10 Eerie Paranormal Tales From Ireland

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9. The Black Cat Of Killakee


Many large houses have cats roaming around the grounds, hunting rats and doing whatever it is cats do all day. The Killakee House in Dublin was particularly unfortunate in this respect, because the cat stalking its halls and grounds was clearly supernatural, if it was an animal at all.

The Black Cat of Killakee is an old, legendary creature that has reportedly been sighted in the area for centuries. However, its legend really sprung to life in 1968, when a young couple bought the rundown Killakee House and started renovating it. The workers soon reported strange sounds and eerie events, which culminated when a huge black cat with glowing demon eyes started haunting them. The animal appeared and vanished in the blink of an eye and scared the workers greatly. The lady of the house first thought the workmen were merely superstitious, but soon, she and her husband started encountering the beast as well. The Black Cat appeared in hallways and areas with clearly locked doors, staring and snarling at frightened witnesses.

Before long, an exorcism was performed in the premises. This took care of the cat—at least, for a few months. An unwitting séance held by a group of actors not only brought the Black Cat back, but also caused the house to be haunted by a pair of ghostly nuns.

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