But the actions of this particular ghost, however, were caught by a motion-activated camera.
The video shows a door at Deerpark School in Cork opening and closing seemingly of its own accord. It also shows furniture rocking back and forth, and a locker bursting open and spewing papers onto the floor.“Obviously we were alerted to movement in the school and when we went back to review the movement that’s what we saw,” said the school’s principal, Kevin Barry.
“It was in the middle of the night. We’re bemused ourselves, we don’t know [what it is].”Barry stated that the school does admit, something strange is going on. “People do get from time to time a real chill in the air when they go past that area,” he said. However, the principal also remarked that he didn’t know whether or not someone was playing an extremely elaborate prank.
“It’s very interesting – one of my teachers brings his pet in with him but the pet never wants to go down that way.”
“We’d often come across papers strewn about but we were never able to say what it was, we just assumed it was students that were doing it.”
According to Barry, no other motion-activated cameras leading to the corridor had been triggered by the alleged ghost.
“Because we have motion-sensor detectors now, we should have been able to detect other people coming towards that area on the other cameras, and we haven’t been able to.”
The school dates back to 1828, which makes one wonder just how old this ghost, or ghosts, might be.