Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More on the Marina Square Toilet

My friend saw my earlier story on the Marina Square male toilet and he has decided to share this:-

"Now that you have mentioned that toilet, I know where it is and I recalled hearing a story about it. This toilet was near the carpark, behind the former Denny's. I used to work in Marina Square in one of the retail stores there and one day, my staff related this incident where the group of them were having supper at Denny's when he had to go to the toilet.

As he neared the toilet, he distinctively the sound of shuffling feet and the sound of dragging chains and it emitted from the toilet. Feeling scared, he did not dare go into the toilet. As with these encounters, the staff did his usual rounds on investigations and later on, he shared with me that there were stories of sightings of a woman in chains in that toilet and sometimes, she is heard and other times, seen."

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Marina Square Carpark Toilet

This happened during my school days. My buddy and I often visit Marina Square because it was a new shopping centre. Our usual parking place (We're both motorcycle riders) was near the escalator where Metro Departmental Store used to be. There was one incident that took place that really freaked me out.

After parking our motorcycles, coincidentally we both had urges to go pee and there was a small toilet just beside the escalator. There were 2 standing urinals and a cubicle. My friend took the cubicle (Toilet door remained opened throughout) and I, the urinal. As we were doing "our business", my friend was kept on talking about something (I didn't pay attention at this time what he spoke...for a good reason). That good reason was there was someone whistling behind me. Friend is on my left inside the cubicle talking non stop, door is to my right and I'm very sure nobody came into the toilet after us. Whistling got closer and closer to me till I could feel the "whistle blow" on my neck (Friend has still not stopped talking at this time). I quickly zipped up and ran out.When my friend finally joined me outside, I asked him if he had heard the whistle. He said "Of course! You were the one whistling all this while, right?". I told him I'm not the one. Needless to say, we never used that toilet anymore. Several months later, we noticed that the toilet had been "Closed" for a long period of time (Closed for several months). Maybe the management found out something...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New company premises

My company moved to its new premises in Changi 2 years ago and when we moved in after it was renovated, it was pretty much exciting times for us as we were in bigger premises.Anyway, the stories started with a male colleague who was in the common toilet in the lift lobby and he had just finished his big business in the cubicle when he heard the main toilet door being flung open and someone pressing the tap urgently to wash his hands. Thinking that the guy was probably in a hurry, and he still hearing the urgent pressing of the tap, he walked out of the cubicle zipping up his fly and when he took the 3 steps it took him to see the wash basin in full view, he saw NOTHING.

Not a single soul was standing there and it couldn't be that the 'person' could have left the toilet that quickly because he still heard the sound of the tap being pressed when he walked out of the cubicle. He was very puzzled, rather than scared and he went round the office to ask who had been in the toilet but of course, no one went there. That was the start of many weird things in the office. For instance, there was one night when one of the female execs saw a male figure appear from nowhere, walk to towards the exit and disappeared. Our cubicle space is arranged in such a way that we have columns of 3-4 desks per column and one desk is situated behind the front and so on and so forth. She was seated in the very first seat and she turned round and wanted to ask her colleague who was in the 2nd seat her something and that was when she saw the figure.

Also, one of the warehouse personnel who is sensitive to things of the supernatural nature claim that he can see a man standing, silently, in the corner of the warehouse office. The 'man' is doing nothing, just standing there. Another colleague often has to stay behind, late, to complete rush jobs and there was once when the lights of the office suddenly went dead but came back on almost immediately but one section at a time. (3 switches control all the lights in the office; switch off one and you turn off one section)

Lastly, the warehouse manager, who is rather sceptical about such things, encountered something spooky when he reported for work. He usually is the first to the warehouse office and he likes to take his own sweet time to turn on the lights; he would rather unlock all the doors and gates first before turning them on. Anyway, he did the usual again in the morning and when he was approaching this particular electronic roller shutter gate, he heard voices and laughter from the other side of the roller shutter. When he opened up the shutter, there was no one there! And no one goes to work that early except him! After that, he changed his habits

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Where do ghosts go for weight management?

Another story from Herman....

