Deerpark C.B.S., a secondary school in Cork, Ireland, has shared some shocking security camera footage which might be an indicator of a supernatural presence. The video is now going viral as viewers attempt to explain the bizarre happenings caught on camera.
According to Unilad, the school is the oldest in the area — it was founded in 1828 — meaning that generations of children have passed through the building's hallways. But what of their spirits have remained?
In the above video, a door can be seen inexplicably opening and then slamming shut before a cabinet of lockers begins shaking and a wet floor sign is tossed accross the room. The video was recorded just after 3am on October 1, and the building was totally empty.
"If it’s a prank we don’t know how it was done?" asked headteacher Aaron Wolfe. "Motion sensors were set off at this time, that’s how it was caught... The female members of staff do complain that this particular part is extremely cold. It’s also outside the Religion Room – which is weird."
Wolfe also discussed the history of the school's hauntings: "Our caretaker has worked in the school for over 30 years he recalls many stories of ‘paranormal activity.'"
He went on to explain that, one time, the school was hosting an exotic bird show, and the birds arrived a day early. Since the organisers were worried someone would break in and steal the birds, they had someone stay at the school overnight. "That person left the school in the middle of the night - they refused to stay any longer as they said that they heard ‘the last call’ being played on a trumpet – of course, this could have just been the wind?!" Wolfe said.
He continued, "The school is a spooky place, especially at night, it’s an old fashioned building (Christian Brothers design).
One student George Long (17) was convinced last year he heard someone crying in one of the toilet cubicles. He thought it might be a first year so called the Deputy Principal – there was no one there – maybe moaning Myrtle???"
Some students are attempting to use the footage as an excuse to skip class, saying they are too scared to attend.
Meanwhile, the school's been making light of the specters on its Facebook page:
The video of the haunted hallway has been watched over 9 million times on YouTube.
[Photo: Screenshot via YouTube]