There’s this misguided idea that spirits and demons only show up during the month of October, even though the undead are active throughout the year. You think just because it’s hot out and you fell asleep in your American flag bikini holding a hot dog doesn’t mean there isn’t still a poltergeist subtly scooting a book six inches away from your face? That just because it’s February and you fell asleep on a pile of partially-chewed candy hearts and a gently used Sliding Doors DVD doesn’t mean that an orb isn’t drifting around your ceiling fan?
Still, there does seem to be a preponderance of haunted occurrences in the fall, even in Cork, Ireland, where the above video was caught just after 3 a.m. last week on a security camera at a secondary school called Deerpark C.B.S. Make sure you turn the sound on!
According to Unilad, Deerpark’s headteacher, Aaron Wolfe, was “puzzled” by the incident, which features slamming lockers, flickering lights and a flying “wet floor” sign, among other horrors. Although, now that he stops to think about it, female staff do complain that this particular part of the building is extremely cold. (As you know, only women are sensitive to ghost-cold.) “It’s also outside the Religion Room—which is weird,” Wolfe muses. Also weird:
“Our caretaker has worked in the school for over 30 years he recalls many stories of ‘paranormal activity’.
“For example on one occasion the school was hosting an exotic bird show, and the birds arrived the day before, because the organisers were worried that someone might break in and steal the birds, someone had to stay overnight.
“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?!
Deerpark may have ghosts, but at least the school also has a sense of humor.