Loftus Hall is a large mansion property that is situated on the Hook peninsula, County Wexford in Ireland. It was constructed on the site of the original Redmond Hall, it is said by locals to have been haunted by Satan himself, and the ghost of a despairing young woman named Anne…
The History of Loftus Hall
The property was deigned and constructed by the Redmand family in 1350 during the time of Black Death. It was built as a replacement for the family’s original castle which was located in Houseland near Portersgate.
During the 1650’s the mansion came into possession of the Loftus family due to the Cromwellian confiscations and later the Act of Settlement in 1662.
The property was eventually converted into a hotel in 1983 but it’s new life of service failed to take off – it was left abandoned until 2011, when it became a tourist attraction.
The Devil You Know
During the 1780’s the Loftus family decided to take a break from the area and headed off on a holiday, they left a family named the Tottenham’s in charge of the mansion until they decided to return.
The Tottenham’s knew their stay at the Hall could possibly be a long one, so they decided to bring their daughter, Anne, along for the duration.
Within days of them arriving at Loftus Hall, they were alerted to a loud banging at the front door one evening. They answered the call to find a man on the doorstep asking if he could take shelter from the intense storm outside.
The family welcomed him into the house and he remained there for days as the storm seemed to go on forever…
The young and impressionable Anne eventually fell in love with this dark stranger. They started a relationship.
One evening the family and their daughter’s new lover decided to play a game of cards around the table in the main living room. Anne accidentally dropped one of her cards and crawled under the table to retrieve it.
She was struck with horror as she realized that her new lover’s feet had somehow transformed into cloven hooves – the feet of the Devil.
She screamed and told her parents what she had seen underneath the table. Her lover suddenly rose to his feet and with superhuman strength, somehow managed to leap straight through the Loftus Hall roof.
The hole this dark stranger left in the ceiling of the property could never be properly repaired.
A couple of months after her mysterious lover’s exit, Anne realized that she was pregnant with his baby. Once she gave birth to the child, her parents murdered it through worry that it was the child of Satan.
They buried the remains of the infant in the walls of the tapestry room and called in a priest to exorcise the property.
Anne spent the remaining years of her life in complete heartbreak and despair – locked away in the tapestry room with the remains of her dead child.
The remains of the child were located in the 1870’s when Loftus Hall was being renovated – this discovery seemed to trigger the paranormal activity that has surrounded the property ever since.
There have been hundreds of reports of orbs and manifestations since the grizzly discovery of the infant’s skeletal remains.
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