Nobody who’s ever watched the classic horror film Poltergeist could ever forget the moment the family are forced to flee their home by the horrifying spirit that takes over.
But one couple had a frightfest moment of their own when they say they were warned to ‘go away’ by a ghostly apparition when they visited a historic site.
Tony and Beth Ferguson had been wandering alone along a 300-year-old cave when they claim a sinister voice came out of nowhere and told them to ‘get out’.
It was only when they returned from their visit to Carnglaze Caverns in Liskeard, Cornwall, earlier this month and rewatched what they’d captured on camera, that they realised they hadn’t simply been hearing things.
They say two ghostly spirits were caught on film whooshing past them and the blood-curdling voice of what sounded like a little girl saying ‘hello’ could also be heard in the footage.
One of the apparitions also told them to leave, they claim.
Most couples would be petrified out of their skins seeing and hearing such things, but luckily the Fergusons are used to ghostly goings on – the couple from New Forest, Hampshire, are both passionate paranormal activity hunters in their spare time.
Tony, 42, a personal trainer, said: “I’ve been to countless haunted locations in the UK and all over the world, but this place surprised me. I felt very uneasy.
“We hadn’t even had any reports about this being a haunted location, we were just visiting and it was something to do.
“As we were walking around, I felt like we were being followed, as if there was something behind us. I usually carry my cameras with me so I just started laying them around and I couldn’t believe what we managed to capture.
“Out of nowhere this white mist flew right in front of me and appeared to stop and shapeshift before disappearing.
“We could constantly hear voices whispering but the most freaky was when we heard a voice telling us ‘get out’.”
The pair accidentally stumbled across the man-made caves during their trip, which are over 300 years old and were mined for slate before being used by the Royal Navy to store rum in the Second World War.
Sensing there might be apparitions around, the Fergusons then laid down cameras and catballs, which only light up when they are touched, to capture the two ‘ghosts’ on film.
“I wasn’t expecting to get so much from this visit, we had been to Bodmin Moor doing some other paranormal research and this was just something else to do close by,” Tony added.