With Halloween drawing closer, a new study has revealed the Irish locations with the highest chances of paranormal activity.
Analysing the paranormal database, representatives of Irish online casino Slotbox.com were able to uncover the areas with the highest number of paranormal sightings, including poltergeists, UFOs, and unexplainable occurrences.
The Slotbox.com representatives then calculated the chances of seeing this activity in each location, using population data.
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The findings are as follows.
The Most Haunted Hot Spots In Ireland
|County Antrim||64||Northern Ireland|
|County Tyrone||19||Northern Ireland|
|County Down||18||Northern Ireland|
|County Armagh||14||Northern Ireland|
|County Derry/Londonderry||12||Northern Ireland|
|County Fermanagh||8||Northern Ireland|
Co. Cork takes the top spot as the Irish location with the highest number of paranormal sightings, with 132 reported incidents overall. From a leprechaun’s shoe reportedly found in a field in Ardrah to a poltergeist in the Cobh Heritage Centre, there have been some strange reported incidents in Co. Cork.
Co. Dublin is next on the list, with 83 reports of unusual activity. The Clontarf Castle Hotel has had reports of shuffling feet and footsteps from a guest, while Deey Bridge and its canal lock – technically in Collinstown, Co. Kildare – have had reports of ‘screams of the drowning’ where a passenger boat sunk in the eighteenth century.
Co. Antrim is the third-spookiest location on the island of Ireland, with the most sightings in Northern Ireland overall, with 64 reports.
Meanwhile, in Co. Sligo, there have only ever been five recorded reports of paranormal activity. Co. Roscommon and Co. Offaly are also almost free from the supernatural, with fewer than ten reports overall.
Statement By Slotbox.com Spokesperson
A spokesperson from Slotbox.com said, “Ireland has a lot of spooky history, and with Halloween on the way, it’s incredible to see how many paranormal sightings have been reported. As Co. Cork takes the top spot for the location with the most sightings, it’s fascinating to uncover the historical stories connected to this location. From the legend of ‘the faceless lady’ at Belvelly Castle to the numerous tales derived from Cork District Asylum, it’s no surprise to see it in first place.”
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