Ghost Story

Published on October 21st, 2012 | by Chaz


The Ghosts in the O’Deary Family Closet, Part 3

The O’Deary Family history is filled with ghosts.

Hello there, fellow conspiracy nuts and surveyors of the supernatural!

I am Chaz, and if you’ve stumbled upon my little corner of the Internet, you’ve likely had at least a passing interest in that mysterious building we call the O’Deary Library.

Not all is right within the walls of this house of literature, as many of you have already guessed. What you may not realize, however, is just how deep the mystery of the library runs – and how deeply linked it is to the family who established it. Join me as I take you through the mountains of evidence I’ve uncovered which all leads back to the unnatural behavior of this curious family, spanning generations and generations.

Let’s dive in.


The O’Deary family was having some trouble, that was for sure. And none of them more so than poor Dahlia, who had just lost her husband, her sister and maybe even her sanity!

The young O’Deary daughter had, in her grief, started telling people that she was the one who had stolen her sister’s manuscript – not her husband. As you might have guessed, this didn’t go over so well with people. They started calling her thief and all sorts of other nasty names. They even blamed her for the deaths of both of her family members! Soon enough, the police were involved, and Dahlia was, of course, forced to explain herself. Here’s what she told them:

With Gregory’s career in trouble and her sister’s just beginning, Dahlia had snuck into her sister’s house and swiped her newest unpublished novel. Quickly, she ran home and presented it to her husband, pretending that she’d written it herself. “Nobody will want to read a book by somebody they’ve never heard of!” she told him. “If we put your name on it, everybody will want to read it.” It didn’t take much convincing. Soon, Gregory agreed, and the novel was published.

When asked why she would do such a horrible thing to her sister, Dahlia buried her face in her hands and wept. Gregory’s despair, she said, had reached a level so low that it had begun to affect their marriage. She was worried that he no longer loved her. Dahlia was convinced that making him a famous author again might cheer him up, and then they could be happy together again. It was a very sad story!

When the plan backfired and Gregory died, she explained, Dahlia angrily confronted her sister in the library. “It’s all your fault!” she yelled. “If you hadn’t publicly humiliated my poor Gregory, none of this would have ever happened!” She tore Dora’s books from the shelves, chasing her around the library and throwing them at her. The fight took a turn towards the tragic when Dora accidentally slipped on an old banana peel. She tumbled over the ledge of the balcony and fell to her death.

Dahlia admitting to these mistakes, unfortunately, did not earn her sympathy from the rest of her family. Obviously, they thought, this was all Dahlia’s fault – she should never have stolen that manuscript! The story didn’t convince anybody that she was actually being haunted by her sister and husband, either. On the contrary, people were positive that the poor girl had lost her mind. They blamed her for the death of her sister, and the authorities soon came to deal with her. Dahlia escaped somehow, and was never seen from again. She simply disappeared!

Dahlia’s parent’s, Devin and Mary O’Deary, were never quite the same again after that. They’d lost both of their daughters and their son-in-law in a very short period of time – who could blame them? Mary, however, was much worse than Devin: she became a total recluse (that means that she never left her house). To make this story even sadder (as if it weren’t sad enough!), Mary completely abandoned her last remaining child in her grief: Dillon, their only son.

That’s when things started getting weird.

Tune in next week to find out more!

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