I actually have a few stories to tell.I’m not sure if they were real experiences of the paranormal but I could not find any justifiable reasons to think that they were not.
My first experience happened when I moved to my new bungalow about eight years ago.I remembered it was during the Chinese New Year and I was putting up decorations on the living room wall.Being a small girl then , I had to use a chair which I took from the kitchen dining table inorder to stick a few red papers on the wall. I vaguely recall it was about ten or so into the night after I finished decorating the walls. There was no one in the living room by the time I had finised , everyone was in their room upstairs. I remembered going upstairs to brush my teeth before coming down into the room to clean up the mess.I was going to put the chair back but it was gone and no one was downstairs at that time I was brushing my teeth. I am not sure if this was something you would consider as paranormal but it sure freaked me out.
I didn’t really think much of it after a while. However as time goes by living in that house many unexplained incidents happen suggested to me that someone else could be sharing the house with my family and also my garden. I was in primary school then and I had to wake up early in the morning for school.In some mornings when I awoke and made my way to the bathroom I would see a dark figure at the corner of my eye.I would see this thing at the corner of the spiral staircase under a dim nightlight which is on 24 hours a day.THe light actually gave out an eerie glow because of the color I think. However , I would not really consider anything out of the ordinary about seeing a figure at the corner of my eye.Some people see that and I suppose at times it could just be the imaginations running wild.
However more and more incidents begun to happen.Well you know how sometimes in the middle of the night you wake up for a relieve in your bladder? Well I did that one night , it was kinda strange coz I don’t normally do that.Anyway as I opened my bedroom door to get to the washroom , a sweet pungent smell immediately aroused my nostrils.It smelt awful , it was such a strong sweet smell.You know how when someone puts on too much perfume and stands right beside you?Well that was how it was like.I quickly dashed into the toilet and then went to bed.I was lucky that my maid shared the same room or else I don’t know how I could sleep.
Another incident also occured to me when I was alone(I was always by myself when such things happen , makes me start to wonder).Anyway , I used to have a small bush of frangipani plant in my garden behind my kitchen.I can’t recall why I was in the kitchen at 11pm , but I smell the same sweet pungent ordour coming from the plant.It was the same strong horrible hair rising smell. Apparently I heard from some old Malay folks that if one was to smell that , it meant that a pontiniak was around. I don’t know if it was true but there were several occasions when the smell would come for consecutive nights and then gone just as sudden was it came.
These were the only weird things which happened when I was living there. I moved to Australia shortly after that because of my studies.I was living in an all girls’ hostel.For the first two years everything happened as it should.However I moved into the senior wing in 1998 and began to have trouble sleeping because everytime at around 10.30pm I would hear knocking on the doors of the the rooms of the girls living along the corridor.The knocks would move from the very first rooms to the last rooms along the corridor.The end of the corridor was the entrance to the music centre and everytime you entre the stairway to the music rooms , it would feel very very cold.It is not just something like a small chill but it is a considerable drop of temperature.The concrete walls and stairs would feel cold even if it was 30 odd degrees outside on a hot summer day.The story was , in fact the truth is that a girl actually died from falling off the stairs.I know this because my housemistresses told me that and a tree was planted in rememberance of this girl.Her name was Alicia.
When I was living in the all girls’ hostel , I was not the only one who experienced the knockings.My friend , whose name was Ayrin also had some strange encounters. Her room was in fact at the very end of the corridor , if you were to open her room door you would immediately see the door to the stairs of the music rooms on the left.
Anyway , I am not sure if she’s that kind of person who really believes in such things. I told her about the knocking incident as I was actually hoping it was not just my imaginations. SHe told me that one night she was awaken to someone singing beside her bed. She felt as if someone was waking her up. Well, she awoke and found her digital alarm clock staring at her it was 12am sharp.She didn’t think much of it and went back to bed.However a few nights later she was woken again by someone singing beside her.Ayrin told me she saw someone kneeling beside her bed looking at her.She looked at the alarm clock , she recalled it was 12am.
We were not quite sure what we had experienced , but it was quite a scare. The corridor is really freaky , it is long and dark , especially at night.
A few friends of mine who were living in the hostel at the same time I was played around a home made ouijia board.I am not very sure of what happened but apparently they said that a spirit was summoned and his name was Robert or Roger. He made a comment about what is going to happen to one of my friends.Well in fact the incident actually happened , it turned out to be a very big bitch fight and a few of my friends stopped talking to each other. I am not sure how true this incident was but I was not involved with the ouijia board and I advise people out there not to mess with these things.It can get very ugly.
This happened to me last year during my final year of college.I was moved again to another senior wing of the building.I shared the room with this other girl named Sheena.It was around 11 pm or so into the night and the lights were already out and we both had out study lamps on.Sheena was in the toliet at that time (there was not toliets in the room , we had a common shared toliet in another corridor) and I had the our room door wide open.I was on my way back to my room from the kitchen after making my coffee (our room was right beside the kitchen and there is a glass door to be opened before one can get into the corridor where my room was)
Anyway , I was already in my room with my door wide open.I was going to shut my door when I saw someone wearing a white dress moving quickly and very quietly to the kitchen.One strange thing was that everytime you open the kitchen there , there was bound to be a sound from the glass panel , no matter how softly you open it.But when I looked at the door the was no sound , it was just as I left it.I walked into the kitchen , there was no one there either.
Another incident which happened to me when I was in the toliet washing up before going to bed. I actually saw the same figure darting into one of the toliet cubicles , no one was in the toliet at that time. After I finished I was about to check if the person was still in the toliet but when I checked there was no one.I did not see anyone going out.I was alone.