Ghost story by Abner

I’ve always been a great fan of ghost stories, especially those told by the person who experienced it. Abner posted his story and I thought it would be great to share it to other ghost story lovers.

I thought that the two of them was out clubbing all night long since it was already 1am on a Friday. Well, it’s not uncommon for them to come home late at night with K either slumped on the sofa like a sack of rotten potatoes or staggered up the stairs in stupor, slamming the door behind her, only to hear her vomiting over the porcelain. A jerk and a pull… a mini whirlpool and silence once again.
I did not bat an eyelid in the morning when I left the house. The car was not there. It seemed the guy and the girl did not come home at all. Anyway I don’t care. Not my business anyway right? Shrug.

It was only after lunch hour on 22nd May 2009 that my phone began to ring. K is on the line. Normally I do not get calls from my housemates at all unless there is something on. So I answered with a casual “What’s up?” Here is where K starts spilling the beans along with her sanity in tow.

Our house got dirty things she said. Before I could get her to rephrase, she has already went into second gear. K is now motormouth incarnated. And I listened intently.

She was not the person who experienced the spirit’s doing. It was WY, the guy. Asking her to break the news seem a bit inappropriate as she has the tendency to lose control of herself, making it looks like she lost her mind as well. And that my friends, freaked me out. Her dramatization really kicks my imagination right in the balls. I swear I could hear something crack. The air conditioning in the office seemed to dip a bit lower along with my heart.

Her narration went something like this:
WY has been feeling uneasy for a while now. It started when he heard a voice speaking into his ear one late night. He was awake placing bets online when he heard a man’s voice. He looked around thinking it was someone in the back alley but there was none. The TV was on low and everyone else was asleep. Chills went down his spine and he went straight to bed. WY was not someone who believed in all these mumbo jumbo about spirits and the unseen, initially. The previous voice incident did spook him but not enough to convert him.

All was well until he woke up one fine day to discover a small but obvious teeth/bite mark under his arm, very close to his left armpit. You can try leaving a bite mark and see. It’s not that easy and doing it while sleeping won’t be easy. He claimed he did not have any girls sleep over so it’s not a love mark. This physical evidence has start to rock his beliefs. WY called up his mother in Penang and got her to the temple to shed some light on this matter. She came back with the news that the sifu (master/medium) said that there is a child spirit residing in the house. WY has kept it from us so far, only confiding in K. And K being the scaredy cat even when in normal mode got even more erratic. Earth Hour can kiss her ass, she was turning on every single pendaflour and ceiling fan in the house, from porch to the bathroom on the upper floor. As for WY, he was still doing fine. Not scared out of his wits. He can handle a child spirit. It was only that the sleepless nights and uneasiness come bed time that made him paid another sifu in Gombak area a visit. Going to sleep every night repeating protective chants has gotten to him. He said he felt like he was being watched every single night.

Long story short. He met the sifu and he brought K along for the ride. Sifu did some chants and a deity took over. The deity was Ji Gong (济公) and he told them the spirit disturbing him was of a woman. A lady spirit dressed in red who has chosen him to be her husband. She has been residing in that area for a long time now since before the construction of houses. It used to be plantation land, dark and damp area. She was butchered into 5 pieces there. That is why she was dressed in red. For vengeance. She roamed the housing estate and now she has decided to stay in our house. And she has chosen to reside in the Kuan Yin idol that WY had brought back from Penang. They had been praying to the idol for a year and a half now without getting blessings from temples. I have been told that to have God enter the idol, first you must bring it to the temple for a simple ceremony before humbly inviting God/Goddess to you abode. The Kuan Yin idol belonged to WY’s grandfather many years back and has been passed on from family to family when some of them converted to other religion and had quite abandoned it. When that happens, where no worshipping has done for a long time, the idol is empty with no holy spirit in it which renders it powerless. Due to ignorance he had brought it back to KL and got an altar, incense and vase. WY and K prays and burn incense everyday, unbeknownst to them, at one point the female spirit has went into the idol. They have been praying to it day and night for at least a year.

