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Mystery Of The Chinese Man & Chinese Remains

 

This happened during the seventies. We lived in a house in Brakpan. During the time we moved into a house which along with all the other houses was a new build. Strange things happened in our house. I was in primary school and seven years old at that time. My brother was two years younger than me, and my baby sister at that time only one year old. When I turned nine-my youngest sister was born. We stayed in that house for six years with my mom and dad. This is just a picture of the six years. Since we moved into that house we experienced many strange things.

At night someone would come and sit on the end of my bed. I remembered waking up thinking it was my mother or brother, and when I sat up to see who it was, there was no-one there. I was not scared and got used to this someone sitting on my bed at night. My mother reassured me by telling me it was my guardian angel and I believed her. Sometimes I would hear a small ball inside the cupboard fall, bounced a few times before it stopped bouncing. I ignored it believing that it is my guardian angel like my mother told me. My mother was very scared at times because my father worked shifts and she hated it when he worked night shift. My brother experienced the worst.

He would wake up screaming at night because of a ghost walking down the hallway past his bedroom. He said the ghost was a Chinese man without legs looking at him when passing his bedroom. When this happened everybody was awake in the house with all the lights on. We all anxiously waited for my father to come home from nightshift. As the years went by my brother got used to the china-man in the hallway. He just closed his door and slept with the light on. My mom and dad tried to comfort us by telling us it was our imagination. A couple of years passed by and plans were made to build houses on a huge open field next to the suburb where we lived.

My father was a traffic cop, and in those days the police, traffic cops and even the undertakers knew everything that was going on in town, because they worked together as a team and knew each other very well. When the works started and whilst digging foundations, Chinese remains were found. The remains were dug up and I'm not sure if it they were cremated or buried elsewhere.

The mystery of the Chinese Man in our house or the remains that were discovered was never solved. Nobody knows what happened.

We still wonder about this Chinese man, and I still wonder who sat on my bed, and who played with the ball. We moved to Witbank when I turned 15 years old. That was my first experience with strange happenings but not the last.

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Trix (14 stories) (407 posts)
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5 years ago (2013-01-16)
Hi my friend, I'm sorry for my absence for so long and that you had to wait for this reply. I would love to visit you one day-we can go on a ghost hunt you and me-well if our hubbies allow us in this dangerous country because most of the activity usually happens at night hey. I think most of the land here on the east rand and all up to your area is active in some or other way because of all the deaths of miners and even murders that took place here in our history of the Witwatersrand. Thanks for inviting me. We will make a date somewhere in the future my friend. Take care. Trix. ❤
Fergie (37 stories) (1116 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-10-20)
Hi Trix,
I know that this is an old post, but maybe you will see my reply some day.
You are absolutely correct, when you told about the Chinese men being brought to the Reef as mine workers. It happened all over the Witwatersrand... Here in Randfontein, there is a monument to all the Chinese, who were buried alive in a massive rock-fall. You should come out this way some day, and have a look for yourself. I would be honoured to show you around,myself! ❤
Trix (14 stories) (407 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-10-05)
Hi TigerLily, I didn't forget about you. I e-mailed my brother. He said the ghost in the hallway was not the only one he saw. He saw a view of them inside and outside the house sometimes. The emotion he felt was overwhelming. He says that he was very scared of the sight. Maybe because he was still a child and a ghost without legs is enough to scare anyone. He says he couldn't really make out the expression of their faces. Take care and enjoy your day. 😉
Trix (14 stories) (407 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-10-05)
Hi Wreck72, The history of our countries is very, very cruel and sad. No wonder these places are haunted. I hope the past will never repeat itself again. It's heartbreaking. Thanks for your reply. Take care and enjoy your day. 😉
Trix (14 stories) (407 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-10-05)
Hi Watersptite, I can't believe that the history was so cruel and heartbreaking. I was really shocked when I read it. I just can't believe humans can be so heartless. But we can't change the past. I just wish and pray that the future will never be as gruesome as when it was. Thanks for your comment. I'm going to read your stories now. Enjoy your day. ❤
WReck72 (1 stories) (116 posts)
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7 years ago (2010-10-04)
was just reading the comments and figured I would mention that Silene02 was right when he thought it was America. It happened in Rock Springs Wyoming. Sad to here it's happened more than 1 place.
Watersprite (3 stories) (85 posts)
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7 years ago (2010-10-04)
Hi, Trix, and thank you for sharing another excellent story. It sure sounds like the Chinese were mistreated the same way in your country as they were in ours. For some reason, a lot of Westerners really looked at the Chinese workers like they were substandard, almost nonhuman, and definitely like they were slaves. There are some horror stories in the USA about hill cuttings for the railroad tracks collapsing after a heavy rain and the Chinese workers would be buried alive in the mud, rocks and other debris. The overseers would rarely make an attempt to dig them out, sometimes just moving the cut in the hill over a bit. In the mineral mines out West, if there was a mine collapse and they were buried alive, it was the same situation. Horses were, quite literally, treated with more humanity and compassion. Needless to say, there are a lot of ghost stories in the USA about Chinese hauntings and restless spirits. Some of the stories are quite terrifying, but of course not as terrifying as it was for the people who died such gruesome deaths! 😨

