PORTSMOUTH, NH – A strange mist passing in front of a security camera at The Liberty Restaurant has sparked speculation of paranormal activity. The restaurant, located in a historic Portsmouth hotel rumored to be haunted, shared security footage on Tuesday showing a foggy anomaly setting off their motion sensors Monday night.
Around midnight, interior alarms were triggered by motion detected from the outside camera aimed at the street. However, the camera did not capture any discernible cause for the fog, like car lights or wind. With no obvious explanation, the owners theorized the mist could be related to ghosts known to occupy the basement below the restaurant.
“For the very first time, our motion detector alarms inside the building were set off by this camera motion caught on video in the dead of night outside the window,” the owners wrote on Facebook. “The interior sensors cannot see what the camera outside sees.”
The Liberty Hotel dates back to 1825 and has a reputation for hauntings. Restaurant staff have reported seeing spirits and other unexplained activity, especially in the basement section where the eatery is located. This recent foggy shape passing the camera joins a long list of alleged paranormal encounters.
Skeptics argue the anomaly could simply be camera glare or a technical malfunction. But the timing of the interior alarm triggering along with the restaurant’s haunted history have many proclaiming this as possible evidence of its resident ghosts caught on tape.