This will be a quick and bizarre one. For better imagination of the situation, think of a rectangle, the living room is located at the West end while the extended outside kitchen is located on the East end of the house.
One night last year, my family and I decided to karaoke after dinner. I remember it was a rainy night and at around 10, my grandma suddenly rush into the house from the outside kitchen while yelling my youngest sister's name. We were all puzzled and concerned as her face was pale, my dad started to ask her in Dusun (Sabah's indigenous language). Apparently, when she was washing the dishes at the back end of the kitchen, she felt something was off, she described as if like someone is watching her, which led her to turn around to investigate. To her shock, there was a figure, about 140cm (a 10-12 years old girl's height), standing there with a black and white stripe dress. The first glance, my grandma knew it was an apparition because of its shape and figure and the sudden level of discomfort she felt. But what made her scream was the moment when she saw where her face supposed to be was a distorted unclear blur, she was faceless.
My sister and I quickly went to the back and investigate. The outside was still raining and because it is an outside kitchen, the pitter patter sound of the raindrops hitting the roof were so loud that we need to speak a little louder to each other. We walked around but did not see anything, so we went back in. I saw my grandma started to collect dry onions and garlic skin and wrapped them in a peace of newspaper and burnt it outside of the door (this is an old traditional Dusun way of cleansing or to scare away the bad spirits with the smell). My grandma was pretty freaked out so we helped her finish up the dishes.
After my grandma calmed down, she told us what she think she saw. She said that the apparition could be a passer by from outside who just happen to stopped and took shed from the heavy rain outside. My grandma also said it is normal to have passer by but she has never seen one like this before, "her face... Or whatever I saw, was really abnormal... It was distorted, it wasn't clear, just not normal...", she said with a concern face. We assured her that the smell of the garlic scared it away. And I guess we were right, because it did not appear again.