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28th Oct 2017

Ghost Story 4: ‘I Woke Up To A Sensation Like Cold Breath On My Left Cheek’


This Halloween, we’re giving away an amazing weekend away for two at the Castleknock Hotel to the person who can tell us the scariest ghost story. To find out more, and to vote for this story to win, see below!

Laura-Lee’s Story

This is real life. I was a student in Belfast, living in the Holylands. 

I always locked my bedroom door at night so my drunk housemates wouldn’t come in and wake me. My bedroom was on the second floor, my bed in the middle of room, with my computer desk and chair to the left of the bed and a clothes horse to the right by the radiator. 

I was sleeping, but woke up to a sensation like cold breath on my left cheek. I got this really intense feeling that something was there, watching me, all of a sudden it felt like this thing was running around my bed, making my computer chair swivel and the floor boards creak. 

Then my clothes horse fell onto my bed and I got the really intense feeling that something was staring at me. After a few moments, the cold breath blew on my cheek again. I quickly reached for the bedside light but, of course, nothing was to be seen. 

Somehow I managed to get back to sleep, but woke up in the morning to this strange noise and then suddenly something fell on my face… it was the poster by my headboard, slidding down the wall and falling onto my face.

Once I’d removed it, I found that all the other posters on my walls were also lying on the floor…

Check out our other ghost stories

Story #1

Kate’s story: ‘I Looked Around The Room And Saw Three Pale-Faced Children Staring At Me’

Story #2

Ciarán’s story: ‘I Had No Control Over Myself — I Kept Moving Towards Her’

Story #3

Antoine’s Story: ‘We Dropped Everything And Ran Like The Hammers’

Story #4

Laura-Lee’s story: ‘I Woke Up To A Sensation Like Cold Breath On My Left Cheek’

Story #5

Enda’s story:‘We Were Both Frozen To Our Seats And Could Only Stare At Each Other In Horror’

Story #6

Nicholas’ story: ‘We Both Saw What Looked Like A Grey-ish Figure Sitting At The Table’

Story #7

Emma’s story: ‘Among All The Images Was One Of Her Sound Asleep In Her Tent’

Story #8

Martin’s story: ‘The Child Took A Few Steps To The Left And Was Gone’

Story #9

Laura’s story: ‘That’s When I Saw The Reflection Of A Woman In The Water’

Story #10

Aimee’s story: ‘I Felt Someone Really Lightly Pick Up My Plait And Give It A Very Light Tug’

Cast your vote for the scariest ghost story in the box below.