It seems like forever since I wrote my first post. For anybody who wants to read my first post please check my profile. I would suggest you read that post before you read this.
Assuming you guys have read the first post, I am going to continue from where I left off in the first post. The last part of the post was about an experience in Singapore. I am still living and working in Singapore, still very much a skeptic, still baffled by happenings where maybe some of them could be explained by natural causes.
Getting into the incidents, first one was when I planned to move to another house in Singapore. I had contacted the agent and she told me that there was a room available which fits my requirements. So she shared the address and we decided to view the place before I move in. That fortunate day, I had some chores to complete so I scheduled the viewing at around 6 PM though it wasn't a working day.
Two things I want to tell you about Singapore before I go ahead. Firstly there are highways in Singapore where you cannot cross the highway, you will have to take an over-bridge to cross it. Secondly the rains in Singapore can be unpredictable.
I was travelling by public transport that day and I could have avoided one of the over-bridges. But I finished my chores earlier than I had planned. So I was free by 4 PM. With nothing to do, I decided I would walk from where I was to the place of the viewing as it was just few km away from where I stayed. On the way there was a mall, so I could while away an hour just roaming in the mall. I started on the journey at around 4 PM.
This is when things get weird. Around 10 minutes after I started walking, one woman approached me asking directions to an address. The address given by her was in the area I was going to view the place. As I wasn't aware of the exact whereabouts of the address I told her I will search for it in my smartphone. I put in the location specified in the address by her, and set the transport mode to public transport. I showed her the directions and told her how to get to the nearest train station. She said thank you and was about to leave, when I felt I saw a smirk on her face. Not thinking too much, I walked on.
We both were going in the same direction and I didn't want her to think I was following her, so I decided to visit a food court on the way and have a cup of tea. As soon as that thought came to my mind, she turned around and had a wide grin, which surprised me because as I recollected she had a small cute mouth, one of the features of her I admired a few minutes ago. She shouted out a thanks and I just smiled and walked my way to the coffee shop. I finished my cup of tea and left for the mall. After spending the hour at the mall, I left for the viewing at around 5:30.
Five minutes into my walk, the rain started pelting down. But as I was already on the way I continued. I walked slowly though it should have been a 15 minute walk to the place. I must have taken a wrong turn as I couldn't use my smartphone to navigate in the rain. I ended up coming to the point where I had to cross the highway and I would reach the area. To be specific, it was the PIE highway near Tampines (pronounced Tampa-nees). Now I was just thinking about crossing the over-bridge and nothing else occupied my mind apart from the fact that it was the longer way across the highway. I went up to the stairs of the over-bridge when I was hit by a cold gust of wind. I was already wet. I got pretty bad goosebumps as the cold wind hit me. I started ascending to the top. Halfway through, I was tired like someone knocked the air out of my lungs. I stood for a while. From the bottom I saw someone was crossing the bridge. It seemed like it was the same woman. Same attire.
The distance between me and her was not more than 25 meters. I could see her, but strangely she wasn't wet. Note that it was raining since 5:40 at least. It was going to be 6 anytime now. I was confused. Was I following this woman all the way? Wasn't she supposed to take the train? And the time I had spent in the mall? Why isn't she wet?
I felt uneasy, more so because I was catching my breath back. I felt fine within the next minute and started up the stairs again. I made sure to keep an eye out for the woman. By the time I reached the top the woman had reached the end of the bridge. I walked faster so that I could get a glimpse of her or maybe even talk to her and get her number and also get some answers. Who knows, stranger things have happened was the thought in my mind. When I reached the end of the bridge, I saw below and didn't find the woman anywhere. I had an aerial view and certainly would have seen her if she was below. I went down the steps as fast as I could but she wasn't seen anywhere. She must have been fast to disappear like that. I was a bit confused and dazed. But I had to meet my agent so I walked on.
Few months after I shifted to the place in Tampines, I was having beer at the food court with one of my friends and the topic of paranormal came up. I hadn't told him anything about my incident. He told me about the bridge and the fact that many people found it hard to cross the over-bridge. He said there was a girl who once jumped from the bridge. It was really creepy for me to recount this experience with him. The next day I searched online for any news item about a girl's suicide at the over-bridge. But didn't find any news item. Wonder if it is just an urban legend. But if so who was that woman?
Moving on to the second story. This was when I moved out of Tampines and moved to Bedok. It is strange that I remembered the incident of the slap mark (read my first story for this) before this. As both happened when I was staying at Bedok. One of my friends lived nearby at Bedok Reservoir. We used to meet for a drink or two at a pub next to the reservoir. As I didn't live far from that place, I used to walk after we finished drinking. The reservoir has been notorious for suicides.
One night, we stayed on until 12 AM. After a fair share of beers, my friend decided we should leave. His face looked troubled. The pub had closed by 11:30 PM. We had ordered beers so we stayed there to finish the beers. And the place where we sat was pretty deserted at that time and right next to the reservoir. As my friend's face changed, I also noticed I was feeling really cold. We were sitting at the same place for over 4 hours and I don't remember feeling cold at all. Though the cold feeling was very welcome as I was literally sweating. It was one of the summer nights. After my friend suggested that we should leave, we hurriedly emptied our respective mugs and started walking.
