For Sale: Ireland’s most haunted mansion “where the devil himself lived.”
Paranormal professionals and ghost lovers take note: Loftus Hall in Fethard on Sea, in Ireland’s County Wexford, is on the market for $3 million.
The 22-bedroom Georgian mansion set on stately, landscaped grounds has been put on the block by owners Aidan and Shane Quigley, who have rented the home out since 2012 for ghost tours.
The property — originally built in 1170 by a Norman knight — is said to have been haunted since 1766, when it was known as Redmond Hall.
The legend goes that a mysterious stranger came to the home calling on owners Lord and Lady Tottenham, as well as their daughter Lady Anne, according to the Irish Mirror. With a storm raging, they invited the man inside, and while they were playing a card game, Lady Anne crouched to grab a card that fell and discovered cloven hooves of Satan himself.
She screamed, the devil disappeared in a cloud of smoke and Lady Anne went crazy, locking herself up in the house and soon died. She is said to haunt the halls of the home.
Over the years the mansion has been a school for girls and a hotel before being bought by the Quigley brothers in 2011 for $800,000.
“Many have said there are certain areas of the Hall, its atmosphere, the temperature and the general feeling of unease,” the brothers told the Irish Mirror. “Many people have seen things that have left them wondering.”