. I've got the footage here, it's the image of a young child about four or five."
The couple have four cameras but only the one black and white camera picked up the image.
"It's a ghost, it's got to be," said Mrs Rigley, who said their dog always woke up and barked if there were people around the house but did not disturb them that night.
"The dog hears everything," she said.
"It really was spooky. It was one of those weird feelings where you just think to yourself, 'what on earth is it?'"
She added: "It looks like Casper [the friendly ghost]".
She was in the house with daughter-in-law Sam at the time but neither woke up or heard anything around 1.30am, which is when the image appeared on the CCTV.
"Phil is very cynical," she said.
"He doesn't believe in ghosts. I'm quite open-minded but I just don't know. I've never seen a ghost in my life but to see that – it's mind-blowing, it's very strange."
Because of the fact that the newspaper has not actually shared any video, and only stills, it is difficult to give a fair assessment of the `evidence`.
To me this looks nothing more than a winged insect. The hype is in the owner`s interpretation and also upon what the newspaper is prepared to let you see.
There are far more interesting pieces of video evidence available, and yet these newspapers stick with basic easy to disprove stories which of course discredit serious research.
But as long as this sells papers ........