My friend seemed lost in thought. I didn't think too much of it as the beer causing me to be a bit light headed. My friend said goodbye when we had to part ways. I started walking my way home. I had a very uneasy feeling though. I just brushed it aside thinking it's just the beer. I took out my phone and unlocked it. As soon as I unlocked it, my phone turned off and didn't turn back on. I was frustrated as I was sure it had enough charge left. Suddenly I felt the same chill again, this was just about 500 meters from the place we sat. This time I felt like something was pushing me on my chest as if somebody would push you if they didn't want you to leave. But I pushed forward as I was more concerned about my hand phone. Reiterating this was one of those summer nights and not even a leaf was moving to indicate a sign of wind. I reached home and the first thing I did was to plug in my hand phone to charge. The flash screen came up showing 63% battery left and charging. And there I was standing there watching the hand phone scratching my head. I don't know what to make of this.
If you guys read my previous story, you would have read the Ouija board incident. This next story will be an update to that.
It had been years since I ever touched the Ouija board. I had adopted a dog - a husky last year. I was excited about having a companion live with me as I lived alone all these years. Let's name him Frosty. Now Frosty is one hell of a calm dog. He doesn't really get into fights with other dogs. Even the people who were at the shelter and tended to him told me that he was super calm. I was done with the formalities and was waiting for a cab to get him home. He was very excited. I had interacted with him earlier as I used to volunteer in the same shelter. The cab came and we were on the way home and he was so well behaved all the way. Once we got to my place and I took him up to my unit, I opened the door and was expecting him to run inside and check out the place. But he stood at the entrance and was looking at one area in the ceiling as if he was pondering whether or not he should go in. I had to pet him and offer him some snacks when he decided to come in and gobble up the snacks. I let him relax for a while and had to give him a bath. Now we are talking about bathing a 26kg dog with fur that was really thick. I didn't really plan the bath well. So I put him into the bathtub and the struggle that ensued was nothing like I had ever had. Now bathing him was only half the struggle. Then drying him was hellish as he didn't trust me enough to let me touch parts of his body for drying. Somehow after about 2 hours of intensive struggle, Frosty looked clean and also smelt good. Sorry for such a long background, but it will help in the story ahead. I don't know why but Frosty's behavior changed after he entered the house. I had spent time with him in the shelter but he was never aggressive.
I had to go to my hometown for an emergency. I left Frosty with one of the pet boarders. Frosty was enjoying the stay. I did check on him each day. And one day I got a text from the boarder that he had bit her hand. It was so unlike him. She had a puncture mark. Possibly his canine dug into her flesh. I couldn't come back to Singapore immediately. So I asked the family to isolate him to avoid further incidents. Once I was back, I just left my bags and went to pick him up from the boarder. One of my friends was with me. She told me she saw his eye color changing to red every time I asked him what happened. I told her it was just the lights playing tricks on her. I got him back home and it was bath time again. This time he was way friskier. It took the both of us to bathe him and some bites on my hands though not severe. This was a dog who never even growled. After the bath and drying him, I gave him his food. Usually, he loves his food. He ignored the food I gave. I didn't think much of it and let him take his time with the food. I was tired with the travel and the bathing of Frosty that I sat on the couch and ended up passing out on the couch.
Around 1 AM, Frosty started barking and howling like crazy. I was woken up and Frosty was barking aggressively at a painting. This painting was on top of a shelf. The painting was the only painting I didn't buy to decorate my home. It was left behind by the previous tenants. I had to make Frosty stop as he is really loud. I went into the bedroom and called him in. He didn't come immediately but when he came he started looking at the corners of the ceiling as if he was searching for something. Within few minutes he was fast asleep. I went back to sleep on my bed as I was really tired. The next day I started getting concerned as I leave him in the living room when I am at work and have a camera monitoring him. At least four times I was positive that Frosty was scared by the painting. The painting was in the living room.
After that incident, Frosty was plagued by a strange skin disease. Within a week, I noticed a bump on his back while petting him. I took him to the vet that weekend. They shaved the area and it looked like something had bitten him. He was given a cream and a shampoo which I used regularly and as prescribed. Within couple of weeks I noticed more bumps on his back. I took him to the vet again and they had to shave nearly half of his body. Again the infection looked like something bit him. I know he didn't bite himself as he can't reach the area.
One night I got the idea to use some of the paranormal investigation apps available online. I used one of the app where the app would scan for EMF and other environmental factors. It is said that spirits can manipulate these factors to communicate. As usual random words came on the screen. I tried for about half an hour. Nothing fruitful came out of it. I decided I would use the app whenever Frosty was in one of the barking spells.
Then one night Frosty sprang to action. He has arthritis and is usually slow but he just literally sprang up that night and started barking. I decided to turn on the app. I am not advocating the use of such apps. The initial few minutes I just let the app spell out whatever it wanted. I calmed Frosty a bit by giving him some treats and petting him. He calmed down and whimpered instead of barking.
Now that the sound levels were lesser, I returned to the app. I asked if anybody was there who would wish to communicate. I got nothing. I was about to ask the next question when the word 'positive' came across the screen. Then I asked who I was talking to. This time the answer was instantaneous - Anne. Now I started asking questions though not all got answered. But the weird thing that freaked me out was when I asked Anne how she died. The reply was a no immediately followed by the word painting. I felt it wasn't safe to carry on further and thanked Anne and said goodbye. I had the word no come up a couple of times when I decided to shut the app. I did tell Anne I didn't mean any disrespect but I had to end the session and that she wasn't allowed to harm me or my dog and she is not allowed to stay in my home.
Coincidentally, the hand phone I was using for nearly two years and didn't have even a scratch on the screen, fell down and the screen cracked the next day. I decided to change my hand phone.
PS. Frosty has been getting better. He does still see the painting and bark some nights but not like he used to. I shouldn't have used the app. I have been going through a string of bad luck or rather the lack of good luck. Explaining all those things would require a lot of time to pen and make the story boring. Until part-3 comes around, do read and I do welcome comments.