GHOST moves ladder in haunted Leeds library

  • Footage caught the ladder appearing to move without anyone touching it 
  • Paranormal investigator Sean Reynolds, 34, freaks out when he hears noises 
  • In the video, the ladder is against a bookshelf and visibly jolts to the left 
  • Despite being a ghost hunter, Mr Reynolds said the encounter ‘shook him’ 

This is the spine-chilling moment a ‘ghost’ appears to move a ladder along the bookshelf of a ‘haunted library’.

Footage caught the ladder appearing to move without anyone touching it at The Leeds Library in West Yorkshire.

Paranormal investigator Sean Reynolds, 34, freaks out when he hears a series of bangs and knocks, before a clock starts to chime.

The father-of-three turns to the camera to check where the noises were coming from.

In the video, the ladder is clearly propped up against the bookshelf and visibly jolts to the left.

Footage caught the ladder appearing to move without anyone touching it at The Leeds Library in West Yorkshire

Footage caught the ladder appearing to move without anyone touching it at The Leeds Library in West Yorkshire

In the video, the ladder is clearly propped up against the bookshelf and visibly jolts to the left

In the video, the ladder is clearly propped up against the bookshelf and visibly jolts to the left

Paranormal investigator Sean Reynolds, 34, freaks out when he hears a series of bangs and knocks, before a clock starts to chime

Paranormal investigator Sean Reynolds, 34, freaks out when he hears a series of bangs and knocks, before a clock starts to chime

Paranormal investigator Sean Reynolds, from Liverpool, with his partner Rebecca Palmer

Paranormal investigator Sean Reynolds, from Liverpool, with his partner Rebecca Palmer

Despite being a seasoned ghost hunter, Mr Reynolds said the encounter ‘shook him to the core’.

Mr Reynolds, from Liverpool, said: ‘We headed to The Leeds Library to investigate claims of paranormal happenings going on here.

‘Staff have reported books flying off the shelves in the library with no rational explanation. The sound of furniture being moved is also often heard and a mysterious gong like sound has also been heard reverberating around the building.

‘With so many claims of paranormal activity and the library appearing to have its own ghost, I could not wait to arrive at the location and start our investigation and filming for our TV series to see if we could capture any of the activity on camera.

‘During my investigation of the staff room in the library, I could clearly hear knocks and bangs which started to happen all around me and I was fully expecting a book to fly off a shelf so I pointed my camera in the direction of the sounds.

‘I was hoping that I would capture a book moving but what happened next shook me to the core with excitement and fear.

‘I heard a bang and then a chime of a clock and then with my very own eyes and on the camera, a ladder appears to move behind me.

‘Knowing that some force was needed to move a ladder, I hoped it was paranormal but at the same time I didn’t.

Despite being a seasoned ghost hunter, Mr Reynolds said the encounter 'shook him to the core'

Despite being a seasoned ghost hunter, Mr Reynolds said the encounter ‘shook him to the core’

Mr Reynolds said: 'My heart was pounding. Being in a room on your own and witnessing something like that happen is incredible'

Mr Reynolds said: ‘My heart was pounding. Being in a room on your own and witnessing something like that happen is incredible’

‘My heart was pounding. Being in a room on your own and witnessing something like that happen is incredible but also quite alarming and I needed to explore and see what could of caused the ladder to move.

‘I couldn’t find any plausible reason as to why it had moved. I tried again after reviewing the footage to see if the ladder had slipped in anyway and it had not. I can only put it down to paranormal intervention.

‘And together with the banging I had heard, this was a fantastic capture on camera for Ghost Dimension and who knows, maybe it was Vincent Sternberg making himself known and joining my investigation.’

Ghost hunter Sean Reynolds, 34 (pictured)

Ghost hunter Sean Reynolds, 34 (pictured)

Paranormal investigator Mr Reynolds and his partner Rebecca Palmer, 34, were filming at The Leeds Library for their TV series Ghost Dimension.

The couple’s research into the history of the library, which opened in 1808, revealed reports of a ghost of former head librarian Vincent Sternberg – dating back to 1844.

Mr Reynolds said: ‘The library is said to have its own librarian ghost, which is believed to be Vincent Sternberg, the previous head librarian.

‘In 1844, a staff member came face to face with this ghost. James Macalister, who was the current head librarian at the time, was working late when he saw the ghost, who would later be identified as Vincent.

‘He described the ghost as ‘of a pallid face and dark sunken eye sockets and walked with a shuffling gait’.

‘Charles Hargrove a local priest explained to James Macalister that Sternberg had been injured in a gunpowder blast and sustained injuries that matched the description that Macalister had given.’

Mr Reynold’s first encounter with the spirit world was when he was 15 and woke in the middle of the night to the ghost of a ‘big fella’ sat on the end of his bed wearing a lumberjack jacket and stroking his dog.

But he didn’t explore the paranormal again until he met Rebecca and the couple now live in a cemetery with their three children.

Paranormal investigator Mr Reynolds and his partner Rebecca Palmer, 34, were filming at The Leeds Library for their TV series Ghost Dimension

Paranormal investigator Mr Reynolds and his partner Rebecca Palmer, 34, were filming at The Leeds Library for their TV series Ghost Dimension

He said: ‘It all started when I was 15. I remember waking up and my dog Sam was asleep on the end of my bed and when I moved the cover I could see this guy sat stroking him.

‘A big ghostly fella and he was wearing a lumberjack jacket. Being a teenager I just pulled the cover over my head and went back to sleep.

‘But when I told my mum the next day, she told me it sounded exactly like someone she knew who had died.

‘I never stopped believing but I didn’t get back into exploring the paranormal properly until I met Rebecca.’