Story A: Who’s the lady sitting at the back of your
After a tiring and
exhaustive day at his office - an electronic plant that specialized in
producing micro-chips, engineer SY Tan made a beeline towards the factory’s
open-air car park. It was 8pm and the sky had already turned pitch dark.
Despite wearing a thick working jacket when he stepped into the open air, SY
felt an unusual chill around him when he unlocked his car. “That’s funny…” He
murmured, “There’s no wind blowing around here, yet I feel cold; and it isn’t
raining too.” SY started his car and with his normal self casually glanced at
his rear-view mirror as he slowly drove to leave the now deserted car park.
Heck? Who’s that at my back seat! SY shouted audibly as he was startled to see
a long haired woman with an icy-cold look staring at him from the back seat. In
the split of seconds he could not make up the ethnicity of the apparition he
saw. He stopped promptly at the brightly lit guard house and jumped out of his
car. The security guards were surprised and bemused to see SY’s queer behavior.
SY then realized that he had acted funnily as there was no one at the back seat
of his car as he gestured wildly and stammered with incomplete sentences to
talk to the guards.
SY was embarrassed as the guards found no one seated at the back of his car.
SY continued his drive back
home feeling embarrassed; he attributed his sight of some unwelcome guest in his car as his own hallucination out of sheer exhaustion. Still he kept looking
at his rear view mirror as he drove on. The traffic was slow but otherwise
smooth-flowing. SY was following a car ahead of him with a careful distance; he
noticed that there was a woman sitting at the back seat of the car ahead of
him. As he was wondering why she would not sit next to the driver, he bumped
into the car ahead of him. SY could not brake in time, albeit it was a gentle
shove. Both cars came to a halt by the road shoulder with the respective owners
out of their vehicles to view their damage. SY heaved a sigh to note that no
one was injured and the cars were more or less intact. He apologized to the driver of the other car,
a middle aged man profusely, taking the blame on his worn out concentration.
The middle aged gentleman was not agitated and was calm and cool. He told SY
that all were alright since no one was injured in the incident; they would
proceed their separate ways. Before they parted company, SY asked: Thank
Goodness we’re alright, but how about the passenger lady you carried at the
back of your car?” “What passenger? I was all alone driving my car! You’re seeing
things, please don’t frighten me!” SY was left speechless and alone as the man
hurriedly left the scene in his car in full throttle.
Drivers' nightmare! Ever heard of the night stalker? Looming to strike on helpless victims.
Story B: The deceased technician was constantly seen
A group of holiday makers enjoyed immensely during their visit to a waterfall. Smiling faces showed that they were all elated to have made the trip.
Peter Ng was exalted to
learn of the acceptance of his application to begin his employment as a junior
engineer at one distinguished electronic plant at Kuala Lumpur’s suburbia. Peter had been
seeking for working opportunity for the last three months since his graduation
from one local twinning university program in electronic engineering. This was
the 9th attempt; he exclaimed excitingly as his phoned his father
and told him the good news. “My persistence bears fruit finally.”
Such serenity, with comfy and relaxing ambiance to emit aura so as to entice you for a quick, cool dip. That's so rewarding after travelling hundreds of miles to reach the natural waterfall resort.
Peter worked diligently at
the electronic factory though he had to work in night shifts at least twice a
week. He did not mind at all and accepted the working demands without complaint
as he knew the fact that he after all was a newbie and a junior engineer. Very
quickly he built a close rapport among his colleagues; one of them was Joshua
Lee who worked only in night shifts as a senior technician for the past 5
years. Peter and Joshua hit out quickly and were always together when they went
outings in the weekends to nature parks, beaches, and water falls etc. They
were both about 24 years old and had no girl friends or steadies. Both were
football crazy and passionate about virtual electronic games.
Wonder he could sleep there in such posture? Could not see his head....Is he still alive? It's a dared devil stunt. Leave him alone but don't emulate him.
In the latest outing with
Joshua, Peter was swimming in the natural pool of the waterfall at the foothill
of a tropical rain forest. Suddenly heavy rain began to fall with loud thunder
and with lightning striking menacingly. Some rocks at upper part of the
waterfall were dislodged among huge boulders to roll and fell into the poll
below. Visitors were seen running for their life hither and thither to avoid
being hit. When the melee was over Peter found Joshua missing. Eventually his
dead body was found at the upper pool of the waterfall 20 meters above where
Peter soaked himself in the cool mountain stream. Adventurous Joshua was trying
for his ultimate quest as his adrenalin flowed when he climbed precariously
upwards without informing others. There
were notice boards erected at that height to warn visitors about impending dangers but he ignored them. Poor
Joshua suffered a fatal deep cut at his neck when a foot-ball sized rock hit
him, rendering him unconscious when he basked in the upper pool of the
waterfall resort. He was drowned in a hillside pool filled with his own blood.
As a mountainous equatorial country, Malaysia is not short of waterfalls along the myriad of mountains and hills in midst of tropical rain forests. The pictures show the multi-levels of cascading waterfalls.
The sudden demise of good
buddy Joshua saddened Peter immensely. He was upset for weeks to accept the
cruel fact that life could be unpredictable and accidents could happen in a split of second to change one’s fate. Peter was perplexed as he was stopped at
the guard house by different security guards a few times when he reported to
work. They repeatedly asked him was it true that Joshua Lee had died in a
waterfall incident. Peter’s answer to them was positively certain as he was
there at the waterfall resort and he attended the funeral, so what made them
asked the question over and over again? Well, the guards told Peter the strange
phenomena: Practically all the security guards on duty at the guard house had
seen Joshua clocking in to work; mostly during the unholy wee hours of 2 to 3 am;
he was not riding his motor-cycle like he used to do. He usually appeared
suddenly at the entrance to clock in his attendance and disappeared. However
the HR department vehemently rebuked that his attendance card had long been
removed following his death. Still two supervisors of the night shifts reported
to have seen Joshua’s ghost moving around the factory premises at different
time and place. Three months later Peter Ng had enough of the eerie tales he heard so often from his colleagues that he resigned to find employment in another part of the city. He wanted earnestly to be in a new working environment as life needed to go on.