This is my second story to share here. The first one happened when I was 11. I post that story here, the title is "A Night To Remember". Anyway this story isn't really connected to that event, this is completely different thing.
This happens back in 2008, I was 21. I just passed the licensure examination of my chosen profession. The oath taking is still 3 weeks away so I am not yet applying for a job. I wanted to relax and enjoy that 3 weeks before I look for my first job.
One Tuesday morning of July 2008, my friend Krystel (also my bandmate) called me, she said Arman manage to get our band a gig on a local bar this coming Friday night. Me (I am Dei), Krystel, Arman, Russell, and Ram, we're friends and band mates since second year college. Krystel also told me that after our gig we will head straight to the house of Russell's grandma in Nasugbu Batangas. Some sort of out of town weekend vacation. The province of Batangas doesn't have much of a reputation of being haunted or creepy. But still, majority of the provinces here in the Philippines has a place or town that will give you shiver.
We use the weekdays to practice the set of songs that we're going to play. And here comes Friday night. We go to the bar, waited for our turn, we played our set of songs, waited for a while, get paid a little money, and that's it. It goes smoothly and no we didn't drink any alcoholic beverages. It's still 2 hour drive from that bar to Russell's grandma's house.
We left the bar at 11pm and Ram drove the van a bit faster so we can reduce the travel time. At around 12 midnight we already reach the town of Nasugbu. That time, Ram and Arman felt the need to pee. The area is well lit and not scary at all. There is even a sari-sari store about 30 meters away from where we stop the van.
Ram and Arman go a bit further to the roadside and take a pee on the area where there are bushes and trees. A local guy on a bicycle shouted at them in a nice way as if he was throwing a joke. He shouted hey don't pee in there or something might follow you on your way. Me, Krystel, and Russell looked at the guy as he passes us, he's smiling and looks friendly, nothing out of the ordinary. He looks our age too. After that we proceed and we reach our destination 30 minutes earlier. We arrived at 12:30 in the morning. Lola Conchita (Russell's grandma) is still awake waiting for us, after a few minutes of chit chat, we go to sleep.
Saturday morning around 6am, I woke up from a terrible dream, and what's the first thing that happened after I opened my eyes? I heard Krystel's scream from the living room. It's unusual and it bothers me because Krystel is not the scared cat type of girl. I rushed to the living room, Russell is hugging and comforting her. With a sign of fear in my voice, I ask, what happened to her? Russell said I just told her about my dream and she screamed after hearing it. My heart beats faster and I ask what's with this dream?
At that moment my body is covered with fear cause I know something's not right. Russell replied, I dream of a priest with dirty clothing, that priest is strangling me to death using a rope and when I was about to pass out, I woke up realizing it's just a bad dream but it feels very real. Upon hearing it I feel so weak due to fear. And I told Russell that I dream of that same priest with dirty clothing. He's standing in front of me holding a knife, but I can't move cause I am tied in a tree. The priest walk towards me and he stabbed me in the chest and it felt so real, and the second stab woke me up, and that's when I heard Krystel's scream.
After a few minutes, Krystel is calm enough to tell us why she freaks out. She told us that in her dream, she's standing in an empty house and that same priest is standing outside about a meter from the window staring at her madly. It approaches the window and starts slamming it repeatedly, after a few slam the window glass shattered and that's when Krystel wakes up. We can't believe that dream link thing that just happened to us.
After a few minutes of silence, Ram, Arman, and Lola Conchita (grandma Conchita) enters the door. The two wakes up early to accompany Lola Conchita to the palengke (wet and dry market) to buy fruits, meat, and fish so we can have a nice meal during our weekend stay. Arman noticed something and ask us why we're so quiet and look uneasy. Russell said it's nothing and we decided to keep it to ourselves cause it's obvious that Arman and Ram doesn't experience that same weird dream. We just try our best to act normal and we enjoy our weekend stay. Fortunately, the next night we didn't have that bad dream.
But before we left the place on a late Sunday afternoon, Lola Conchita gave us one spine chilling info. While Arman was packing his things in the room and Ram was busy fixing things in the van, Lola Conchita told the three of us, "You can't hide it from me, I also saw him." That's all she said and she also told us to just keep it to ourselves and not bother telling Ram and Arman about it. We just agreed to Lola Conchita and we didn't ask any further questions. We don't want to dig deeper because what we experience was already terrifying enough for us.
THANKS FOR READING MY STORY...