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28th Oct 2017

Ghost Story 6: ‘We Both Saw What Looked Like A Grey-ish Figure Sitting At The Table’


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!

Nicholas’s Story

I was staying in one of the houses of this recently renovated estate with some family and friends. My parents had gone out to dinner and considering we were all quite young at the time we were in bed. At one point me and my friend thought we heard a noise downstairs and looking out the window saw our parents wern’t home, so went to check it out. As we left our room we heard another “bang” downstairs. When we turned the corner of he stairs which faced into the dining room we both saw what looked like a grey-ish figure sitting at the table. Absolutely terrified we ran back upstairs and tried calling our parents and didn’t sleep until they got home. The next day when everyone was downstairs we told our parents who hardly would believe us, but my mum questioned who had left a pot on the table? Looking into a while after it turns out the estate used to belong to a judge in Clare, and the house we stayed in was the cell or jail building, and over the year a large number of people in the cells had hung themselves and it was thought their ghosts still remained.
So to this day i can claim i’ve actually seen a real ghost!

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.