Clonony Castle in County Offaly, Ireland, is rumored to be very haunted and just recently a photograph was taken that appeared to show a shadow figure. A team of investigators from Paranormal Supernatural Investigation’s Ireland went to Clonony Castle on August 12th and claimed to have photographed a “black mass” on the ground floor of the building.
The team described the eerie figure in the photograph that they posted to their Facebook page by writing, “Out of 10 pictures this image is in only 1 photo. This area was very active for our SLS camera. A shadow person (also known as a shadow figure, shadow being, or black mass) is the perception of a patch of shadow as a living, humanoid figure, and interpreted as the presence of a spirit or other entity.”
The investigators believe that the black mass to the left of the chair was a spirit and the pink ball-like blob was a portal. “Directly behind this wall [in the photograph above] there was a sentry guard room. It's all sealed up nowadays but it's still there if that makes any sense. We feel today it's a portal. Upon further examination of some more pictures, we now think that there is more than just one portal,” they explained.
Constructed back in the 1490s, Clonony Castle is the former home of the family of Anne Boleyn (the second wife of King Henry VIII). The King offered the castle to Thomas Boleyn as a gift in exchange for his daughter Anne’s hand in marriage. The castle has a long history with secret passageways and a murder hole, so it’s not surprising that it is rumored to be very paranormally active with several spirits roaming around.
Ghosts that are said to wander around the castle include the spirit of a medieval soldier wearing full armor and hanging out at the parapet with a pale green light surrounding him. Additionally, there have been many reports of a skeletal entity called “The Thin Man” who is seen at the top of the tower with a hazy glow around him.
With the numerous spirits that are said to be roaming around Clonony Castle, it’s very possible that the paranormal investigators did in fact photograph a shadow entity and a portal.