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My First Haunting - The Hostel


I've never actually seen a ghost, but have felt them several times. But there are two incidents in particular that I'm quite confident that the encounter was real. I'm a resident of India, currently in high school.

When I was in junior high, I went to a boarding military school. When I came for vacations to my house in December, maternal grandmother was diagnosed with cancer. Being only 10 years old I was not much bothered by her illness and I only paid one visit to the hospital. 2-3 days after my visit she passed away. Everything was normal for me.

Well, December passed and I was back to the hostel in January, unbothered that my grandma was no more. Dad left and I started engaging

With my roommates in all kinds of hostel mischiefs like always. The day went as any other day. However, the night was very unusual.

At about 10. 30pm when everybody was getting ready to sleep, I got this urgent urge to pee. There was a common toilet for the floor and although I had been there several times during the night, today something was scaring me deeply and I was afraid to go to the toilet. I wanted to ask someone to accompany me but I had never done so before, so I didn't. I knew something was wrong but didn't know what it was.

This feeling of fear was engulfing me completely. So I left the idea of going to pee and I don't know why, but lay in my bed upside down (meaning kept my head where my feet should be and kept my feet on the place where I was supposed to keep my head) and tried to sleep. The feeling soon wore away and I fell into a long, Sound, dreamless sleep. But not peeing before proved fatal for me and I woke up suddenly in the middle of the night. I didn't get up, but only kept my eyes half open. Suddenly I got that strange feeling of fear again like someone was watching me. Almost in a fraction of a Second, I had a vision of a dark figure standing by my bedside. Somehow, I came to know that it was an old female figure and immediately related it to my grandma. I still think it was her. She just stood in the same spot while I lay awake. I didn't move a muscle and kept still and quiet. Although I started to completely believe it was grandma, the fear still engulfed me. I was dead sacred at that time and started wholeheartedly praying to Lord Hanuman, to make the night over and make the day appear. But still the night seemed to stretch on.

That figure still stood by my bedside. After what seemed like hours, I fell asleep. When I woke up again early next morning at 4am, the fear was still engulfing me, but I didn't feel any entity beside my bed. I opened my eyes and started calling my neighbour's name, the boy who slept in the bed next to mine. He answered in a frail yes and I soon got him awake and we started Chatting but I didn't mention the incident to him. We just kept talking until 5am when the siren rang and everyone woke up. I was safe and sound and never mentioned the incident to anyone in that hostel, and it didn't happen again. But there's one thing that still puzzles me to this day. Something that I should've noticed when I woke up the Next morning:

I mentioned that I had slept upside down that night and I'm sure about it. But my neighbour was sleeping straight with his Head in the direction of my feet. When I had woken up next morning I Had talked to him. But that was impossible unless I would have been Sleeping straight too. And I had indeed woken up straight, with my

Head now facing the same direction of my friend's which enabled the Communication between us. But this a rises a question: How did I get to that position when I was sleeping in the opposite one? Moreover, why was the figure making me sacred? What did it want for me, or was it Just grandma's goodbye to me?

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redrose (1 posts)
5 years ago (2012-11-21)
I think bayouboy is right. My friend too use to sleepwalk, or may be it was your imagination or just a bad dream.
sanjeevgeorge (guest)
6 years ago (2012-03-26)
Maybe it was just a bad dream Roro? Darkness can play tricks on people.
Bluerose19 (3 stories) (164 posts)
6 years ago (2012-01-14)
But there's one thing that still puzzles me to this day. Something that I should've noticed when I woke up the Next morning:

I mentioned that I had slept upside down that night and I'm sure about it. But my neighbour was sleeping straight with his Head in the direction of my feet. When I had woken up next morning I Had talked to him. But that was impossible unless I would have been Sleeping straight too...

Thats quite simple!...That night your friend might have slept in the reverse way too...!... 😐
bandet888 (78 posts)
7 years ago (2010-07-01)
As far as you waking up in the right position when you went to sleep upside down you may have woken up to turn around and simply didn't remember it. But I can't believe you had to go to the bathroom but didn't the whole night (I don't think you did anyway).
Roro (1 stories) (4 posts)
8 years ago (2010-01-21)
People, I'm 1000% confident that I don't sleepwalk and I didn't, that night. Because, evidently the rooms are always bolted at night and I would have had to unbolt the door before moving outside. Though the door was normally bolted the next morning. So its quite clear that I didn't sleepwalk.
And Lestat, this is one interesting piece. Is your house a new one or has it been owned before? Because every haunting has to have a reason for it...
Lestat (2 posts)
8 years ago (2009-12-27)
Well here is my experience... A few years ago... One night while I was sleeping I woke up because I needed to go to the bathroom... When I opened my eyes I so a woman standing next to my bed... She was smiling to me and she has a baby bassinet... It was weird! Well... I didn't go to the bathroom but a can tell you that none of my family had dyed the last years...
And something more... It has happen many times to go to the toilet my parents notice that and the next day to not remember anything... And no I am not sleepwalking...
Roro (1 stories) (4 posts)
8 years ago (2009-12-26)
Hey jazzeyjay, you've provided me quite a key. Yeah, I didn't have any urge to go to the bathroom as soon as I woke up next morn, neither did I urinate in my bed. But I'm a 101% confident that I don't sleepwalk and didn't do it that day as it was very cold those days and I would have woken up due to the cold. Thanks for the awesome crack. I'll be thinking about this.
jazzeyjay (3 stories) (215 posts)
8 years ago (2009-12-21)
Roro: It's a very good chance that you may have been sleep walking. The reason I say this is not only because of the way you were lying in bed when you awoke, but the fact that you said you needed to go to the bathroom to urinate very badly and if you needed to go as badly as it sounds like you did, this feeling is not going to go away. If you were as frightened as you say you were, you would have either urinated in the bed or put pride aside and ask someone to go to the bathroom with you. This is why I think you may have been sleep walking. What do you think? When you woke up the next morning did you still need to go to the bathroom? You didn't mention going in your story, nor did you mention that the first thing you did when daylight broke was got up and ran to the bathroom. You should have been in distress by this time.
Roro (1 stories) (4 posts)
8 years ago (2009-12-16)
No, I've never been sleepwalking. Moreover, the bed was a single bed, so I couldn't have just rotated during the night...
And yes, it could have been grandmom, but then why did I get the feeling of fear?
xXelliemayXx (10 stories) (164 posts)
8 years ago (2009-12-16)
sometimes you just turn round in your sleep because of a dream or something you just did to get comfortable... I have done it many of times.
bayouboy (guest)
8 years ago (2009-12-15)
Have you ever been known to sleepwalk. My brother use to sleepwalk and had no recollection of anything he had done. Perhaps in doing so you would have laid down normally instead of upside down upon your return. Just a possiblity.
I have also heard people talk of a grandmother returning to stand at the foot of their bed, so it's not bad reasoning that it could be her.

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