7 unbelievable irish ghost tales that will haunt your dreams!
7 UNBELIEVABLE Irish Ghost Tales That Will Haunt Your Dreams!
7. The Black Cat Of Killakee
So it’s nothing out of the ordinary that Many large houses have cats roaming around the grounds, hunting rats and peeing on and clawing up all the good furniture they can goddamn find, But, The Killakee House in Dublin was particularly unfortunate in this respect. The Black Cat of Killakee is an old, legendary creature that has reportedly been sighted in the area for centuries. However, its legend really sprung to life in 1968, when a young couple bought the rundown Killakee House and started renovating it. It was reported soon after the renovations began by the workers that they heard strange sounds and eerie events, which culminated when a huge black cat with glowing demon eyes started haunting them. The animal appeared and vanished in the blink of an eye and scared the workers greatly. The lady of the house first thought the workmen were merely superstitious, but soon, she and her husband started encountering the beast as well. It’s been said that The Black Cat appears in hallways and areas with clearly locked doors, staring and snarling at frightened witnesses. Before long, an exorcism was performed in the premises. This took care of the cat—at least, for a few months. An unwitting séance held by a group of actors not only brought the Black Cat back, but also caused the house to be haunted by a pair of ghostly nuns.
6. The Moving Virgin Mary Of Ballinspittle
So for those of you have an interest in ghost stories, The Virgin Mary Statue has been closely related to many horror stories across the globe as many people believe that these statues have mysterious properties. However, most of them are limited to crying or bleeding. In 1985, a particular Irish statue of the Holy Mother showed some special abilities stronger than that: It started moving. The moving Virgin Mary statue of Ballinspittle was first witnessed by a retired police sergeant who saw it begin levitating in the grotto of the church. At first, he he simply couldn’t believe it with his own eyes, However, the statue was solid concrete after all. Instead of just going about his day as usual, he went back the next day to inspect it even further and realizing there was no chance of foul play, he became convinced that he had witnessed a miraculous event. The legend of the statue started spreading and others started claiming they had also seen it move. Now we’re not saying that this is a paranormal event for certain as this has sprung up a widespread debate between people who believe this is connected to something supernatural and others believing it’s either a prank being played by someone or just some sort of strange coincidence. Scientists have written the statue’s abilities off as an optical illusion and even the Irish Catholic Church doubts the story. Despite all this, believers in the phenomenon stand by their claims. Some say they can still see the statue move sometimes.
he was plagued by horrific nightmares of the ghostly figures that would go on to inform his world-famous books on Japanese legends and ghost stories.
he spent some time living on Dublin’s Leeson Street with his father’s aunt. While in that house as a child,
. Patrick Lafcadio Hearn was born in Greece in 1850 to an Irish father and Greek mother and, after being abandoned by both parents,
. Lafcadio Hearn’s horror essay ‘Nightmare-Touch’ appears in The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories: From Elizabeth Gaskell to Ambrose Bierce (2010), but what readers unfamiliar with the author’s life may not realise is that the story is somewhat autobiographical.
5. Nightmares of Lafcadio Hearn
Now even though this is one of the few pieces of literature to be placed on this list, it’s still a fun tale to be acquainted with. Not to mention that this one is kind of great due to it’s Gothic undertones.
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