These are some experiences my granny and her family had years ago when she was young. My granny told me these only a few months before she died.
Haunted House on Moore Street
Around the time of the 1916 Uprising my granny's mum (my great granny who lived here for a while) used to live in a house on Moore Street with her family. While trying to sleep at night, their bedroom door would be closed. Although no one would enter the room, they would hear a sound like a dress dragging across the floor. Every morning they would go to the sitting room to find everything from the mantelpiece in the fireplace.
The Old Country Road
Years ago there was an accident on an old country road. All I know is a man died in it. Years later my grandparents' friend was driving down that road when a man stood in the middle of the road looking for a lift.
He realized what was going on straight away, that it wasn't an actual person. He kept driving and sped up and drove straight through the man.
I've no idea where this happened and can't find out. My granny and grandad died about a month or two ago and stuff has been happening since then but that's another story which I'll post soon.
Haunted Country House
My granny's nephew bought an old house in the country. It was an old barn converted into a house. His wife heard their baby crying one night went up and found the blankets off the baby. Came back downstairs then heard a baby crying again a few minutes later. She went back up and found that their baby wasn't crying and the blankets were tucked under the mattress. She wouldn't tuck the blankets in like that and their baby was sleeping too peacefully to have been crying a minute before. They reckon another baby was crying, not theirs.
Their son always talked to someone, an imaginary friend or so they thought. He told them his "friend" told him not to go outside the gate and onto the road. We believe he had a protector of some sort, someone watching over him. I don't know of any deaths in the family around this time. We believe the house must have been haunted by a good spirit who was taking care of their children.
My granny's brother stayed in his son's house one day while everyone was out. He heard a door and called his wife thinking she was home early. He got no answer but heard footsteps walking down the hallway going into a room. No one ever went into the attic in the house. Everyone was too afraid to even think about going up there, not knowing what they might find - bones or something of that sort.
Please comment and let me know what you think. I've always been wondering could the old house have been haunted by someone who lived there before who cared about their child or could it have been a residual haunt? Could there have been more than one spirit there? I don't have any way of contacting some of the family members who had some of these experiences to find out more about them.