A HISTORY buff who was out filming a home-made documentary about 12 ancient castles surrounding Coventry believes he accidentally captured a paranormal experience on his camera.
Paul Sanders, 42, a tour guide at Stoneleigh Abbey, from Coundon, Coventry, was at one of the historic locations just outside the city, when he claims to have seen a ghostly figure of a woman standing in front of a castle.
He posted the footage on Twitter and Tik Tok and much to his surprise it went viral.
Paul said: “A week ago I was doing this mundane video for a homemade documentary about the 12 castles surrounding Coventry between the 11th and 15th century – and there was a dark-haired lady standing there.
“I wasn’t sure if it was a ghost or a lady. She was wearing a long black skirt, a red top and was looking rather forlorn. I was intrigued.
“As I continued walking on the castle site I couldn’t see anyone – she disappeared. I was on a permitted dog walkers’ route and it was very quiet. She cannot have gone inside as the castle is closed to the public and the main gates are padlocked.
“I’ve always been interested in castles. When you delve into the history of Coventry there were 12 castles within 10 miles of Coventry, in conjunction with the 12 city gates. I’ve found eight – but four are missing. This particular site is believed to be haunted.”
On Sunday Paul put the video footage on Tik Tok. He said: “It went from 100 views to 29,500 in one day.”
WATCH HERE: Did amateur Coventry historian Paul Sanders capture a ghost on film?
— DJ Festipaul Sanders (@Pantopaul) February 2, 2021