Attention, fans of all things paranormal! Ireland’s most haunted house is on the market and its history is terrifying...
This real estate offer definitely didn't go unnoticed. And for good reason: it's one of the most haunted houses in the world. Loftus Hall is located on the Hook Head Peninsula, southeast of Ireland. It spreads over 63 hectares and is located near a lighthouse. Over the centuries, it has undergone several transformations. Today, it has almost 22 rooms. If you have a lot of friends, this is the perfect place to host Halloween parties because you might see a few poltergeists there...
Stranger than fiction
Loftus Hall's website explains the house's complicated past. Brace yourselves!
It all started in the 18th century. At that time, the Tottenham family owned the property. It was a place of transit for many sailors seeking a little respite from sailing the rough waters of the peninsula.
One day, a stranger knocked on the door to the mansion seeking refuge after his ship was pushed aside by a storm. During her stay, Anne, the daughter of Tottenhams, showed an increasing interest in the guest. One evening, when they were both sitting at the table playing cards, she dropped one of them. As she bent down to pick it up, she saw that the stranger had cloven hooves for feet, just like the Devil. She screamed, and the stranger turned into a fireball and disappeared through the ceiling.
Anne was traumatized by this event. Her parents locked her in one of the bedrooms of the house so that no one would witness her insanity. Two years later, she died. But according to her family and the help, her spirit continued to haunt the place. So the Tottenhams brought in a priest, Father Thomas Broaders, to exorcise the house.
The house was reopened to the public in 2012. And since then, several of the people who've been inside Loftus Hall have claimed to have witnessed paranormal activity.
In 2014, the house made headlines because of Thomas Beavis. During a visit, the 21-year-old had taken a photo that showed the silhouettes of two women who looked like ghosts standing behind a window. The image went viral.
How much for this haunted gem?
The house is currently owned by Shane and Aiden Quigley. They would like to sell the property, but not to just anyone. They've put a lot of time and money into maintenance and would like their successor to do the same. If you want to treat yourself to Loftus Hall, you'll have to drop no less than 2.87 million dollars (£ 2.19 million).