Security camera footage said to be from an office in Castlefield House on Liverpool Road, Manchester, shows what appears to be paranormal activity. Originally posted in 2012, it has received renewed attention as a YouTube user labeled it recently as new footage from the Karkardooma district court in New Delhi—a court believed by lawyers and many others who work there to be haunted.
Though the footage may have been mislabeled, it is also spooky. Furthermore, surveillance footage has also been captured at the Indian court showing strange phenomena, such as computers turning on and off, strange lights, and more. Annie Gowen, New Delhi bureau chief for the Washington Post, recently wrote about the “haunting” after reviewing the footage and speaking with staff members. The Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) has also investigated the “haunting.”
Above, you’ll see the Manchester footage. At about 24 seconds into the video, you can see a shadow flit by. When you get to about 35 seconds, your heart will jump into your throat. An invisible force seems to storm through the office, sending papers and more flying in its wake. When all the computers flick on and off, it certainly looks like something out of a horror movie.
At about 3 minutes and 25 seconds, a door opens and you can imagine some being walking through the door and looking right at the camera. If the footage is genuine, it is chilling.
The two videos below have been posted on YouTube and are said to be from the Karkardooma district court. They match the description given by Gowen of the court videos.
Over the past year, said Gowen, strange events have occurred at the courthouse, including books disappearing, strange noises being heard, computers turning on and off, and more.
When the surveillance cameras were set up to investigate and the footage showed puzzling lights moving about the offices, lawyer Sushil Sharma felt vindicated. He’s seen objects moving on their own in the building late in the evening and he’s among those who believe the court is haunted.
“I was fully conscious. I’m not a drug addict, I’m a lawyer,” he told Gowen. “I believe something is happening here. We should talk about it.”
Rajnish Jha, who has investigated the paranormal activity at the court, told IANS: “During investigations, we found that the computers were turning on automatically due to the self-programming software installed in the computers and the [light] bubbles were caused by the creation of an electromagnetic field in the room which is not visible to the naked eye … The electromagnetic field could have been generated due to the power house which supplies electricity to the entire building, below the library.”
The missing books, moving objects, and noises, however, were unexplained. Jha said: “We have experienced some abnormal activities and there might be something inside the building.”