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Ghost Stories - your spooky tales

You've been sharing your tales of spooky goings-on ......

Ghost and superstitions

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You've been sharing your tales of spooky goings-on ......

Ballygally Castle Hotel Ball

Brian Willis of Bushmills tells of the hotel guests who attended a function which hadn't yet taken place!

Read about The Ballygally Castle Hotel Ball .

Does Ballygally Castle Hotel really have a ghost or not? On Hallowe'en Night (Thursday 31st October 2002) BBC Northern Ireland had a Ghostcam set up in the hotel. Log on at www.bbc.co.uk/halloween to read about the hotel's "haunted room".

Walking Home from a Christening

'In the darkness, between the fields, the road stretched into the distance.'  Photograph by Pascal Diamond.
Photograph by Pascal Diamond

Listen to storyteller John Campbell tell the true tale of hearing ghostly crying while walking home from a christening, along a country road. Click to listen
 

In a 1987 BBC Radio Ulster programme celebrating Hallowe'en Night, storyteller John Campbell told the true tale of hearing ghostly crying while walking home from a christening, along a country road.

Glentown Witch

Mrs McFerran of Newtownstewart related the following story to "Your Place & mine" team member - thankfully in a well lit room!

In the early 1940s a local woman was the back seat passenger in an old Riley, travelling back from the Smugglers Glen. Coming by Glentown, and before the turn down to Tom Baird's, there was a gap in the roadside wall, on a bend. Through the back window the woman saw a witch 'gliding' over the stoney gap, in a long black skirt and a red shawl over her head. She shouted to the others in the car, but they saw nothing.

However, in the early 1980's, there was an article in the Strabane weekly newspaper about a famous Warlock called Dr. Walsh, who lived at Tom Baird's and used to hold witches and warlock conventions. Wasn't it strange that the woman had seen a witch just there?


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