The CCTV image of a 'ghost' seen on a building site in Birmingham city centre on the night of August 18 2020
A security firm boss was left petrified after CCTV cameras picked up a chilling image of a ghostly figure walking across a building site in the middle of the night.
Adam Lees, 47, was alerted after a motion sensor camera picked up movement at the construction site in Birmingham city centre at 1.53am on Tuesday.
He said he checked the security alert on his laptop and spotted the eerie figure of a woman wearing a white dress walking past building materials on Sherborne Street.
But when he instructed a full patrol of the area just three minutes later, security guards found it all clear and with no sign of any intruders.
Adam, who is managing director of Limitless Security and lives in Walsall, West Mids., said: “I have no idea what it is but its freaked me out that's for sure.
"We provide security for hundreds of building sites across the Midlands. If anything moves on our sites a camera takes a picture - it works on infrared - and it alerts one of our guards.
"In the early hours of Tuesday we had an alert to say something had been picked up at the site in Sherborne Street.
"The images come through to my laptop, so I checked and saw that image. I thought it looked a bit weird at the time but sent the on-site security out to have a look.
"They went out straightaway, it was within minutes and there was no sign of anybody there or of anybody ever being there - it was really bizarre.
"I have no idea what it could have been but I didn't sleep the rest of the night and it gave me the shivers that's for sure.
"I've never believed in ghosts but I can't explain this. People have been saying its take but I can assure them it is 100 percent genuine.
"I wish it wasn't, as it has properly given me the creeps. I’ve never seen anything like it before.
“She’s leaning forward and seems to be floating, and is holding something in her hands.
“To me it looks like she’s wearing a wedding dress like she’s waiting to get married. She looks like a ghostly bride.
"It’s the strangest thing I’ve seen in five years of looking after hundreds of sites like this.
"Imagine looking at this image when you’ve been woken up at two in the morning and are half asleep. It took my a while to drop off again after that.
“I did a bit of research to see if there had been any churches on the street. All I found was that it’s a really old street that’s been there hundreds of years."
The image has been shared tens of thousands of times since it was posted by web user Meglittle on Twitter.
She wrote: "So my dad's building site in Birmingham has a CCTV camera alert that flashes when there's movement and this morning it took this photo. Ten minutes later security went to check and found NOTHING."