Posts Tagged ‘animals’

Spire of St. Patrick's near sunset

I heard another tale of a ghost dog from across the ocean that seemed fitting for this month’s series of tales. St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin (as well as Glasnevin Cemetery) are haunted by a ghostly dog. The black Newfoundland belonged to John McNeill Boyd, who is buried in the cemetery but memorialized inside the cathedral with a statue. Boyd, a sea captain, died trying to rescue sailors on the Irish Sea during a storm in 1861. His body was recovered, and following his funeral, his dog refused to leave the grave, eventually starving to death in the cemetery. Since then, the dog has appeared both at the grave at and the base of his master’s statue inside the cathedral.


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When I went to Lake View recently, the little invaders were everywhere – scurrying across the lawn, bounding over tombstones, pawing furiously in preparation for winter.


But they just aren’t interested in posing for photos.


Got one!


**Disclaimer: This post is creepy, but only for one person I know.**

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