When I heard the female spirit in red I already went Oh Shit inside me. But they can’t believe the sifu blindly right? Well he did convince WY. The sifu also said that WY used to pray to Ji Gong when he was young. True, he followed his mum religiously to the temple when he was a kid. He likes to drink alone at home. True, he enjoys drinking liquor or wine alone at home and quite often too. And a few more things. By now Wy as his balls in his throat. K at the side has totally flipped. Sifu also spoke to K a little about her which I don’t remember what. Oh, in case you did not know, the sifu has his eyes closed at all times, because it was now the deity speaking, not the medium.

Did I mention that the lady spirit hates to have other females around WY? Any females close to him will kena. K’s radiator overheats here. She would have literally shat her pants now. She was close to WY. She is imagining the wrath already. And her idle minds has been hell’s playground of late. I can’t stand her now. She would be calling during office hours trying to get my other girl housemate, SY whether she felt anything yet and has her mum ask the temple master to triple check about the house. K also asked if I had a good sleep at night with a hint of cynicism.

By now, shit has hit the fan. I have not seen the both of them in the house since then. Since Thursday night to be precise. I have kept it from SY over the weekend fearing that she would get scared. The first few nights of going inside the house made me feel uneasy. I practically had to calm myself, telling myself not to think too much about it. Be cool as a cucumber. Haha… impossible right? The pressure I tell you. I would stop my car in front of the house and take a minute to compose myself. Mutter a foul word at myself then I step in. Dropping the keys at the door just builds the tension up. I tried avoiding eye contact with the Kuan Yin idol. Honestly I had always tried looking away from the idol. It’s not those friendly, smiling white porcelain idol that one normally sees. It looks ancient, dark grey… a little faded but it has a fierce expression. Even SY’s mum commented on how fierce it looks when she came over last time. I kid you not. WY has even bought a red headgear (similar to the one Tripika sports in Journey to the West, triangular like) and also a red cape on her shoulder. Spice up the aggressiveness. And a gold chain. It’s hard to ignore it’s presence. I would always get a glimpse of it at the corner of my eye.

Last Monday, the four of us met up in a nearby food center for discussion. WY told it to us himself. I had already ask K to shut it. WY and me agrees that she looks crazy. SY gets filled in the details. She don’t seem at all disturbed. Her family are firm believers and followers of Buddhism and her mum ask the four of us to have a discussion with the spirit. Haha… nope, she have not told her mum that it was wearing red. Anyway it was because she wanted her mum to ask another sifu in Penang. Just to get a second opinion. I on the other hand has already got my dad to get a third opinion. All one needs to do is just give the sifu your house address. I smsed my mum. Awaiting reply.

K just could not help herself from flailing her arms around and looking a little wild. Her long hair does not help. And she has been favoring red clothes lately, which I did not notice at all… seems to be her ass talking here. I just deadpan and replied, why don’t you go cut your hair because in movies we seldom see vengeful female spirit in red with short hair. Oh she does have more reasons to freak more than us because in truth she was the one who frequently prays and make offerings to the idol. She admitted that a few of her wishes came true and we reminded her that one must always return the favor. Definitely did not put her mind at ease. More big movement until she knocked her head against a worker’s elbow that she stopped and remain calmer. Note to myself, hit K if she behaves eccentrically, again.

So we are now deciding whether to move out together or go our separate ways. Will be having another discussion soon. Damn I really like staying in this area but according to the sifu in Gombak, the spirit won’t be moving away and it’s presence will absorb our energy, leeching it little by little. For WY, to avoid the spirit following him, he has to move to a place that crosses a river so that the spirit cannot follow. His mum even ask him to get the gold chain off the idol. He has already decided to leave the idol in the house for the next tenant. He also said that the medium told him to do something to the idol when leaving. He did not say what because he thinks it would scare us even more. That’s comforting and considerate of him since SY and me are still staying in the house. Ha. Think not.

