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Monday, August 24, 2009

Encounter

I remember in the past years;

When I am at home in my room, I will always hear my mom call me but when I asked if she called, she would say no. It lasted for a very long time and even sometimes my mom would thought I call her. Could be our neighbors calling their family and we heard wrongly? Could it be just our imagination?

A Saturday evening, I was playing games on my computer. As time passes by, the night came close and my mom went to bed at about 10pm. My brother was still watching television downstairs. I was still playing game. At about 2am or so (yes I did play game until such a time... always a game addict), my brother went to bed. My room door was open then to let air ventilate around the room. As my brother turn off his room lights at about 2:30am, as usual we would usually hear all sorts of sounds coming from your living room or downstairs as all the things like the television cooling off, the refrigerator motor running, the sofa going back to its normal shape (especially those metal frame types because after sitting on it for a long time, it will be bend and once we get off it, it will make that creaking sound). So it was all usual…

Then suddenly, I heard the living room sofa being dragged on the marble floor!
Picture courtesy of the Worried Man - Ghost

My hair on my arms all stood up right. I WAS SO AFRAID! I closed my room door slowly and put on my headsets and crank up my music volume! What was it? Did I hear wrongly? Am I did only one who hear all this? I didn’t sleep that night! Only until the morning I went to bed.

From that day onwards, when I hear someone calling me; if my mom is home instead of answering her, I will ask her if she called me… but most of the time it isn't her. But a number of times, I was home alone and I would hear someone calling me. Of course I chose not to acknowledge it and went on playing my game.

One day, the calling got closer when I didn’t acknowledge it, and it was as though it was coming from the staircase a few steps from my room! I panicked for a bit then brought up my courage, walk out of my room, stood at the top of the staircase and shouted “THIS IS NOT YOUR PLACE TO BE! YOU ARE INTRUDING INTO SOMEONE'S HOUSE. NOW PLEASE GET OUT OF HERE!” and I went back into my room, closed my room door. I never heard of it anymore since.

I never thought I would be able to know that there is existence of spirits in my very own home. Usually I hear them in hotel rooms if I wake up in the middle of the night to go to the restroom or something.

It is the 7th month of the Lunar Calendar now, where spirits get a vacation on our realm. The sofa dragging sound I heard, happened three years ago on the 7th month of the Lunar Calendar.
Picture courtesy of Kotaku - Little Big Planet : Who Ya Gonna Call?

What would you do if you were in my situation? Who ya gonna call? The Ghostbusters? Haha!
Have you got your own experience of such encounter on the 7th month of the Lunar Calendar?

63 comments:

Chang Chew Soon said...

geez adeline, thats so scary!

yeah come to think of it the 7th month is coming!

Bengbeng said...

http://www.mylongkang.com/2007/11/14/of-ghostsspirits-and-lost-souls/#more-982

this is an interesting read

ladyviral said...

Chew Soon : The 7th month is not coming.. it is the 7th month now. It was since last thursday.

pikey said...

creepy... and i also thought I heard something when i was about to sleep.. and i just tell myself it's the ppl upstairs.. and there were also dogs howling and howling.. very eerie.

ladyviral said...

BengBeng : You're going to scare me tonight huh? I am not going to read it :P. I will red it when I am in the office tomorrow. XD

ladyviral said...

Pikey : I was told if you just tell them to go away, they will. Those who meant no harm doesn't know they are intruding.

Yet I was also told if you shout at them, means your fire energy is stronger and they will leave.

Just ignore it if possible. But like my case it kind of got out of hand, so I had to tell it off.

ladyviral said...

BengBeng : Ah crap! I went to read it! Couldn't resist! hahaha... Geez that freaked me out! Eeeeee! 7th month now!

molly said...

It sounds real ya? Is hard to believe you encounter such a thing, hehe.

~dolly~ said...

i've been avoid story like that during the very sensitive month.. T__T

i never saw something like that before, but when i was in matriculation, my room mate said she saw something outside the window, I was staying at 4th floor. After that she scolded that thing off.

and got 1 time when i was alone inside the room, got something knocked my locker loudly. I was so scared, then i woke up slowly, walked to the door slowly, opened the door slowly and RUN with speed 100km/hour.. T___T

ladyviral said...

molly : It is real :P. Why hard to believe? haha... Thought of course I never thought I would too either.

ladyviral said...

~dolly~ : waaa gome gome! Didn't mean to scare you... Just occured to me mar so I post before I forget again >.<;

Waaa 4th floor? Bird maybe? But yes shouting or scolding could of course make them leave. Show them you are not afraid of them.

Eeeee... alone in the room and the sound from the room! Eyer! Now that is bad. Just shout at it or tell it to go away that you meant no harm. If it happens again, then shout at it.

Mei Teng said...

Haha...that ghostbuster song is still on the playlist of the local radio.

reanaclaire said...

gosh.. u not scared? anyway..in your own home, no need to be scared la hor.. yes, u did right..shout to them.. let them know u r the owner now.. if they want to stay there, then stay quietly... :)
i didnt realise it was ghost's month till i read blogs.. now my whole family are christians, we lost track of the chinese months... :)

ladyviral said...

