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30th Oct 2017

Ghost Story 9: ‘That’s When I Saw The Reflection Of A Woman In The Water’


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’s Story

I was staying in the Castle Leslie Hotel at the time of this story, having had no idea that it was supposedly haunted. 

Throughout the night I heard knocks on my door, even though nobody was there when I opened the door. I felt scared at night so went for a walk along the river, and that’s when I saw the reflection of a woman in the water. I could see a ghostly shadow just above it. 

I ran back to my room to tell my husband, who didn’t believe me. The next day I told the hotel staff about my night and they told me the hotel was haunted. 

The scariest part was when I looked back at the photos taken there and saw a ghostly hand touching my face in the photos. There was nobody else in the room when that selfie was taken.

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.