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Irish ghost hunters stunned as terrifying face shows up in snap taken at Co Tipperary castle

  • 21:23, 20 Aug 2022
  • Updated: 21:24, 20 Aug 2022

A GROUP of Irish paranormal investigators have been left stunned after a face appeared in the background of a picture taken at an Irish castle.

The snap was taken at Lackeen Castle in Co Tipperary and shows the face of what the paranormal investigators think is a “puca” known to haunt the area.

The paranormal investigators posted the image to Facebook
The paranormal investigators posted the image to Facebook
Many followers commented saying they could see a face
Many followers commented saying they could see a face
Ghost hunters believe the face is that of a 'puca', a creature from Irish folklore
Ghost hunters believe the face is that of a ‘puca’, a creature from Irish folkloreCredit: Alamy

A “puca” is a creature from Irish folklore. It is a shapeshifter and can take any form it chooses.

Usually, it is seen in the form of a horse, dog, rabbit, goat, goblin, or even an old man.

Traditionally a “puca” is seen as a dark, sleek horse with golden eyes.

The ghost hunters from Paranormal Supernatural Investigation’s Ireland, who snapped the pic, told us that there is a legend surrounding Lackeen castle and they believe this is what showed up in the photo.

They said: “There is a significant amount of Folklore and Paranormal activity connected to the site.

“It is said that it is now the home to a ‘puca’, a fairy shape-shifter from Irish mythology.

“The legend goes that some old hags were stealing from a dead body when an O’Kennedy came upon them.

“They were defended by the ‘puca’ which was captured by O’Kennedy.

“It was taken to Lackeen castle where O’Kennedy’s servants begged their master to let it go or else they would be cursed.

“After promising to never hurt any member of the O’Kennedy family, the puca was released.

“There is a local tradition which states that the ‘puca’ can still be seen roaming around the castle to this day.

“There is several different versions of this story, and it can be found in many books of folklore.

“We as a group believe folklore and history play a massive part into our research before we investigate places like Lackeen Castle.”

The paranormal group also said that they posted the picture to their Facebook page without mentioning the face they had already spotted themselves.

They said: “We posted this image up on our Facebook Page, Paranormal Supernatural Investigation’s Ireland and didn’t mention anything about the image.

“Majority of people are saying they see an image of a person.”

The picture was taken at Lackeen Castle in Tipperary
The picture was taken at Lackeen Castle in Tipperary
The picture was taken by the group Paranormal Supernatural Investigation's Ireland
The picture was taken by the group Paranormal Supernatural Investigation’s Ireland

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