Ghosts of Waterford Quay

Here’s a story back in February that turned up in the Irish Examiner and the Munster Express:

A claim was made this week that the Quay in Waterford city is haunted and is regularly walked by the ghosts of long ago citizens and sailors. The person who made the claim asked not to be named but says he is a non-practising medium who has an unasked-for and unwanted ‘psychic window to the afterlife’. After hearing persistent rumours of ghostly happenings, he decided to mount a night-time vigil and, on two recent occasions, he saw shadowy images of tall ships in the river and of men in old-fashioned attire who appeared to ‘float’ along the Quay.

And he’s not alone:

Our caller claimed he had been alerted to the situation by an acquaintance, a long distance lorry driver, who had witnessed the strange images as he drove along the Quay en route to Rosslare. The acquaintance claimed that other truck drivers had also witnessed the ‘ghosts’ and that many of them now avoided Waterford at night if at all possible. “I know drivers who, having been scared in the past, now go to great lengths to get through Waterford city in daylight before pulling in for a break”, said the driver.

On the other hand…

The ‘Munster Express’ approached several taxi drivers who agreed to comment as long as their anonymity was respected. Describing the story as ‘rubbish’, one said he regularly drove around Waterford at all hours of the night and morning and had never seen or heard anything ‘stranger than myself’. However, another man said he had heard of sightings by other drivers and a third man said he ‘might have seen something once’ and, since then, he avoided a particular section of the Quay at night, especially if he was alone in his car.

The Munster Express: Is the Quay of Waterford haunted? »
Blather’s no stranger to weird goings on in Waterford. This blogger used to live there, as documented in the Ghosts of Waterford

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