Watch: Pub manager spooked by ghost nicknamed 'Lady Landsdowne'

By Hannah Phillips & Daniel Smith

A pub manager fears the boozer's resident spook nicknamed 'Lady Lansdowne' may leave staff too scared to come into work - as spooky footage shows a chair tucking itself in under the table and a chalkboard moving on its own.

CCTV footage captured the moment a chair apparently moved on its own while Hayley Budd was taking a break from serving thirsty punters at The Lansdowne Pub in Cardiff, south east Wales, at around 7.30pm on July 26.

Hayley, who has worked behind the bar for eight years, said it isn't the first time a creepy incident has happened as the pub is rumoured to be haunted by the ghost of a woman dubbed by regulars as 'Lady Lansdowne'.

While the 33-year-old isn't too spooked by her presence, she fears staff may leave due to their own eerie encounters.

In the footage, Hayley can be seen scrolling through her phone and after catching the chair move looking around to see who the culprit was.

In separate footage, a member of the bar staff can be seen looking perplexed as a chalkboard appears to start swinging of its own accord.

Hayley, from Cardiff, said: "I wasn't looking at the chair, I was looking at my phone but I saw it out of the corner of my eye.

"I heard it as well so I asked a customer if they had seen anything and they'd also heard the noise.

"I always try to find the most logical explanation so in the video you can see me looking to see if it was something in my bag that had moved then I was trying to tell myself that maybe it was the wind.

"I've tried to recreate it so many times but there's no logical explanation. I checked the CCTV to make sure I hadn't been imagining it.

"I wasn't frightened enough to quit my job and run out of there but I was really shocked.

"I wasn't expecting to see that at all. I don't frighten easily so I still sit at that table on my breaks."

A pub manager fears the boozer's resident spook nicknamed 'Lady Lansdowne' may leave staff too scared to come into work (Kennedy Media)

Other strange occurrences include a chalkboard suddenly swinging and the sound of furniture being moved.

The mum-of-three said: "Weird things do happen but nothing quite as blatant and obvious as this.

"There's a long-term rumour among the regulars about a woman haunting the pub and people who live in the flats above the pub say there's strange goings-on up there.

"When I close the pub and there's no customers, I'll go into the cellar to do paperwork or change a barrel and it sounds like there's furniture moving upstairs but when I go up, everything is as I left it.

The spooky footage shows a chair tucking itself in under the table and a chalkboard moving on its own (Kennedy Media)

"It's just so weird that it was a chair that moved when I always hear furniture moving.

"I'm not scared just because I've worked here for eight years and she's never done anything that's a cause for concern.

"She clearly just wants to make herself known."

The Lansdowne Pub in Cardiff (Kennedy Media)

Although Hayley isn't too concerned by the presence of a ghost, she says that some of the staff have threatened to leave if they ever come into contact with it.

She said: "One girl who works here thought she'd bumped into another member of staff but when she turned around, he wasn't there.

"Nobody has ever physically seen her standing in front of them but a couple of weeks ago, the chalkboard started randomly swinging.

"A lot of the staff have said that if anything like that happens when they're there then they'll go home so I hope Lady Lansdowne takes that into consideration because I don't want to be short-staffed."

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