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Haunted pub captures possible poltergeist on camera

A 'pub poltergeist' has been captured on CCTV by the venue's owner after glasses smashed from the shelves for no obvious reason.

Nick Bevon said he was shocked to discover glass strewn across the floor of his bar when he arrived for work at Bassa Villa in Bridgnorth, Shropshire. He was unnerved when he learnt the glasses had moved on their own after dark when the bar was shut.

Nick, 33, said the clip was not the first evidence of supernatural goings-on at the infamous venue, which has developed a reputation for being haunted.

"I just turned up for work on Saturday morning and opened up as usual with the assistant manager when I noticed the smashed glasses on the floor.

"I thought: 'How did that happen?' because I knew the place would have been lift tidy the night before.

"I wondered had someone maybe been in the bar so I reviewed the CCTV cameras and there is was at 1.43am.

"There was no-one in sight. The place was empty. And they just fall without explanation. Both of the glasses just go.

"I checked out cameras from different angles to see if I could find a reason for it but they all showed the same thing.

"I do and I don't believe in ghosts but I can't see any other explanation for this."

– Nick Bevon
The location of the pub. Credit: Google Maps

Nick, who took over the restaurant five months ago, said its history was littered with tales of the paranormal.

"There is a story that two children were buried in the cellar and continue to haunt the place.

"It stems from the 16th or 17th century and they were apparently playing a game of hide and seek it got flooded and they had no way out.

"It is their mother who is said to haunt the place. We found a hole in the cellar that turned out to be a well which is where the children may have drowned.

"I worked here 10 years ago, long before I became manager, and there have been incidents like this for as long as I can remember, but it's rare to capture something so strange.

"I've been grabbed on the wrist while working on my own and I've seen figures walk across the bar and wondered if it was just my imagination.

"We get a lot visitors who come here because of the haunted history and we're expecting a big group at the end of the year. I think they'd be amazed if they saw this."

– Nick Bevon