County Kerry - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Funeral Procession

Location: Ballyferriter - Graveyard
Type: Other
Date / Time: Likely nineteenth century
Further Comments: After a non-local man was buried in this graveyard, the ghosts of his ancestors were seen walking slowly towards his grave.


 
 


Danish Captain

Location: Ballyheigue - Ballyheigue Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: This ghost was once a well treated prisoner in the castle, who died trying to protect the building from a large scale robbery.


 
 


Humming Train

Location: Beaufort - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: February 2012
Further Comments: A sound similar to a train has been said to wake locals in the early hours of the morning, even though the closest rail tracks are 15 kilometres away. The humming sound has been reported to be so loud that houses vibrate.


 
 


The Kerry Carabuncle

Location: Brandon - Mount Brandon - Lough Veagh and/or Lough Geal
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This lake is home to a mythical snake-like beast which is covered in jewels and gold. The monster is said only to appear once every seven years.


 
 


Dying Cattle

Location: Brosna - Former croft at Knockeencreen (currently a cattle shed?)
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Early twentieth century?
Further Comments: A man whose cattle were dying mysteriously was informed by a passing gypsy that his home was blocking a fairy path, and by leaving the doors open at night, the fairies could pass happily pass through. The man did so, and the deaths stopped.


 
 


Death Coach

Location: Derrymore - Derrymore House
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Late nineteenth century
Further Comments: As the owner of the house lay dying, the other family members around his bed heard a horse drawn coach pull up outside the house. Believing it to be the doctor, they rushed downstairs, but nothing could be seen on the gravel driveway. The owner died soon after.


 
 


Crying Banshee

Location: Dingle - John Street
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A family named Hussey were filled with dread when they heard the wailing of the banshee outside their home. However, the banshee stopped crying and told them that she would never warn 'hoarding traders' of impending death. Sure enough, the following day the family discovered another man by the name of Hussey in the town had died.


 
 


Screams of Spanish Soldiers

Location: Dun an Oir - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 01 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Over eight hundred Spanish soldiers landed here in 1580, overrunning an English garrison. Spanish reinforcements failed to come, however, and their victory was short lived when more English troops arrived. The Spaniards surrendered, but most were immediately put to death by the enraged English. Their death throes echo around the area on the anniversary of their defeat.


 
 


Ghost Whisperer

Location: Kenmare - Dromquinna Manor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1997
Further Comments: Owner Mike Robertson made the local press after he offered a reward of 50k to anyone who could tame the three ghosts which haunted his property, thought to a one woman and two men. The ghosts were blamed for the strange sounds which were heard after dark.


 
 


Mermaid?

Location: Kilconly Point - Sea
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1960 - 1962
Further Comments: A mermaid which was spotted several times in this area was described as a 'normal' woman, leading one to conclude that maybe she was..?


 
 


Robed Figure

Location: Killarney - Old Kilbeggan Distillery
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 2007?
Further Comments: Several people are reported to have seen a robed figure walking around the site, leading to speculation the distillery is haunted by a monk. One of the original owners of the property, constructed in the mid eighteenth century, were also said to have remained here.


 
 


Chair Thrower

Location: Listowel - Glanuna Foka, house along Convent Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Late nineteenth century
Further Comments: During one polt outbreak, chairs and other furniture were thrown through the windows. Locals were quickly on the scene, but could not find anyone in the house.


 
 


Pig-like Creature

Location: Lough Brin - Water near Mollís Gap
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1954 and 1979
Further Comments: This area was visited in 2004 by a Japanese TV crew looking for the monster said to live here. The entity is reputedly similar to a black pig, but blows water out of its back like a whale. It was spotted in 1954 by a farmer taking his cattle for milking, while in 1979 two more farmers spotted a black three metre long creature swimming in the waters.


 
 


Peist

Location: Lough Leane - Waters of the lough
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This lough is said to be home to a lake monster.


 
 


Stomping Boots

Location: Skellig Michael - Lighthouse and general area
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1928?
Further Comments: The lighthouse was haunted by cries, bangs, doors which slammed, and the sound of footsteps which crossed the floor as the keepers sat down to eat. The haunting drove two of the keepers away (or drove them insane, depending on the source).


 
 


Headless Man

Location: Sneem - Blackwater bridge, between village and Kenmare
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This bridge was the traditional haunt of a headless male figure. One legend says that the headless phantom was attacked by another ghost, although the outcome of the fight is not known.


 
 


Hilda

Location: Tralee - Ballyseede Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 24 March (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Affectionately named Hilda, this phantom former landlord is reputed to appear on an annual basis.


 
 


Faces

Location: Tralee - Flat at Ballymullen
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: March 2001
Further Comments: A priest was called in to bless this flat after residents heard sounds from the fireplace and spotted human faces in the walls.


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