Watch the creepy moment a ‘thirsty ghost’ smashes wine bottles and glasses at a ‘haunted hotel’
Mysterious breakages and shadowy figures at the Carlisle Castle Hotel, Australia, have been captured on CCTV – and staff say weird stuff happens there all the time
Creepy video footage appears to show ghostly figures and bottles of expensive wine flying off shelves in a ‘haunted‘ Australian hotel.
The Carlisle Castle Hotel bar, in Newtown, New South Wales found itself serving a different kind of spirit, as surveillance cameras captured the moment bottles fell to the floor behind the bar with nobody near them.
Licensee Peter Bradbury says that if it is a ghost, it has high-end tastes.
"Red wine seems to be the choice, apparently he likes the red," he told the Australian Telegraph.
"Expensive wine too, he picked a Kilikanoon last night, which is about $27 a bottle."
In another creepy clip, bartenders and locals are given a fright as a wine glass falls from a high shelf, smashing on the bar. A third video appears to show a ghostly figure dancing in front of the cameras.
Staff say spooky things have happened at the hotel "many times", with one saying they’d seen a beer tap turn on of its own accord.
Bradbury has started posting footage of what he describes as a "thirsty ghost" on the hotel’s Facebook page, inviting locals to speculate about what might have caused the paranormal activity.
Local Cat Stuart suggested it could be the work of a man who used to live in the building.
"It might be old Peter," she said. "He used to live upstairs and helped around the Carlisle [in the] early 1990s. I think his bust is still displayed behind the bar."
Some regulars say the wine bottles were probably knocked over by vibrations in the floor – with others suggesting it might all have been set up in an attempt to drum up custom.
But Bradbury remains open-minded, telling a local newspaper: "When we saw the bottles and glasses just start flying off shelves, we saved it and put it up on our Facebook page for a bit of a laugh, really – but we don’t know what it is."
breakage – törés, töréskár
CCTV – closed-circuit television, zártláncú TV-rendszer
creepy – hátborzongató
haunted hotel – szellemjárta hotel
spirit – 1. szellem, kísértet, lélek; 2. szesz, töményital
surveillance cameras – biztonsági kamerák
licensee – üzemeltető (az üzemeltetési engedély, azaz a license birtokosa)
to have high-end taste(s) – kifinomult ízléssel rendelkezni
to give a fright – ráijeszteni valakire
spooky – kísérteties
beer tap – sörcsap
of its own accord – magától, kérés nélkül
footage – felvétel
bust – mellszobor
to display – kiállítani, kihelyezni
to drum up custom – felpörgetni az üzletet
open-minded – nyitott, befogadó, elfogulatlan
Match the words with the definitions.
1. of one’s own accord
a) to visit, or appear to in the form of a ghost or other supernatural being
b) receptive to new and different ideas
c) by one’s own choice, without coercion
d) to present or hold up to view
5. to display
e) an amount or length of film or videotape
answers: 1-c 2-e 3-a 4-b 5-d