If it’s going to set my mind at ease, the piece of information that K shared that day was of no help. She said she called up the agent to say that we would want to move out of the place because the house is not clean. The agent told her that we would have to stay till July, to serve two months notice and also the two months deposit would be forfeited. K argued that the house got spirits how to stay on. Another night would be out of the question. So the agent replied that he is also a Buddhist. He will ask the temple about it. True enough he called up the next day and told K that we can move out tomorrow. What does it mean? Did he really went and ask or the contract does not state that we must stay for two months to serve the notice. Because that is what the deposit is for right? But it’s enough to K go bonkers again.

Did I mentioned that the sifu told WY that he sees no point in giving him an amulet because it might further agitate and alarm (打草警蛇) the female spirit?

We are actually a bit confused. WY heard a man’s voice but was told it was a child spirit. Then it’s now a vengeful female spirit in red. A family? WY mentioned he wanted to put some peas and something else to experiment if it’s really a child spirit because he heard that the child would come out and play. Not a good idea. He also expressed interest to invite a friend with third eye to come over without telling him in advance. Just to see if he can see what is in the house. Another not so good idea.

We have a dog in our house. A Shih Tzu but so far, we have not heard any crying or howling. We even had two big Labradors at our place last time. Nothing. But if the doggie starts doing it anytime soon…..

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Yet another haunted hotel story

A friend told me of an incident she had while staying in a hotel in Penang. The same hotel which I had an entry about.

It was late at night. She had to move from her previous room to one room at the 26th floor as the previous room had faulty lights.

As she was settling down, she suddenly heard a group of kids running on the corridor which was followed by a woman was shouting in Malay.

My friend wasn’t bothered with the noise and in fact she was pleased to know that she wasn’t the only person on the floor. Minutes later, she had to call the receptionist to ask for something. She also took the opportunity to ask about the Malay lady and her kids running around the corridor.

Receptionist: Ma’am, you’re the only person on this floor. In fact, there is nobody staying above and below your floor.

Friend: /(*O*)\!

Nevertheless, my friend had to attend to something important the next day hence she couldn’t be bothered about it.

Few weeks later, she received a call from her sister.

Sister: Che, Which room did you stay when you were in XXX?
Friend:: I think its room 26 something something..
Sister: Remember the story you told me? I think one of the bosses stayed in the room you stayed in… He complained, “Kids nowadays don’t need to sleep one ah?? Why do they run along the corridor in the middle of the night???”.

Anyone had the same experience while staying in this hotel?

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The Supernaturals – Do they exist?

Weeks back, one of our employees was ‘possessed’ by a ghost. She ran into a wall, cracking it and then rolled on the floor. It took few guys to subdue her. While she’s doing all that, she was screaming “KELUAR! KELUAR! KELUAR!”. I heard that the ghost possessed a secretary before jumping into her.

She also injured few secretaries as well. Apparently I heard that she grabbed one secretary and threw her on to the wall.

But after reading some Al-Quran verses to her, she eventually calmed down and went back to normal. And surprisingly, she was aware of the things she did. She said she couldn’t control herself.

Supernatural or psychological?

Last week, when I was in my hotel room in Penang, my friend A suddenly sent me a text me telling me that my hotel is not haunted. I thought he was just trying to scare me but his text has a story behind it.

Whenever we have a matter in Penang Court, my firm will provide us a particular hotel which is nearby the Court. Of course, I shall withhold the name.

A was sleeping at one of the rooms in the hotel. Suddenly, he woke up and the room went cold although he did not turn the aircon on. He proceeded to the toilet to do his business and as soon as he walked out from the toilet, the toilet door slammed hard. Things started to get eerie.

