coonian ghost house
.this is a house on which a family lived and a poltergeist haunted them. . . .Their lives were plagued by a poltergeist that appeared determined to evict them from the house. Many other people witnessed the amazing events that occurred. One such visitor was the MP, Cahir Healy, and another was Father Coyle from Maguiresbridge. Rapping was heard both during the night and day. One source says these rappings were sometimes to the rhythm of tunes. A couple of "its" favourites were "Boyne Water" and "The Soldiers Song". ..Empty bed ..Mysterious shapes appeared and disappeared and music would waft across the room. Father Coyle described seeing clothes rising and falling on an empty bed as if someone was underneath breathing. Pots and pans would suddenly fly across the kitchen. .. . Eventually the family were forced to flee not just because of the unsettling happenings in their home but also driven out and ostracised by superstitious neighbours. The family took the boat for America but even then, to their horror, the poltergeist continued its terrible deeds in their cabin on board and even followed them to their new home in the United States. Eventually, after many years, its manifestations subsided and the family was able to rest and get on with their lives. It is said that the "Coonian Ghost" is the best-recorded and authenticated ghost in Irish History. . . . .