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Watch: Handle of Haunted Hearse Lifted by a Ghost?

By Tim Binnall

A curious piece of footage from England appears to show the handle of purportedly haunted hearse suddenly spring into the air as if it were moved by a ghost. The weird scene was reportedly captured last week by paranormal investigator Steve Wesson, operator of the Haunted Museum in the city of Nottingham. Formerly a cinema with a history of ghostly activity, the building is now home to a number of allegedly possessed objects and macabre paraphernalia like an antique morgue refrigerator and a Victorian hearse.

It was that latter item which apparently piqued the paranormal investigator's interest as he explained that "I'd heard that there was something weird with the old Victorian hearse." In response to these murmurs, presumably coming from visitors to the museum, Wesson says that he proceeded to set up a static camera to film the creepy vehicle throughout the night in the hopes in the hopes of catching something spooky. The easy-to-execute endeavor seemingly paid off when he examined the results of his experiment the next day and saw something rather inexplicable unfold.

Much to Wesson's amazement, at one point during the footage, the handle of the hearse can be seen being flipped up into the air with tremendous force before falling back down to the ground in one swift motion. Making the blink-and-you-miss-it moment particularly interesting is that the fast-moving handle would have smashed the front glass of the hearse had it not stopped and changed direction. According to Wesson, the video also features some pixelation which he contends could not have been naturally produced by the sophisticated night vision camera that he used for the hands-free ghost hunt.

Unlike other ghost videos which feature forms and shapes which are open to interpretation, Wesson's footage really only leaves room for a couple of scenarios. One, of course, is that the handle of the hearse was genuinely manipulated by some kind of spirit lingering in the location. The other, more skeptical take, is that the footage is a hoax designed to drum up interest in the Haunted Museum. Which option one leans toward likely depends on their personal perspective on the possibility of ghosts. Weigh in with your thoughts on the video at the Coast to Coast AM Facebook page.

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