Limerick radio producer reveals contact with spirit world in new book
WHEN she predicted a man’s death two months before it was to happen, famed Limerick radio producer Anne Marie Geraghty knew she had to investigate her apparent sixth sense.
Until now, the Athlone native, who for 20 years produced the current affairs radio show ‘Limerick Today’ on local radio station Live 95, has kept her encounters with the ‘spirit world’ a secret because she was “afraid of ridicule, of people’s reactions and, most importantly, of not being believed”.
Geraghty self-published a first book of journal entries over a four-year period titled “My Other World”, in which she reveals her interactions with the spirit world, angels, and more.
“I think things happen for a reason, even if they’re horrible and sometimes I don’t understand them,” she explained.
Although sometimes frightened by paranormal experiences, Geraghty says she also found solace in her vivid premonitions and seeing vibrant colors, auras, mist and sparkles.
She says a ‘white mist’ regularly appears in her home in Croom which she, her husband and their two children share with the spirit of a little girl and a little lady, all dressed in white.
For several years, a faucet in one of the home’s bathrooms seemed to “have a mind of its own” and inexplicably turned on randomly. She contacted plumbers but they all shook their heads in disbelief.
In one chapter, Geraghty recalls visiting a “white witch” in hopes of learning more about her visions and being told she was a “magnet” to hundreds of spirits.
She also visited a priest as well as spiritual guide Lorna Byrne for advice. He was told, “I am open, I receive messages from souls and angels and I have to be careful what I say to people and be careful of the other side. Under no circumstances should I touch a ouija board. I have to help people as much as I can, that’s why these things happen to me.
While maintaining her day job on the air, Geraghty completed a certificate in psychotherapy, completed an HSE SafeTALK program on suicide awareness and prevention, trained as a mental health practitioner on workplace resilience and provided tarot and angel card readings.
“No one doubted it more than me,” she said, but other members of her family have had similar spiritual encounters.
“The mist swirling around the house, I see it very often; it could happen once a week, it could just be random. It’s supposed to be a presence, but the shimmering haze that I see around people is, more or less, a presence with them,” she said.
“I don’t know all the answers, I only rely on my own experience and conclusions, and I’m still learning. But Lorna Byrne, who has a huge following, is the one who took the fear out of a lot of those things for me.
“I think there are a lot of people like me who go through these things, and I think I’m tapping into something inexplicable. He is tied to the things that happen in his life; premonitions.
“I always get a little sign before a death in my family, and keeping track of those things shows me that there are too many specific things that happened for it to be a coincidence.”
She will never forget a terrifying episode when she saw a real-time vision of a ‘translucent coffin’ appearing above her eldest daughter who had become ill with a lung infection ‘and in space an hour, she became limp.
“It looked like she had passed out so I got in the car and went to the doctors like an ambulance. They gave her oxygen and they said she had developed bronchiolitis and that the next step would have been hospitalization if I had not brought her”.
She said her visions had been there since childhood but it took her until now to talk about them because there was this fear of reaction.
“I have met so many people who have been through similar things and there are too many not to say or ignore.
“I think it’s something for my kids and future generations, and also to help connect with other like-minded people, to help people. And I’m at a point in my life where I I don’t care what people think.
My Other World is available on Amazon UK and Amazon USA or via www.annemariesotherworld.com