Is this the ghost of a soldier? Creepy video of ‘completely see-through man sitting on a bench’ – Daily Mail

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Is this the ghost of a soldier? Watch creepy video of ‘completely see-through man sitting on a bench next to a world war memorial’

  • Josh Newton and George Moore, 21, were driving in Northam, North Devon 
  • As Mr Newton filmed a statue on a memorial he claimed he saw the ghost
  • The video seems to show the outline of a translucent body staring calmly ahead
  • When the friends went back to investigate the see-through figure had vanished 

Two friends have filmed what they claim is the ghost of a soldier sitting quietly on a bench next to a war memorial.

Josh Newton and George Moore, both 21, were driving through Northam, North Devon on the evening of December 28 when they captured what they say was a ‘completely see-through man’. 

They claim the spooky video shows the clear outline of a translucent body sat down and staring calmly straight ahead.   

A 21-year-old man took his phone out to film the statue of the World War One and World War Two memorial when he said he spotted a 'misty figure' of a man sitting on a bench

A 21-year-old man took his phone out to film the statue of the World War One and World War Two memorial when he said he spotted a ‘misty figure’ of a man sitting on a bench

As Mr Newton took his phone out to film the statue on the World War One and World War Two memorial, he spotted what appeared to be the ‘misty figure’ of a man sitting on a bench.

The engineer, from Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey, admitted he was a paranormal sceptic but said that seeing the ghostly figure has ‘changed his perspective’ when it comes to spirits and converted him into a believer.

The Northam War Memorial’s inscription bears the names of soldiers lost between 1914 and 1919 and between 1939 and 1945.

‘It looked like a really misty figure,’ said Mr Newton. ‘It was clear. It was like someone [was] literally sitting there.

‘It was definitely a male figure so it very well could have been the ghost of a soldier.

Josh Newton, 21, said he was a paranormal skeptic before spotting the misty figure on the bench, which he said has converted him to believe in ghosts

Josh Newton, 21, said he was a paranormal skeptic before spotting the misty figure on the bench, which he said has converted him to believe in ghosts

George Moore, 21, was driving with his friend on December 28 when Mr Newton thought he saw the translucent figure

George Moore, 21, was driving with his friend on December 28 when Mr Newton thought he saw the translucent figure 

‘As I adjusted my eyes to look a bit closer, it vanished. It was on my left, and then completely gone. It was weird. As we went round the corner, it just disappeared.

‘I 100% feel like it was a ghost. It was clear as day to the naked eye.’

Mr Newton added: ‘I was shocked. I looked and I didn’t know what I saw. And then I looked at the video and I thought no, something was there and now it’s just gone.

‘I didn’t believe in the paranormal, but I do now. It’s changed my perspective. It’s converted me.’

Mr Newton said: 'I 100% feel like it was a ghost. It was clear as day to the naked eye'

Mr Newton said: ‘I 100% feel like it was a ghost. It was clear as day to the naked eye’

Immediately after the sighting, the two friends turned the car back around to investigate.

However, by the time they returned to the spooky scene, the bench was empty and the ghost had vanished. 

Mr Newton said that the video has been a hit with fellow sceptical family members and friends, who claimed that the footage is ‘like nothing they’d seen before’.

‘There was nobody around, it was just me and George. I’m glad I got it on film, because nobody would have believed me [otherwise],’ he said. 

‘My family couldn’t believe it. They said it was like nothing they’d seen before.

‘Some of my family are sceptics, some of them believe [in ghosts] and some of them don’t, but it sort of finalised that for them.

‘It converted my sceptical families and friends.’

The supernatural clip has shocked users online, receiving almost 300 likes, shares and comments on Facebook.

One user said: ‘Whoa! That’s trippy. Very cool.’

A second said: ‘Looks like a ghost to me’.

A third commented: ‘Oh wow.’

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