County Armagh - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Woman in White

Location: Armagh - Armagh Gaol
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: August 2010
Further Comments: During a fashion shoot in this former prison, studio photographer Alan Wells caught a strange white female apparition in the background of one of his images.


 
 


Green Lady

Location: Armagh - Vicar's Hill
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of a green lady was said to have been captured in a bottle and bricked up in a window of a property here.


 
 


Travelling South

Location: Jonesborough - Adavoyle railway station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Post 1921
Further Comments: For several years after a derailment which killed several men and horses operators of the gate would report seeing train lights heading towards them, although the train never passed.


 
 


The Cat

Location: Jonesborough - Moyry Castle
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Twelve men left to guard this castle accidently shot and killed the local wizard. The wizard's familiar was a large black cat which took revenge by killing the castle's domesticated animals, leaving them without fresh food.


 
 


Passenger Train

Location: Killeavy - Railway line, Barney’s Bridge area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This phantom train is only seen at a distance, and vanishes without trace at Barney’s Bridge.


 
 


Yellow Man

Location: Lurgan - King Street
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 2000s, 05:00h
Further Comments: A witness ran home after encountering the large yellow outline of a man while travelling down King Street.


 
 


Cuppage

Location: Lurgan - Railway lines
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Date of last sighting unknown, but reputed to be a nightly event
Further Comments: Drunk after splitting up with his wife, Cuppage decided to try to convince her to return. Knowing that she would be on a certain train, he foolishly stood on the tracks; the train didn't stop and Cuppage was decapitated. His headless ghost now walks along the track every night with head tucked under his arm. A slight variant of the tale has Cuppage lose a couple of limbs instead of his head, and now he looks for the missing appendages.


 
 


Margorie McCall

Location: Lurgan - Shankhill Graveyard
Type: Legend
Date / Time: 1705
Further Comments: Margorie McCall was mistakenly pronounced dead and was promptly buried, only to be dug up by grave robbers who cut off her finger to acquire her wedding ring. This brought her out of her coma; the terrified robbers fled, and McCall left the graveyard to go home. Arriving at her house, her grieving husband answered the door and fainted from fright (though one report says he died of a heart attack). Phantom crying can be heard in the graveyard, though whether it is connected to the legend is unclear.


 
 


Woman with Child

Location: Portadown - Former bridge over the River Bann
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1641
Further Comments: No one knows how many people were murdered on the bridge - woman and children were forced to cross it before it was set alight, with everyone either burnt to death or drowned. For weeks after the incident, the water ran red with blood, decapitated heads (impossible to net) bobbed in the water, and a ghostly woman with child stood by the smoking ruin.


 
 


Small Child

Location: Portadown - Private residence, Carrickblacker Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2006 - 2007
Further Comments: A former male resident here reported cold room (even though the heating was on), a feeling of being watched, and several animals which refused to enter the property. On the day he moved out, a ghostly small child ran by him at the kitchen door and disappeared into the bathroom.


 
 


Drowning

Location: Portendown (now Portadown?) - Portendown Bridge (now Bann Bridge?)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1640s
Further Comments: Depending on the account, between one and four hundred people were drowned in the waters by the bridge by rebels. After these murders, people reported seeing the ghosts of drowning men and women or hearing screaming.


 
 


Dolly Munroe

Location: Richhill - Richhill Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Dolly is one of several ghosts that are said to haunt the site - the Northern Ireland Paranormal Research Association often conduct investigations here, and claim that that her presence has been detected.


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