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BelfastEntries.com is a husband and wife hobby website looking into non-divisive ‘hidden histories’ of our past i.e. people, places and stories that may be of interest to anyone interested in the lives of our ancestors.

With 200+ articles written to date the tales below features stories from the website referencing ghosts and spirits unable to rest. As with all tales of this type there are different versions of the tales out there and reality often (some would say always) differs from the ghost stories passed down through the ages.

Nonetheless, who doesn’t enjoy a ghost story at Halloween? Why not browse through the stories below and click on any that interest you…

Our Ghost Stories

James Haddock – The Ghost Who Gave Evidence in Court

Haddock's appearance in court - AI Image © Microsoft Bing
The strange tale of James Haddock, a man who died in 1657 but whose ghost returned subsequently to give evidence in a Carrickfergus Court (Image: Haddock’s appearance in court – AI Image © Microsoft Bing)

The Mystery of the Cave Hill Ghost

The Ghost Appears
Reported initially in 1913, the Cave Hill ghost proved a mystery and a source of fascination for years. What was the ghosts tale?

Lucifers Inferno & its Ghosts – Millfield, Belfast 1882

The Lucifer Fire
The tragic loss of life at Lucifers Matchstick Factory in Belfast 1882 serves as a reminder of the poor working conditions of our ancestors

The Tale of Luke White and Biddy Farrelly

Biddy Farrelly's Cafe on Gresham Street
The story of Luke White & Biddy Farrelly has it all – rags to riches, thwarted love, broken hearts and a ghost that walks Belfast’s streets.

Bonamargy Friary – War, Treasure & the Black Nun’s Ghost

Approaching Bonamargy Friary

Minutes from Ballycastle beach, Bonamargy Friary’s history involves rival clan battles, priceless manuscripts, buried treasure & a nun’s ghost

Cairndhu House – Wealth, Charity, Dereliction & Hauntings

Cairndhu House Today
The Haunted Ruins of Cairndhu House Today

Ballygally Castle Hotel and it’s Ghost Room

The Ghost Room from doorway
A history of the Ballygally Castle Hotel situated in the village of Ballygally on the Antrim coast road with it’s haunted Ghost Room.

Galloper Thompson – Belfast’s Phantom Horseman

The Ghost of Galloper Thompson
A famous resident of north Belfast is Gordon Thompson, better known as Galloper Thompson, the phantom horseman!

Killyleagh Castle – Vikings, Sieges, a Ghost and a Suspicious Death

Killyleagh Gatehouse Archway
Killyleagh Castle dates back to 1180 with a stormy history involving sieges, wars, suspicious deaths, divided houses and ghostly sightings.

Carrickfergus and its Ancient Inn with a Spooky Past – Dobbins Inn

Dobbins Inn exterior view
The tale of the ancient Dobbins Inn in Carrickfergus and its tumultuous past including an ill-fated romance and ghostly inhabitants

Loughareema – The Vanishing Lake

Loughareema - The Dry Lough
Not far from Ballycastle in County Antrim is the beautiful lake of Loughareema – known as the haunted lake that vanishes.

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