4 - The Black Cat of Killakee

In this episode, we'll hear the story of an Irish ghost?  poltergeist?  demon?  that appeared as a large talking black cat.  Also, some history of the Hellfire Clubs, and a 1566 English witch trial in which a cat turned toad turned dog named Satan figured.

 

Sources

Philips, John. An Examination and Confession of Certain Witches at Chelmsford in the County of Essex, before the Queen Majesty's Judges, the 26th day of July Anno 1566. London: 1566.

Fennel, Paul. Haunted: A Guide to Paranormal Ireland. Dublin: Poolbeg, 2006.

Joyce, P.W. Origin and History of Irish Names of Places. Dublin: McGlashan & Gill, 1875.

St. John Joyce, Weston. The Neighbourhood of Dublin, its Topography, Antiquities and Historical Associations. Dublin: M.H. Gill & Son, 1921.

The Demonic Cat at Killakee House. https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC68HCE_the-demonic-cat-at-killakee-house?guid=3ca11f2d-b7ad-41ec-afee-f12ee719f345

 

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