I love watching horror movies even if I put that pillow over my eyes, pinch a person sitting next to me or myself but I just make sure I watch them. It is all exciting when I watch them but in a later point of time when I have to be alone at home, it scares the hell out of me. Every moment feels eerie and suspicious. Following are few real life moments I faced which made me think that may be ghosts/spirits exist!
I call my physiotherapist whenever my cervical pain shoots up...We know each other from many years and naturally we end up chatting a lot. She was/is my savior during miserable pain episodes specially in COVID times. Anyhow in the second guest bed room where I work, I hear a faint rocking chair noise coming from the walls once in a while. It's quite a hollow noise as if an old swinging chair is being used. I ignored many times and we even had a discussion in apartment WhatsApp group to understand what it is...but everyone said they can't hear the sound. My husband and I even joked that this is Lockdown side-effect and we are listening too much to everything at home. One day the sound was coming as always (there is no special timing) but my physio noticed the sound and told it's eerie isn't it? I said nowadays always when we sit for session it's starting....and we laughed! As and when I told that, the sound pitch increased and we were both super scared IN REAL. It stops intermittently and then starts. This happened 2-3 times. Whenever we sit for physio in that room the sound starts. I just couldn't get used to it. It was an irritable sound. It comes even in the late night hours. I slowly learned to ignore it. Some how on one fine day the sound stopped. It could have been a cradle , rocking chair, a swinging chair or just some rats or worms making sounds, but whatever it was...it did make us uneasy!
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Babies are adorable, their coo coos and toothless smiles warm the heart instantly but the way they look at nothing, point and smile, talk, will remind you all possible horror stories you read, heard or watched. There have been many moments when I am alone with Zaara... and her random imaginary friends made me squirm (thanks to all the movies I watch).
This happened recently. One night my husband went to a late night wedding reception. Zaara was doing her thing and I was absorbed in some daily chores. The light in the last room starts rapidly blinking. I try not to think about it and keep folding clothes, hoping to finish it in a jiffy and run to the daughter in the hall for some courage.
That's when she comes running to me speaking in a fearful voice..."There is one more girl in the hall maa...come see!"
She is so pleased to see me almost shitting my pants and instantly laughs off pointing at that one more girl - Gaby - a cartoon character in Netflix.
I breathe normal again, shout my lungs out and she rolls laughing. I also realise that the blinking smart bulb was due to some glitch in Alexa with which it is associated (I hate smart homes). Even if it's just bulb malfunction and daughter's prank, I had heart in my mouth as the unsettling feeling didn't go!
This must have happened almost to all of you. Have you ever been in a situation where for the love of God, you can't find your book, phone, ear phones or anything which you frequently use!? I have been in such situations many times. Sometimes I genuinely misplace them, but many a times it feels like some naughty ghost is hiding my belongings and placing them back in the same place I was searching, after my fervent search....and getting pleased by my stress and confusion! It happens so many times to me, with my phone, wallet, mask, etc.
When I say this, my mom says, "It's not naughty spirit. It is body present mind absent reckless human who is you - YOU can never live in an organized manner." :) That's it - I feel all the ghosts would feel defeated by that closing statement ;) and I really do hope she is true and I am false!
Do share if you have had any spooky/eerie experiences!?
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I am participating in Blogging from A-Z challenge 2022 and this is my H post. I am taking up this challenge after many years as I want to talk about Covid life and the daughter diaries!