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Floating tea bags brewing ghost fears at Whitstable Nutrition Centre

25 July 2013
by Jamie Bullen

As the man looks at a product, a box of tea bags appears to levitate from a shelf behind him

 

Video showing products from a Whitstable shop levitating before crashing to the ground has sparked fears of a ghost wandering the aisles.

Shopkeeper Michelle Newbold said she is baffled after CCTV from the Whitstable Nutrition Centre captured two boxes of tea bags hover off the shelves while a customer browses unaware.

The footage, uploaded to YouTube, then shows them drop to floor and startle the man.

The High Street shop, which sells a range of natural products, has now become a viral sensation.

Ms Newbold said: "I was perplexed I suppose. I just couldn't believe it.

"I have no idea about how it has happened. It is just a complete mystery.

"I have never seen anything like it since I've been running the shop. The customer never said anything and I don't even know who it was."

 Video: Tea bag boxes levitating from the shelves of a Whitstable shop 

Ms Newbold runs the shop with her step-mother and father Michael Knowles, who has run businesses in Whitstable since the 1970s when he opened a hairdressers.

She said the footage has not changed her sceptical views on the paranormal - although she admits she has no idea how to explain it.

Michelle Newbold was left stunned after a ghostly figure was captured on CCTV

Michelle Newbold was left stunned after a ghostly figure was captured on CCTV

Whitstable Nutrition Centre has seen ghostly goings on

Whitstable Nutrition Centre has seen ghostly goings on

Ms Newbold added: "I showed my dad and he couldn't quite believe it as well. I review the CCTV about once a week and that's when I came across it.

"We check sometimes if we think something is suspicious or if a dodgy character is in the shop.

"I'd be interested to find out more if anyone knows anything because I have no clue. I have never seen anything like this since I have been in the shop."

"I don't believe in ghosts and this hasn't changed anything."

A customer on camera in Whitstable Nutrition Centre

He browses the shelves for health products

As the man looks at a product, a box of tea bags appears to levitate from a shelf behind him

The man examines a box that has fallen to the floor - oblivious to another product that appears to be hovering

The YouTube video has received more than 8,000 hits in just a few days.

One viewer describing the incident as "freaky", adding: "I would run a mile if that happened to me."

What do you think of the video? Leave your comments below.

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