Mei Teng : Really? I haven't heard that song for ages!

ladyviral said...

reanaclaire : I didn't realized it at first that it was "it" when I kept hearing people calling me... only until the night incident only I realize it was "it".

But of course I was afraid. Though I had no choice, no one was home then, I had to get my courage up! haha. Oh I am Christian too :P. I wasn't really paying attention too that the 7th month came. Only until Tekkaus posted of it.

Benedict said...

Wow reading your personal account of the unseen intruder really make my body chilling! I never have this encounter before and hope it will never be in the future too ;) However, I'm curios does a intruder know the owner name unless he/she know the owner? Okay okay it is 11.40pm lio better stop asking this freaking question :P Cheers! Ben

ladyviral said...

Ben : Ooopps looks like I gave chill to another blogger.

I wish I don't encounter all this too. So scary. *brrrr* I am not sure, but it could also be that it has been around long enough to learn it. Afterall we do call each other out loudly at home.

The calling was the same as how my mom would call me from downstairs haha :P. So I guess "it" learnt.

Oh thank you for dropping by my blog and commenting ;).

sunnymama said...

You made a spooky post really fun to read! I do think you should call the Ghost Busters though ;)

ladyviral said...

sunnymama : Glad you enjoyed it! Of course not as scary as other people's encounter. My is just voices, others seen them o_o;

Call the Ghost Busters, then I get to see Slime xD.

Tekkaus said...

Finally you blogged about it Ladyviral! Thanks for sharing. :) Well...it must an unforgetable experience huh! Are you still afraid of it. :p

Tekkaus said...

Honeslty if it happens in my home...I know it is my late Mommy! So I won't freak out. :)

Tekkaus said...

Hmmm...you have been living in this home of yours since it was built? Could it be the ghost of the previous owner? Or is it your departed loved ones coming to visit you? :P

ladyviral said...

Tekkaus : Hahaha yea never really thought of blogging about it last time. But this time round I thought I would :P and must before I forget xD. Afraid of it? The one in my house maybe not... because I don't hear it anymore :).

Your late mother huh? The thing is because this thing actually imitated my mom's voice and she is still alive! haha.

Oh no previous owner, my family are the first and only owners to the house. But it was a Rubber Tapping Area before it was built. Maybe those. :P.

~dolly~ said...

cannot scold them coz i scared la.. later I pengsan myself..
Eee.. scary..

***
I hate celery too.. =.="

Life Ramblings said...

wow, i came across many blogs blogging about 7th month and hungry ghosts, eh? i'll blog about the topic too.

i'm not superstitious, that's probably i've not encountered one before. touch wood, hopefully it won't leh.

zamspotte said...

so scared... Maybe, the supernatural things want to befriend with you.... huhu... You're so brave to scold the things...

My school lab building also has such things... Sometimes, we prepared the materials and apparatus, but the materials dissappeared when we want to undergo the experiment.... After all students go to their classroom, the materials appeared again....

Sometimes, the unknown wind blown at the middle of the lab.... Our school exist before independent... Maybe The Spirit of Shellabear went to visit that school... haha...

ladyviral said...

~dolly~ : Aiyar must try.. better than letting "it" bother you mar.

Hahah I know.. celery got this weird taste and smell.

ladyviral said...

Life Ramblings : Yea somehow it is the hottest topic now hehe..

Ooh I can't wait for your to post it up ;). I love reading all this... haha.

Yes, better not to encounter!

ladyviral said...

zamspotte : Yeah no choice.. I don't know if I keep ignoring it, what would it do. Hearing it is bad enough... if it appear in front of me, I might fail to ask for lottery number :P.

Waaaa, your lab is spooky! The wind blowing? Door and window open is it? hehehe... Disappear, the spirit wants to do experiment also :P.

xin said...

errrr is this just a joke?

*creeeeepy*

i have not heard of any strange noise before *touchwood touchwood* i guess i will just..pretend not to hear anything

Faisal Admar said...

you give me goose bumps!
that's scary even tho i don't believe in ghost :)
i know there is always spirit around us.
some say those spirit that can't go to where it belongs turn into something ugly which we usually called it ghost.

what your mom said?

ladyviral said...

Faisal : Eeeek! If telling about it gave so many people goose bumps and make them scared, imagine when it was me there haha.

Really? I thought there are good spirits or bad spirits. So there is no certian which is ugly which is beautiful? :P

My mom? I never told her... No point making an elderly worried now. Most of all, I don't want her to think I am insane then send me to the asylum hahaha!

Benghui said...

Daddy can see things. i am scared of ghosts

SJ said...

follow your instinct? ask for exhorts. =)

ladyviral said...

BengHui : Daddy can? Now that is scary. Not all ghosts are bad, so don't be afraid of them. Just tell them to go away.

ladyviral said...

SJ : My instinct says "hide under my covers" :P.

Ask exhorts o_O;?

Pete said...

Call Chinese Ghostbusters, Sai Kong (Taoist Priest), ha ha ha!
Scolding them would make them go away. Let some sunlight in your house to create some negative ions, this will drive them away!

ladyviral said...

