Wholesaler Andrew set up cameras in 400-year-old property after becoming convinced of the presence of spirits.
Footage recorded by the 62-year-old wholesaler shows the window stay suddenly rise before the window snaps open.
Andrew, from Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, said: “It’s definitely a ghost – it’s really spooky. I knew there was a ghost here and I was determined to prove it.
“The two nights before it happened there was just nothing there but I was sure that one night I was just going to be lucky.
“It could be a ghost ‘stepping in’ to my house. Every night it seems to be the windows. I always close them but some nights I wake up and they’re wide open.
“Sometimes the blinds go up as well. It’s all a bit strange why it should happen. It must be a ghost because I’ve got no other explanation as to what it is.
“I remember waking up that morning last week feeling cold and the window was open even though I had left it closed.
“I always know the ghost has been as soon as I wake up because it’s very very cold and and I just know that’s a result of the window being open.”
After seeing the footage, friends asked Andrew how he could still be sleeping in the house and one even told him he should put a crucifix up on his wall.
The cottage has developed a reputation in the village after years of reports of things going bump in the night.
Andrew said: “We live next to an old church in this part of Melbourn – it’s a very well known cottage and the whole area has quite a spooky presence about it.
“There was an old woman who lived in the house before we got the property – she died there – but I’m not sure that has anything to do with the ghost.
“My brother used to stay here years ago, before I moved in to live here. He said that when he was sleeping in bed here it felt like something was ‘pushing down’ on top of him – pushing down on his chest.
“He said he could hear what sounded like footsteps climbing the stairs and, after hearing things, he’d find the window open the next day.
“His cat would never want to go upstairs so I thought perhaps it was a haunted presence up there.”
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This post was written by Nadia Vella