No, YOU'RE Terrified Of This Insanely Haunted School

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?

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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?!

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Deerpark may have ghosts, but at least the school also has a sense of humor.

Night blogger at Jezebel

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So this isn’t really related, but the whole “ghosts aren’t only around in October” thing made me think of it. I used to live by this creepy train tunnel. It’s maybe a quarter mile long and cut through a mountain. In the summer a thick fog blankets the entrance, and inside the tunnel it’s about 20 degrees cooler than the outside air. Water drips from the top of the tunnel onto the tracks, making the rails slippery. Trains still go through the tunnel, and once you’re about a third of the way in it gets narrow and there’s no place to get off the tracks. A bunch of my friends and I were going through it one summer and we thought a train was coming so we ran as hard as we could to the other side (we were in the middle, where there’s no place to get off the tracks). There was no train. We were too scared to go back through, so we ended up walking about 4 miles back home instead of following the tracks, which would have been about a mile. That tunnel is creepy as fuck and gave me true insight to what “tunnel vision” really is. When you walk through it it feels like time stops and you’re in a completely different world. You can barely hear anything on the outside, just the drip drip drip of water echoing through the stone walls. There’s all kinds of silly stories kids made up about the tunnel, like a homeless man used to live there until one night he drank too much, passed out and got crushed by the train. As far as I know no one has ever actually been hit by a train there, but it would be a truly scary way to go.