Pete : Hahaha Sai Kong :P.

Yep so that is what I did. But my house always got sunlight shining in. Still same ar... maybe this one not afraid of sunlight haha.

[SK] said...

oh my holy god, that is so eerie, you've been hearing "somebody" calling you for such a long time.. and it's not just one or two times.. great that you finally took courgage to scold and everything went fine..

[SK] said...

i wouldn't know what to react if i were you.. there was once i was studying till like 3am for the next day sejarah exam.. i heard a gang of kids outside playing and laughing and shouting around.. there must be something right?? how could there be kids playing around at these hours?? it lasted like 10mins, until a car passed by and then it went back to silence..

ladyviral said...

SK : No choice... if I don't work up my courage to ask "it" to go away, I won't know what it would do anymore after that if I keep on ignoring it... I also scared mar! hahaha!

Waaa 3am! You sure not your neighbors' kids? I recalled last time when I was young, I heard someone laughing like scooby-doo at about 4am in the morning right outside my room window! My sister heard it too! We covered ourselves up and sleep xD hahaha!

fufu said...

wow...it's scary... luckily i was away from home... but well, this festival is not that popular in china anyway XD i even walked alone the spooky area midnight in china... it's good china blocked blogger facebook and etc...if not i wouldnt walk alone at night =) hihihi just kidding, i fear nothing but snake

Ayie said...

had many encounters in our place...yes right at home. We believe in unseen home dwellers (like the others of nicole kidman) and the nasty part is that we can see most of them! I used to work on my collge plates til wee hours like everybody has to wake up already and I'm just about to take my 1-2hrs nap to go to school. Many silhouettes trying to check and see what am I doing and drawing so i just simply ignore but I will only let them be there outside the room. They were not doing stuffs to us so it's ok or disturbing us in any way. In fact they guard our place. When we are not home or sleeping and some other neighbors have visitors they will see somebody sitting from the second floor balcony and walking downstairs out to the terrace and will just lounge there. Like a watchful eye. I think this could be a reason too why we are kept safe at home at nights...some people can see people around =)

Ayie said...

i hate the footsteps on the stairs and hall most esp when I'm alone!

ladyviral said...

Fufu : Hahaha! Well, if we did nothing wrong we shouldn't be afraid of them! :P I think this whole 7th month thing is only much more a thing in Asia. Who knows anyway? :P

ladyviral said...

Ayie : Woah! There are a few of them? Now that is scary. But since they are just loitering around and not harming anyone, so it is fine I guess :).

Wow, guarding your place.. now that is sounds nice. If only my would do that instead of trying it imitate family voices. Maybe I can talk to "it" hehee.

ladyviral said...

Ayie : Oh yes! I hate that too and I hear it quite frequently... even in my office hahaha

Faisal Admar said...

oh. i just wonder since you said you scream :P

cherie said...

sweetie, i will just scream and scream and scream!! that is scary! when i was little i would dare the ghosts to show themselves to me - they never did. i need to be strong now coz my sons are so young, i need them to feel that mommy can protect them when daddy is not around! (shiver ;O)

ladyviral said...

Faisal : when I shouted at the spirit, no one was home but me :P.

ladyviral said...

cherie : There is nothing to be afraid of I think. If they meant harm somehow, they would done so since they got so much opportunities. Just tell them to go away instead of showing themself. You might regret that ya see. I am sure mommy can protect the boys... teach them to be brave, and then they can protect you back :P.

foongpc said...

That's scary! You didn't go and find out who dragged that sofa? Hehe

foongpc said...

Yes, better not answer when you are not sure who calls your name!

Gosh! There's so many ghost stories I want to tell! All real one some more! Wait till my laptop is OK...

Ayie said...

wah, you're so sensitive to hear them all over... good thing I'm not being bothered anywhere here now

ladyviral said...

foongpc : Ha? Some more want to know who drag the sofa? Obviously not my family lor cause all went to bed. Next time I ask you to go check :P.

ladyviral said...

foongpc : Well, it has stopped since the last shouting at them. I have no longer hear it calling me. Not sure about the rest but I definitely have not.

Oooh ghost stories from you. I would love to read them! I got some too, but hey it is a long month to go :P.

ladyviral said...

Ayie : Eeee.. I don't want to. It isn't like they are doing me any good. But somehow I think I can hear them more than I can see. Haven't sen them before... or at least clearly~

kenwooi said...

yer... geli.. >.<

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ladyviral said...

kenwooi : Hahaha! What would you do if you were in my shoes?

LEon said...

It is brave of you to shout. Normally people will start to pray first.

ladyviral said...

Leon : The sound was getting closer. If I didn't shout and pray it might be too late :P.

Thank you for dropping by my blog and commenting ;).

lina said...

Hiya ladyviral!

aiyee.... so scary. And so brave of you. I would've froze to death in my room if it happened to me!

ladyviral said...

lina : Hi there Lina! Well, you see I am afraid of that thing... more like it bothering me... so I had to! hehehe...