Eleanor Drysden, 51, of Leeds, Yorkshire is undergoing unwelcome visitations from her recently deceased Mother, Ethel Bowler, who died last month of natural causes. Eleanor was at her side comforting her as she passed away and seconds before her final breath, Eleanor whispered to her mother, "don't go Mum" and Ethel was very true to her daughter's final request.
"She's a complete pain in the arse to be honest," said Eleanor, "I wish I hadn't said anything and just let her kick the bucket. It's even worse than when she was alive. At least I could pretend to be out when she called around unexpectedly. You can't really do that when your Mother can walk through walls or hover above you, criticising, whilst you're doing the ironing."
"She re-arranges the kitchen the way she likes it. She tuts and sighs when I slam in chicken nuggets and chips for the kids and she even still make sarcastic comments about my husband's job. At least she would go home every now and again when she was alive."
Darren Drysden, Eleanor's husband, has clearly had enough and is threatening to contact a local priest. He has also been exasperating existing tensions by wearing a Ghostbuster fancy dress outfit around the house and repeatedly playing Ray Parker Jr. at full volume. "I've had enough of the old bag," he explains, "I couldn't stand her when she was alive and I can't stand her now. The constant comments about my weight, my job and then getting my name wrong on purpose. I'm sure Satan sent her back as he couldn't handle her. I can't wait to get that priest in before she possesses my daughter and has her running around the ceiling with her head spinning. Which she'll then criticise Eleanor for not cleaning the footprints off the ceiling."