In recent weeks there have been a number of reported sightings of a white lady haunting a remote spot in Country Tyrone in Northern Ireland.
The reported sightings have become so wide spread and so common that cars belonging to sightseers and ghost-hunters clog the Mullaghmoyle Road, near Coalisland, where the ghostly woman has been seen the most often.
The sightings are compelling. Raymond Bell told the Daily Telegraph that his 17-year-old son did not believe in ghosts but after witnessing the white lady on numerous occasions had changed his mind.
Local politician Desmond Donnelly dismissed the sightings, saying; “If you ask me, it’s more likely to be a reflection of the moon on the river that flows through the area.”
The Northern Ireland Paranormal Research Association (NIPRA) is one of the many investigators on the scene. A spokesperson for the group, Warren Coates, noted that the area had previously been researched after reports of a ghostly woman walking out in front of cars.
The White Lady ghost phenomena are commonly associated with tragedies – often those connected to broken hearts. Some academics trace the origin of White Ladies to the German deity Holda – a goddess of children, maidens and virgin youths.
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Have you made the trip out to Coalisland to wait for the ghost? We would love to see some pictures from the area.
Are you surprised that so many people make the trip each night? Newspapers suggest that as many as 60 cars have begun to park on Mullaghmoyle Road, staying as late as 1am and beyond.