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My Grandfather And His Cottage


I have very few memories about my grandfather because he died when I was in first grade. One of these memories that I can't really forget up to now because its somehow glued in my mind already, happened more than two decades ago a story that I haven't told anyone yet.

My grandfather was a carpenter and I admire him so much. I was very amazed with those kinds of tools that he has that I usually play with secretly when my grandfather was not around. I also dreamed of following his footsteps when I grew up because I thought that time that building houses was so cool... My grandfather was a good person but a bit strict but despite that he was my idol. I also feared him because whenever I cried, he always told me that he's going to take me to the woods if I didn't stop crying...

There\'s was vacant lot at the left side of our house so he decided to build a small nipa hut (it\'s like a cottage), on it. He worked so hard that it was almost done in just a couple of days. One night, we we're all inside our small cottage, relaxing, when my grandfather told us to sleep in the cottage because it was so hot inside our house it was like an oven. We did not have air conditioning in our house.

I slept between my grandfather and my grandmother. I woke up in the middle of the night and felt the need to go to the toilet. I was about to get up when I saw a shadow leaning up against one of the cottage posts smoking. I thought it was my grandfather because he used to smoke and it really looked like my grandfather. The only light that was on was the one from the street light across our house. I didn't want to go to the toilet alone because I was a bit scared so I woke my grandmother up and asked her to accompany me to the toilet but she was so sleepy she said I better ask my grandfather. I said, "Grandfather is out there, smoking and I don't want to disturb him!" My grandmother said, "Your grandfather is here beside you sleeping. Wake him up!" My young mind was confused, how could my grandmother say that my grandfather was beside me when I just saw him smoking? Then I slowly turned my head on my side where my grandfather was, and there, beside me, was my grandfather, asleep and snoring even. I felt the hairs on my body stand and I had Goosebumps all over! So I lay down again so fast and covered my head with a blanket. My little body shaking, for what I just saw, I believe, was a ghost...

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no2riousx (1 stories) (6 posts)
10 years ago (2014-11-19)
Well sis I believe its a doopelganger I remember my aunt experienced it once seeing my older brother going out on the middle of the night when the truth is his sleeping... Nice story sis
makulit (1 stories) (4 posts)
10 years ago (2014-09-01)
hey rhejhen!...yeah,he was safe. Thank God!. Maybe the fresh air helped him sleep well that's why he didn't fell 😁
rhejhen (2 stories) (28 posts)
10 years ago (2014-08-25)
Hi makulit. That's weird! Waking up hanging on a tree. Lol Good thing your friend is safe. 😁
makulit (1 stories) (4 posts)
10 years ago (2014-08-23)
hello rhejhen!yeah.that thing about my classmate was true, people said. He woke up the next day on one of the branches of the big tree at their backyard. It was in sison,pangasinan. 😁
rhejhen (2 stories) (28 posts)
10 years ago (2014-08-21)
Hi makulit! Seriously? What happened to your classmate? Pangasinan? Haha. It's my father's birth place, lingayen to be exact. 😁

Keep safe. 😉
makulit (1 stories) (4 posts)
10 years ago (2014-08-21)
hey there dacom! First of, thanks for reading my story.well,i still don't know up to now if that was a ghost or just a passerby. Hope its the latter though. Anyway stay safe too and thanks again 😁 hello rhejhen!yeah,they usually call that "kapre" in the Philippines. Good thing that "kapre" didn't carry me and take me on his tree just like what happened to my classmate. It was in Pangasinan by the way. Thanks for reading my story 😁 sheetal hi!. Thanks for spending your time reading my story. Have a nice day 😁
sheetal (6 stories) (771 posts)
10 years ago (2014-08-21)
hi, makulit precise and scary story... I am agree with Dacom thanks for sharing. 😁
rhejhen (2 stories) (28 posts)
10 years ago (2014-08-19)
Hi makulit. It must be a "kapre". Lol
Old folks in the Philippines said that it is a supernatural being that is really big with red eyes and usually smoking.

Where did it happened? I'm from cavite. 😁
Dacom (3 stories) (28 posts)
10 years ago (2014-08-19)
Hi makulit hope all is well,
Interesting story It would have scared most kids to see someone so close I think.
Could It have been a neighbor or someone walking home or traveling past the place that stop for a rest and a smoke before moving on maybe?
Stay safe all the best.

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