The memory is admittedly going a bit but I think I would have recalled any tradition or practice pertaining to airborne mammals vacating chime containing obelisks in protest at or in acknowledgement of the passing on of seminal 1930s horror film A-Listers.
If, however, the bats have left the bell tower on account of the fact that they were Bela Legosi's pets and he was their sole source of food, and although their departure is perfectly understandable, one wonders why this deceased celebrity / domesticated creature departure trend has not been continued in other 'Gothic Rock' pop songs?
'Ronnie Corbett's Dead (The Cats Have Left The Kitchen)' and 'George Burns Is Dead' (The Rabbits Have Left The Conservatory) could potentially be very popular, although ''Charlie Chaplin's Dead (The Koi Have Left The Fish Pond)'' may not chart, owing to the impracticality of such a carp self-evacuation.*
We sincerely hope that you are not subject to any power cuts round your way at the moment resultant of your having to pen your reply alone in a darkened room, and that this missve does not cause you to wish to administer to us a kick in the eye
Derek Philpott & Son
*Examples for illustration only - we have no idea if the said passed-on personalities owned these pets
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