County Mayo - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Scaled Creature

Location: Achill Sound - Glendarry Lake
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Circa 1960s
Further Comments: One witness said that this lake monster looked like a dinosaur, thought the creature had scales running down its back. Another viewer saw the monster on the lake bank - he described it as four metres in length, with a long neck and a sheep's head. It moved in little 'hops'.


 
 


Flying Lights

Location: Castlebar - Crillaun - fort
Type: Other
Date / Time: 31 October, mid twentieth century
Further Comments: A number of lights were said to move in formation from this fort to another on the other side of a nearby lake.


 
 


Ringer

Location: Castlebar - Farmhouse on outskirts
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: A phantom at work in this unnamed farmhouse would ring the front doorbell and could also be heard walking up and door the stairs.


 
 


White Trout

Location: Cong - Cong Lake
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The trout is said contain the spirit of a woman who lost her husband to be. One man who caught the fish found it impossible to cook - after several attempts to roast the trout, the fish transformed into a beautiful woman demanding to be returned to her lake. The man did so.


 
 


St Patrick

Location: Croagh Patrick - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Most common during Lent
Further Comments: Climbers in the region sometimes hear the sound of a hand bell, which encourages them to keep climbing to the summit, though they never see the bell or bell ringer. The consensus of belief is that the bell is rung by St Patrick himself.


 
 


Playing Creatures

Location: Croagh Patrick - Lough na Corra
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1911
Further Comments: Four people watched several strange black creatures playing and diving around the surface of the lake. They said the animals were larger than horses, which they could see standing on the shore line.


 
 


Godstone

Location: Inishkea Islands - Exact areas unknown
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Godstone pre twentieth century, Crane still present?
Further Comments: The Godstone was said to have granted islanders with control over the weather, credited with increasing the speed of potato growth, and could also put out fires. The stone was cast into the sea at some point in the nineteenth century after a religious man took exception to it. The islands were (or are) also home to an immortal crane - the bird is said to have sat alone from the dawn of time, waiting until the end of the world.


 
 


Dobhar Chu

Location: Lough Mask - Waters of the lough
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Seventeen century, and 16 June 1963
Further Comments: A man walking along the bank of Lough Mask had a narrow escape when a water beast jumped from the water and tried to drag him into the water. The man managed to escape and ran for his life. Another version of the story says the beast actually managed to kill him. A creature was seen in the lough during the 1960s, and described as being eel-like with two humps.


 
 


Black Hound

Location: Pontoon - Crossing between Lough Conn and Lough Cullin
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This area is reputedly home to a black spectral hound. The ghostly creature is said to cause fear in living dogs.


 
 


Cleaning Pans

Location: Scotchfort - Unnamed farm house on the bank of Lough Conn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Late nineteenth century
Further Comments: After dark this property was filled with the sounds of doors being slammed, and pots and pans being noisily cleaned, although on investigation, no kitchenware was ever touched.


 
 


Annie O'Flynn

Location: Westport - Ross House, between Westport and Newport
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: A former maid at the house, Annie was said by the owner to have appeared to him many years after her death. She has also been seen or heard by other family members. Other ghostly figures appear seated by the drawing room fire, and one man reported seeing a loathing face at the window.


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