Sweet Tooth: Police Confirm Footage From Australia Show A Ghost ‘s Penchant For Sweets
A FRUIT snack mysteriously flung 6m on to the floor of a locked and empty supermarket has sparked theories that a poltergeist is on the prowl.
Paranormal experts are now studying footage from three security cameras after IGA owner Norm Hurst captured the bizarre footage at his Brompton business, which was been plagued by unexplained incidents.
The motion-activated CCTVs in his store recorded a late-night incident last Thursday which sent chills down his spine - and was watched by 50,000 fascinated viewers on AdelaideNow and its sister websites yesterday.
Other Adelaide ``spooky'' places include Adelaide Arcade, said to host the ghost of a former caretaker, and Carclew Youth Arts' mansion, said to host the ghost of a woman thrown to her death from the tower.
Adelaide Gaol has the reputation of being the city's most haunted place, because of 45 executions taking place up to 1954.
The store's cameras automatically shut down after 15 minutes when there is no movement, but at 11.30pm they clearly capture an incident that cannot be easily explained.
"This packet of Roll-Ups, which are supposed to be in the next aisle, has flung out on to the floor. It's not just slid off, it's been thrown out from the pasta (shelf)," Mr Hurst told The Advertiser yesterday.
The product is kept at the other end of the next aisle, about 6m from where the packet landed.
One camera shows the packet suddenly appearing on the floor, while two others show it actually landing on the floor, suggesting that some kind of movement had already triggered their operation when the incident occurred.
There was no evidence of a break-in and the alarms were not activated.
Adelaide Paranormal Detectives co-founder Jessica Pulvirenti said the footage appeared to be genuine.
"From what I've seen of the video, it doesn't look like there are any wires around it," she said.
"It's not falling, it looks like it's been pushed."
Mr Hurst says that since he took over the business in October last year, "some strange things have happened".
The previous owner had told Mr Hurst that there was something strange about the store but he dismissed it . He is now rethinking that position.
"I think the ghost has a sweet tooth," he said.
"The other thing that's happened is with cookie dough.
" I think it's pretty cool actually, it hasn't done anything nasty."
Ms Pulvirenti said there were various ways to investigate paranormal phenomenon, including capturing electronic voice phenomena.
Once a spirit has been detected prayers and cleansing rituals are used to ask the spirit to move on, she said.