an early investigation at Lupton House we focused our attention
to the 'Folly', a small, derelict cottage within the vicinity
of the mansion. During the investigation Mike, Pete and Chris
went out with the intention of walking around to the old stable
area because of previous feelings that have been picked up
around there. This is what was captured on video.
it doesn't look too impressive. What is it? A spot of light,
oh... that's interesting. But, if you start to add a little
logical thought to it it becomes pretty interesting. Below
is a list of possibilities and reasoning as to why or why
not it may be the case...
IR light reflecting from the eye of an animal
Out of all the possibilities, this is the most likely. However
- we were outside and were walking around making a noise.
Pete was talking at the time. If a creature of the night hears
this sort of thing they usually fix their gaze on where the
noises are coming from to see if they are coming from friend
or foe (the 'rabbit in the headlights' type stance). The light
recorded seemed to just softly float in and then move back
on itself slightly before disappearing for good. The positioning
of the light seems to be inconsistant with an animal eye.
It starts off pretty high up in the foliage and then moves
quickly down really close to the ground before disappearing.
You also have to consider that the ground where the light
was recorded was dry-leaves. If anything walked on that ground
then it would have made a crunching in the undergrowth. If
you listen carefully to the video no such sound is heard.
insect such as a firefly
Again, another possibility. The glow of a firefly however
can be seen with the naked eye, and they don't just suddenly
disappear into nowhere like the light here does. Also, I can't
find any reference to fireflies being native to the UK. There
is, however, references to glow-worms living in Britain, but
would they really have moved in this sort of pattern?
floating down in front of the camera
This would be impossible. If you watch the video closely you
can clearly see that the lights are moving behind the trees
and bushes. No item like dust or debris that far away would
reflect the IR back like that.
anybody can offer any other potential explanation as to what
this video might be showing then please feel free to contact
us and let us know!