By Kim Reader
This is the spine-tingling moment a personal trainer claims he was attacked by an ‘angry’ cave ghost before the spirit ‘manifested itself’ and skulked off into the shadows.
Tony Ferguson, 33, was exploring a cave in the Brecon Beacons, South Wales, when a ghostly mist launched itself at him and ‘passed through’ his body – leaving the fitness fanatic so winded he thought he might pass out.
As he turned to ‘get the hell out’ of the cave, regretting his decision to enter alone, Tony then believes he witnessed the furious spirit manifest itself before disappearing into a wall.
After hearing numerous accounts of paranormal activity in the caves but never seeing any evidence, Tony set out to investigate on September 17 – and captured his ‘strange’ encounter in eerie footage.
A keen ghost hunter, Tony said the spooky video should serve as a warning to others with a passion for the paranormal never to investigate alone.
Tony, from Southampton, Hampshire, said: “People had told me about having paranormal experiences in the cave but nobody had taken any video or pictures so I decided to explore.
“As soon as I walked in, I could sense something was following me.
“Then I saw this mist come at me. It went straight through my body and left me feeling really winded. I felt like I was going to pass out.
“As soon as it happened, my first thought was ‘I need to get the hell out of here’. It was too much.
“I turned around straight away to leave and as I turned, the spirit manifested itself. I could see it stood there then it suddenly disappeared into a wall.
“It was so strange. I’ve seen so many manifestations and it’s obvious they’re human but this had long arms – so long its hands were almost touching the floor.
“I have no idea what it was but it was definitely angry. It didn’t want me in there so it decided to attack.
“I have always investigated alone because I get good results and I’ll continue to but I definitely won’t be going into anymore caves without telling anyone where I am.
“If I had been knocked out, I could have been left there for quite some time before somebody found me.
“This video just shows how dangerous it can be. And even though I investigate alone, I wouldn’t advise anyone else to. This should be a warning.”
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 granddad’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 granddad’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.”