My Haunted Beginnings



-Welcome to the Haunted Weblog! 

That is my very first entry into the world of running a blog. For individuals who have no idea who I’m. My identify is Shamus Denniston. I’m the Director, Founder and Lead Investigator of the Thames Society of Paranormal Investigations (TSPI). A magical crew based mostly out of southeastern Connecticut. We journey all through New England and past serving to these in want of assist.

I first wish to begin out by saying. I didn’t discover the paranormal, as a lot because it discovered me. A few of my earliest reminiscences had been of my father and uncle in our lounge, telling ghost tales from the previous nation (Eire). Recalling tales of visitations from lifeless family members, leprechauns, and different mystical Celtic creatures. My childhood was filled with this glorious world the supernatural and superstition. Rising up in an Irish family, this was par course for household gatherings. These had been all the time my favourite occasions with my dad’s family members. However their conversations typically turned a little bit too related for me. When my father would inform tales about unusual happenings round our personal home. I might hear tales a couple of spirit that my mom got here to name as “George”. In line with my dad and mom, he was dwelling in our home. Wanting again on issues, I by no means knew why our home had a ghost. I all the time pictured a haunted home to be the one up on a hill, creepy, dilapidated, filled with spiders and cob webs. I used to assume, my home will not be run down or filled with cob webs. Was my dad having a little bit of enjoyable with my brothers and I…


Till one evening, one thing occurred. I will need to have been 9 or 10 years previous when it occurred. I used to be within the bed room on the finish of an extended hallway, that led to an open lounge. On the far nook of the lounge stood a child grand white piano. One evening I used to be woke up to the sound of somebody calling my identify. I opened the bed room door, and the sound stopped. I listened, there was some form of gravitational pull, calling me down the hallway, however being a child, I used to be scared to loss of life. I recalled this occurring just a few occasions. My Mother stated that I might of been sleep strolling, however I knew I used to be awake.



Then got here the piano. The piano would typically play by itself. It was by no means a track, however all the time this foreboding “Dink, Dink, Dink” on some excessive word on the piano. It goes with out saying, however I used to be frightened on the considered what or who was enjoying the piano.



One afternoon he was working in his workplace within the downstairs a part of the home, with the door closed. The workplace had a breezeway that led to the storage. After a while, he heard the sound of the storage door open. Then, the doorways from the storage, to breezeway after which into the home open. He then heard somebody stroll upstairs and the sound of grocery baggage being put down on the kitchen desk. He got here out of his workplace to greet my mom that was dwelling from the shop, solely to search out nobody. The home fully locked up and the storage door closed. He didn’t instantly assume George was the offender, and shortly returned to his workplace, this time he left the workplace door open. A short time handed and he heard the storage door open. This time, assuming my mom was dwelling from the shop, he continued to work, and heard the doorways resulting in the home open. As an alternative of seeing my Mom cross by his workplace door with an arm full of baggage. He noticed a shadow man, standing about 6 ft. tall, starring proper at him. The room drained of any warmth, leaving this lifeless chill and with a person with no face trying proper at him. The shadow man, then walked into the home. As frightened as he was, my Dad chased him, however to no avail the person disappeared.



A few half hour later, we discovered my father standing in the midst of the driveway, ready for us to come back dwelling. My father was the hardest man I knew, former cop and rising up as a young person within the slums of Liverpool, England, he did not scare very simply. That incident actually shook him, and I’ll always remember the best way he seemed after we discovered him. 


Occurrences like that, solely fueled my curiosity for all issues unexplained. It got here to no shock that I finally grew to become a magical investigator. My ardour grew for desirous to seize proof of those spirits. With some coaching and expertise underneath my belt, I based Thames Society of Paranormal Investigations in 2010 with Todd Radley and with the help of Harrison Fortier Jr. Immediately, we nonetheless chase these shadow folks and with a better calling. Our numbers have grown from three to eight. With a gradual case load, truck load filled with proof and documentation. Most of all, serving to these in want perceive and get closure from their haunting experiences. 



Written By

Shamus Denniston 

Founder & Director

Thames Society of Paranormal Investigations

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