Tuesday, December 25, 2018

"A HAUNTED HOME"

It was 2004 and our new house had just been completed. I was doing my +2. I was very excited and happy with our new 2 and a half storehouse. My parents held a big religious function before shifting in the newly built house. The house looked so amazing with those wonderful colors and the Buddhist prayer flags, upon the terrace. My room was on the top floor and it had a small balcony too. I loved the view from my balcony. Everything was fine and days were going well for the first week. But from the second week, things started getting strange. I had this habit of sleeping late, so as usual I was reading books and the time must have been between 11:30 to 11:50 pm as far as I can recall, and there was this sudden blow on the door of my balcony. It sounded like as if someone had hit or kicked hard on the door. I quickly got up and opened the door of my balcony. There was nothing and there was nobody. I thought maybe I was just mistaken or maybe the woods of the door and the windows might have made the sound as the house was new. It did not bother me a bit that night. The next night, I wasn’t asleep until late at night and I was just going through the internet. There was this loud sound on the door of my balcony again and it sounded like as if someone had kicked hard on the door. I got up again and opened the balcony door. 


There was no one and no nobody. I still thought that maybe the new woods from the door and windows were making some sounds due to the heat of the sun. Surprisingly the same thing happened again the third night. This time I thought maybe someone was fooling with me or either there must be some robbers trying to do some monkey stuff. You would not believe what happened then, every night around 11 to 2 pm, something or someone was maybe kicking on my door because the sound was so humanly and loud. I would call my parents and my brother, we would look around the house and on the terrace, and we would find nothing. I tried my best to figure out the problem in every possible way but I failed. I started getting scared so I asked my big brother to sleep with me in my room. I even let my dogs sleep with us. After my brother started sleeping with me in my room, everything stopped. There were no bangs on the door of the balcony of my room. Things were getting fine again. Since the days were hot, my brother and I started sleeping with the balcony doors open from inside while the outer door made up of wired net remained shut. Nothing unusual or strange happened for a month. But one day my sibling said,” I saw it”. I asked him an explanation and he said,” The last full moon night, I was awakened by the dogs barking suddenly and weirdly, I looked around and saw a figure stand on the balcony door, I thought it was you because it looked like you. But as I looked at your bed, you were there lying asleep, I quickly looked back at the balcony and there was no one, the dark figure had vanished”. I started sweating after hearing this, I stopped going inside my room without my brother. One day, I was playing cards with my sisters and younger brother and I said,” It’s funny that the banging on the door of my balcony stopped suddenly”. The moment later, there was this loud bang on the door, we ran downstairs without looking behind. Years went by, my parents, my brothers, and sisters talked about seeing ghostly figures, but I had never seen one. Yes, I used to hear sounds but never did I see anything ghostly. My sister once called me on my phone and said,” were you down on our house gate, calling my name?” I said no and asked why? She replied frankly,” Well, I am here with my own soulmate, together and we both perceived that you were calling my name”. Bad dreams were always recurring. I and my brother used to see the same frightening dreams most of the nights. 

An ugly old woman would come to take us and lead us to river banks and bridges or cremation places where bodies were being burnt on wooden pyres. She would often disguise herself as dogs, bats, and owls. But I was getting used to it, I knew there was something present in my house that I couldn’t see but I was getting used to it. Later on, I got married and within a month my wife said, ”I saw someone standing near our bed, I was woken up, you were asleep, that dark figure looked like you”. I started recalling about my brother and family members telling me, them seeing figures that looked at me. Trust me I had never seen anything. But in the year 2016, I don’t know why but I woke up in the middle of the night, only to see a dark female figure with long uncombed hair, looking at me. It was standing, I was sweating and I dared to move. The most frightening thing is, it looked like my wife, who was sleeping next to me. I simply closed my eyes, and kept praying to the gods and then slowly woke my wife. Strange things still happen in my house. It usually takes place during full moon nights or the no moon nights. But honestly, I am getting uses to it.