5 local ghost stories you’ve never heard before

1. THE PONTIANAK IN THE SCHOOL TOILET

Jane Surin, 29, Dance Studio Manager

“This happened when I was in Secondary 3 at a girls’ school in the East. It was around 6.30pm, and three of us — Calli, Mel and I — headed to a restroom. There had been rumours about weird happenings in this toilet.

Mel waited outside, and I went in to accompany Calli. While Calli used the loo, I tied my hair at the sink.

Gazing into the mirror, I suddenly noticed a girl standing in an empty cubicle. She was wearing our school uniform, and her face was turned away and facing the wall. She had a red string tied around her neck.

But here’s weirdest part: She was gesturing with her hands for me to go to her.

I was so frightened that I bolted out of the toilet and frantically told Mel what I saw.

She explained that if a person ties a red thread from the foot of his bed to a banana tree of a Pontianak (a female ghost), the Pontianak would become bound to that person’s will.

When Calli finally came out after ten minutes, she was surprised to see me outside. She insisted that she had been talking to me inside the toilet, and ‘I’ even responded, ‘Ah. Ah. Ah.’ Mel and I grabbed Calli and ran as far away from that toilet as we could.

Needless to say, we never used that restroom again.”

2. THE GHOST MARKET

Wong Ah Sian (not her real name), 76, Retiree

“I used to live in a shophouse in Tiong Bahru opposite the old wet market; these units were called war-houses because they’ve been around since World War II. I raised my seven children there.

I didn’t tell my children this story until they grew up and asked why I decided to move away.

In the middle of the night, after everyone had gone to sleep, I would hear noises from across the street, from the wet market. It sounded like the usual morning crowd of people chattering and hawking their groceries. But all the stalls are closed at that hour.

It would get even louder during the Chinese Seventh Month. I closed all my windows and shut my curtains because I was afraid of what I might see.

We sold the house more than ten years ago.”

3. A ‘STRANGER’ IN THE NEW HOME

Colin Ng, 37, Pilot

“In 1987, when I was nine years old, my family moved into another flat. As Catholics, it is a practice for us to invite a priest to bless the house. Before we did this, I experienced a strange presence in my room.

Being an only child, I slept alone. One day, after coming back late from a family gathering, I lay on my bed trying to fall asleep.

Then, I heard it: A loud breathing noise as if someone was inhaling deeply through the nose and exhaling through the mouth. Chills tingled down my spine but, being tired, I dismissed it as my father snoring, and went to sleep.

After a few nights of hearing this, I decided to investigate if it was my father, so I walked over to their room — only to find that all was quiet.

Upon re-entering my room, I heard the noise again. As I made my way back to my bed, it became clear that the breathing was coming from the corner of my room where my cupboard stood.

By now my pulse was racing and I was scared out of my wits. I lay motionless on my bed and tried to peer towards my feet at the dark corner where the breathing was coming from but I saw nothing.

I started praying, but it didn’t stop.

Finally, plucking up my courage, I grabbed my bolster and blanket, darted out of my room into my parents’ room and dove onto their bed. I just gave an excuse that it was too warm in my room and slept there instead.

After that, being in my room made me feel very uneasy.

Thankfully, after the priest blessed our home, the incident never occurred again.”

4. POSSESSED BY AN ANGRY SPIRIT

Zulhelmi Ahmad (not his real name), 27, Flight Steward

“My maternal grandfather inherited a waris, or guardian spirit, which protected him over the years. Different waris have to be ‘raised’ differently but my grandfather only had to recite the Quran to protect himself.

Since my grandfather was the last male of his bloodline, the waris was desperate to latch onto a new owner. My grandfather started falling ill and became weaker, and the waris grew increasingly agitated and aggressive.

One night, when my family was visiting my grandfather, the waris possessed my young niece. She started shouting things like ‘This one is mine!’

We were on the seventh floor. My uncle could hear the screams from the coffee shop, where he was, downstairs. At one point, she even managed to shove her mother against a wall.

We recited verses from the Quran and said prayers to weaken and drive the spirit away. Afterwards, my niece had no recollection of her actions.

My grandfather has since passed away, and we’ve never heard or experienced anything from the waris since. It may have disappeared or could have latched onto someone else. Whichever the case, I don’t want to know.”

5. THE WRATH OF THE INFAMOUS RED HOUSE

Mr Lai, 31, Real Estate Agent

“This incident happened around 1996, when my secondary school friends and I had a gathering at a chalet in Pasir Ris. During the wee hours, a friend suggested we explore the ‘Red House’ nearby.

This friend apparently has ‘the third eye’ and advised us to walk close to one another.

The house was surrounded by a fence but we could go through a hole in the back. It was dark and, just as we entered, I felt a dip in the temperature.

Suddenly, my friend with the third eye hurriedly told us to turn back. Incidentally, right then, there was a bright flash of light (that could’ve been lightning) from outside that scared the wits out of us, and we rushed out.

When we reached the chalet, two of my friends started vomiting, and the clairvoyant guy just sat down with a weird look in his eyes. He fell into a fever after that. One of my friends and I (incidentally we were both Catholic) were fine.

When we finally discussed what happened, one of the guys revealed that he’d accidentally stepped on some offerings outside the house, which perhaps angered some spirit. We never brought up that incident again.”

Source :

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/5-local-ghost-stories-ve-053341221.html

Californians reported the most UFO sightings in recent years

or Californians, the truth is out there. “UFO Sightings Desk Reference,” a new book on reported UFO sightings, found that California had the most reports of visual encounters with unidentified objects in the United States. This includes hundreds of reported sightings, CBS San Francisco reports.

The book analyzed more than 120,000 reports of UFOs and found more Californians believed they’d come in contact with extraterrestrial life than anyone else in the country.

