- Andrew Ward set up a camera in bid to catch paranormal activity in his cottage
- He captured eerie footage of a window opening which he says is proof of a ghost
- It comes after more than 30 years of rumours and speculation about property
A spirit hunter claims to have proved his cottage is haunted by releasing inexplicable footage of the moment a ‘ghost’ opened his bedroom window.
Andrew Ward was so convinced that his 400-year-old cottage in Cambridgeshire was haunted that he set up his camera to capture any paranormal activity.
The 62-year-old wholesaler believes this video confirms his belief that the property is haunted after more than 30 years of rumours and speculation by previous occupants and even a death there.
Andrew Ward, pictured, was convinced that his 400-year-old cottage in Cambridgeshire was haunted that he set up his camera to capture any paranormal activity
Eerie footage shows the latch on the window lifting up sharply on its own, swinging around and dropping back down.
Moments later the heavy-framed window opens on its own – despite no-one going anywhere near it.
Andrew said: ‘It’s definitely a ghost – it’s really spooky. I knew there was a ghost here and I was determined to prove it.
‘The two nights before it happened there was just nothing there but I was sure that one night I was just going to be lucky.
‘It could be a ghost ‘stepping in’ to my house. Every night it seems to be the windows. I always close them but some nights I wake up and they’re wide open.
‘Sometimes the blinds go up aswell. It’s all a bit strange why it should happen. It must be a ghost because I’ve got no other explanation as to what it is.
‘I remember waking up that morning last week feeling cold and the window was open even though I had left it closed.
‘I always know the ghost has been as soon as I wake up because it’s very very cold and and I just know that’s a result of the window being open.
Eerie footage shows the latch on the window lifting up sharply on its own, swinging around and dropping back down
Moments later the heavy-framed window opens on its own – despite no-one going anywhere near it
After seeing the footage, friends asked Andrew how he could still be sleeping in the house and one even told him he should put a crucifix up on his wall.
The cottage has developed a reputation in the village after years of reports of things going ‘bump in the night’.
Andrew said: ‘We live next to an old church in this part of Melbourn – it’s a very well known cottage and the whole area has quite a spooky presence about it.
‘We’ve had the property since the 1980s and we’ve had some tenants saying it’s so spooky they can’t live there.
‘There was an old woman who lived in the house before we got the property – she died there – but I’m not sure that has anything to do with the ghost.
‘My brother used to stay here years ago, before I moved in to live here. He said that when he was sleeping in bed here it felt like something was ‘pushing down’ on top of him – pushing down on his chest.
‘He reported other things too. Like, for example, he noticed movements.
‘He noticed things going bump in the night – the house made noises but when he went to check there was never anything there.
Andrew said: ‘It’s definitely a ghost – it’s really spooky. I knew there was a ghost here and I was determined to prove it’
‘He said he could hear what sounded like footsteps climbing the stairs and, after hearing things, he’d find the window open the next day.
‘His cat would never want to go upstairs so I thought perhaps it was a haunted presence up there.’
While the video appears to show the window being unlatched by itself with no one nearby it, Andrew is adamant that the only explanation is that it was a ghost.
Andrew said: ‘I left the camera on a few times overnight.
‘I got the idea to just leave it rolling each night last week – three nights later and that’s happened – I can’t explain it.
‘I’ve had a lot of interest. I’ve had a lot of people asking me ‘is your house really haunted?’
‘I set up the camera and put it on overnight record to decisively prove that that it was a spirit.
‘I just can’t explain it – none of it makes any sense – so it’s definitely a ghost.
‘I’m going to keep investigating to see what happens next – I’m sure this place is haunted.’