The mystery deepens as the curry house boss hits back at his wife, who says she saw the dead husband in a new promo
A CURRY house has hit back at claims that a man who has been dead for nine years has appeared in his latest promotional video.
Lucy Watson last week insisted her husband Harry Doherty, who died in 2014, was in the short clip to promote Spice Cottage in Westbourne, West Sussex.
She was so confident it was him that she asked the Indian restaurant when the footage was taken and was told it was taken the week before.
And last night manager Bodrul Islam again “clarified some misunderstandings” to refute her claims.
He wrote on Facebook: “I run the company’s social media page and have shot a promotional video to showcase our new wooden tables and interior renovation.
“The renovation was completed in early January 2023 and the promotional video highlights these changes.
“All videos used in the video were shot during the week commencing January 9th, 2023.
“Before January 2023 all our tables were covered with white and red cloths, from now on it is obvious that this footage is new.
“This is a very unusual situation and we hope this clears up any confusion.”
The video shows the interior of the restaurant and groups of guests eating their meals.
Lucy, 59, thinks Harry is enjoying his favorite chicken korma with his son Alex.
She told MailOnline: “The moment I saw that thing I was like, ‘Oh my god – that’s Harry.’
“It was so instant. I didn’t even have to think.
“I had no doubt that it was my husband.”
Lucy said she played the clip about 30 times and was confident it was him as he was a “distinctive man” with white hair, glasses and a familiar-looking blue sweatshirt.
She thought it must have been an old video, so she asked when it was filmed before the internet went “crazy.”
She added: “It pissed me off when they texted back that it was filmed last week. That can’t have been.”
I had no doubt it was my husband.
Father of three, Harry died in April 2014 after becoming critically ill in hospital while awaiting a scheduled liver transplant.
The now infamous Facebook post has attracted hundreds of comments from people with wild, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, conspiracy theories.
One person said, “He wasn’t dead. He was just in a korma.”
Another wrote: “Curry so good this lady’s late husband was brought back to life for it.”
While a third said: “We need an update. Was his body ever found or just a canoe?”
She was referring to John Darwin faking his own death for a life insurance fraud in an apparent canoeing accident in 2002.
Lucy, who lost touch with Harry’s 39-year-old son following the death of his father, suspects Spice Cottage posted the clip to attract customers as it’s “really fighting back” with several rivals nearby.
“That’s the only explanation I can think of,” she added.
Kiera Doherty, who claims Harry is her father and Alex is her brother, said, “It’s 100 percent his fault.”
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