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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

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

 

‘White Lady’ spooks park visitors in Rochester

‘White Lady’ spooks park visitors in Rochester


The damaged tree looks a lot like a ghostly specter. Image Credit: YouTube / keith wozniak
A tree in Durand-Eastman Park sports a ghostly visage thanks to the destructive effects of Mother Nature.

The phenomenon, which at a distance looks like a wailing specter with its arms outstretched, is actually an area of torn-up tree trunk caused by a recent spate of strong wind.

The eerie human-like form however is particular fitting as the park has long been home to a ‘White Lady’ or ‘Lady of the Lake’ legend dating all the way back to the 19th century.

The story goes that the ghost of a woman wanders the park in search of her daughter who was murdered by a group of hoodlums. Depending on which version of the tale you read, it is also said that the woman either died of a broken heart or killed herself out of grief for her loss.

There have been several sightings of the lady’s ghost in the park over the years with the legend becoming so well known that it was even featured in the 1988 movie ‘Lady in White.’

“I think it’s spooky… it’s definitely pretty creepy,” said park visitor Jamal Bollar.

 

Source :

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2017/03/29/ghost-sighting-white-lady-emerges-tree/99774010/

Thrill Premiere Channel. The Exorcist, Mon, 30 May @ 9PM

 

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The Exorcist

Premieres: Mon, 30 May @ 9PM
Channel Premiere

Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair

Director: William Friedkin

In this Oscar®-winning horror blockbuster, The Exocist tells the sensational and shocking story of the demonic possession, and subsequent exorcism, of a young and innocent girl. With the help of two priests, the battle between good and evil takes place for the girls very soul.

 

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Catch Paranormal Festivities on Thrill (Singtel ch415 / Starhub ch618) every Monday at 9PM

Thrill, the Home of the Paranormal, is pleased to bringing back Paranormal Festivity for its annual month of delightful treats with the latest first and exclusive ghostly stories from Asia to Hollywood’s best ever horror movies!

 

 

Catch Channel Premiere Thrill on Monday!

 

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The Shining

Premieres: Mon, 23 May @ 9PM
Channel Premiere Thrill (Singtel ch415 / Starhub ch618)

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd

Director: Stanley Kubrick

In this horror-classic directed by the infamous Stanley Kubrick and based on Stephen King’s 1977 best-selling novel of the same title, The Shining recounts the horrors a family encounters while taking care of an isolated and haunted hotel during winter.

 

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thrill

Catch Paranormal Festivities on Thrill (Singtel ch415 / Starhub ch618) every Monday at 9PM

Thrill, the Home of the Paranormal, is pleased to bringing back Paranormal Festivity for its annual month of delightful treats with the latest first and exclusive ghostly stories from Asia to Hollywood’s best ever horror movies!

 

 

 

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