This incident happened with my Father and my maternal uncle in the year 1989. My Parents, brother and myself were going to my Mother's home, all of my mother's sisters were gathering after a long time at the same place so everyone was very happy. My Father was driving the car. We reached my mother's house at 3:30 pm in the afternoon. All of us were tired, but my Father being really excited about meeting everybody immediately started again to fetch my mother's younger sister who was staying almost 250kms away from my Maternal grandfather's home. Two of my uncles accompanied him. They reached there by evening. He picked up my aunt and her husband from her house and started off again. Everyone was talking to each other and were enjoying the journey. It was almost 9:30pm in the night, and they were now 75kms from their destination.
Roads were lonely by then and there was no traffic. It was a forest area on either side of the road with a level crossing in between. My aunt, her husband and one of my uncle, were sitting on the back seat and were probably taking a nap. Just a few feet away from the level crossing my father stopped the car. Uncle asked him the reason of stopping suddenly and that too on the middle of the road. My Father pointed towards the level crossing, and what they saw sent shivers down their spine. Just on the middle of the level crossing someone was sitting, entirely covered by a blanket like thing. Why anybody would sit like this at an unearthly hour that too covering itself with a blanket?
My Uncle being aware of the place, told my Father to continue driving. My Father asked my uncle what was the matter. He thought maybe it was a madman sitting like this that too on a level crossing. He was about to blow the horn when my uncle almost screamed at my Father to do as he was told, otherwise they would be in trouble. My Father did as he was told by my uncle, he crossed the level crossing with full speed and of course without honking the horn. After driving through the level crossing both of them saw in the rear mirror and to their horror found nothing. Not a trace of that fellow who was sitting there. As soon as they had passed the level crossing it had vanished into thin air.
My Father was shocked but understood that it was a spirit blocking their path. My uncle explained it to him that whenever or wherever something of that sort is seen in the night, it should be ignored, because if something prevents you from going ahead, it is considered as an ill omen. As the entity was blocking their path it must be a malicious spirit who wanted a response. So it's always better to ignore them and act as nothing have happened, and the most important thing to never stop by anywhere near, if something looks or feels odd and uncanny.
My Father now drove quietly as the three of them were sleeping on the back seat and my uncle was also visibly shaken, though he knew about those things in the area. But by God's grace and Father's safe driving, all of them reached safely at 10:30pm. Neither of them spoke about the incident to anybody as it would have spoilt the cheerful get together. But after so many years when he narrated the incident, we were bound to think about those poor victims who travelled by foot or by bicycle at that time. And worst those who lost their lives tragically and were still stuck on earth in the form of ghosts and spirits.
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