Saturday, 1 February 2014

AUSSIE HISTORIC BAR CLAIMS ACTIVE POLTERGEIST EVENTS CAUGHT ON TAPE

The Carlisle Castle Hotel bar, in Newtown, New South Wales

Creepy video footage appears to show ghostly figures and bottles of expensive wine flying off shelves in a 'haunted' Australian hotel.

The Carlisle Castle Hotel bar, in Newtown, New South Wales found itself serving a different kind of spirit, as surveillance cameras captured the moment bottles fell to the floor behind the bar with nobody near them.

Licensee Peter Bradbury says that if it is a ghost, it has high-end tastes.

"Red wine seems to be the choice, apparently he likes the red," he told the Australian Telegraph.

"Expensive wine too, he picked a Kilikanoon last night, which is about $27 a bottle."



In another creepy clip, bartenders and locals are given a fright as a wine glass falls from a high shelf, smashing on the bar. A third video appears to show a ghostly figure dancing in front of the cameras.

Staff say spooky things have happened at the hotel "many times", with one saying they'd seen a beer tap turn on of its own accord.

Bradbury has started posting footage of what he describes as a "thirsty ghost" on the hotel's Facebook page, inviting locals to speculate about what might have caused the paranormal activity.

Local Cat Stuart suggested it could be the work of a man who used to live in the building.

"It might be old Peter," she said. "He used to live upstairs and helped around the Carlisle [in the] early 1990s. I think his bust is still displayed behind the bar."

Some regulars say the wine bottles were probably knocked over by vibrations in the floor - with others suggesting it might all have been set up in an attempt to drum up custom.

But Bradbury remains open minded, telling local a newspaper: "When we saw the bottles and glasses just start flying off shelves, we saved it and put it up on our Facebook page for a bit of a laugh, really - but we don't know what it is."

Story: DailyMirror

My thoughts:

Putting matters into a clearer perspective, the `dancing ghost` (see video from newspaper link)  is nothing more than a fibre moving in an ambient breeze. It`s translucence can be ascribed to it`s close proximity to the camera lens.
Regarding the poltergeist activity. I noticed that on the clips shared, any person could get access behind the wine display units. From a concealed position it is easy to create the effect of wine bottles being ejected.
I also noticed some editing cuts which sadly looks very suspicious.
I can find nothing whatsoever in this video  that suggests paranormality through any event which is unexplainable. No objects are raised or carried by `unseen hands`, nor is there anything that would make these events unique. As always, I wasn`t there but with most pub or bar hauntings, the cause appears to be more publicity related than spiritual.
If this is a real haunting, why has it suddenly started?  Of course (they say) it has to be a past resident ....
I have to say, this isn`t that impressive.


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