The Blather Moving Statues Xmas Appeal

We need your help. No, honestly…

A recent Shitegeist entry deals with the apparent resurgence of a very Irish piece of forteana: bleedin and moving statues.
As some of you old enough to remember will recall, the mid 1980’s saw a veritable national hysteria regarding this subject matter, with half the nations children semingly sucummbing to visions of moving, jiggling and occasionally break-dancing statues. These apparitions were usually accompanied by dire predictions concerning the future of humanity.
Despite the enormous media coverage that this phenomena garnered during that time there seems to be a slight national amnesia on the subject. Rarely mentioned, never discussed and almost verging on taboo; this is a subject which merits further investigation and discussion.
So, can you help us? We would like you send us any stories that you can recall from this time. Any links you can point us to. Any resources for research. Any anecdotes or humourous asides. In fact, just anything at all. Hey! What the hell, just send us your mails asking us to invest in African banks and subscriptions to ‘Male Member enlargement monthly’. We’re lonely and we like the mail.
You can do so in a comment below, or directly via e-mail.
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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.