The Elemental It by wardartz
Now okay, this little guy may look like a relation to ‘Cousin It’ from the ‘Addams Family’, but in all the ghost stories I have ever heard, the one and only that has really gave me the creeps it that of ‘Castle Leap’ in Co. Offaly, Ireland. This castle is believed to be one of the most haunted places in Europe.
The castle has a history of gruesome murders with the most sacrilegious occurring nearly 500 years ago when a member of the O’Carroll Family, killed his brother (a priest) in the middle of chanting the holy rites during a sacred mass. These, amongst many other terrible things (mainly the Oubliette, that I urge you to read about using the link at the bottom) that have happened here are believed to have summoned and nurtured the malevolent spirit of the ‘elemental’. A primitive ghost that attaches itself to a particular place in mainly rural locations. It is about the size of a sheep with the decaying face of a human and is thought to be a malicious, terrifying and unpredictable spectre.
It’s not the thought of it causing any bodily harm that freaks me out about this particular spirit. It is just the idea of having something sooooooo evil appear and just stare into your eyes that just gives me the creeps. Hella creeps.
To learn more about the castles bloody history and to read about an apparent ordeal with the elemental, please read here,