Is this the first time the famous Keeper ghost has been caught on camera?

Tutbury Castle, Staffordshire Credit: Emma Coles/EMPICS Sport

A haunted castle's infamous ghost known as The Keeper has allegedly been caught on camera for the first time.

The footage shows the figure of what appears to be the ghost named 'The Keeper' standing motionless against a wall for almost 20 seconds, before steadily moving across the room and out of sight.

The sighting was filmed at Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire, which been home to numerous ghostly sightings, including The Keeper, a man in a suit of armour known for shouting at guests.A group of professional ghost hunters caught the supposed spirit on film for the first time while recording their TV series in at the castle.

Bex Palmer, who is co-director of The Past Hunters with fiancé Sean Reynolds, is seen pointing out the figure before clinging to psychic medium Derek Acorah.

The sighting occurred while Sean was setting up some equipment in the adjoining King's Bedroom and Derek was assessing the energy at the castle.

Minutes before the footage was taken, the crew had had to pause filming because of a series of taps, footsteps and bangs that came from 'nowhere'.

When Bex mentioned the sighting to staff at the castle, they said the shadowy figure had often been spotted, but never before captured on film.

"It was so scary. I am quite tough on investigations but I was terrified because it seemed as though it was coming towards us. There was a real sense of unease that Derek had been picking up on since we got there.

Bex Palmer

Wearing a full suit of armour, and behaving in a manner that might best be described as authoritative, this ghostly figure has been seen stepping out in John of Gaunt's Gateway and bellowing "Get thee hence!"

Castle's website

"When we arrive at a new venue, we explore first before we turn the cameras on, just to get a feel for the place and see whether Derek is receiving any psychic connections. It felt really eerie and intense and Derek could tell very quickly that someone was nearby, moving around the rooms with us.

Bex Palmer