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Poll: Do you have supernatural stories that have made their way into family folklore?

Come on, fill us in.

BETWEEN US, MY family have a questionable amount of stories pertaining to the supernatural, or more specifically, our brushes with the supernatural.

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Among us, we have homes we believe to be haunted, anecdotes which suggest the gap between the living and the dead is damn near non-existent, and myriad examples of peculiar happenings which we refuse to explain away with anything approaching logic and rationality.

I delight in every single one; always have and likely always will.

I’ve always been partial to an otherworldy story, and if it involves someone I know, then all the better. To be clear, I don’t need the appearance, or even suggestion, of an apparition to capture my attention; anything vaguely unsettling will do.

Whether it’s a clock suddenly stopping at the passing of a relative, a light flickering at an opportune moment, or the fact a charge never appeared on my parent’s credit card bill after they ate in an eerily deserted restaurant which locals never heard of, and which they have never been able to find since, I’m all in.

In fact, I dined out on the last one for years; school breaks or sleepovers, I wheeled that one out. Sure, there’s probably a logical explanation, but the fact of the matter is I’m not inclined towards it.

Simply put, I like the idea that the supernatural can play a role at times, but am I alone here?

Do you and your relatives have a supernatural story or two that has found its way into family folklore?


Poll Results:

We actually do have a few to be fair, but there's probably a logical explanation. (298)
Not a single one. (211)
We are like a family of ghost-hunters and supernatural stuff has definitely been the subject of many conversations. (131)



If you do have a story you reckon will freak us out, feel free to share and we may well feature it in an upcoming article. Email your story to niamh@dailyedge.ie

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