I hope I don't sound like I watched too much Thai horror movies. This seriously creep me out, that I need to let it out. I'm now undergoing my training (I'm a trainee counselor) in a particular government that deal with a lot of unfortunate individuals going through hard time in their life. This happened in my first week of training.
Madam Lisa (not her real name) was not my client but due to short staffed, I was assigned to do intake interview to see whether she is eligible for benefits. The moment she walked in to my room, I sensed something else is with her. I took a cursory glance at her and saw a dark shadow, looked like a toddler or baby was clinging to her right calf as she walked. It was unsettling for me, because my instinct told me that it wasn't friendly at all. I struggled to concentrate in the interview.
As it turns out, Lisa was struggling financially with 4 children to feed, her husband was involved in road accident twice and Lisa was fired because she kept missing work. To make the whole thing more complicated, Lisa is pregnant with her fifth child.
As I was concluding the interview, Lisa told me that she was feeling tired all the time this 1 year, her children kept getting sick and she had a hard time sleeping due to nightmares. I couldn't help but think the 'thing' that cling at her calf was responsible for the misfortunes. I really wanted to tell her what I saw but did not do so due to adherence to office policy.
I did not see Lisa again after that, but heard from colleagues that she fell from her bike and miscarried. I feel bad for her and I can't shake off the image of that thing clinging to her calf. I still wonder what was it that I saw.