He then turned the TV on to find that every channels did not work. Suddenly, the room lights went crazy, it was blinking non stop. He quickly exited the room and made his way to the lift.

The corridor was empty, there was no trays or even door signs hanging on the doors.

A door creaks open. There was no light coming out from the gap between the floor and the door.

Fortunately, before anything could happen, A managed to catch the lift.

That was not the end of it.

On another occasion, X, A’s friend was the victim. It was on the same floor as well.

X was about to go to sleep. Suddenly it went dark. He heard someone scratching the window..long eerie sound.

Suddenly, the TV went on, the bathroom lights were on as well. The TV screen was pitch black though. Just as he was staring at the tv screen, he saw a reflection of a white figure perching on the side of his bed. A hooded old woman was seen perching like spiderman.

X turned to the side of the bed. There was nobody.

X immediately jumped out from his bed. The lights went crazy and the toilet door kept on opening and shutting. He quickly ran out from his room and was greeted by a bell boy.

X iterated his story to the bell boy. The bell boy, acknowledging what has happened, told X that nobody lives in the room most of the time.

Now.. look behind you 😀

Office @ 11PM

Last Saturday, I had to go back to office to get some work done. It was about 11PM and the entire office was empty. Initially I felt okay cause during the day whenever I arrive early, the office is empty too.
Things were fine until I heard noises on the upper floor. I called my colleague to see whether or not she’s in the office. Her room is just directly above my room.

Nobody answered the phone.

I text her and she replied that she’s not in the office. Then she told me that the office is scary at night.

I thought to myself, “Ok Fine, I’m a big boy now. I don’t need anyone to accompany me”.

I had to run to the library to get a dictionary. BOY IT WAS DAMN SCARY.

Imagine walking into a huge and dark empty room without knowing where the light switches are.
Then while doing work, I heard the main door being opened. Foot steps were heard and it was coming towards my room. I waited for the ‘person’ to appear but nobody came.

Who could it be?

1) A hard working colleague? But it’s Saturday night, I doubt anyone is that hardcore.
2) A thief? or
3) Nobody, just the wind.

Suddenly, a black figure popped in front of my room. The hairs on my face begin to stand. I felt like a grizzly bear.

The figure was dark and of medium height.

Then I realised it was the maintenance guy. doh!

Pontianak story II

Hatim: “Hey I read about your highway ghost story on your blog. My friend had the same experience as well!”.
Me: Oh what happened?
“He was driving along the highway, then he smelled something flowery. He looked at his back seat from his mirror and saw nobody…then he looked at the bottom of his backseat…and he SAW…
Then he turned back, looked down and saw a child between his legs…”
Me: SHIT!!!!

Visitor from the highway..

Jane and I went to Pangkor Island for a night’s trip.

It was great. Even though the beach wasn’t top quality, we got to snorkle at a nearby island. We could see fishes swimming around. And it only cost RM40!

Driving back home was tedious though. I had to brave through a long stretch of trunk roads with single lane. It was pitch dark and most of the time, I depend on my luck when overtaking cars!!

While driving on the North-South highway, our car was overpowered with the smell of bunga kemboja (frangipani flower). First I thought it was due to Jane perfume. But I soon realised that Jane doesn’t have perfume that smells of frangipani.

Then the next thing that struck my mind was… pontianak (Malay female vampire). Malay folklore had it that if you smell kemboja flowers at night, that means a female vampire is nearby. My hair began to stand. I had to do something about it. I decided to ask her to leave….

“Kak, tolong jangan kacau kak” (Miss, Please dont disturb us)
“Kami students kak” (We’re students miss)
Jane: ????? Are you talking to me?

The smell went off suddenly. I was so relieved. The hair on my neck and face were standing!! I felt like a bear, you know, bears have hairy face… However, the smell came back again….

“Kak, tolong jangan kacau kak” (Miss, please dont disturb us)
“Kami nak balik Kuala Lumpur…” (We want to go back to Kuala Lumpur)

Few moments after I finish that sentence, the smell went off again.

