Bolton’s oldest pub could about to hit it big in Japan, after a film crew from the country flew to the UK to document ghostly sightings at the historic boozer.
Regulars at Ye Olde Man and Scythe have seen many strange sights over the years - including, some say, ghosts at the haunted public house - but none so strange as the team from Fuji TV who travelled 6,000 miles to try to catch a glimpse of a ghoul.
Fuji TV, one of Japan’s largest television stations, selected the pub in Churchgate as one of its stops in filming a show on paranormal activity in the UK, and producers were baffled as to why the pub still remained popular with locals – despite its spooky reputation.
The pub’s owner Richard Greenwood said: “They just could not understand why we were not bothered about the sightings. They said in Japan nobody would go near the place. It was funny watching their faces as I told the stories, but they were really nice guys and it all seemed to go well.”