By Kim Reader
A fitness coach was left ‘freaked out’ after he claims a poltergeist threw his camera across the cabin of a WWII plane before the spirit of the female co-pilot appeared as a white ‘angel’s feather’.
In the first of two spine-tingling videos, Tony Ferguson asks whatever is haunting the former military seaplane to make itself known before a series of loud bangs echo through the empty cabin.
When the 33-year-old asked again for the entity to show itself, Tony’s camera – which had also been experiencing interference often associated with paranormal activity – was hurled to the ground.
Personal trainer Tony was so intrigued by his ‘horror movie’ encounter in October 2017 that he returned to the Short flying boat – the centrepiece at Southampton’s Solent Sky Museum – this month.
Entering the eerie aircraft again, Tony called out for the entity but this time captured amazing footage of what looks like a white feather appear out of nowhere and float across the cabin before vanishing again.
Tony, of Southampton, Hants, said: “I first visited the museum at the end of last year. As soon as I went into the plane I felt this pressure on my whole body and I had this horrible feeling of dread.
“I started filming and my camera kept going whacky. I had been filming earlier in the day without any problems and it’s been fine ever since.
“That kind of equipment interference is associated with paranormal activity and bad energy but I had never seen anything like it before – only in horror films.
“I knew there was something in there and I asked it to make itself known and suddenly there was this loud banging. It really freaked me out.
“I asked it again and my camera suddenly flew across the cabin onto the floor like something threw it. It really shocked me, it was frightening.
“I knew it must have been a poltergeist. Poltergeists are manifestations of bad energy and they never actually appear.
“I couldn’t get over that first experience so I decided to go back to the plane this month. I did the same and asked the entity to make itself known but this time something amazing happened.
“I saw this thing appear and float across the cabin in front of the camera, it was like a white angel’s feather.
“The way it moved and the way it appeared and then slowly disintegrated before my eyes, I knew it couldn’t just be dust. I think it was the spirit of the female co-pilot.
“The plane was obviously such an important place to her that she still comes back to visit.”
The flying boat, a plane capable of landing on water, was built in 1943 as a military specification Sunderland aircraft and was later converted into a civilian Sandringham version.
Tony got into ghost hunting just over a year ago after developing a fascination with the paranormal as a child.
Throughout his childhood Tony had a number of ghostly encounters with the spirits of a man and young girl in his grandad’s house.
After his paranormal experiences only became more frequent as an adult, Tony became convinced that something about his ‘energy’ attracts spooks.
Tony said: “My grandad’s house was haunted. There was loads of activity there with things flying around and the spirits of a man and girl always visiting so I was constantly surrounded by it.
“Growing up around it meant I was intrigued from a very young age and as I got older I realised that I had this gift where any time I went into a haunted place, spirits would appear.
“It must be something about my energy that just attracts them. It did used to scare me but I’ve got used to it now, most spirits aren’t harmful at all.
“I decided to pursue this gift and picked up paranormal investigation as a hobby. At first I didn’t share my videos or photos with anyone because it was a very personal journey.
“But after a while I decided I wanted to share some of the amazing things I have seen to open other people’s eyes to the paranormal world.”