It never came back again.

Maybe the smell came from a long stretch of kemboja trees on the highway. Superstition? I rather not take the chance. I dont want to wake up in the middle of the night to find a lady smelling of kemboja standing in my room!!!!!!! @_@

sitting ghost…

Last night, Mum told me that one of her tenants is having sleeping problem. Apparently, a ghost would disturb him whenever he sleeps. The ghost would pin him down his bed and he couldn’t move at all. It happened many times hence he couldn’t get proper sleep most of the time. He even consulted a priest. According to the priest, it seems that there’s a dead body buried underneath the house (not the current house I’m living in). Mum didn’t know what to do about it hence she consulted me. However, all I said was to leave them alone. I heard the guy got himself a huge talisman.

I experienced this phenomenon twice. The first time was pretty timed. I woke up feeling immobilized and immediately went back to sleep. However, the second time was hellish. I woke up feeling immobilized. It was pretty scary as I can’t scream or move!

A friend of mine had something worst. There was once he woke up feeling immolized. Then suddenly, he felt a hand moving from the end of the bed towards him. The hand slides slowly on the bedsheet towards him.

According to Chinese belief, whenever someone wakes up feeling immobilized, that means a ghost is pinning you down. However, it seems that there is a scienfitic explanation for this. It has something to do with the way you sleep.

Do you have similiar experiences? 😀

Ahh..thanks to gguni, the mystery is solved..

What is sleep paralysis?

Sleep paralysis consists of a period of inability to perform voluntary movements either at sleep onset (called hypnogogic or predormital form) or upon awakening (called hypnopompic or postdormtal form).

Sleep paralysis may also be referred to as isolated sleep paralysis, familial sleep paralysis, hynogogic or hypnopompic paralysis, predormital or postdormital paralysis

What are the symptoms?
– A complaint of inability to move the trunk or limbs at sleep onset or upon awakening
– Presence of brief episodes of partial or complete skeletal muscle paralysis
– Episodes can be associated with hypnagogic hallucinations or dream-like mentation (act or use of the brain)

Is it harmful?
Sleep paralysis is most often associated with narcolepsy, a neurological condition in which the person has uncontrollable naps. However, there are many people who experience sleep paralysis without having signs of narcolepsy. Sometimes it runs in families. There is no known explanation why some people experience this paralysis. It is not harmful, although most people report feeling very afraid because they do not know what is happening, and within minutes they gradually or abruptly are able to move again; the episode is often terminated by a sound or a touch on the body.

In some cases, when hypnogogic hallucinations are present, people feel that someone is in the room with them, some experience the feeling that someone or something is sitting on their chest and they feel impending death and suffocation. That has been called the “Hag Phenomena” and has been happening to people over the centuries. These things cause people much anxiety and terror, but there is no physical harm.

Melbourne ghost story…

Another ghost story, dedicated to all my friends in Melbourne 😀

Warning: Please proceed if you have balls of steel or tits of steel.

During my backpacking trip around Australia, I ended up staying in my then girlfriend (hereinafter referred as “M”) apartment on Charlotte’s place, just next to Astor Theatre. It’s actually a dead end street with couple of beautiful single story Victorian houses and an apartment located on the end of the road.

Charlotte’s Place..

I was fortunate enough to live there for 2 occasions, once during my second trip to Melbourne and another time during my backpacking trip. The first time was alright but I wasn’t in good terms with M’s housemate (it all started after she insisted on dividing the toilet roll bill into 3). Anyway, back to the story. It was Winter 2002 and I was revising Insurance Law in the living room with a cup of cold Milo.

Then suddenly, I heard a sound. It sounded like someone is outside the window. Who could be outside the window at 12AM in the morning? And further, we live on the 2nd floor.

