Barry Island's Charity Ouija Board
Mirror UK August 13th 2010
BAFTA-nominated supernatural drama Being Human has been thrown into chaos, after real life ghosts started haunting the set.
Cast and crew are scared silly after a cup inexplicably leapt off the table just before cameras started to roll, smashing into a monitor. The incident was seen by at least 30 team members working on set at the BBC Three hit show.
Being Human revolves around a flat sharing vampire, werewolf and ghost from Bristol and has won dozens of awards.
But assistant director Mike Gallivan said since moving the set to a converted bus depot in Wales, real ghosts were now trying to get in on the action on screen.
“We’ve been shooting here for four weeks and already we have seen three ghosts on shot,” he said.
“We did a shot in the kitchen and we actually thought it was a member of crew in the background, and we played it back and it wasn’t. It was just an image and we’ve seen three so far. The set is officially haunted. We’re working with real ghosts”.
Russell Tovey, who plays werewolf George added: “In the back of a few shots we’ve seen movement and people. This is an old bus depot where our sets built in, and we think some drivers got crushed between the buses.”
Aiden Turner who plays vampire Mitchell added: “this isn’t something we’ve made up. People are freaking out on set thinking that they are seeing a ghost.”
But ghost sceptic Aiden admitted even more ghosts on set was just “a normal day”.
“We should throw a party or something,” he said. “I’d love to have a charity ouija board.”