Ghost stories are almost always debunked because they're nonsense, even when there's video proof.
And depending on where you grew up, your school probably had a ghost story of its own with some scary backstory. Like a janitor who was tossed into a furnace after abusing kids. Oh wait, that's part of the plot to Nightmare on Elm Street, but still, you know what I'm talking about.
Now if you were running a school, if there were some ghostly activities going on in the hallway, you'd probably want to keep that under wraps so kids couldn't find yet another excuse to skip their classes. But the principal of Deerpark C.B.S in Cork, Ireland posted this spooky security footage taken from the school's cameras and swears that it's not a prank.
If it’s a prank we don’t know how it was done? Motion sensors were set off at this time, that’s how it was caught.
Now you still might think this entire thing is an elaborate hoax, but there are some things to consider. First, this happened at 3AM when no one is in school. For those who are obsessed with ghostly things, they know that 3-4am is known as "The Witching Hour" when all things scary occur.
Wolfe also said in an interview with Unilad that staff members have complained that this part of the hallway, which is coincidentally located right outside of the school's religion room, as being particularly chilly.
The female members of staff do complain that this particular part is extremely cold. It’s also outside the Religion Room – which is weird.
It doesn't help either that Deerpark is the oldest school in the city (almost 200 years and counting), and that Principal Wolfe says that the caretaker who's looked after the school for 30+ years has reported all sorts of strange activity in his time there.
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?!
Despite the scariness of unexplained doors swinging open, lockers being rocked back and forth from what seems like an angry ghost, the school seems to be taking the whole thing in stride.
As for students who are too scared to go to school, it seems like their Principal struck more terror into them than any ghost could.
"A couple of boys said they wouldn’t come in until the paranormal activity has been sorted – they were told if they didn’t come in they’d get detention – they came to school!" said Principal Wolfe.
What do you think?
Was a ghost really caught on camera? Or is this some great PR for the school's upcoming Halloween bake sale?