Eerie dark figure spotted in Nottingham City of Caves

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A ghost hunter claims he has spotted a shadowy figure carrying a lantern as he explored 1000-year-old caves that locals say are ‘haunted’.  

Tony Ferguson said had been enjoying a trip to Nottingham with a friend when the pair visited the 500 caverns in the City of Caves that lie below the Broadmarsh shopping centre.

He began filming and was left terrified when he saw a speck of light that he thought looked unusual. 

After spotting a ghostly figure, Tony began filming to see what he could pick up and was left terrified when he saw the speck of light

After spotting a ghostly figure, Tony began filming to see what he could pick up and was left terrified when he saw the speck of light

Mr Ferguson claims what he saw was a ‘full apparition in 1800 period dress’ moving through the darkness.

He believes he saw a light appear to float in the darkness before a full figure emerged and passed right through the wall of the caves.

However, sceptics believe the figure may have just been created by the light coming down into the cave.

The caves are known to date back to at least 900AD.

It is thought the oldest areas of the caves could date back to the fourth century where people dug into the soft sandstone to create somewhere cosy to sleep, before people eventually began living down there.

Eventually the caves were used for an array of uses including as cesspits, tanneries, slum housing, air raid shelters and hideouts for murderers, thieves and other criminals.

Mr Ferguson claims it is a ‘full apparition in 1800 period dress’ moving through the darkness

Mr Ferguson claims it is a ‘full apparition in 1800 period dress’ moving through the darkness

Mr Ferguson claims it is a ‘full apparition in 1800 period dress’ moving through the darkness

Tony Ferguson had been enjoying a trip to Nottingham with a friend when the pair visited the 500 caverns in the City of Caves

Tony Ferguson had been enjoying a trip to Nottingham with a friend when the pair visited the 500 caverns in the City of Caves

Tony Ferguson had been enjoying a trip to Nottingham with a friend when the pair visited the 500 caverns in the City of Caves

Since Mr Ferguson visited in the late afternoon, he claims he and his friend had the run of the place to themselves and is convinced no one else was there when he filmed the encounter.

He said: ‘They are well known for being haunted. There was lots of activity.

‘It is one of the weirdest places I have ever investigated as you enter these very dark caves through the shopping centre. The outside was very misleading.’

 





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