Ghost hunters capture voice on recorder

A team of ghost hunters have captured haunting images showing a shadowy figure standing next to a noose at an abandoned mental asylum.

The group of paranormal investigators believe they caught the proof of the afterlife after a spooky visit to Pool Parc asylum in Ruthin, north Wales. They also captured chilling video footage of "growling" and "screaming" noises as they made their way around the dilapidated 200-year-old manor house.

Beth Hopper, 32, who runs Spirit Walkers, said they only discovered the image of what they believe could be a ghost standing by an open window once they returned home. The six-strong group had gone armed with specialist equipment including night vision cameras and EVP (electronic voice phenomena) devices.

Mum-of-three Beth, said: "We were filming through a broken window and I just can't explain the growling sound I heard on the film when I got back to the car.

"Its about one minute and five seconds into the footage, I thought, what the hell is that?

"I also got those screams on the electronic voice phenomena. It was quite disturbing. People have said to me they can hear the sound of torture.

"If you picture the mental asylum and what might've happened there, that might explain it. It is just a horrible sound.

"I've been there several times and have heard voices and footsteps. One girl said she felt a nurse was standing right in front of her in the dark.

"We'd also heard reports of an ex-patient there who thinks he's a Roman soldier and who marches up and down the corridor and throws stones at people.

"It was pretty creepy"

"I was glad to get out of there in the end! But then when we did we saw a noose hanging from a window that we hadn't spotted with our torches before we went in. "It wasn't until I lightened the picture later that we saw what could be a figure in the window. It was pretty creepy.

"The spirits could be trying to send a signal of the pain they went through there. My team say spirits are drawn to me because of my bubbly personality.

Pool Parc dates back to the 16th Century when it was home to the Salesbury family and the manor house was rebuilt for William Bagot, 2nd Baron Bagot, in the 1820s.

It was apparently lost in a bet by the Bagot family and it was later sold to the District Health Authority, becoming a convalescent home and then an asylum, used as an overspill for North Wales Hospital in Denbigh before closing in 1989.

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