Tentacle attacks in seaside town in Kent

Posted by Glennis Byron on November 24, 2011 in News tagged with

Kevin Corstorphine had us all thinking about the place of squid in the Gothic in his recent guest blog on ‘Day of the Tentacle‘.

Now, proving once more that truth can indeed be stranger than fiction, there’s an octopus like poltergeist apparently assaulting the virtue of  Doris Birch. The seventy-three-year-old Herne Bay grandmother said that it’s very frightening, is giving her the creeps and she feels it’s harassing her. She said that she’s being haunted by a poltergeist who continually fumbles her, like an octopus would, as she tries to sleep.

According to a previous article in the Canterbury Times,

The Herne Bay Times offered help by contacting a husband and wife ghost-hunting team, Ray and Beryl Herne, to get rid of the poltergeist. They promised to help. Ray, who claims that he’s a spirit medium and a fifty-two-year-old lorry driver, alleges he can draw the ghost into himself, while Beryl, 59, will cloak it in a current of light and dispatch it to the other side. Beryl said: “Sometimes spirits need to be here. There is usually a reason. Sometimes it’s family. Sometimes we have to alleviate some stress.”


And from the Daily Mail,

Larissa Laing, head of Canterbury City Council’s Head of Housing said: ‘The council has a duty of care and will respond to any complaints or concerns experienced by our tenants.

‘Therefore even though we have received no similar reports from residents living in Margaret Court I’m more than happy to meet Doris Birch and discuss her situation.’

Unable to find photo of said poltergeist, and driven by the need to have at least one image per post, here’s a photo from other story of interest in the Metro online:

Russian woman keeps ‘alien corpse’ chilling in fridge for two years

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