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County Galway Ghosts, Folklore and Paranormal Places

Giant Eel

Location: Gort - Lough Graney
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: At least one swimmer in the Lough has been chased by a wriggling water monster, named by locals as a giant eel.

Large Swimming Creature

Location: Lough Auna - Waters of the lough
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: A local farmer spotted a grey creature in the lough during the sixties, while in 1969 Royal Netherlands Air Force Commodore Kort claimed to have witnessed a life form with a pointed back swimming through the water.


Location: Loughrea - Castle Daly
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The echo of a party, complete with music and laughter, can be heard from the building, though some reports say the celebrations end with screams and cries for help.

Sad Old Man

Location: Maam Cross - Old dirt road running along a hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom stands on a sharp bend in the road - cars have passed straight through him.

Fairies battle over the land in Ireland.

Fairy Battle

Location: Taum - Cnoc Meadha, aka Knockmagha, Knockma, or Knock Ma (hill)
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Circa 1846
Further Comments: It was said that fairies fought openly above the skies of this hill during the potato famine. The hill is also said to be the burial place of Finnbheara, king of the Connacht fairies.

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