The "spooky" video shows gym equipment in a park in Jhansi, moving on its own without anyone using them. Many who watched it felt that it appeared the equipment was being moved by a "ghost".
The video was shot in Jhansi's Kashiram Park and went so viral that cops had to intervene. However, after inquiry, police found that there was no such thing as ghosts after all. Or did they?
As per reports, cops asked residents to not worry or pay attention to rumours about "ghosts" and added that the video was possibly the result of a prank.
Taking to Twitter, Additional Superintendent of Police Rahul Srivastav took to Twitter to shared the video of the "fitness freak ghost".
"Jhansi got a tip-off about an open gym being used by ghosts! Team laid siege and soon found the real ghosts. Some mischievous person made a video of moving swing and shared on social media,".
Fitness freak ghost 👻?@jhansipolice got a tip off about an open gym being used by ghosts!Team laid seige & soon found t real ghosts-Some mischievous person made video of moving swing & shared on #socialmedia. Miscreants will b hosted in a ‘haunted’ lockup soon #NoHostForGhost pic.twitter.com/JUaYt4IJMS— RAHUL SRIVASTAV (@upcoprahul) June 12, 2020
The cop added, "Miscreants will b hosted in a ‘haunted’ lockup soon," and tweeted the hashtag #NoHostForGhost.
UP Police's Twitter handle also responded to one such video shared by a Twitter user who called the scene "scary". The report cites that the "pranksters" must have tied a wire to the equipment and filmed it while the machine was moving. The police, however, have no suspects in the case.
Jhansi Police told News18 that greasing of the machines might have led to the extra movement, adding that the story of ghosts doing exercise in the park was absolutely false.
A team for News18 also reached Kanshiram Park, only to find that the pull-up chair meant for exercising moved multiple times if pushed once or twice, making it clear that the video was indeed a prank.
The guard located at the park also stated that he has been working at the park for the last eight years and no such incident has ever happened. He also attributed the video to mischief-makers.