Baguio City, the city in the mountains, is probably the ghost capital of the Philippines. There are many stories about ghost sightings, headless ghosts and furry creatures that are linked to our city.
Back in 2001 me and my friends are fond of ghost hunting. From 10PM to 2AM, we roam around popular ghost spots around the city that are rumored to be haunted. One of the most popular spot is the South Drive. South drive has a history of many people killed during world war II during the Japanese invasion and the 1990 killer quake where the Baguio Hyatt Hotel collapsed killing many people.
One Monday night, we agreed to ghost hunt. We are inside my car and very slowly drove the south drive road and sensing what we can from inside the car. We passed through a guard house along the road and saw what we thought to be a guard that is oddly walking. He was like dancing left-right while walking from afar. When we come closer to the guard, the view became clearer. The guard was walking regularly, but closely behind him is a cape, no body nor face, just a cape floating and waving half a foot behind the man. The cape is color dark brown and had a hood. It looked like something that Spanish priests wore centuries ago.
After passing through the guard, we excitedly talked and described what all of us saw. Later that night, we felt that my car seemed heavier than when we first started. Though the feeling was odd, we did not give it much attention as we were already tired so we all went home and I drove my car to our home and went to sleep. That time then was around 2AM.
Exactly one week later also at 2AM I woke up, I was lying in my bed and I felt I cannot move. I can open my eyes, I can see my room but the rest of my body cannot move. After realizing that I cannot move and looked around my room, I realized that the same hooded cape we saw a week back is roaming around my room. I fought the paralysis that I felt until with all my might until I can move but when I finally can move, the hooded cape went through my window and was lost in the darkness.
I did not feel scared about the experience but rather curious as to why would it even visit my room. I have not seen the same hooded cape from then on, but this experience made me more curious about the paranormal.
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