County Antrim - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Victorian Lady

Location: Belfast - Private house, Fromme Street (since demolished)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: Gerald J Tate wrote that his brother awoke to find a young Victorian woman in his bedroom. She wore a blue dress and had around her neck a locket holding a shiny stone. The brother fled the house and ran to his parents who lived just around the corner. A few years later Gerald was talking to a co-worker when his discovered the man's uncle had lived in the same house and had experienced some violent poltergeist-like effects, including almost being pushed down the stairs by an unseen force.


 
 


Large Figure

Location: Belfast - Private residence, Twaddell Avenue
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: May 2008
Further Comments: A large black figure with a bald head was spotted standing by a bed. The figure held his hands down his sides and appeared angry. Some people on the site felt they were being watched after dark, while the back door of the premises would close by itself.


 
 


Wind

Location: Belfast - Raphael Street
Type: Other
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It was said that even one calm days a strange wind would pass along this street, blowing items over and along with ease.


 
 


Biddy

Location: Belfast - Smithfield area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Biddy is said to haunt the area where she drank herself to death after inheriting £250 pounds. Her ghost is said to wander the area. In addition, Smithfield was also the location of J. J. Herdmanís Mill, where in 1900 an accident killed 13 women and girls. Their ghosts were reported for many years after the tragedy.


 
 


John Savage

Location: Belfast - The Brickyard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Nineteenth century landlord John Savage slit his own throat after suffering what is thought to be a state of depression. His ghost was said to haunt the brickyard.


 
 


Helena Blunden

Location: Belfast - The Irish Linen Mill (currently a print shop)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1912 onwards?
Further Comments: A known hoax. Regardless, the story goes that Helena fell on the basement stairs, and was dead before she hit the bottom step. Since then, footsteps have been reported in her former workplace, as have electrical disturbances (such as lights and radios being turned on).


 
 


Woman Drinking Coffee

Location: Belfast - Vicarage Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This female ghost walks down the street carrying a cup of coffee in one hand and a cigarette in her other.


 
 


John Herdman

Location: Belfast - Waterworks
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Shot in 1862, John Herdman is said to haunt the area of the Waterworks.


 
 


Shadowy Figures

Location: Belfast - York Road Railway Station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s - present
Further Comments: A strange person has been reported sitting in the locked canteen at night. This may be the same figure which has been glimpsed in the running sheds - during a bungled wages snatch a man was either shot or beaten and subsequently died from his injuries. Night staff have also reported hearing disembodied footsteps in the area.


 
 


Buttoncap

Location: Carrickfergus - Carrickfergus Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Affectionately known as Buttoncap, named after the large button worn on his headdress, this spiritual soldier haunts a small area near an old well. He was executed after a case of mistaken identity.


 
 


Elizabeth

Location: Carrickfergus - Dobbin's Inn Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Elizabeth, wife of former owner Hugh Dobbins, had an affair with an soldier stationed at the castle. When Hugh discovered the relationship, he murdered the couple. Elizabeth, also known as Maud, now contents herself by stroking people's faces as they sleep or by making fleeting appearances in the reception area.


 
 


William Tannahill

Location: Dunmurry - Clothing Mill
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: 1963
Further Comments: For a three week period after William the night watchman died, his footsteps could be heard patrolling the factory and leaving his former cottage. When a new evening guard was appointed, the footsteps ceased.


 
 


Finn's Bridge

Location: Giant's Causeway - Rock formation
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Rock formation still present
Further Comments: Finn MacCool, a hero of Ireland, created this rocky causeway to enable a Scottish giant to cross the sea so they could fight. MacCool won the duel after dressing as a baby; the Scottish giant fled home, tearing up the bridge to prevent the Irish giant from following. Also, the ghost of a boy who drowned here in 1910 is still seen playing on the rocks - he wears a soaking wet sailor's suit and vanishes if spoken to.


 
 


Moaning

Location: Glenarm - Glenarm Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A woman living at the castle had every room in the castle exorcised, driving the phantom which haunted the building into the attic where it could be heard moaning and stomping. It is unclear whether is occurred before or after a ghostly woman in brown wearing a mob cap was seen. A footman in old garb has also been seen in the garden.


 
 


Triangular-Headed Creature

Location: Glenavy - Aghnadarragh Road
Type: Other
Date / Time: August 2012
Further Comments: While walking towards the village, one witness spotted a sixty centimetre tall demonic looking creature with a triangular shaped head. When the creature spotted the witness it shuffled over a fence and disappeared from view. UFOs and strange sounds are also reported to have occurred along the same stretch.


 
 


Strange Noises

Location: Islandmagee - Old house constructed on site of disused graveyard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: Sounds like carts running over cobblestones were reported here, while one person reported being pushed by an unseen presence.


 
 


Strange Man

Location: Islandmagee - Old road leading to post office
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1895
Further Comments: One woman reported being followed by a strange man as she walked her dog to the post office. She passed several friends during the journey, but none could see the fellow a short distance behind her. Three weeks later it was discovered that her friend's brother had died at sea around the time of the sighting.


 
 


Drifting Nun

Location: Lambeg - Area outside the graveyard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Moving from the former site of Lambeg house, this shade vanishes as she reaches the gate of the local churchyard.


 
 


Footsteps

Location: Lisburn - Army Base, Packard Road (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1996 - 2000
Further Comments: It was reported that this base was haunted by disembodied footsteps and moaning. Items would also be found moved or thrown around.


 
 


Headless Piper

Location: Lisburn - Piper's Hill, near the Linen Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This poor ghostly piper is said to have lost his head after an accident with a cannon ball.


 
 


Scoop of Earth

Location: Lough Neagh - Waters of the lough
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Fionn mac Cumhaill, aka Finn McCool, created Lough Neagh when he picked up a lump of earth and threw it at a Scottish rival. He missed, and created the Isle of Man. The waters are also said to be the home of a peist.


 
 


Man in Purple Cloak

Location: Portrush - Dunluce Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Named as either Peter Carey (an English invader) or Richard de Burgh (Earl of Antrim), this ethereal figure now walks around the broken towers of the castle. A white lady (possibly Mave Roe) also haunts the place; she died of a broken heart after being denied marrying her true love. Another story tells that, during a fierce storm, the castle's kitchens collapsed into the sea - the screams of the staff can be heard as they forever fall to their doom.


 
 


Young Puma

Location: Portrush - General area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 2006
Further Comments: The press reported that people should not approach a large cat if seen in this area, following several sightings in quick succession.


 
 


Dr Westall

Location: Portrush - Golf course
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: Late nineteenth century
Further Comments: Dr Westall was halfway through a game of golf with two friends when he was called away to attend to a patient. Unfortunately, the doctor died in an accident during the journey. Soon after, when the two friends took to the golf course again, they heard a phantom voice shout 'fore!' and the sound of a ball being hit. This occurred on the same green from which the doctor was called away.


 
 


Old Brazils

Location: Ramoan - Off coast
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: Eighteenth century
Further Comments: An strange island, likely to be a Fata Morgana, was said to periodically appear off the coast. The island was covered in trees, ruins and tall towers, and would always disappear at sunset. It is not clear whether this phantom land was 'Old Brazils', an island which appeared once per year along the Antrim coastline.


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