Ghost hunters say they were left 'shocked' after an attempt to communicate with spirits in a Liverpool hotel ended in foul language.

The couple, from Rotheram, said they had wanted to stay at the Ranelagh Street-based hotel for quite some time after it was named the most haunted hotel in the UK.

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After booking room 105, which the pair were told had seen paranormal activity before, they got to work investigating the building.

The pair were left "shocked" when they used a machine to try and communicate with the spirits and heard "you b******" in response.

Linzi said: "We asked if there were any spirits present and didn't really get a response.

"But after I asked what their names were we heard somebody say you b****** to us.

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"We've never heard anyone say anything like this to us before, most of the time they tell us or don't speak at all."

Other paranormal experiences witnessed by Lee and Linzi included the lifts moving and opening their doors without anybody operating them, whistling and scratching noises and the temperature of their room changing by ten degrees within a matter of seconds.

Lee said: "They never did anything that we asked them to do, it was always in their own time.

"We placed machines around the room we were staying in and they would wait until we weren't expecting it to touch the machines."

Linzi added: "In our room itself there was a little entry area and then the door into the room and the bathroom.

"Lee said he closed the door when he came in but on three occasions the door ended up being wide open."

As part of the pairs paranormal venture, they Facebook live their trips to allow people to watch at home in their own time.

Linzi said she only saw the silhouettes of two children in one of the clips when an eagle-eyed viewer pointed it out to her on social media.

The live stream image of what the ghost hunters described as the 'ghosts of two children'
The live stream image of what the pair described as the 'ghosts of two children'

The 52-year-old said: "To me it looks like two children and I feel like one of them is a girl.

"It reminded me of the twins out of The Shining."

Other than staying at the Adelphi Hotel the pair also visited The Beatles Story and John Lennon's home.