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Ghostly Figure Spotted at Indian Restaurant
Chester Chroinicle ^ | Apr 30, 2014 | David Holmes

Posted on 04/30/2014 3:59:28 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Owner of Bombay Palace in Upper Northgate Street unnerved by snapshot

This ghoulish face peering out of the darkness from the gents in a city centre Indian restaurant is enough to give anybody the willies.

Aaron Ali, co-owner of the family-run Bombay Palace restaurant in Upper Northgate Street, Chester, was sitting in the dark at the front of the eating house about 3am one morning, just before last Christmas, when he heard the sound of a door banging.

Everybody else had gone home, except for the waiter who had retired to his upstairs living quarters, and Mr Ali decided to film the scene on his mobile because he was slightly unnerved by the noise.

However, his mobile was set on stills camera mode and he took a snap shot which looked innocuous at first. However, on zooming in he spotted the creepy looking face in the background, positioned where the gents toilet mirror is located.

Mr Ali explained: “I thought it must be the light hitting the mirror in the gents toilet because when we clean up we use a mop to hold the door open. I thought it was some sort of reflection.

“When you first look at the photo you think there’s nothing there but when you zoom in you can see what looks like a face.”

Mr Ali said customers, a handyman who does work at the restaurant, the chef and his brother Zafor, with whom he runs the business, had always thought there was “something” towards the back of the building.

In addition, an empty coffin had been found in the cellar of the restaurant in the 1980s with no explanation as to what it was doing there.

Mr Ali, from Newton, denied altering the image, saying: “I don’t know anything about computers.”

He had been reluctant to share the photo because he does not want to unsettle his young children who often visit the restaurant. “I don’t want to scare them,” he said.


TOPICS: Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: chester; ghosts; indian

Is this ghoulish face of a ghost in the city's Bombay Palace restaurant in Upper Northgate Street?

1 posted on 04/30/2014 3:59:28 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

If the curry is hot enough you can see almost anything!


2 posted on 04/30/2014 4:03:39 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: nickcarraway

I always heard that you had to be careful because some food could come back at you!


3 posted on 04/30/2014 4:04:46 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: nickcarraway

Must be a slow news day, I don’t see it. Is it the two eyes on top of the pic with a white dot in the middle or is it the two eyes with the rectangle between them at the bottom of the page. I guess I’m seeing two ghostly figures.


4 posted on 04/30/2014 4:06:20 PM PDT by Vinylly (?)
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To: nickcarraway

Looks computer animated, too perfect being cut in half like that, and looks strange, like it was digitally made.


5 posted on 04/30/2014 4:09:42 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: nickcarraway

6 posted on 04/30/2014 4:13:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: nickcarraway

7 posted on 04/30/2014 4:14:30 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vinylly

Top right grey blob. Zoom to 400.


8 posted on 04/30/2014 4:15:07 PM PDT by bgill
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To: nickcarraway

9 posted on 04/30/2014 4:17:44 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: nickcarraway

There are no ghosts.


10 posted on 04/30/2014 4:18:19 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: nickcarraway

Truly creepy.


11 posted on 04/30/2014 4:33:47 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: nickcarraway

Elvis. Of course.


12 posted on 04/30/2014 4:34:37 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: I want the USA back

I DO believe in spooks, I DO believe in spooks, I DO, I DO, I DO believe in spooks!

13 posted on 04/30/2014 4:38:55 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: nickcarraway

The ghost of Danzig/Misfits?


14 posted on 04/30/2014 4:40:19 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: nickcarraway

It looks like some girl’s rear.


15 posted on 04/30/2014 4:49:21 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: nickcarraway

It’s Beetlejuice.


16 posted on 04/30/2014 4:49:52 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: bgill

-— Top right grey blob. Zoom to 400. -—

Yikes!


17 posted on 04/30/2014 4:53:20 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: nickcarraway

18 posted on 04/30/2014 5:29:58 PM PDT by Bobalu (What cannot be programmed cannot be physics)
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To: nickcarraway

“I am the ghost of the chicken vindaloo. You said I was ‘mild’, even though I was laced with Bhut Jolokia peppers. So I am condemned to wander that customer’s intestines in torment, until I can burn my way out.”


19 posted on 04/30/2014 6:40:32 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: nickcarraway

There are two restaurants in Connecticut that is haunted - the Simsbury Chart House and East Windsor’s J. Pasco’s. Personally I been in J. Pasco’s and my silverware moved.


20 posted on 04/30/2014 6:50:28 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: I want the USA back

I respectfully disagree. There are ghosts.


21 posted on 04/30/2014 6:52:09 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: ExCTCitizen

For certain


22 posted on 04/30/2014 6:58:51 PM PDT by Therapsid
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To: I want the USA back

You sound like my father who died about 20 months ago in an assisted living facility across town from his house.

I inherited his house and my nephew lives with me there while he looks for work. Many people, friends of my nephew who have come to visit, have seen a tall bearded man, white beard and white clothing, accompanying my nephew immediately outside the house or watching them inside the home.

My nephew shows them family photos we have framed and hanging on a wall. The visitors always identify the ghost as my dad.

He has never appeared or spoken to me, but has twice notified me with his pipe tobacco smoke to the presence of small electrical fires in the home’s walls.

Believe in ghosts? What do you think. My father certainly did not believe in them and our situation is certainly ironic.


23 posted on 04/30/2014 7:37:28 PM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Therapsid
I was at J. Pasco's with a sales rep for a business meeting. He saw the silverware moving, too.

Great food there.

24 posted on 04/30/2014 7:52:08 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: All
Probably a ruse to get the restaurant included on the local ghost tours so tourists will come back and eat...:^)

Ghost tours seem to be a giant business in all of the old UK cities.

First few hits on Google -

http://www.ghostcity.co.uk/

http://www.hauntedchester.com/tours.htm

http://chesterghosttours.webs.com/

However, Chester's old city centre is certainly worth a visit -


25 posted on 04/30/2014 8:08:16 PM PDT by az_gila
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To: ExCTCitizen

I was in Tours France about 4 weeks ago for business in a very old hotel (had been visited by Napoleon, Churchill, and a ton of other notables,I’d give it 3.5 stars) on like the 6th floor or so and at 2:30 in the morning someone grabbed me by the shoulder and pulled me partially up out of bed. I’m fairly certain I hollared out loud. Pulled the hand off turned looked - nothing. Turned all the lights on nothing. But I could feel something toward the window watching me. Sat up the rest of the night talking to it - said a few prayers as well. Funny thing is I’m not sure if he (the feel of the hand on my shoulder was a guys) understood a word I spoke - after all he was likely French. Likely the scariest thing that I’ve ever had happen to me - worse then the car rollover, etc.

In the 80s coming home from work one night (Thursday 13th full moon not a cloud about 10pm) during high school I ran over a large cat by the old town graveyard - it was coming out of the drainage ditch across the road. The Ford Escort I was in lifted up on both front and back wheels so I knew I’d hit it and hard. Got out of the car to see if I could ID it and notify the owner...it was a small town...nothing, no cat, no stains, no fur, no prints. I went back the next day nothing. It was just gone.


26 posted on 04/30/2014 11:52:56 PM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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To: SatinDoll

Since my mother passed over 4 years ago I have had the same thing happen twice....and she did not live with me or die here.
I am laying on our couch in the afternoon watching tv and kind of in the zone where totally relaxed but not asleep when I clearly hear her say my name. Both times I have sat straight up and looked around when Hubby will look at me and say....what?


27 posted on 05/01/2014 8:21:43 AM PDT by sheana
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