A series of ghostly sightings on a quiet suburban street in west Dublin has led to a number of questions being asked about a hauntings in a property that has been described as a “horror” and a “bizarre event”.
The eerie images are being posted on social media and have prompted the city to put up a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
A group of teenagers have been spotted wandering around the area of Cavan Street and Beaumont Street in Cavan-Monaghan in recent weeks.
A woman who lives next door to the property said she had seen a man walking up to the house and she believed the man was a ghost, but there was no way of verifying that.
“I think it is a ghost because it looks like he has no clothes on and his hands are not tied up, but I don’t think he’s real,” she said.
“The other night when I was at work I heard a sound like someone talking in the background.”
She said she believed she heard the man talking in a nearby building.
She added that the noise was likely to have come from the sound of a fire, as the property had been previously used as a nightclub.
She said it was strange to see a man and not a woman.
“It’s the same as a ghost.
If you go into a haunted building you don’t see anybody, but it is very strange,” she added.
A resident of the property, who wished to remain anonymous, said he and his friends have noticed a man in the yard around the time of the sighting.
He said they were looking at the house, but couldn’t make out what he was talking about.
“It was quite weird, like something had gone on in there.
But I don of course think that he’s going to come back,” he said.
The man said he had seen the same people around the house at least a dozen times in recent months.
In an update to the Facebook page, the group said it had been searching for clues about the sighting and that it had received a number from locals.
“A lot of the pictures are still coming in.
We have been looking at them,” the post said.
“It’s like someone’s looking at pictures of the same place, and they are all the same person.”
The Irish Times understands that the owners of the home have since been contacted by gardaí and the local council.
“We have received information from the local authority that a house on Cavan St, Beaumons St, has been subject to a series of incidents in recent years,” a spokesperson for the city said.
The spokesperson added that garda investigations were ongoing.
“As a precautionary measure, we have put up an additional $1.5 million to provide extra security to the home and surrounding properties,” the spokesperson said.