Our company had expanded its operational areas so I got chance to visit new places which brings different experiences. Bitter and sweet both.
In the expansion process, I along with my colleague Samar (name changed) were sent to Siwan, a district in the state of Bihar (a province in east India) to examine the progress made in setting up our company's branch office.
Siwan is a small city with not much development. Since Bihar is affected with Maoist and naxal activities from a long time, its negative impact could be clearly seen. Start with richest of natural resources but despite of that slow development, poverty, lack of proper education infrastructure and improper medical facilities had gripped it badly.
Coming to the motive, we reached Siwan on Saturday late evening. We had rooms per booked in the hotel so we don't have to bother for that. After arriving to the hotel, we decided to explore the local market. As I have forth putted that it was a small city and we arrived late in the evening, so we could not roam there for much. Most of the stores were already closed. We decided not to take our dinner from the hotel perhaps we both wanted to have a bite of local road side delicacies from the stalls nearby.
After reaching to our satisfaction, we moved to our respective rooms. It would had been almost half past midnight when I heard that depressed scream. It wasn't that loud but it was still audible to drag my attention towards it. I got up and decided to investigate the matter. But as soon as I got up from my bed, I heard a hard knock on my door. When I opened the door and snooped out, to my surprise, there was no one! The corridor was quite long so it would be definitely hard for a person to play any sort of prank. As I was about to turn and locked the door, I felt a light cold rustle on my neck and the room was filled with stench. From my past experiences, it did not take long for me to understand that it was an act of ghost. So I went to my bed without getting disturbed, took out 'Hanuman Chalisa' (a Hindu devotional hymn addressed to lord Hanuman (It is said that if you keep Hanuman Chalisa it would ward off bad energies)) and putted it under my pillow and I went to sleep. I sleep sound that night.
Next morning I, along with my colleague Samar, met in the dining hall for breakfast. While taking our breakfast, Samar asked me whether I had noticed something weird last night. Till now I haven't said anything about what I had experienced the previous night. I replied him being normal that I haven't. He said that someone had knocked his door the previous night and when he snooped out, he found nothing. But as soon as he closed the door and turned back he found the windows wide open which were locked earlier. He continued and said that despite turning off the A.C., he spent whole night shivering in cold. He said that he was not feeling well.
Since this was my third consecutive tour with Samar, I interpreted the event to him and said that he might be tired off with the long tours and since he was shivering last night with cold he might have fever. I told him that we would visit a doctor this afternoon.
We spent our first half (i.e. 9:30 am to 1:30 pm) monitoring in the ongoing work at our new branch office and provide our expertise and amenities where it was required. In the afternoon, we visited a local doctor who, after examine, gave some pathology tests. After giving the required biological samples to the pathology, we spent four more hours at the new branch office and after that I called it off for the day.
We reached to the hotel by almost 9:15 pm. We took our dinner and reached to our respected rooms. I decided to sleep early that night so I prepared myself, prayed to god and went to sleep. Soon I dozed off. While asleep, I saw a dream. A dream which seems like very real... Like everything was happening in front of me.
In the dream, I saw a white chariot which was decorated with white tuberose. The fragrance of flower had spread all across the surrounding. In the center of that chariot there was laid a dead body of a man covered with white silk cloth. The chariot was escorted with men's who also had wearied white cloths from torso to the trunk (the lower half of the body). The whole surrounding was glossed with bright day light. The men escorting the chariot were mourning but despite of their mourning there was pin a drop silence and they have no expressions in their faces at all. I didn't able to see the face of that dead man. One of them who was leading the cavalcade had hold a clay urn in his hand which was filled with water on which some rose pedals were floating.
Seeing all these, I got disturbed and got awaked immediately completely poured in sweat. I started thinking why I had seen that dream and what is the connection of it with me. This was the second consecutive night when I had experienced something unnatural in that room. I checked the watch, to my surprise the time was 12:33 am! Almost the same time when I had heard that scream. At this point I decided to leave that room. I contacted in reception and inquire whether if there is any room available. To my bad luck, there was no room available so I had to stay for rest of the night there. So, I turned on the TV and somehow tried to sleep on the couch.
I would had slept for three or a half hours when my phone ranged. I was called by Samar. He had a scary voice as if he had seen a ghost. I quickly went to his room and saw that he was really quite scared. I said what had happened to him. He replied that when he came out of the bathroom he saw someone laying on his bed facing back to him and when he questioned him that who are you and how you entered in the room that person within a second dissolved in the thin air like a mist.
I asked him to wrap up his belongings as earliest as we are leaving the hotel right now. I went to my room gathered all my stuffs but when I was rechecking that whether I have taken all my belongings or not, from my left corner I saw a creature with scarlet-eye. The figure of that creature could be compared with a large quadrupedal animal. It was something which I had never seen before. It was beyond anyone's imagination and was extremely horrific.
We checked out from the hotel pretty early in the morning and booked another which was 5kms away from the previous hotel. My colleague Samar webbed off from the middle of the tour due to illness or because he was too scared... I am leaving it to your sense of judgment.
I supervised the residual work in setting up our new branch office in the remaining next two days and nothing extraordinary happened. Samar's lab test results were normal and I wasn't surprised because I knew what had happened with him.
But still few things remained unexplained for me, the dream and that creature. It is extremely hard for anyone to guess what is hidden inside the womb of the paranormal world.