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Galway’s Giant Ghost – 1907

MICHELANGELO Buonarroti  The Damned Soul Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence circa 1525

MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
The Damned Soul
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
circa 1525

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BISBEE DAILY REVIEW, APRIL 27 1909 P8

GALWAY HAS A GIANT GHOST

Apparition Eight Feet High Leaps into the River

Dublin – A spectral  figure, grey in color and about eight feet in height is said to have haunted the railway line near Galway for nights.

The apparition, which is described as “tapering toward the top,” walks from the railway viaduct across the bank of the stream and then disappears.

A number of people have visited the place toward midnight when the apparition is due to appear.  One man declares that he saw it jump from the top of the viaduct into the Corrib where it disappeared.

It was not “drowned”, however, for on the succeeding night it was seen again by a number of students from Queen’s college Galway.  One of the students volunteered to go over and talk to it, but when it appeared he changed his mind.

On a Sunday evening a party of six men, armed with shotguns, revolvers and sticks, sallied forth to “lay the ghost.”  They had been in ambush but a short time only when the specter loomed up before them.  One of the men raised a revolver, but before he could fire he fell in a swoon.  The expedition was abandoned and the man was taken into Galway where he was medically attended.

These strange reports have created excitement in the district, and search parties are out nightly for the purpose of unravelling the mystery.

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