Chris Mitchell-Clare reckons CCTV cameras pointed toward his drive caught a spook leaving the swing gate open. A terrified homeowner claims to have caught the creepy moment a mischievous ghost childflung his gate open, Chris Mitchell-Clare said CCTV cameras pointed toward his drive caught a spook leaving his swing gate open. Now he has posted the footage on Facebook and admitted he had heard rumours about a death in his home years before he moved in.
“I went to ask around the family if they closed it and locked it the night before, they all said yes, so I questioned the camera, checked outside and the gate was open.
“My instinctive feeling was to check for footage in case anyone entered the property at night as we have had some slow drive-bys lately.
“I checked through all the footage and saw this within a few minutes, I called to my mother who I live with as she uses upstairs and I use downstairs in our property here, and said, ‘check this out’, within a matter of seconds the gate just bursts open without even swinging and you can clearly see no swinging movement of the gate.
“I said to her I’m putting it straight on Facebook, so I copied it to a shared folder I had on the network and uploaded it using my laptop – it’s raw unedited footage.
“During the split second of interference what looks like a child pushing the gate open for a split second but not being there a split second before or even a split second after.”
But critics claim the clip is a fake because the time stamp before and after the film glitch is different by a few days.
However, Mr Mitchell-Clare claims the stamps are not an issue, saying: “Some people have been getting confused with the time stamps on it.
“The one on the top right is actually on the camera’s software itself. This honestly I never setup myself so it hasn’t been touched. When the cameras were installed they were integrated with a DVR which is the time stamp in the top left, which is the one I refer to, as each camera is named through the DVR for future reference.
“If you’re skeptical then that’s your decision, but to me, I’ve seen to believe that this is just something most cannot explain.”
He said he had been told about a death in the house but had never been able to confirm the stories.
He added: “I’ve only been living in this place for the last year and my security cameras have picked up strange things happening so I was suspicious when I saw the footage and what looked like a kid standing at the end holding it.”