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A pageant queen has shared photos of injuries she claims were inflicted by ghosts while growing up in one of Ireland's most haunted houses.
Victoria Lily Tully lives in Sharon Rectory in Donegal, which is known for being the site of a gruesome murder in 1797.
Paranormal investigators often flock to it, but Victoria has lived in the house since she was born - and says she has the scars to prove it.
The student paramedic Victoria - who recently won Miss Bikini Universe Ireland 2021 - has been left with scratches, bruises and even burns, which she claims to have sustained in the middle of night.
She said: "As soon as I was able to walk and talk, I had an imaginary friend but it turned out to be the spirit of the house and I still see her today; she wears a white gown and has long hair.
"My bedroom is behind the back staircase and I would constantly hear someone walking up the back stairs - they always get you when you're at your most vulnerable so it's normally when we're sleeping.
"The attacks happen at night; one time I was in the shower and scratches appeared on my body out of nowhere.
"Up until a couple of years ago, I was really scared in the house and refused to walk around by myself but this is my home and it's supposed to be my safe place so I learned to accept it."
The house was built in 1775 by Trinity College and is host to more than 20 rooms, but Victoria's parents didn't know about its history when they bought it. Now, they're all too familiar with it.
Victoria's mum, Lisa, explained: "There was an ambush on the house in 1797 by the United Irish Men to murder Reverent William Hamilton who was a judge and had administered a hanging that day.
"Because the weather was so bad, Reverent William Hamilton went back to Sharon Rectory where he knew the two residents but the man who bought him to the house was in on it.
"They shot into the windows and he used Mrs Waller, the resident of the house, as a human shield so she was shot and killed instead of him.
"In the end, the servants had to drag him out of the house and he was brutally murdered. They said it was so bad his eyeballs were coming out of his sockets."
Ah jeez. Well at least you've still got your eyes, eh Victoria?
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