Sunday, 22 January 2012

The Rat Man ... My Story ... My Vision

The Rat Man 
My Story ...My Vision

Can't Believe what Happened
I can't believe its true.
How a friend on facebook 
brought back my memories of you.
The Original Picture

 Just Added My Name & A Frame
Original Still On My Computer Untouched

 I Added My Rhyme
Put It On Face Book

All I Could See At This Time
    Was A Row Off Little Ducks
Till Dawndy Pointed Out To Me 
What She Could See

So I Just Took
A Closer Look 

Oh No 
 A Story I Could See
Unfolding To Me

In This Picture I See... 
A Man Falling Wearing A Hat 
I Can See Him Holding His Boat With His Hands 
His Legs Either Side
I Can See A Key To The Left Of The Falling Man 

Pictures Edited From Original

Follow The Picture Down Where I See A Skeleton
 Move To The Right Of The Skeleton

I Then See A Face Of A Man Being Pulled Up 
By The Grim Reaper A Dark Figurine Who's Arms In The Air Holding A Scythe

This Leads Me On To The Arm Of A Ghost
Who's Holding The Mans Hair

Follow The Arm Down This Makes A Loop
(Look In Side This Closely A Vision I See that Of A Lady )

Follow The Loop Around
Now The Head And Face Of A Ghost Appear

Follow The Head Down 
On The Ghosts Right Shoulder I Can See A Begging Rat

The Ghosts Other Arm Makes A Serpent Looking At The Rat
On The Serpents Back There Is A Hat

Within The Ghosts White Body Is A Cross In His Heart

While Down In His Cloak 
I See A Headless Body 
Similar To A Egyptian Cave Drawing

Other Images I See Above The Ghosts Head
A Bottle Shaped Hallo ..
With A Sad Face 

Then Steps Leading Upwards

This Is What I See ...

Some Facts That You Should Know ...
About The Rat Man 
3rd Feb 2009
He Fell From His Boat
On This Same Stretch Of Canal
While Changing His Gas Bottles 
That Are Chained To The Boat With A Key 
He Used To Catch Rats And Had A Rat Trap 
And In The Coroners Report

 A Tragic Accident 
Taken Back  By What I Saw

I Had To Make A Blog

Maybe He's Gone
But Chose Me To Live On 

We Called Him 

The Rat Man

We Never Knew His Name
For We Only Ever Met Him As We Walked By With Inca 
And He Chatted As We Passed
Reminding Inca To Beware Of The Rat Trap

One Day We Saw Him
He Travelled Alone With His Two Dogs
We Met Him As We Sailed Our Boat
We Helped Him Through A Lock 

So Having Heard The Tragic News

 The Rat Man 
Drowned In The Frozen Canal

Trying To Change His Gas  Fell Of His Boat 

I Felt Touched And Wrote Him A Poem
Laminated It So People Could See
He Didn't Die In Vain
We Took A Primrose Bowl &Bulbs 
We Went Down That freezing Day
  On The Bench I Tied The Poem 
Placed The Bulbs Beside
There Was Only One Other Floral Tribute
It Made Us Feel Quiet Sad And We Cried ;(x

A Wooden Cross On The Other Bank
Read ... RIP Des Hutton

We Went Back ToWalk Inca Two Weeks Later
My Poem Still Hanging There 

The Floral Tribute Gone 
Now My Bowl Of Bulbs 
 Been Placed The Other Side The Canal
Next To The Cross

Don't Know Who Moved Them
Don't Know Who Cared
I Took Down My Poem 
And Brought It Home With Me 

Gone But Not Forgotten x

I Don't Know Why 
But I Had Kept
The Newspaper Cuttings from That day 
Along With My Poem 
Hidden Away 

 Is This Why 3 yrs On
Almost To That Day 
He Came Back 

His Memory Will Last
Through My Story To You

Now You Have Heard My Story 
Can You Please Tell Me What You See ?

Our Tribute To Des ... The Rat Man
Ron Liz & Inca ;)x

Sarah Lee
Dawny this was jsut a normal picture my mum took about 6 months ago, I am not sure what made her post it to facebook the other day, but she did not see the man until you pointed him out, then after you did it become so obvious he was there, my dad looked and instantly said oh its the rat man... now the rat man was a man who lived on a canal boat, mum and dad spoke to him as they passed they called him the rat man because he would catch rats and lend out his trap to fellow boater, he was not a close friend and so mum and dad din't know his real name, but then on 3rd of febuary he sadly lost his life, he was trying to change his gas canister and somehow slipped this is a link to the story reported locally: mym mum wrote him a poem the days after his accident and took it to the canal, but since then its not really been mentioned, until now as like you say the images are so very clear - we are as intreaged by this as you are and mum just wonders if its our over active imaginations or if the picture really shows somethign more?
A WOMAN who found her friend's body in a canal has paid tribute to him, calling him a "loveable rogue". Jackie Orton discovered Desmond Hutton in the Trent and Mersey canal at Willington...



  1. wow these all look different but are the same,great idea :)

  2. Just shows you should look at a picture a little more closely! Great stuff! Emma :)

  3. I see it! It took me a moment, couldn't figure out what was going on at all, then click, there He Is!!

  4. Ah liz what a sad story :-((. From viewing the pictures above I see a face of a man and what looks lime a boat? Xxxx I'll tell the other ghost hunters to have a look . Xxx