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Weirdness At The Twa Dogs Inn, Penrith Road, Keswick

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Must-watch video: Is this evidence of a ghost at a Keswick pub?
by CWH 3 May 2021
in News, Featured

An eerie image of a shadowy human-like apparition walking around the beer garden of a Keswick pub has been captured on CCTV.

The landlord and staff at the Twa Dogs Inn in Penrith Road have been left shaken by the footage and believe what has been captured is a ghost.

Two fluorescent green orbs can be seen moving around the locked beer garden and it illuminates what appears to be a murky body with moving arms and legs.

It was initially spotted by Sharon Hankin, who has worked behind the bar at the pub for eight years. “I had been watching it all night on CCTV and thought: ‘What on earth is that?’” she said.

”I took a video of the CCTV footage on my phone. You can see the outline of a body and it looks like its got a head and legs and at the end you can see an arm swinging,” she added.

Landlord Peter Harding went out to investigate but the beer garden was empty and he described the footage as “unbelievable.”

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https://www.cwherald.com/news/must-watch-video-is-this-evidence-of-a-ghost-at-a-keswick-pub/

I'm not convinced that I'm looking at a 'human-like apparition', but at the same time, I'm not sure what I am looking at.

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My guess (l have zero knowledge about CCTV camera innards) is that it’s a moth in the air near the camera. The scales on its wings (the moth “dust”) are probably highly reflective of the infrared light; the odd shape is an artefact of the camera’s iris. Photographers call it bokeh.

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I did wonder if it might be a water droplet being blowing back and forth across the camera lens. I don't see arms and legs etc.

Quite frankly, I'm more concerned about the dead midget with the huge platform trainers lying bottom left.
 

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The first thing to bear in mind is that the video was recorded on a smartphone off the CCTV playback screen. This means the mystery blobby "figure" and the pair of bright greenish bars could be reflections off the playback screen.

The "figure" is a transient blob that changes shape and extent throughout the video. It doesn't seem to consistently portray a persistent humanoid form. There are a couple of instants when it seems to subdivide into separate blobs.

The camera is mounted on a tree facing onto the beer garden deck. It faces toward the pub (not away from the pub). The "figure" is moving within the area covered by an awning / tent.
 

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Quite frankly, I'm more concerned about the dead midget with the huge platform trainers lying bottom left.
Those are rectangular panels and what appears to be a solar cell mounted on a signpost at / on the garden wall (located below the tree-mounted camera).

TwaDogs-A.jpg
 

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Here's a view that shows the camera mounted higher on the tree.

TwaDogs-B.jpg
 

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It's odd, for sure, but it doesn't appear to be anything "walking around the beer garden" - rather an indistinct blob moving anything from a few feet (if it's something in the background, at the edge of the covered area) to a few centimetres (if it's something like a tiny spider hanging over the front of the camera lens).

Zooming in on the footage does seem to show some sort of grey object surrounding the green glow, a bit like the frame around an old hurricane lantern, and possibly something else behind it - but it's very hard to say whether that's not just my brain trying a 'best fit' approach to what it's seeing.

I seem to recall a number of media stories about 'glowing figures' showing up on CCTV back in the early 2000s once DIY kits became more of a thing, but most of them were plainly just insects moving across the lens. I'd suspect that's what we're seeing here.

We'd perhaps need to see more of the footage than just that 26-second clip - how does the green blob appear? How does it leave? Does it vanish in a blink, gradually fade out, or move away from the camera's range?

Always interesting to see stuff like this, of course, but as far as 'evidence' goes... I'd have to say inconclusive at best.

Unless, of course, there's a load of eyewitness reports stretching back through the years reporting a figure with a glowing lantern moving around that part of the garden... that may put a different spin on things...
 

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Finally, here's a side view illustrating the area in the scene. The nearest picnic table in the photo is the one in the lower foreground of the video.

TwaDogs-C.jpg
 

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... Zooming in on the footage does seem to show some sort of grey object surrounding the green glow, a bit like the frame around an old hurricane lantern, and possibly something else behind it - but it's very hard to say whether that's not just my brain trying a 'best fit' approach to what it's seeing. ...
It occurred to me that the pair of bright greenish bars might be high viz reflective strips on a jacket, and their brightness is messing with the camera's limited ability to image the area (i.e., the "figure") surrounding them.
 

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The "figure" is a transient blob that changes shape and extent throughout the video. It doesn't seem to consistently portray a persistent humanoid form. There are a couple of instants when it seems to subdivide into separate blobs.
You've nailed what I think a ghost on film would look like! I'm unexcited by the video but reading this has given me goosebumps!
 
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