Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Shake, Rattle And Roll

This post is not for the faint of heart.

Are you still there?

I saw a ghost. A ghost of a little boy. In my office.

This happened in Majuro. It was about five in the afternoon. We were playing tennis that evening. So I decided to change and go to the little boy’s room.

The nearest one was in the conference room. I went inside and saw a young boy, maybe 7-10 years of age, running around. I assumed he was a kid of one of the local staff. I gave him a smile and let him have his fun. He grinned.

When I got into my shorts, I saw him again. This time he was sitting on a chair with his head down while tapping his lap with his hands. I said hi and he didn’t even bother to look up.

I didn’t pay too much attention to this until the following morning.

I somewhat mentioned in passing to our receptionist that there was a boy in a red shirt at the conference room last night. She looked puzzled. I asked whose kid he was. She said no one’s. Children of the local staff were all girls. I scratched my head.

I work for a company with very tight security, almost to the extent of paranoia. No one gets in without a badge.

The receptionist said the boy’s name is Elmo. Bluntly, she said he’s a ghost. Claimed he has been there since they moved in and that he likes to play around with the “new” people, Raft3r included.

By the way, the ghost was named Elmo because of his red shirt.

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Spooky. Tumayo yung balahibo ko sa mukha.

Raft3r said...

anonymous, Hala! So lalake ka. =)

Anonymous said...

it was creepy though...
i think he likes you..
-CM

Raft3r said...

CM, Suplado nga sya sakin, e. Hehe

Liza said...

hala ka! naku siguro kung ako hindi na ko babalik dun hahaha. kumusta bro? ang tagal kong di nakadalaw dito hehe

WhoIsMarc? said...

is this for real? :p

Raft3r said...

liza, Hehe. Welcome back, kung ganon.

whoismarc?, Ghosts are real. I have seen one. =P

Wendy said...

Katakot naman yun. Buti nakakatulog ka ngayon. Kung ako ang nakakita kay Elmo baka lagi akong puyat sa takot.

Raft3r said...

wendy, I always wanted to see one. Kaya di ako takot. Weird, ano.

Sonnet's said...

That's eerie, kapatid. At least you now know that you have an active third eye:)

Raft3r said...

sonnet's, Hala! Ganon pa yon?

Princess Vien said...

creepy.. hala ka.. baka sumama na un sayo dito sa pinas.. hahaha.. pero ang cute ng name niya ah.

btw.. thanks for updating my URL.

Raft3r said...

princess vien, Sorry 4 the delay, ha. Oo, non threatening yun name nya. Cute. Hehe

Bela said...

oh ayan, nabasa ko na sya...d2 ako office kaya medyo matapang na ako...

totoo ba to?

Big Eyed Gal said...

WAAAAA!!!! Baka sumama sayo yan pauwi dito sa Pinas!! Hehehe!

Anyway, have a tag for you. http://www.bigeyedgal.com/2008/05/blog-readability-test.html

pixie27 said...

ngak tumaas mga balahibo ko dito....hahahah

Raft3r said...

bela, Bakit pa ako gagawa ng kwento. E, fictional na nga ang buhay ko. Hehe

big_eyed_gal, Ayan na sya! Nasa likod mo na! Nyahaha

pixie27, Hehe. Pasensya na. Buti naman at di ka nakapanganak ng di oras.

Anonymous said...

Ganon bay yon? Hinde no, I'm so not a guy.

Anonymous said...

You know the building where I used to work was on the 14th floor but it was actually the 13th becaused they skipped a number. Rumor was this ghost named Luningning was lurking around our floor. I had not seen her but there was this time when I was working late and alone, I was getting goosebumps like crazy. And I was trying my darndest to shake my nerves off. Tayuan lahat balahibo ko and it sure felt like the hairs on my head stood up. So I began praying Hail Marys continuously to somehow ward off my fear. The scary part was when I headed to the restroom. It really seemed like there was someone else in there. Like some strong ghostly presence. But I had to go so I did it with my cubicle door wide open and left the office as fast as I could. Any bit longer and she would have shown herself.

Coriander Dreams said...

Shux, I still didnt read this post! Haha!

Have a favour, Favour?!

Just wondering if you could update my sites please? I've taken down my corianderdreams.com

The functional ones are:
http://travellerndreamer.blogspot.com
http://gorgeoustraveller.blogspot.com
http://www.gorgeoustraveller.com

Thanks!!
Marie

Raft3r said...

anonymous, Naku. Sorry 4 the wrong assumption.

anonymous, Whoa. Now that's spooky!

coriander dreams, Updated na. Thanks 4 the info!

Sonnet's said...

Oo ganun 'yon:) Kaya don't talk to them too much kasi di ka na lulubayan ng mga yan. That's what the spirit questors told me. KSP daw kasi ang mga ghosts. They like people who could feel and see them. Kaya kapag may naramdaman ka, even though you know it's not normal, deadma ka lang.

Raft3r said...

sonnet's, Alam mo. Galing ako Makati Med and a corpse passed by me sa hallway. I didn't look at it kasi pakiramdam ko baka bumagon sya at magpakita, e. Hehe

Sonnet's said...

Hahaha! Parang gusto kita tuloy hilain mag-ghost hunting kasi may thrill, you see dead people:) Ako, walang thrill buhay ko sa supernatural area. Many times, I've attempted to communicate with the dead pero ayaw magparamdam akin.

Salve said...

scary! pero playful lang siguro talaga sya and not the dangerous kind.

Hey, I got a tag for you.

Raft3r said...

salve, Tagal mo nawala! Welcome back...

tina said...

creepy creepy...

Raft3r said...

tina, Ewan ko nga ba. Sa dami ng makikita ko, yun pa!

Mishel said...

just checked this blog kung nag-comment si val. sayang at nabasa na nya. ifo-forward ko sana para hindi sya makatulog ng isang linggo. hehe. salbahe. :P

Raft3r said...

mishel, Oo. Hehe. Di nga kinaya. Nyahaha

Jas said...

pasalubong mo ba kay val si elmo?

Raft3r said...

jas, Oo. Signed, sealed, and delivered. Hehe