Most of the time, our senses play tricks on us. Most often than not, we are compelled to believe what we saw, what we hear and what we feel, because why not believe on something you've experienced yourself? We tend to bend the rules of nature just to fit in our own beliefs and principles. We have different stand point on how we perceive paranormal activities/phenomena, but one thing is certain, it couldn't be denied by science the things we experienced or still experiencing.
Now, let me share with you my experience on how things went down on my backyard one night some time ago.
As you all know, I'm a graduate of Engineering then and most of my judgment are pure logical and methodical. I already shared with you that I have this quirk of sensing things around me.
A brief recap on what my family backyard looks like, it has huge fruit bearing trees like Mango, Tamarind, Tambis, Jackfruit and some banana trees. At the center of the backyard lies this huge Indian Mango in which provides most of the shade of the backyard.
Underneath this huge Mango tree is a plain surface of sandy soil, perfect for a playground. So, with the help of my friends, we built this mini basketball court of which we can easily play 2vs2. That starts weekend basketball plays we have on that basketball court.
One afternoon, after my daily review (reviewing for Board examination), I shot a couple of basketball on our backyard until I was bored. I sat on one of this rock near the grounds when I suddenly sense a presence around me. It's not hostile in any way, it's more like it wants to be sensed - and I did. There's this sudden skip on my breath like something just push down my shoulders. I immediately stood up and head inside the house, creepy right?
What's creepier is what happened later that night. I went to bed around 10PM after playing video games. I tend to play a lot of NBA2K, I love how the plays develop and I want to familiarize it somehow. Tired of playing, I decided to lay down on my mattress. Everyone is asleep already at that time, so I was the only one awake, except for my cats (10 of them).
As I was about to fall asleep (almost 11 PM, I was texting with my woman - flirting), I heard a ball bounce. Yep, a sound of a ball like someone dropped it. I immediately rose up and peek through the window, then I remember I left the ball there. I thought it was just my dogs playing with the ball (they like to gnaw it), so I shrugged it off when I saw the ball not moving then went to bed, again.
Around 3AM in the morning, I woke up (haven't much sleep), I have this insomnia, I guess. I often wake up in this hour almost every day. I always have this cold breeze on my feet waking me up. I always leave my windows open for ventilation purposes. Eyes closed, everybody still asleep, I'm hearing this faint vibration, then gets louder each bounce. As seconds passed, it's now more like a toddler is playing a ball. You've seen a toddler play a regular basketball where they tried to hug the ball then drop it? That what the sound of what I'm hearing that time. I thought I was imagining it. I peek through my window again to see if the ball is still in sight but it's not on the spot of where I last saw it earlier that night. I immediately tuck in my bed and closed my eyes.
In the morning, I asked my mother and sister if they heard something weird last night, they haven't. I then shared what I heard last night to a close friend (a neighbor), his reaction to what I said really creeps me out. Let me rephrase his statement,
Around 3AM in the morning, he took a pee outside his nipa hut. When suddenly he heard someone dribbling the ball at my backyard. He's puzzled as to why I'm playing such a thing so early in the morning and might disturb my neighbors. He just then decided not to dwell on it and came back to sleep. He then forgets about it until I reminded him of that.
He was a bit shocked when I told him that I was not playing ball and I also heard the same thing. He suggested that it may be irritated when there's too much noise. I closed the backyard only to be played by me and chosen few. Before we play, we always pay respect and create a small bonfire. Also, after months of playing, the basketball board just fell out during one of our games, just rotten away, I guess. What do you think?
If you've reached this point of the story, then I could certainly say I didn't bore you out. Thanks a lot.