A museum is said to be haunted by Agatha Christie's ghost.

Bizarre on Female First

Bizarre on Female First

Staff at the museum in the author's hometown of Torquay, Devon claim that her books are mysteriously knocked off the gift shop's shelves when no one is around.

Carl Smith, manager of the museum, has claimed that the ghostly woman was wearing old-fashioned clothing.

The ghoulish figure has been caught on camera - and CCTV has filmed leaflets being apparently hurled around.

Speaking to The Daily Star newspaper, he said: ''We saw something in the middle of the photo and when we adjusted the contrast we clearly saw the woman.

''It was a bit of a surprise and pretty creepy. There was no one else present when the photo was taken so we are at a loss to explain it.''

Gift shop boss Francesca Ferrara says she has seen books fly off shelves four times - and they were always by Christie, who created sleuths such as Poirot and Miss Marple.