Saturday 27 December 2014

Eerie Loftus Hall the perfect haunt for major US TV show

Emma Jane Hade

Published 06/08/2014 | 02:30

Actors in ghostly mode inside the haunted Loftus Hall in Co Wexford
Actors in ghostly mode inside the haunted Loftus Hall in Co Wexford

Eerie Loftus Hall, thought to be one of Ireland's most haunted buildings, will be the backdrop for a major US television show and filming has already begun.

Legend has it that hundreds of years ago, Lady Ann Loftus fell in love with the Devil, who posed as "a dark stranger" visiting the house.

The spooky building's tale of ill-fated lovers captured the imagination of people around the country, and it continues to draw thousands of visitors every year, hundreds of years later.

Now the mansion, which dates back to 14th century, is being investigated by the makers of American television show 'The Ghost Adventures' from the American Travel Channel.

Aidan Quigley, who owns the famous property on the Hook Peninsula in Co Wexford, said that even the security dog won't enter the tapestry room in the house, Lady Ann's former bedroom.

Mr Quigley, who purchased the building in 2011, said that Zak Rogers, Aaron Goodwin and Nick Groff from the US Travel Channel approached him about carrying out a paranormal investigation there recently.

"They have done a preliminary investigation of the ground floor, and the outside of the house. And, yesterday they were going upstairs," Mr Quigley said.

"That is the place that no one has been given access to since we've taken over."

The filming will continue for the rest of the week.

Irish Independent

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