Video of alleged high school ghost leaves internet petrified

Surveillance footage capturing a "ghost" terrorizing the halls of a school in Ireland is going viral online.

The clip, taken by security cameras in one of the hallways at Deerpark C.B.S high school, was posted to the school's YouTube page earlier last week and has already garnered over five million views.

The footage shows a series of unexplained events from a set of lockers appearing to violently shake with no visible force moving them, to notebooks flying across the halls and a wet floor sign being completely destroyed by no one in sight. 

According to reports, the spooky footage was conveniently captured on Oct.1 at 3 a.m. -- what is oddly enough known as the "witching hour."

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"If it’s a prank we don’t know how it was done. Motion sensors were set off at this time, that’s how it was caught," the school's principal, Aaron Wolfe, told UNILAD.

And Wolfe said this isn't the first time something creepy has happened at the school, which is apparently the oldest school in the city at nearly 200 years old, according to the school website.

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circa 1865: A ghost floating slowly towards a dishevelled man hiding in a corner. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 169 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)
circa 1865: A man clinging to a tree in the face of an apparition in a forest. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 72 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)
circa 1865: The ghost of a woman appears to a girl at prayer by her bedside. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 183 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)
circa 1865: A terrified couple haunted by a 'ghostly' figure. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 171 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)
1865: A ghostly figure appears to a couple eating their dinner in a country cottage. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 225 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)
circa 1865: Ghostly figure of a woman appears to a couple at their dining table, the man looks horrified, his wife faints. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 167 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)
circa 1860: A ghostly figure visiting a man reading in his sitting room. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 42 (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
circa 1865: A frightened man praying on his knees to an apparition. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 17 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)
circa 1865: An apparition causes havoc by menacing two people in their kitchen. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 13 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)
circa 1865: An apparition appearing to two country folk in their kitchen. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 10 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)
circa 1860: A spectral figure hovers over a sleeping baby in a crib. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 16 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)
circa 1865: A white caped figure wearing a haloween pumpkin mask taking two people by surprise in their kitchen. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 598 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)
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"Our caretaker has worked in the school for over 30 years he recalls many stories of ‘paranormal activity,'" Wolfe explained.

"For example, on one occasion the school was hosting an exotic bird show, and the birds arrived the day before, because the organizers were worried that someone might break in and steal the birds, someone had to stay 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."

As if kids didn't already have reasons for playing hooky.

 

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