I often see, hear and feel ghosts than anyone in the family and last night was no exception.
I was already fast asleep at 1am when my door slowly opened with the creaking sound.
I am a light sleeper so I wake up at slight noise or movement, I was surprised to see a man who looks like my brother peeking if I'm still awake or not, then he slowly closed the door.
Even my Brownie woke up because he felt the presence.
Worried that it might be a burglar I quickly double checked to see who it was, when I opened my door to see the man wasn't around already.
I thought it was peculiar but I didn't bother to think about it and proceeded to bring Brownie back to his crib.
A few minutes later Brownie was barking already- it's a sign he's seeing something, Brownie doesn't howl thank goodness he didn't learn to howl because it wouldn't be so pleasing to the ears and dog howls can give anyone spine tingling and hair raising feeling.
This morning I asked my brothers and my father if they went to my room around 1am to peek inside and they all said no.
That's the ghost alright. Mother told me maybe the ghosts are just asking for food, she told me it's nearing the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival but according to the Lunar calender today is just the 6th day of the 2nd month when the Hungry Ghost Festival is at the 15th day/night of the 7th month- that's approximately 5 months later or August 24, 2010 to be exact.
Nevertheless my mother plans to give offerings to the ghosts who are asking for food as early as now. Perhaps ghosts are coming to me and they're telling me they need something because they know I'm more sensitive in these things than other people.
No wonder in the past few days, whenever I get back home my blinds are always jumbled up as if an earthquake came and rattled my blinds or somebody's hands went crazy on the blinds. On some occasions my lights go on even if nobody is home and we would be surprised to see it turned on. At times, we hear our shoe cabinets open and close on their own, sometimes some of our own cabinets open and close on their own too. One time I even saw a doppleganger and I really thought it was my father going up the stairs but much to my surprise my boyfriend didn't see anyone at home.
Oh well, I'm not really scared since I'm getting used to them but it could be bothersome at times like if a ghost wakes me up at 1am, ugh... Can they just do it when I wake up?
I know we have poltergeists here at home but as long as they don't touch my make up I won't hunt them down.
Ha! I remember one time when I was still a film photography student in DLSU-M, deadlines were looming and we were running back and forth the darkroom and the television studio multi-tasking shooting a tape as live program (meaning no retakes, your grade depends on your first shot and it shouldn't be a flop) while printing black and white photos. There wasn't a lot of people in the dark room when I placed my dodger on my work cubicle and quickly proceeded to the chemical tubs to develop my black and white photo, I went out to check my photo on a lighted area and saw that I need to burn some parts a lil bit more so I went back to re-do the same photo but my dodger was gone, I know there are several playful adult and child ghosts in the darkroom and they are notorious for getting your stuffs and placing it in other areas and you won't find them anymore. I was really frustrated that I started cursing the ghost- I can see the ghost sitting on the corner where most students don't go near to because the ghost talks to them, well, the ghost didn't talk to me but I started cursing the ghost and told it I'm going out for a while and when I get back my dodger should be on my work cubicle or else I'm gonna catch it and give it a second death. That's how stressful Communication Arts life in DLSU is, if you're really stressed you're not afraid of the lurking ghosts anymore, you're just gonna be angry that they're wasting your precious time.
Later on my dodger was back on my cubicle- it's not on the same spot where I left it but it's back.