It was a sound of heavy breathing. It was getting louder and louder. The hair behind my neck began to stand and so did the hair on my arms! (I swear when I wrote this I immediately blasted my music loudly)

It would enjoy it if it’s a woman’s heavy breathing. But noooooo…it was a man. I immediately packed my books and ran back to my room. I told M about it. She immediately dismiss it by saying it could be the gas pipe outside or the neighbour downstairs.

Days later, the noise came back again (I swear when I wrote this the hair on my face began to stand). We were about to sleep. The lights were closed and we were neatly tucked. It was the breathing sound again. It went on for few minutes. M and I were shocked. We didn’t say a word but we were clearly awake to witness it. We stared at the window and saw nothing. It can’t be the gas pipe as it’s located on the other side of the apartment. It cant be our neighbour downstairs because.. no one lives directly below us. (hair stands!!)

We asked M’s housemate whether or not she heard anything.

She said she heard nothing.

The heavy breathing incident stopped for a while after that.

However, one day, while M was at a clinic, she heard the noise again. It was as if something was breathing on to her ears. She asked the doctor whether he heard anything. The doctor said no..

She came out from the doctor’s room, looking pale..

House no 386..

Another neighborhood story!

Many years ago, my mum rented this dilapidated house located opposite my hill (my house is on top of a hill). I used to hangout there loads as there were 2 pretty cool tenants there last time. They used to bring me out for dinner and let me hang around in their room.

Behind the happy old memories, there lies a dark secret in that house. It’s an open secret actually, even taxi drivers knew about it. However, mum didn’t know about it. When my mum first rented the house, she and my maid painted the entire house. So on one faithful day, Mum was exhausted hence she slept in a room which is located next to a toilet. While sleeping.. something woke her up. A black image was floating in front of her. Suddenly, it began choking her. Mum was struggling for her life…

She was about to pass out until she heard a scream. It was my maid shouting that she has finished her work and wanted to go home. The black image disappeared.

Mum was curious. She didn’t know what that was so she asked a neighbor. Apparently, the previous owner of the house committed suicide in that very same room mum slept. He was an Indian man and an Inspector of the police force. The entire family moved as soon as he died.

His spirit was still lurking around the house after the incident. Tenants were complaining that they heard footsteps on the stairs at night.

However, today, the house no longer exists. After mum moved out, it was left unattended for few years until someone bought the house and demolished it. A brand new bungalow lies there now..

Ghostly encounters

It’s true
It’s true. I did really see them. It was many years ago, when I was still a kid. Mum was playing mahjong with her friends and I was watching TV. I felt thirsty so I headed to the mahjong room. While on my way, an image, about 10 feet away, appeared in front of me. It happened very fast.

2 heads popped out from the door. Their eyes were huge and their face was purple and rotten. They were staring at me. I could clearly make out that the 2 heads were a woman and a boy. I screamed and fainted.

After all these year, I was unsure whether or not that incident really happened. I somehow think it was a bad dream. But today, my mum clarified it. She said that there was once she found me unconscious on the floor. I was having high fever. I?m sure that was after those 2 purple heads incident.

Well, this was not the first time our house had such ghostly encounters. There once was my tenants saw an image walking up and down the stairs. After that incident, they were so scared till they didn?t dare to come home alone.

Hard Rock Cafe
During the eve of Chinese New Year, families would gather for reunion dinner. In Kuala Lumpur, people would take a day off earlier in order to head back to their hometown for the reunion dinner. For the next few days, the city of Kuala Lumpur would be a ghost town. Shops will be closed, street will be empty.
Our usual dinner places would be closed too. So Dad made an early arrangement for tomorrow.

Dad: Is Esquire Kitchen open tomorrow?

Me: Yeah I guess so.

Mum: It will be opened tomorrow. Let?s have dinner there.

Me: Mmm, yeah sure.

Dad: mmmm? How about Hard Rock Caf鿠It sounds like a great place for reunion dinner!

Me: Errr?