Are the ghosts of Orpington Priory joining the battle against the historic building’s closure?
A dark figure can be seen lurking in the grounds of the grade II listed medieval building during a video campaigning against the proposed closure of borough’s oldest building by Bromley Council.
Orpington resident, Steve Sangster of Broomhill Road filmed a campaign video early on Sunday February 22 in a bid to highlight the campaign.
The amateur film-maker noticed a surprise guest one minute and 25 seconds into the film which features overhead shots of the Priory filmed on a drone.
Is this dark figure (circled) a ghost?
The 32-year-old said: “When I watched it back I noticed a dark figure in one shot, I zoomed in and it was like they were talking to somebody.
“I filmed really early in the morning and I don’t remember anyone being there.
“Normally the only spirit I believe in is vodka.
“Maybe the spirits have come back to save the Priory.”
Is this Orpington Priory's resident spook?
Mr Sangster added: “Orpington doesn’t have a lot of architecture.
“It’s a shame that they want to sell it off, it’s the oldest building in the borough and if it was sold people wouldn’t be able to go inside anymore.”