County Donegal - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Piper Piping

Location: Ballintra - Cave system known as Pullans
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Moonlit nights (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The sound of pipes echoes throughout this cave structure on certain nights, as the ghost of a piper tries to find his way out.


 
 


Green Lady

Location: Ballyshannon - The Barracks, Erne Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This old garrison building was said to be haunted by a green lady, though little more is known about her.


 
 


Eaten Calves

Location: Convoy - Unnamed farm
Type: ABC
Date / Time: October 2012
Further Comments: After two calves found half eaten, fears were expressed that a large cat was on the loose in the area. A local RSPCA inspector said it was unlikely that a dog would be able to cause so much damage to the dead animals.


 
 


Blue Lady

Location: Creeslough - Unnamed manor house (now demolished)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1966
Further Comments: The appearance of a phantom woman in blue was said to be so common that she appeared every night. A team of friars eventually intervened and the phantom was never seen again.


 
 


Weeping Statue

Location: Dungloe - Kerrytown shrine
Type: Other
Date / Time: 29 September 2009, 8pm
Further Comments: Fourteen people claimed to witness crosses that formed in the sky above the shrine, before the statue became animated and began to weep.


 
 


Humped Creature

Location: Fintown - Lough Muck
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1885
Further Comments: A female witness reported seeing a strange creature with two humps in the lough.


 
 


The Captain

Location: Gola Roads, Inishinny - Bunbeg, general area
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: After a particularly fierce storm, the body of a boat's captain known to the locals was discovered on the shoreline. His body was taken back to the mainland, though shortly after he briefly appeared in the hamlet, standing in the doorway of a hut.


 
 


Pair of Lovers

Location: Greencastle - Site of ruined castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The daughter of Earl William and the son of Sir Walter Burk fell in love; unfortunately their parents were mortal enemies. When Earl Williams discovered their relationship, he locked the young man in a tower to starve to death. When Williams' daughter tried to help her lover, she was killed. The pair are now united as spectres.


 
 


Dancing Fairies

Location: Lough Derg - Exact location not known
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Mid nineteenth century
Further Comments: A group of children encountered between eight and ten fairies dancing to music. One of the little people charged towards the children, striking one girl with a plant - the children ran home, and the girl who was hit later collapsed, only waking when a priest visited her.


 
 


Suileach

Location: Lough Swilly - Waters of the lough
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Sixth century
Further Comments: Suileach was a hugh creature with many eyes and spread terror throughout the county. The creature is thought to have been killed by Saint Colum Cuille in the sixth century.


 
 


Unknown Creature

Location: Lough Waskel - Waters of the lough
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1940s?
Further Comments: A fisherman is said to have caught a strange brown creature covered in creamy blotches here.


 
 


Length of Life

Location: Raphoe - Well (no longer present)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Pre 1911
Further Comments: This well was said to inform people how much longer they had to live. If someone looked into it and the water bubbled and overflowed, they had a long life ahead of them. However, if the water level sank lower, then the end was nigh.


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