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This School Caught a Ghost on Camera—and No, It’s Not a Prank

Reader's Digest logo Reader's Digest 10/12/2017 Sam Benson Smith

© jgolby/Shutterstock Certain things in this world are seemingly inexplicable. There are certain perceived logical boundaries which common things abide and some things just don’t seem to play by the rules. In a perfect world, the plural of moose would be meese, pants and shorts would cost the same (this is why they don’t), and ghosts just plain wouldn’t exist because they are seemingly outside of the bounds of logic.

But some new security footage from a secondary school in Ireland is causing quite a spectral stir.  Deerpark CBS, located in Cork, posted a video on their YouTube page of some very suspect movements caught on camera at around 3 a.m. on October 3rd.

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The video gets spookier as it progresses, starting with a door opening (pretty easily explainable) then a locker shaking (it could be a series of mice in a trench coat moving it), then a locker whipping open (possible jet turbine A/C system) and then finally, the violent knocking over of the wet floor sign (definitely ghosts). Aaron Wolfe, the principal of the school, claims that it isn’t a prank, and it isn’t that much of a surprise. (Don’t miss these ghost stories from the most haunted places in the world.)

“If it’s a prank, we don’t know how it was done. Motion sensors were set off at this time, that’s how it was caught,' Wolfe said to UNILAD, 'Our caretaker has worked in the school for over 30 years he recalls many stories of ‘paranormal activity.'

One particular story involved, like any good horror story, someone who was required to stay the night at the supposedly spooky locale that’s nearly 200 years old. It all started with a simple desire to show off some fancy birds.

'On one occasion, the school was hosting an exotic bird show, and the birds arrived the day before, because the organizers were worried that someone might break in and steal the birds, someone had to stay overnight,' Wolfe said, 'That person left the school in the middle of the night—they refused to stay any longer as they said that they heard ‘the last call’ being played on a trumpet—of course this could have just been the wind.'

Wolfe also mentioned to TODAY that the school is built on a site known as Green Gallows, where 19th-century criminals were put to death. (Because, of course, that’s a great place to build a school.)

Cork sounds incredibly fascinating: a town full of ghosts and exotic bird thieves. Just throw some clowns into the equation and you have the next It. (There’s a very specific reason why people are afraid of Pennywise and clowns in general, by the way).

[Source: Seventeen]

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