Legendary warrior Finn McCool spotted on the Giant's Causeway
Published 10/11/2015 | 18:51
There are unconfirmed reports that Finn McCool, the mythical Irish giant, was spotted entering a cave on the Giant's Causeway today.
NT Live News reports that tourists witnessed the giant, who wears a size 47 shoe, disappearing through a concealed doorway in the rock face.
Employees said the door leads to a large chamber deep within the cliffs, a perfect location for an uninterrupted sleep.
The Giant's Causeway is operated by the National Trust, a British charity that protects over 350 historic houses and ancient monuments and allows the public to access them.
Footage recorded on a mobile phone shows the camouflaged door closing, leaving the rock face outside undisturbed.
No trace of McCool, a hunter-warrior, could be found and despite a thorough examination of the rock face no door hinges were visible.
Archaeologists, historians and giant experts converged on the scene after news of the incident spread.
Eye witnesses reported that "the unmistakable sound of snoring" could be heard near to where McCool was sighted.
According to the legend, McCool he is not dead, he is sleeping in a cave, and will awake and defend Ireland in the hour of her greatest need.
A National Trust employee said that it is highly plausible that McCool was spotted on the Giant's Causeway today.
"Everyone knows that all mythical creatures - giants, leprechauns and elves - hibernate during winter," he said.
The full news report was posted on Facebook by Belfast radio station Cool FM, and has been viewed more than 220,000 times.
Finn McCool was unavailable for comment.