It was pouring heavily for the last 2 to 3 hours. Me and my best friend who had recently been selected in state police had been foiled together in a heavy rainfall in midway near Rajdari and Devdari, a famous waterfall situated 85 kms from our city. Both Rajdari and Devdari waterfalls are located in the Chandra Prabha Wildlife Sanctuary . Of these two, the 65-metre-high Rajdari Waterfall is the biggest among a host of waterfalls located in the sanctuary. It is a stepped waterfall and is surrounded by a lush green forest area.
We had been planning for this get-together from quite some time and when we got the opertunity, I especially wanted to latch on to it. However, my friend Nitin (name changed obviously) warned me about the weather conditions but since we were very excited, we wanted to meet and enjoy together before our busy schedule kills everything. We had two days off and also we both were meeting after a long break, we both wanted to enjoy every second of our freedom.
Coming back, we stopped our car in a suitable place as we were both feeling bit uncomfortable driving on slippery hill roads under heavy rainfall and started praying god to slow it down a little bit so that we could reach to our destination. Also we were bit nervous as it was unknown place for us to stop at such unearthly hours as we both had left pretty early in the morning, because first we had to climb the mountain and second we wanted to avoid traffic and crowd and also we wanted to secure best place. But while we were leaving to picnic, it wasn't raining that much, just drizzling. But it got heavier and heavier later on.
While waiting for the rain to slow down, we were talking and joking with each other. Everything was going on in the same way. We were completely submerged in conversation with each other, it was then, when we both felt that someone had pushed the car behind in heavy hands. We hurriedly came out of the vehicle but found nothing. We both thought that it might be due to vibration caused by lighting or it might be due to minor earthquake. At this point we decided to move on as the rain had finally slowed down a little bit as compared to earlier but still it was pouring in fair enough rate. Finally we reached to our destination by 11:30. We fully enjoyed our stay there. While our stay, we both noticed few moments which were bit disturbing up to an extent.
A man, of mid 50s almost naked (looked like homeless or probably a beggar) eating raw flesh of carcass of a dog (looked like at least). He was hiding himself behind some rocks. It actually came into the notice of my friend and it wasn't much easy to watch someone to eat raw meat of a road kill. While we were leaving, we had another moment which can't be forgotten. This time it was me who first saw it. I saw a child, would be at least 6 to 8 years of age, his body was covered with ashes and he was drinking milk of a pig.
I have now come to know that what I was seeing wasn't real and maybe somebody wants to show me all this. I didn't called Nitin. May be I was scared. Probably whatever these entities were, they would have been very powerful and I didn't want to let my friend get trapped between them. Somehow, I gathered some strength and started approaching towards the child. As I have moved about 5 to 10 steps forward, a branch of tree broke and fall ahead of me. This just stunned me. I got anchored for few minutes. I heard my friend and few other people shouting from behind. They ran towards me. Upon approaching, they checked me and they got relief seeing me unharmed. I was still stunned. People were talking to me but my eyes were still at the same place where I saw that child and now they were all gone.
I said Nitin that I am filling bit heavier and thus I won't be driving. We reached home by late night. I took bath. I slept sound that night.
I woke up late in the morning, say around 7:00. While I was brushing my teeth, I saw something coming out of my left ear. I called doctor and asked for an appointment. Upon reaching doctor's clinic, he checked my ears, took sample and sent it for lab test. Although my hearings were proper, but still there was heaviness in my chest and head. After three days my test result came. It was all normal except small infection.
I took my result and visited the doctor again. While we have our discussion, doctor circled some part in the test paper and prescribed some medicines. I took the prescription and went to a medical hall nearby. I came home after taking the medicines.
That night I woke up to fetch some water. As I was drinking water, from my peripheral vision, I saw myself standing near entrance of kitchen. I freaked out completely. As I had slowly place down the glass, my apparition vanishes. I moved out of the kitchen when again I saw myself entering my mom's room. My body was rooted by the sensation of fear and surprise which I cannot explain. I opened the door slowly fully clamored in fear. I watched my apparition standing near my mother. It then raised his hand and pointed towards her and then after me and vanishes in thin air. Leaving me into fear and oddity where perhaps everything seemed to have leaving me behind in a dark silence.
Dark Silences that might someday in some form would come to dig these unsolved secrets or maybe to take me with them. Maybe my time has just stopped where my origin has been. Perhaps the end of these silence would end with the my last breath.