Haunted at the Hell Fire Club
So it is that time of year again when you do your best to try and scare your friends and family. This year we tried to do it in style with a late night trip up Montpelier Hill to the legendary Hell Fire Club. This is reputed to be one of the most haunted spots in Ireland.
The club was originally built in the 1700’s as a hunting lodge. To build the club they destroyed an ancient passage tomb on the site. Some of the stone from the tomb was used in the construction of the club and since it was built there has been talk of strange happenings at the lodge. When the roof blew off shortly after completion a local man was heard to cackle loudly – “to be sure, to be sure, tis the work of the devil himself, we’ll all be killed before the morning cock crows”.
The reputation of the hell fire club was further secured when thoughout the 17 and 1800’s it was the home of lewd acts, debauchery and occult practices. The details of which are not fit to be described here in case they infect my computer.
The shot above was captured in what is know as the safe room in the house – I assume this is because it is slightly less haunted than the rest of the house. I had been taking a picture of the green moss of the walls and some other details. To my great surprise when I developed my film this image appeared.
This is the view of Dublin City from the Hell Fire Club….worth the climb.
Camera: Nikon F100
Film: Kodak Optima (expired 2001)
Dev: C41 Lab