Well lads… Ive finally landed on this island full of history and mystery.
It was a rough journey, but ive landed in one piece.
When studying the history of the quiet little
beach town Ive gotten a house on, I remembered the tale of Loftus hall.
I can see it from the small hill I live on known as Hook View.
Its a bit of a long story, but Ill keep it short. (from wikipedia): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loftus_Hall
Charles Tottenham and his family came to live in the mansion in the middle of the 18th century. Charles Tottenham’s first wife had been the Honourable Anne Loftus.
Charles came for a long stay in the house with his second wife, and his daughter Anne from his first marriage. During a storm, a ship unexpectedly arrived at the Hook Peninsula, which was not far from the mansion. A young man was welcomed into the mansion. Anne and the young man became very close. Then, one night they were in the parlour; when the young man dropped a card on the floor and Anne went to pick it up she glanced under the table and noticed that the young man had a hoof in place of a foot.
It is said that Anne screamed and the man went up through the roof, leaving behind a large hole in the ceiling. Anne was in shock and was put in her favourite room in the mansion, which was known as the Tapestry Room. She refused food and drink and sat with her knees under her chin until she died in the Tapestry Room in 1775. It is said that when she died, they could not straightin her body as her muscles had seized and she was buried in the same sitting position in which she had died. A rumour states that the hole could never be properly repaired, and it is alleged that even to this day, there is still a certain part of the ceiling which is slightly different from the rest.”
The story has been called a myth among other things, but never the less, the island surrounding my new home has an eerie feeling indeed. I was speaking with Trevor (dreamwalker) about this via email when I first landed an began reading the stories late into the night (as you do as a woman alone in a big empty house on a hill at 3 am) the minute I began reading about it… the storm of all storms rushed in, The rest of what transpired is in the following videos… Enjoy 😉
taking on the loftus storm part 1:
defeating the storm part 2:
the storm… aftermath:
I can see it is going to be interesting here indeed.
I am also quite intrigued about all of the connections that Ireland has with Egypt and the Pharaoes.
I believe lisawolfke and others were speaking about this with me once.
I am interested in hearing others thoughts about Scota and her being buried on the Tara mound.
I plan a trip there soon… I will def be bringing a video camera with me for that one too.
Any suggestions is greatly appreciated.