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Flossie

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Old Belfast ghost stories.
« on: May 15, 2009, 09:50:04 PM »
I know it's maybe a bit early in the year but I was wondering if anyone had any old Belfast ghost stories they'd like to share? Would love to hear them.

mrs mourinho

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Re: Old Belfast ghost stories.
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2009, 09:52:04 PM »
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Flossie

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Re: Old Belfast ghost stories.
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2009, 10:21:51 PM »
Here are some names or stories that I have heard mentioned, would love to hear details from anyone out there. Galloper Thompson, Scotty Shoe (linked to the Grand Central Hotel, now Castle Court), the infamous Banshee of Gallaghers, Lucifer's match factory etc.

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Re: Old Belfast ghost stories.
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2009, 10:26:47 PM »
Here are some names or stories that I have heard mentioned, would love to hear details from anyone out there. Galloper Thompson, Scotty Shoe (linked to the Grand Central Hotel, now Castle Court), the infamous Banshee of Gallaghers, Lucifer's match factory etc.
did'nt galloper thompson used to ride about the market up the mill at the back of inglis bakery on his horse that's what got us in early in the dark night's  ;) ;)

Flossie

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Re: Old Belfast ghost stories.
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2009, 10:31:13 PM »
did'nt galloper thompson used to ride about the market up the mill at the back of inglis bakery on his horse that's what got us in early in the dark night's  ;) ;)
My mam told me that my Granda Seamy used to tell her that Galloper Thompson was a terrible alcoholic and would ride up and down Keegan Street in the Market because it was shaped like a bottle! I've also heard other people claim Galloper for their own areas - he must have been a popular tool used by parents to frighten their kids to bed!

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Re: Old Belfast ghost stories.
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2009, 10:35:34 PM »
the original galloper thompson was the git of a landowner in north belfast ;)

Flossie

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Re: Old Belfast ghost stories.
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2009, 10:37:29 PM »
the original galloper thompson was the git of a landowner in north belfast ;)
So I believe tboy, wasn't he supposed to be cursed to wander as a ghost because of his wicked ways?! ??? :)

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Re: Old Belfast ghost stories.
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2009, 10:39:36 PM »
just like meself ;)

Flossie

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Re: Old Belfast ghost stories.
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2009, 10:41:41 PM »
just like meself ;)
Are you telling me tboy that future generations of children will be scared to their beds by their parents telling stories of you?! :D

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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2009, 10:46:51 PM »
why not? future generation brats will have very little to do with their birth parents,a little diversion from killing games will be to look back at sammy and co. ;)

Flossie

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Re: Old Belfast ghost stories.
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2009, 10:49:40 PM »
why not? future generation brats will have very little to do with their birth parents,a little diversion from killing games will be to look back at sammy and co. ;)
You might have a point there tboy, you might have a point! Sure weren't we all brats in our day though? Any other scary stories you'd like to tell us tboy? ;)

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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2009, 10:53:33 PM »
now flossie that would depend on  how easy you would be to frighten ;)

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Re: Old Belfast ghost stories.
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2009, 10:54:52 PM »
tboy you haven met her ma in a mood :o :wild: :preved:

Flossie

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Re: Old Belfast ghost stories.
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2009, 10:55:04 PM »
now flossie that would depend how easy you would be to frighten ;)
Sure I'm a Belfast girl born and bred, there's not much would frighten me tboy! :bb:

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Re: Old Belfast ghost stories.
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2009, 10:56:05 PM »
tboy you haven met her ma in a mood :o :wild: :preved:
  :D She's going to love you Homebird! :punish: Any wee stories for us yourself?