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Beer Hating Ghost
« on: June 02, 2010, 07:31:26 pm »
A mysterious moving pint glass has been captured on CCTV at the New Inn in Gloucester, which has a reputation for hauntings.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/gloucestershire/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8706000/8706656.stm
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Re: Beer Hating Ghost
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2010, 04:18:16 pm »
A mysterious moving pint glass has been captured on CCTV at the New Inn in Gloucester, which has a reputation for hauntings.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/gloucestershire/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8706000/8706656.stm

I'll have to go there sometime, sounds cool. As long as it's not my beer, that is.
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Re: Beer Hating Ghost
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2010, 04:25:51 pm »
It's a sign all right. "Going out of business"
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2010, 09:12:30 pm »
Actually, that wouldn't surprise me.  Most pubs, especially independent ones, are having a really rough time right now.  If I was at one with a reputation for haunting, I'd try and fake some paranormal activity to bring the punters in.

Especially in Gloucester, which is full of New Age hippies and psychics.

NOTE: havent seen the video, as my connection is too slow.  Just suggesting a likely scenario.

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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2010, 08:53:20 pm »
Actually, that wouldn't surprise me.  Most pubs, especially independent ones, are having a really rough time right now.  If I was at one with a reputation for haunting, I'd try and fake some paranormal activity to bring the punters in.

Especially in Gloucester, which is full of New Age hippies and psychics.

NOTE: havent seen the video, as my connection is too slow.  Just suggesting a likely scenario.

The video is not very good quality so you can't really get a good sense of what's happening. Though it does have an earmark or two of a set-up.
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2010, 09:10:05 pm »
I've seen half-full glass cups spontaneously slide around on smooth surfaces after enough condensation collects at the bottom.
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Re: Beer Hating Ghost
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2010, 02:58:59 am »
I've seen half-full glass cups spontaneously slide around on smooth surfaces after enough condensation collects at the bottom.

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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2010, 09:01:50 pm »
Yups. Trad English straight ale glasses are very smooth and flat on the bottom too. Fairly simple setup.
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Re: Beer Hating Ghost
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2010, 06:32:12 pm »
I've seen half-full glass cups spontaneously slide around on smooth surfaces after enough condensation collects at the bottom.

I've seen this too, especially in summer when the liquid under the glass warms up enough to expand a bit.
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Re: Beer Hating Ghost
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2010, 10:56:05 pm »
I've seen half-full glass cups spontaneously slide around on smooth surfaces after enough condensation collects at the bottom.

I've seen this too, especially in summer when the liquid under the glass warms up enough to expand a bit.

And don't Brits serve their beer warm?

If the glass was still hot from a dishwasher it easily could have caused that to occur.

And yeah, I've watched it happen every once and a while.

There's even a pause before it builds up enough to move too.
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Re: Beer Hating Ghost
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2010, 12:37:44 am »
Most places don't serve it warm now, though I'm led to believe this historically was the case (Blame Thatcher...dunno if she was the cause, but she's a good suspect).  But older pubs normally have poor ventilation, meaning it can get hot in there quickly, not only in summer but just when there are more than few people in the same part of the bar.