Blather Paranormal Investigators Inc.

Is your PC possessed by a malevolent imp? Is your kettle making vile, satanic suggestions to you? Do you just get the feeling that you?re not alone?

So. Here I am and I?m bored. The chairman of the bored. And my mind gets to thinking about haunted houses (look, pickings are slim all right?) and especially all of those uniquely creaky old mansions that seem to dot the Irish landscape. And I?m wondering, is there a reputable guide to such locations? If there is, please let me know.

I never had much time for tales of dismembered ghosties and legless wailing beasties until, a couple of years ago, I took a trip to the Isle of Man. And well, how do I put this?? Well, one way of putting it is that I was lucky enough to be witness to a rather singular paranormal experience. Another way of putting it is to say that I had the living shit scared out of me by a rather disturbing sequence of nerve-jangling events. Anyhoo, that?s another story? but since then, my interest has been piqued.

What I would like to know is this: how many of our dear Blather readers have had what they would consider to be a ?paranormal experience?? Now, this can be anything. It could be a wailing voice. A headless squawking apparition that haunts the abandoned chicken coop in your back garden. It could be the blackened shade of the soldier that you saw leering out a window in Collins Barracks. It could be the tortured spirit of a hanged 1798 rebel that you briefly glimpsed out of the corner of your eye, when you were staggering your way towards the last Nitelink – his eyeball-less, emaciated, crow-pecked carcass swinging from a rusty pole on O?Connell bridge, his tongue lolling horribly from his mouth and a faint, desperate, pleading voice borne on the wind saying ‘Help me? oh dear god help me…’

Anyway, whatever it is, let?s be having it. Houses, streets, pubs, buildings, offices and outhouses. If you think it?s haunted then let us know.

If you heard something that you can?t explain, then tell us about it. If your PC is possessed by a malevolent imp, then get on the phone. If your kettle (or other household appliances) are making vile, satanic suggestions to you, then drop us a mail. If your radio keep inexplicably tuning itself into FM104 – then just shoot yourself. If you find yourself feeling a fleeting moment of pity for the undead zombie scum that are marketing people – then for the love of all that is holy, call us. Let the professionals deal with it. Call us. Call Blather Paranormal Investigators Inc. Or, of course, you could just post a comment below about your experiences?

Damien DeBarra was born in the late 20th century and grew up in Dublin, Ireland. He now lives in London, England where he shares a house with four laptops, three bikes and a large collection of chairs.


  1. i dont no if my house is haunted or not but der has been strange noises in my house. noises like the toilet flushing on its own.light switching on just the sound of it. the handle of the window lifting.the tv switching of on its own. and i tryed talking to it if der is an it and asked for a signe and the light dimed. and wen i asked again der was a dang in the lofed. and my partner taughed he saw someone in our hall. dats all really it sounds like a lot when i write it all down. if u can help me it would be great…

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