A woman who thought she saw her dead husband in a new Indian restaurant promotional video made a mistake, it was claimed today.
Widow Lucy Watson, 59, has unwittingly stirred up a storm on the internet after she claimed footage showed her late husband Harry Doherty eating with his son Alex at Spice Cottage near their home in Emsworth, West Sussex.
The post on the restaurant’s Facebook page sparked a flurry of messages from social media users reaching as far away as Tahiti and the US Virgin Islands, bombarding the page with theories about the mystery.
But now Alex, 39, has come forward to settle matters once and for all, confirming he and his late father are not in the video.
Alex (right), 39, has come forward to settle matters once and for all, confirming he and his late father are not in the video
Widow Lucy Watson, 59, has unwittingly stirred up a storm on the internet after posting footage (above) of late husband Harry Doherty eating with his son Alex at Spice Cottage near their home in Emsworth, West Sussex , showed
After seeing the footage for the first time, he told MailOnline: “No way. It’s not my father and it’s not me. She got it wrong.
“You can tell from the comments that people are really intrigued by it. You really want to know the answers.
“The answer is that it’s not my father — it is.”
Lucy had shared how she was convinced she had discovered her “instantly recognizable” husband – who was an award-winning journalist and popular, larger-than-life local personality.
She said her husband, who died in 2014 at the age of 61, was “a tall, striking man” who had white hair and wore glasses.
She added, “I recognized the blue sweatshirt he was wearing and he’s sitting there with his son Alex.”
Lucy told how the couple occasionally ate at the Indian restaurant when Alex visited his father.
She believed the restaurant had released old footage to attract new customers.
Lucy (pictured) had shared how she was convinced she had discovered her “instantly recognizable” husband – who was an award-winning journalist and a popular, larger-than-life figure in the area
She said her husband (pictured) – who died in 2014 aged 61 – was “a tall, distinctive man” who had white hair and wore glasses
She commented on the video post: “How old is the footage? My late husband and his son are on the first shot and he died in 2014?
But the restaurant replied: “Hi Lucy Watson, sorry to hear that. This footage was captured last week.
Shortly thereafter, the topic went viral. Some social media users compared it to the case of canoeist John Darwin faking his own death in a life insurance fraud in 2002.
But Alex, a former world duathlon champion who competed for Britain, insisted Lucy just got it wrong.
He said: “It’s not him and it’s not me. When I opened my laptop it was totally obvious. Anyone who knew my father knew that immediately.
“The guy in the video looks bald for starters. He has hair on the side, but he’s bald on top. The guy facing him is older than me.
“I’m sorry about the restaurant. They did nothing wrong and it all goes on.’
Alex, who now lives in Worcestershire, said he has not been in contact with Lucy in recent years. He added: “I don’t know what she’s thinking.”
Alex, a former world duathlon champion competing for Great Britain, insisted Lucy was simply wrong
Harry’s daughter Kiera Doherty, 40, also told MailOnline: “The person in this photo is 100 percent not Harry Doherty.
“The person across from him is definitely not my brother either. In fact, it’s clearly neither of them.
“I saw the meme the other day and laughed at it myself – I had no idea Lucy Watson was talking about my dad…because the person in the video isn’t him.”
The restaurant also stepped in to “clarify some misunderstandings,” with the man who took the footage making a statement on his Facebook page.
He said all of the videos used in the promotion were shot in the week beginning January 9 this year.
Bodrul Islam, a manager at the facility, wrote: “I run the company’s social media page and shot the 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.
“Before January 2023 all 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.”
Born in Northern Ireland, Mr Doherty won awards for his coverage of the Troubles before moving to England where he restarted his career as a music journalist, working for the now defunct Melody Maker magazine.
Among the bands and artists he championed as they tried to break into the big time were Thin Lizzy, Kate Bush, 10CC and The Boomtown Rats.
He then started his own rock magazine and became friends with Queen guitarist Brian May after writing an official book about the band.
May sent floral tributes at the rock author’s funeral after he passed away in April 2014.
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