The scared punters thought the store in Gort, Galway, was haunted when trolleys laden with their wares seemed to roll away of their own accord, sparking fears of a ghostly store spectre.
"You could be getting something off a shelf and when you turned around your trolley was gone down the aisle," said one spooked shopper. But the problem was more of an earthly nature.
The Gort Ghost was just a sinking floor which caused the trolleys to appear possessed. The store is now closed while the problem is fixed.
A spokesman for the chain said: "Lidl would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused."
Always look for a logical reason first - the first rule of ghost detection:)