According to a daily, manager of the inn, Tony Dooley, said that he discovered the spirit when he saw a glass smashed on the floor and out of suspicion went to check the CCTV and found it had stopped working.

Dooley added that when he checked the footage on the camera, it revealed a shadowy figure.

The pub is supposedly haunted by the Seventh Earl of Derby, James Stanley, who was beheaded in 1651.

Hundreds of soldiers and civilians were also killed outside the pub in 1644’s Bolton Massacre.

Tony asserted that there have always been rumours of haunting and occasionally you hear things and wonder if it’s just the building settling down or whether it’s something else.

Courtesy: Mid-day

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