Friday, October 28, 2011


Everybody likes to listen to ghost stories once in awhile, right?  And what better time is there for one than at Halloween.

When i was little i always loved to listen to scary tales late at night in my bedroom. But always making sure i went to the washroom room first cos after listening to the story i dare not go anywhere except under my blanket. It would be great to have the lights off as well to listen.

One time my dad just held a torchlight below his face to tell me and my sister a ghost story. We were scared stiff. The very next morning my dad got banned from entering our bedroom at night.

I would like to relate something that i experienced at age 12.

I was living in Ipoh then. Our house was right in the town centre and pretty old. And like most of the houses along the road, it was poorly lighted.

I remember there was a death in my neighbours house that day and that night a chinese prayer ceremony was going on.

The monks were like chanting throughout the night. In the still of the night, their chants and prayers seemed to  sound louder. I could hear it even from my bedroom.

I didn't know what time of the night it was,  i was awoken from a vivid dream of someone handling me a RM10 note. It was so real that i lifted up my right hand to receive it. As i did so, i opened my eyes . There was no RM10 note,  but only my hand, raised high above my body. I instantly realised that i had woken from a dream.

It was at that instant that i saw,  standing right in front of my bedroom door,  a figure dressed in black.

It appeared to be a figure of a man, standing there as still as a statue.

 By his features i could recognise. He was my neighbour. I thought, didn't he pass away earlier in the afternoon?

Why was he still here? Why in my room?

The figure began to walk from the door to the window and back again towards me. Seeing this,  I covered my head with my blanket. I shut my eyes tightly and dared not move. Silently i was crying. I was scared.

I listened and listened. I could hear the sound of his movements around my room while the monks next door were still praying and chanting.

I listened and listened till, i hardly could remember when,  i fell back to sleep.

The next morning i told my mum everything. She said it was only a bad dream.

That afternoon my father went over to my neighbours to pay respect to the dead man.

When my dad returned home,  he told my mum that he took a look at the dead body in the coffin.

 He said the dead man was dressed in black.


  1. eee....scary.You chinese? Coz if not mistaken, Buddhist/Taoist will take take bath using pomelo leave or burn kemnyan after go visiting the death in order to prevent the spirit from following.

    Shoot! now am's dark to cook my instant noodle la...takuttttt...

  2. wow.. creepy. in my past experience .. someone look at me and said, something behind my back and talking to me. huh..

  3. So you never found out where that rm10 came from? Damn, i got goosebumps just reading that.

  4. H Most Desire..I think sometime we try to ignore what we had seen...but the experienced we had was too real to forget about it right...I did experienced something like this before when I was in my some polytech was creepy enough for me to remember it until today..

  5. omg.... SWT.... horror stories....

  6. damn that shitz scary. But I do believe in ghost 100%. I've had friends who've had ghostly visits but its mostly from people they know who want to pass on a message. still, pretty scary shit to be facing alone at 12 years old @.@

  7. Dang! I would be scared out of my wits and have sleepless nights.

  8. It's that time of the year again to scare friends, lol.

  9. i love listen to ghost story but after that cant sleep =X

  10. Instead of scaring the wits out of his own family members, your neighbour decided to visit you huh? one of the pitfalls of having a death in the neighbourhood I guess....anyways happy Halloween & looking forward to more spooky tales ;)

  11. Nice post, however listening/watching about ghost stories esp during night time is a no-no for me. nonetheless, your entry is quite interesting. okay, now i'm afraid to go to toilet. T_T

  12. I am reading this at almost before midnight and hope I can have a peaceful sleep and thank god my hubby is not travelling and is around today.

    Btw, I just watched paranormal activity 3 today and now my hubby is watching a vampire movie. Sure the spirit of Halloween is all around.

  13. gosh. shouldn't have read this when i know i'll be alone tonight in my college room -_-"

  14. Freaky!!!! Hahahaha meanwhile, I was staying at a rather dodge place in the Mekong delta a couple of months back and strange things were happening that night. Things moving across the room, doors slamming shut and locking for no reason... We even saw an apparition on the stairs. It wasn't until the next morning that I realised all the neighboring shops/houses had come with incense and offerings to place at the front door of the place we were staying. Most, unpleasant.

  15. Very creepy, I would peed my pants if that were to happen to me, I've got my share of ghost stories as well!! :D

  16. Nice story. I remember how I used to write dark stories when I just started my current blog. I unpublished them recently.

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  17. oops ignore the second paragraph above. accidentally pasted it haha sorry

  18. Oh gosh that's super spooky...really terrible that you had to go through this scary experience...

    all my hairs are standing now haha *shivers*

  19. hmm..good one dear. thanks for dropping by~~^^

  20. wow, nice story but a bad experience.