Monday, May 26, 2014

Hauntingly Discovery in a ‘First’ Apartment

Hauntingly Discovery in a ‘First’ Apartment

Trials and tribulations of living in a haunted apartment.

Kristin finally found her first job as a market research for a painting company at a town of Kluang in the middle of Johor and southern portion of Malaysia. She rented a place with 2 other girls in the outskirt of that fairly large of that town. Her apartment, located on the 4th level, of a good sized residential multistory building.

Kristin was so happy to get the job and living in a “new” apartment that she did not realize that was something odd about the apartment. Probably the first incident happened after she moved into the apartment, was after taking a shower, she was putting her nightdress when a faint but distinct smell in the bathroom.  She looked around the small bathroom but there were nowhere around but it the odour of a male… but there was no male around, only her and her two girl flatmates. Thinking she must be thinking too much, she soon forgot about the incident.

However a few nights after they were watching tv, a flatmate said that she felt a strange presence of a of a man in the apartment. Uurgh! exactly the presence felt by Kristin!

The following days there were strange incidents, for example, the refrigerator was left opened (which they thought mechanism was faulty), the light in the dining room would suddenly turn off (wiring problem) and Kristin’s alarm clock which continuous ring at odd times (which they assumed that it was an old and cheap alarm clock).

Kristin was given a small round bowl with a goldfish as a present by her brother when she moved to Kluang in Johor. The goldfish was placed in a small table outside Kristin’s bedroom.

A goldfish Bowl

One morning, Kristin was late for work (her alarm clock did not work) and she was rushing to brush her teeth and putting her clothes on. As she reached the front door she casually glanced at the small kitchen…. her goldfish was happily swimming in a GLASS of water!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Some Haunting Encounters in Malaysia

Some Haunting Encounters in Malaysia

Some people actual experiences of their spooky & supernatural incidents in Malaysia. These are just 2 among the numerous eerie records from people’s real life accounts from the country.

Sharmila, 16 year, was walking back from school activities one day. The rain has finally stopped but her neighborhood was very quiet as it was dark around 7 pm that day. She was rushing to her home for her dinner when she noticed an old man standing silently on the neighborhood lane. She was a bit shocked when the old man suddenly said to her, “Not frightened walking alone?” (translation: “Tak takut jalan sendiri?”) She was a bit terrified and ignored him as she quickly moved and rapidly walked pass the man.

She was more horrified when she had got the impression of a man’s heavy breathing close behind her. Sharmila quickly took off and ran as fast as possible for her house when she heard the sound of a man’s continuous laughter.

Puffing and panting she saw with a relief to see Mr Lok, a retired teacher and a neighbor, walking towards her for his nightly walk. Sharmila was out of breath as she bent down her body and she quickly asked Mr Lok whether he saw the old man following her. Seeing the strain on her face, he replied, “…. nobody there, only you….how come you were walking funny?.. like avoiding something…”

Was it a ghost that Sharmila saw?

The next story is when Andrea was growing up and she visited with her mother, their relatives’ wooden house in Teluk Intan in Perak. Andrea was busy with her colouring book when she realized that she could see her own shadow from the sole light bulb in the bedroom.

She then heard her mother yelling at her from the other room to take a shower and get ready for a dinner as it was getting dark. Reluctantly she got up and moving to get her pajamas from her bag she saw there was another shadow in opposite wall!

Confused and taken aback, she turned back to the other wall…to see her own shadow. Really feeling lost she turn back again at the other wall only to see the other shadow…. but the shadow looks larger in size and furthermore she could not understand why 2 shadows when she is the only one in the room! She screamed and staggered from the room looking desperately looking for her mother.

Whenever Andrea was in their relatives house, she insisted that at least one person must be around, even when she goes to the toilet!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Precautions During Hungry Ghost Month – Part 3

Precautions During Hungry Ghost Month – Part 3

I think I better finish the 3rd installment and the final series about Hungry Ghost Month. As stated previously, these are precautions to follow during that month where wandering or restless spirits are most active. These spirits or ghosts are released from Hell and can spend the whole month roaming the realm of Earth.

The remaining list of precautions and tips are as follows:

Do not step on the Ashes from Offerings

10) do not celebrate birthday at night (guess it is ok in daytime)
11) for Chinese operas, do not sit on the front seats (as they are catered for the “brothers & sisters”)
12) do not get married during that month (I guess ‘they’ might “kacau” – translation, disturb)
13) avoid talking about ghosts (might offend them)
14) do not disturb the food offerings, joss sticks or candles

I would like to recount a tale from Ganesh who claim that he does not believe in ghosts. This incident happened during the Hungry Ghost Month. Ganesh was feeling absolutely bored as most of his friends are not allowed to go drinking and chit-chatting especially during the nights. Ganesh visited Ah Meng at his house, which Ah Meng was forced by his parents to stay at home. Ganesh and Ah Meng were smoking at the little patch of land (garden-lah) and it was about 2am at night.

The night was cool and so quiet when they heard dogs barking furiously but gradually stopped. Then Daisy, a dog owned by Ah Meng’s family, started barking yelping furiously and the hairs on neck were virtually standing. They tried their best to calm Daisy and looked where the dog was looking and noticed that a “mist or fog” was travelling on the neighbor drive and it seemed to be travelling on a path. After the mist finally passed by, Ganesh noticed that Daisy eventually stopped barking. However the dogs from the opposite side of Ah Meng’s house started barking.