“We found that UFOs were sighted in every county in the United States. Every county had at least one sighting sometime in the past 15 years,” the book’s co-author, Cheryl Costa, explained.

Source : http://www.cbsnews.com/news/californians-reported-the-most-ufo-sightings-since-2001/

 

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Video – A group of tourists recently spotted a strange object in the waters of Scotland’s legendary loch

A screenshot from the video taken by Rob Jones that appears to show Nessie. Picture: Contributed

A screenshot from the video taken by Rob Jones that appears to show Nessie. Picture: Contributed

After more than eight months without a sighting, the Loch Ness Monster appears to be back with a bang. Rob Jones, 35, from North Wales, filmed this footage on Sunday, of a mysterious shape moving across the loch.

 


Source : http://www.scotsman.com/regions/inverness-highlands-islands/video-does-this-prove-the-loch-ness-monster-is-real-1-4441401

 

 

 

 

 

Haunted hotel is now home to the world’s largest Ouija board

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In the very center of Windber Pennsylvania (USA), lies the 130-year-old Grand Midway Hotel; an imposing building that is home to film maker Blair Murphy, and the world’sLargest Ouija board.

Many wonder how one comes to own such a haunted location, which, prior to it being confirmed as setting an eerie new record title, was featured on several national television shows, the SyFY channel, research books, and paranormal investigations for its reported ghostly activity.
As it turns out, Blair, who now lives inside the building with his girlfriend and newborn daughter, happened to stumble on the property after opening an email.
According to the independent movie maker, the results were terrifying.
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“Things flipped out throughout the hotel.  Energies were swirling.  Guests were getting completely freaked out,” says Blair, “it seemed to kick things up into an entire new level of paranormal activity.  We were seeing floating people and hearing voices and even the hotel pets were flipping out and reacting to unseen forces. Our dreams were pretty wild.  And it wasn’t just us.  Other longer-term hotel residents were saying ‘there is absolutely something going on here’ and having their own middle of the night weird encounters.”

 

Source :  http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2017/1/haunted-hotel-is-now-home-to-the-worlds-largest-ouija-board-459555

 

1,131 UFO reports filed in Canada last year


A star-filled night sky is seen at Kejimkujik National Park. (PARKS CANADA)

A star-filled night sky is seen at Kejimkujik National Park. (PARKS CANADA)

 

There were 17 UFO sightings in Nova Scotia last year, according to annual data from UFOlogy Research of Manitoba.

The organization released the 2016 Canadian UFO Survey, an annual list of all the reported sightings across the country for the previous year, on March 29.

In 2016, 1,131 UFO reports were officially filed in Canada, the fifth year in a row more than 1,000 cases were reported.

Since the annual Canadian UFO Survey was initiated in 1989, Canadians have reported 18,038 sightings. More than 2,100 of these reports are categorized as “Unexplained.”

The 17 reported Nova Scotia sightings are as follows:

Feb. 2: East Bay – four white triangular objects slowly flying in strange patterns in the sky

March 1: Terence Bay – possible plane crash, explosion, with a “plane” descending before breaking in half and catching on fire.

March 26: Bear River – a beam of blue-white light straight down to the ground, no visible craft.

April 27: Canning – orange light flying erratically in the sky before descending and disappearing.

July 31: Cheticamp – two objects flying through sky. Car starter stopped working.

Aug. 1: New Waterford – large ball of pulsating light moving at different speeds and turning slightly.

Aug. 8: Porters Lake – bright light moving across the sky.

Sept. 12: Upper Tantallon – large reflective triangular object hovering before receding fast and vanishing.

Sept. 26: Donkin – unknown object seen in photo. Possibly water drop. Military plane seen in area a day later.

Oct. 10: Nova Scotia (exact location not specified) – star-like object stationary for 10 minutes then darting across the sky.

Oct. 11: Port Greville — three orange fireballs and a “spider-like” object moving across the sky.

Oct. 21: Glace Bay – star-like objects in “reverse P” formation; “black satin rippling.”

Oct. 27: Halifax – large white light falling from the sky.

Nov. 10: Sherbrooke – orange light fading between yellow and orange while moving in the sky.

Nov. 12: Truro – oval-shaped light with yellow light around it, slowly moving before a bright flash of light and it was gone.

Dec. 9: Truro – low-flying object like shooting star.

Dec. 21: Halifax – bright light like flash moved east to west quickly, slower than shooting star.

 

 

Source :  http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1456946-ufos-sighted-in-nova-scotia-report

 

Scientist is seeking Loch Ness Monster’s DNA

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A 1934 photo supposedly depicting the Loch Ness Monster. The photo was revealed as a hoax in 1994. Photo supplied.

Professor Neil Gemmell is hoping to acquire a DNA sample of the legendary Scottish lake monster.

Several researchers have attempted to locate signs of a large creature in the depths of Loch Ness over the years, but while to date their efforts have come up empty, there’s a chance that modern science may have finally caught up enough to solve the mystery once and for all.

Professor Gemmell, who heads up the anatomy department at the University of Otago in New Zealand, is looking to collect and analyze samples from the loch because he believes that modern genomic technology is now sensitive enough to be able to detect the creature’s cells in the water.

To determine what type of creature the monster is, all he would need to do is filter out the genetic data for all known animals in the loch to see what’s left afterwards.

“Is there anything in Loch Ness that looks different from everything else ?” he said.

“It started out as an idea that I voiced on Twitter with some other colleagues, and it’s been picked up and it seems to have grown some legitimate legs.”

While the project still needs funding in order to go ahead, Loch Ness Project leader Adrian Shine has expressed an interest in helping out by collecting the necessary water samples.

“I would be very interested in the results,” he said.

Source : https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/otago-research-proposal-identify-loch-ness-monster-dna