By: Alex Kack
The Deerpark Christian Brothers School in Cork, Ireland was the subject of a fair amount of media attention after a video went viral purporting to show a ghost causing havoc in the school halls.
The video showed a 'wet floor' caution sign flying off the ground, lockers opening and emptying on their own, and other examples of alleged otherworldly vandalism.
The school quickly sought to monetize off the occurrence and the newfound notoriety it brought, billing themselves as “the world's most haunted school” and planning a Halloween party and tour that would cost visitors five euros to attend.
The fact checking website Snopes.com declared the video to be a hoax and found a number of issues that lead them to believe it had been edited. Namely that the video was shot at eye level from a tripod mounted Camera and not a security camera as the school had claimed, mismatched shadows and other continuity errors.
The school has since released a new video they claim is also evidence of a haunting. The new video was apparently recorded on October 26th and shows a chair being thrown across a hallway. No word yet on whether the creators learned from their previous mistakes.
Alex Kack is the editor and founder of the 'Bull Moose Review' as well as 'Spooky News'. He is a political advocate and writer currently based in Washington D.C. where he lives with his girlfriend and their excessive number of pets. Follow him on Twitter here: @Alex_Kack He's on Tumblr here: alexkack.tumblr.com