Ghost hunters believe this spooky footage captures a haunted castle’s infamous ghost on camera for the first time. The eerie footage is thought to show the figure of ‘The Keeper’ standing motionless against a wall for almost 20 seconds, before steadily moving across the room and out of sight.
The creepy sighting was filmed at Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire, which been home to numerous ghostly sightings, including The Keeper – a man in a suit of armour known for shouting at guests. A group of professional ghost hunters caught the supposed spirit on film for the first time while recording their TV series in at the castle. (Source)
Kuchisake-onna, the “Slit-Mouthed Woman”, is a paranormal figure which frequently appears in Japanese folklore. Legend says that the woman was mutilated by her husband after he believed that she was cheating on him. By slicing open her mouth, he was said to believe that no man would find her attractive again. Now, she haunts unsuspecting men.
When Kuchisake-onna appears, she is reported to ask “Am I pretty?” to her unsuspecting victim. If he answers “yes” then she will remove her mask to reveal her wounds and ask the question once again. If the man answers “no” or appears distressed by her appearance, she is said to slit his mouth from ear to ear. If he answers “yes” once again, then she follows him home and murders him as he sleeps.
Kuchisake-onna first appeared in Japanese folklore in the 1970s. Several rumours of how to escape her soon began to wend throughout the country. For example, many believe that if you give her confusing answers such as “you are average” then they have enough time to escape before she attacks.