St. Michan’s Church (Ireland) is a 330-year-old building sitting on a site that’s almost 600 years older. It is built directly on top of a number of huge 500-year-old burial vaults. These vaults are still full of corpses, stacked in coffins and eerily well-preserved. Some of the coffins have crumbled, while others have collapsed into piles where corpse limbs are sticking out from a mound of broken wood. Some are even completely open, revealing the mummy-like figures within.
Eerie as they may seem, the burial vaults of St. Michan’s are a popular tourist attraction. Many visitors have reported feeling a strange presence, as if there was a “pressure” of living people all around them. The vaults are also filled with a strange murmuring noise, as if many people were whispering just far enough away that you can’t quite make out the words. All of this creates a truly unique and creepy experience that makes it difficult to think that ghosts don’t exist—especially for the many visitors who have been touched by icy, spectral fingers during their visit.