This is the mysterious moment a glass explodes without being touched inside a ‘haunted’ snooker club.
One possible rational explanation for the vessel shattering is that hot glass can break when subjected to sharp contrasts in temperature.
But Kayleigh Woods, a barmaid who was sitting yards away from the glass when it exploded in Newcastle’s Whitley Lodge Snooker and Sports Bar, says the glass was cool.
Kayleigh Woods, a barmaid who was sitting yards away from the glass when it erupted, says the glass was cold when it shattered
She has been suggesting for some time that the venue may be ‘haunted’.
‘You hear noises in different rooms, and a few staff members have admitted they don’t like going in after dark,’ said Ms Woods.
‘A lot of people have said they’ve heard stuff in the club. I’ve heard someone clear their throat when there was nobody else inside.
‘Whatever it is, I don’t think it is bad or evil – but I think it could be haunted.’
In CCTV footage she shared to
Ms Woods claims the regulars are spooked, saying they have never seen anything like it there before.
But not everyone agrees with her assessment.
Online, commenters are more sceptical – perhaps partly because Ms Woods has recently launched a ghost-hunting business.
She insists that is merely a ‘coincidence’, adding she’s never blamed the blast on ghosts, spirits or anything else that goes bump in the night – but is open to the idea that it is a possible explanation.
‘I’ve never said it is [the supernatural] – but I’ve no explanation to say it isn’t,’ she said.
‘I’m just open minded, and I would love it to be the case that it was.
‘People have said “oh it has just come out the dishwasher” but it can’t be – because we don’t have one.
‘A customer had actually just returned it, gone to get some ice from the machine, and then it happened.
Regulars at Newcastle’s Whitley Lodge Snooker and Sports Bar were said to have been spooked by the occurrence
‘All the customers turned around and went “wheeey” thinking it had been dropped – but then when they watched it back, people were like “what?!”.
‘They couldn’t believe it.’
Ms Woods made the clip public to ‘let people make up their own minds’.
‘This has happened hundreds of times at work – can be anything from the glass getting put down too hard to it being cold and the desk being hot,’ one person commented.
Another added: ‘Glasses tend to do this. Most bar staff will be like “oh there goes another Strongbow glass” not “oh my God ghosts”.’
Ms Woods, who has booked a medium for the snooker club in February, insists it isn’t a publicity stunt.
‘Anyone who knows me, knows I’ve talked for years about this place being potentially haunted,’ she insists.
‘It isn’t something I’ve conjured up – I couldn’t fake that video.’