Phantom Smoke


My husband took me to the Lake District for my birthday and we stopped in a big old spa hotel, opposite the lake. It was August 31, two years ago I think – anyway, it was a lovely room.

We went out on his brother's boat that afternoon, I remember it was lovely and hot, but driving back to the hotel however, we saw fire engines and police outside one of the big houses overlooking the lake.

We didn't know what had happened at the time, but that night we had dinner in the hotel restaurant then a few drinks, before going up to our room and watching family guy. I was taking snaps of the room on my kindle, it only has a front facing camera and I was holding it arms length away, taking pictures, as you do when you have had a few …lol.

I always take pictures of everything when we have days out etc ,

The bedside lights were on and the tv and we were lying on the bed. There was nothing in the room e.g. candles, fag smoke (it was no smoking)

When I got home I showed my son the photos and noticed this black mist / smoke above us. I had no idea what it was.

When we arrived home the next day, the details of the fire at the house were on the news. It was a wedding that was being held there. Two fire work technicians were setting up the fireworks for later that night. They were in the shed sorting them out and there was a fault or something and they went off, killing them both.

The mist looks like black smoke to me, but I have no idea how.

The accident happened just down the road from our hotel.