Video captures Sunderland pub ghost 'knocking pint off table'

CCTV footage shows the moment a pint flies off a table at a pub in Sunderland, and the landlord says ghostly spirits are to blame .

Monday, 28th September 2020, 11:06 am

CCTV footage from The Victoria Gardens Pub in Hendon caught a pint being thrown off a table, despite no person touching the glass.

And the landlord has said it was the work of the pub’s resident ghost after sharing the video on the Facebook and Instagram.

During the video a full pint can be seen on a table, as well as a man sitting alongside the table, the pint is then launched onto the floor despite nobody being near it.

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CCTV captured spooky activity at the Victoria Gardens pub

It’s not the first time the pub ghost has been causing trouble, Helen Maddison, manager at The Victoria Gardens Pub said.

She said: “There has been lots of ghost stories over the year as this building was a coach house before any of the houses were here.

"There was nobody else around when the pint fell off the table, we seem to get strange things happen in the same corner of the pub.”

Some of the pub’s historical ghost stories include other glasses being smashed, chairs moving and eerie feelings of spirits down the cellar.

Helen Maddison took over the Victoria Gardens pub. last year

The pub has since had mediums contact them to investigate the paranormal activity.

Helen said: “A medium came in and said we have several ghosts here, among them is one nice one that isn’t any bother and one mean one.

"A while ago we had a Freddie Mercury impersonator here, he picked up on the ghosts and said that one seemed to be mischievous rather than mean.”

"The medium said that one of the ghosts only acts up when it gets too noisy, maybe he just enjoys peace and quiet!”

Helen Maddison who runs the Victoria Gardens pub with her dog Bruce, she says she isn't bothered by the ghost, nor are her regulars.

Despite the spooky events, Helen and her regular customers are unphased.

She said: "We have a laugh about it, I don’t think anybody is too bothered by our resident ghosts.”

The nineteenth century pub re-opened last June after a refurbishment and has allegedly had it’s fair share of paranormal incidents over its years.

The Victoria Gardens Pub is not the only haunted pub in Sunderland as reports of crying, screaming and singing have been heard at The Isis on Silksworth Row, which are said to be from the victims of Mary Ann Cotton.

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