Ghost on the banks of River Trent?

A dad who says he doesn’t believe in ghosts has taken a picture of a bizarre white figure which appeared on the banks of River Trent and “disappeared too quickly to be a person”.

John Anderson was out in his boat with his son Lewis, when the pair spotted the figure.


He told the Burton Mail: “Just as we were about to leave I noticed a white figure on the bank of the river opposite to us.

“I don’t really know what it looked like. It did look a bit like a person but it seemed to stand out more than a person would. It seemed as though it stood out a lot more in reality. It was all very bizarre.

“We had just come out of the boots and were pulling them up, otherwise we would have paddled across to the other side and had a look at what it could have been.”

He says that, while the figure had left him confused, he does not believe in ghosts.

Ghost of River Trent?

“I do not believe in ghosts, but I will admit it was all very odd. Whatever it was, it seemed to appear and disappear too quickly to be a person, so I don’t really know what it could have been.

“I guess there are just some things out there that cannot be explained.”

Video: Ghost Hunter Captures Voice Of Ghost?

Ghost hunter Sean Reynolds, 33, who captured the spine-tingling video, said it is the clearest communication from a spirit he has ever heard.

“The Old Market Tavern has had many uses throughout time, being used as a bank, a town hall and even a courthouse,” Sean said.

“The landlady has reported many ghostly sightings here and refuses to enter certain parts of the building on her own.

“Paranormal incidents have included things like ghostly footsteps, bangs, even apparitions that have been seen by staff that work at the pub.

“I had been investigating the first floor on my own and had been experiencing explainable knocks and footsteps, as if someone was in the room with me.”

“Then as I asked for the spirit to make these noises again, I actually heard as clear as day with my own ears, a ghostly voice reply to me. It was so clear that the spirit was saying ‘I never’,” Sean said.

“I am not sure what they meant. Maybe they were telling me that they never made the noises or it could be the spirit of someone that was sentenced to death, during the period the building was used as a courthouse, still pleading their innocence.

“When I could hear what the ghost said, it made me shiver with excitement and also shock that I had been in direct vocal communication with a spirit – not through any psychic gift but physically and for everyone to hear with their own ears.

“I was the only person in the area and this voice came from the same area I was in, it had to be a spirit.”