Knocktopher Abbey

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Guests here pick up many light anomalies on camera. The place gives an overall creepy feeling and some people even report night terrors if they decide to sleep over.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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Knocktopher Abbey
Knocktopher, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

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52.4828881, -7.216671000000019
Nearest Towns:
Cnoc An Tochair, IE (0.2 mi.)
Knockstopher, IE (0.2 mi.)
Knocktopher, IE (0.2 mi.)
Ballyhale, IE (1.3 mi.)
Baile Heil, IE (1.3 mi.)
Croan Cross Roads, IE (1.9 mi.)
Newmarket, IE (1.9 mi.)
Tinvaun, IE (2.1 mi.)
Knockwilliam, IE (2.1 mi.)
Ballynamona, IE (2.2 mi.)


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  1. My family stayed here for a week back in 2006, and it was terrifying. We had many photo anomalies, lights turning on and off with no one there. footsteps, negative feelings, cold drafts in closed rooms. The worst part was that my wife and I were plagues by night terrors & paralysis for 3 nights. We slept on the couch downstairs for the rest of our stay.

    There is an abandoned stone staircase in the main house (original abby) that leads downwards. Its been filled in with stones, but the vibe I got from those stairs was pure evil. Its also right next to the original abby well that had a plaque stating it was built in the 1400s.

    This place is creepy as it gets. My dads wedding ring was also somehow stolen off his finger while we were there. We turned the room upside down but never found it.

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