English Pub Captures Eerie Video of "Glowing Ghost" on Security Camera

English Pub Captures Eerie Video of “Glowing Ghost” on Security Camera


Something has spooked employees and patrons alike at the Talisman pub in Wolverhampton, England, and the landlord says he’s captured the luminous phantom on camera.

62 year old landlord Peter Thacker believes that the glowing green fog he’s captured on the pub security system is not only a ghost, he believes it’s the disembodied spirit of a man who died while drinking right next to him in the same pub some 30 years prior.

While the building has had a long history of ghostly rumors, the staff never had any proof to back up their stories of bumps in the night, at least until now.


“The girls had locked up and the place was in darkness,” Thacker told The Birmingham Mail.

“They were unaware of the strange light until they looked at the CCTV. They were shocked, I can tell you. It’s very, very strange – you can see it dancing on the table. When you think about it, it does make your hair stand on end.”

When the strange mist first appeared on the camera, staff simply passed it off as some smoke, until it began to behave strangely, almost intelligently. Oh yeah, and there’s that whole glowing in the dark thing too.

“It’s baffled us. If anyone has a logical explanation we’d love to hear it,” one employee said.

As of now, Peter Hacker hasn’t heard a satisfying answer to the odd anomaly, and is considering calling in some paranormal professionals to the property. Until then, the close encounter with restless spirits has given regulars of the Talisman Pub plenty to chat about as they knock ’em back, after all, a shot of whisky is the perfect thing to cure the shivers.

What do you think the staff at the Talisman captured on camera? Is there a reasonable explanation for the weird glowing fog, or does the building house a different brand of spirits? Watch the footage below and share your thoughts with us on our Facebook page, tweet us @WhoForted, or leave a message in the comments!


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  1. Coppertop

    05/27/2013 at 2:29 PM

    Ugh, why is this a video of a video. SEND US THE ORIGINAL FILE. AAAAAGH.

    • Greg Newkirk

      05/27/2013 at 2:36 PM

      I know, right? In their defence, I know that a lot of CCTV recordings can be an absolute bitch to transfer to different devices, particularly if they’re older. I imagine that this was just a quick way to grab the video and show it than have to grab the humongous file, drop it into a editor, and edit a chunk of it down. Even then, who knows if they have to convert the file or whatever.

      But yeah, I want to see the original file too, in whatever the highest resolution they have is.

  2. alanborky

    05/27/2013 at 4:51 PM

    The other day me daughter showed me how to screen capture our old spooky address up the road just before they knock it down.

    But I still can’t work out how she basta’din’ did it.

    I can write and mix dance music on the fly using guitars keyboards and all kinds of software but stand me in front of a Tesco’s self serve machine and me brain freezes.

    These people’re prob’ly the same.

  3. Steve Parkes @steve_parkes

    05/28/2013 at 12:43 AM

    I thought for a second one of the voices captured was me. The accent and even the missed R’s are almost perfect 🙂

    That part of the city would have been farm land fairly recently (although the area has had occupation since the bronze age it wasn’t until the 20’s that modern housing was built on that area to house workers for the Goodyear factory) and the pub is a fairly modern estate pub. I’ve never been in but I have driven past frequently. In fact in the last 10 years I haven’t been to a single funeral that didn’t drive past the place given it’s the nearest pub to the current city cemetery and crematorium.

    The farm just down the road has some interesting ghost stories and it’s not far from where King Charles hid in an oak tree to avoid Cromwell’s soldiers during the civil war.

    Most pubs in the area have at least one ghost story associated with them. I’ve experienced two myself. One was the feeling my friends were about to barge in on an old man sitting at a table in a Bilston pub and when I turned and started to tell them I noticed there was nobody there. The barmaid saw what happened and how confused I was and told me I’d seen the local ghost. Not that I remember ‘seeing’ him at all as I’d walked straight in and to the bar and could have only caught a glimpse from the corner of my eye if I had seen the man.
    I was 17-18 at the time and this wasn’t the first pub we’d visited that night so make of that what you will 🙂 I’m pretty sure that place was called Samson and the Lion but I only visited it once more after that.

    The second was a more classic ghost. One Sunday I was out writing on walls as a naughty teenager in Willenhall and quite clearly saw a lady dressed in old fashioned grey clothing walk through a closed gate in one of Willenhall’s many narrow alleyways. The friend I was with saw it too and it was his first experience and shook him up loads. Mind you a day or two later he was back to dismissing it as a trick of the light. That was behind The Bell Inn in Willenhall a pub so small it would feel crowded if they the barmaid had a swift half before starting a shift. Now sadly closed.

  4. JillV

    05/30/2013 at 2:17 PM

    looked like light reflecting off of water inside of something shiny or something shiny reflecting light. depending on the where the light is or if it’s water it could appear to move like that. my mom has shiny gift paper on the door. the sun light hits it, it creates a big splash of reflected light that could look like something moving. just my first thought. not really sure I’m seeing what I think they’re talking about.

    • Jim

      06/18/2013 at 5:02 PM

      That’s exactly what i was thinking looking at this.

  5. Ady

    06/08/2013 at 1:35 PM

    If I had an accent like those I’d top meself and there’d be a whole other load of ghosts in that pub. Hideous.

  6. Matthew

    06/11/2013 at 5:28 AM

    Formica tables and bartop? Ugh! The spirit is just pissed at the awful decor! 😀

  7. Black Maker

    07/05/2013 at 6:57 AM

    I know a haunted pub that is so full of ghosts you can’t get to the bar for spirits.

  8. Walton Bender

    03/27/2016 at 7:21 PM

    Did someone leave a coffee pot on and that is the steam passing through a light source closer to the ceiling? I cannot tell if that is a coffee pot behind the bar or not.

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