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30th Oct 2017

Ghost Story 8: ‘The Child Took A Few Steps To The Left And Was Gone’​


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!

Martin’s Story

This actually happened my father, who’s always by the book and straight talking. He told me years ago that when he was aged 12 in 1968 he was playing football with three other friends and a child was standing about 100 yards away looking at them. 

He said that child, who was of a similar age to him, looked sad and was dressed in clothes that looked like they where from the 1940s. My dad and his friends called out to the child to join them to play football so they walked towards him, as they did the child took a few steps to the left — and was gone. 

My dad and his friends thought he went through a gap in the wall, but when they got up to that part of the wall there was no hole or gap. It was a solid wall. 

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.