Again, thanks for your stories. I have read through all of them, and hope you write some more in the future.:)

All the best,

Watersprite ❤
Trix (14 stories) (407 posts)
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7 years ago (2010-08-24)
Hi TigerLily, my brother was terrified. My brother lives in Texas no so I would e-mail him and ask him if he can remember the Chinese mans expression on his face. Shame I felt sorry for my brother to be so scared at nights at that time we lived there. I never thought I would get any information about the history of the place, but I did. After the Boer war of 1899-1902 Chinese contract workers came to South Africa to work in the mines. They came in 1904. There was an armed uprising in 1922 that was the course of many suffering. It was called the Rand Revelt. It cost many lives about 200 people killed including many policemen, and more than 1000 injured. Fifteen thousand men were put out of work and gold production stumped. It is a horrible history. Now I also know that China man was also a victim of terror. So it ends up being a sad story. Maybe that's why he's not resting, because maybe he was killed in this war zone. 😢
TigerLily (3 stories) (145 posts)
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7 years ago (2010-08-22)
Hey Trix, thanks for sharing your story 😊
Have you been able to research into the past of the are near your house? Maybe there was some sort of Chinese mining place, or something that could have caused the Chinese man's death? Maybe that was also how he lost his legs?
I agree with your Mother that the person sitting at the end of your bed could have been a Guardian. It could also have been just a curious spirit that also moved the ball, kind of like the Man your brother saw. 😳 Do you know what sort of expression the Chinese Man wore? Or the sort of emotions your brother felt when seeing him?

Thanks and God Bless ❤
Trix (14 stories) (407 posts)
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7 years ago (2010-08-20)
Hi selene02, no don't worry that is fine, thanks for your interest, and sharing your information from America anyway. Enjoy your day-looking forward to read one of your stories one day. 😁
Silene02 (4 stories) (65 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-08-19)
ah!ok! Sorry, I though it wa America, I hope too is not a sad story as you say 😕
Trix (14 stories) (407 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-08-18)
Hi Silene02, this happened in South Africa, maybe there will be somebody who knows this history about the suburb Brakpan. We did learn history in school about Brakpan, but nothing was mentioned about chinese-this is many years ago. In my heart I hope it was not a sad story, but I will always wonder what happened there.
Silene02 (4 stories) (65 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-08-18)
haha! Sorry... I meant...I'm not so good informed in American History as "I would like to be"
Silene02 (4 stories) (65 posts)
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7 years ago (2010-08-18)
I'm not so good informed in American history as I am, but I do know that during 1800 when a railway trough USA was expanding, many Chinese men worked doing that, and I've heard that is was not uncommon that some of them would die in quarrelings with other workers... I don't remember now were I got the information but I do know that it is true

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