Monday, October 3, 2011

Monster Monday: Leap Castle

In honor of Halloween and the upcoming launch of theSPIRITED anthology by Leap Books, Most-Wanted Monsters is dedicating the monthof October to all things ghostly.

Starting with Leap Castle in Ireland, because really, all ofthose specters gotta hang out somewhere, right?

Apparently more than a couple spirits make their home atLeap Castle. Considered one of the most haunted houses in the world – and mostcertainly Europe – the castle features a gruesome oubliette. Hundreds of peopleare rumored to have met their death in this dungeon; if you didn’t impaleyourself on the spiked floor, you would succumb to the powerful stench of decayand lack of food. Lovely.

How many people are we talking? Three cartloads of boneswere trucked out of the oubliette when it was discovered.

There have been numerous reports of specter sightings, andeven attacks. The most popular, though, is the story of an Elemental, a type ofmystical spirit that attaches itself to one particular haunting. The LeapCastle Elemental is described as a grey sheep-like humanoid with a decayingface.

Looking for ghosts this Halloween? We’d bet you’d find themat Leap.

And while you’re at it, leap on over to Leap Books or Bridge Social Media for a chance to win a copy of SPIRITED, an anthology filled withhauntingly good stories by chilling talent pool of paranormal young adultauthors.

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