We have a counter up in the departmental store as well and every year, when we do our financial stocktake, we would do it only after store operation hours, which means that we start at 10.00pm till the time we finish. There was this one time when we had like 15 people doing the stocktake and I was doing the down loading of scanned information into the computer when one colleague came with her scanner for me to download. She then casually asked me who was the plump lady that was standing at another counter, looking at golf clubs and I asked her, what plump lady? No one in our team was plump so obviously it couldn't be from our company and there were no shoppers around since the store is already closed.

She insisted that she saw a plump lady browsing through the golf clubs and she only caught a glimpse of her when she walked past that section. Later on, on another occasion, I had the opportunity to talk to the retail staff that were based there and they recited this incident to me, which happened in broad daylight - a customer was at another counter, looking at shoes when she saw a female staff and asked her to bring her size for her. The staff disappear round the corner into the mini storeroom BEHIND our counter. The customer then waited for a while and was curious why she took so long, so she asked my staff who was at the counter but whose back was facing the storeroom door, if she could check on the female staff she approached. My staff was puzzled as she did not hear anyone enter the door behind her, much less see anyone but she obliged anyway and opened the door for the customer to see. The customer's eyes were wide open in shock because she insisted that she saw the 'staff' walk into the storeroom. When my staff asked her to describe the woman, she described her as 'plump' but my staff was very sure that there's no one matching that description up at their level!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Father & son spooks staff

A story from my friend, Hermann.

I work in a retail company and we had a store in W**ma a couple of years ago. Its just a normal retail store but the storeroom is half a level lower, meaning to go to the storeroom, you need to take a short flight of stairs down.The stories began about unopened half-drunk bottles of Coke that were left behind by the staff and it culminated in the sighting of shadows and hearing of a man's and a child's voice.

One day, one female staff saw a pair of kid's legs from behind the curtain of the changing room and as there was a customer who wanted to use the changing room, she thought she would ask the child to play elsewhere. When she popped her head around the curtain, she saw no one there!Thinking that she made a mistake, she thought nothing of it but the next time, she distinctly saw a child-adult combo walking from the fitting room and disappearing into the storeroom (fitting rooms and storeroom were facing each other).

The matter was reported to me and we invited a monk to come cleanse the outlet. I was present that day and when he finished his rounds, I asked him if there was really a child's spirit in the store and he said that there's a 'big one, as well as a small one'! So I asked him how on earth they appeared when before that, we did not have any incidents and he said that because we had 5 mannequins in the window, it represented the 'wu men' (in mandarin) in chinese paranormal activity and that these 5 mannequins acted as a portal to invite them into our premises! He then gave us a gold-coloured pagoda to place in the window so that the spirits could reside inside.

When we moved out of the location, we gave the pagoda back to him.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Supernatural possession

This is a story (True to me at least) that happened during my late teens. Whenever I tell this to my friends, nobody believes me...

My motorcycle group decided that this Saturday night would be spent in East Coast Park (Big carpark at the end), where we laid poncho covers on the grass and turn it into a major talk cock session. We started late at 12am+ but the last time I saw my watch it was already close to 3am, I started to feel dizzy and laid myself down and dozed off.

Something inside me suddenly told me to wake up now! I opened my eyes and because our bikes were parked at the side of the road, I was worried TP or aunties will come and issue summon and quickly turned my head in the direction of my bike. Everything was OK, everybody was asleep, no TP or aunties and my bike was still there intact BUT the headlight was ON! My headlights had a different switch and one was normal white and the other was blue. My headlights were RED! WTF?!! I must be bloody dreaming... closed my eyes for a while, told myself wake up lah..... opened my eyes again... My headlights were off. OK, I was really dreaming.

Fast forward... time to go home. I started my bike, turned on both headlight colours once again. Normal colours. OK ride home.... Now the "fun" begins! Bike kept accelerating by itself (OK... there has to be an explanation for this. Throttle cable must be jammed!) and when I came to a bend, the bike bent itself down. Throughout the whole journey, my brakes were all ON to slow my bike down and every corner, I'm not bending it down but spending my cow strength to pull it up so that I don't low-side and crash the bike. Luckily I stay nearby and I managed to reach home in one piece. After getting enough sleep at home, I went to my bike again. Throttle is very well greased, no chance of it being jammed at all. Lights are normal. Everything is normal. Did some prayers and I followed my mum's instructions to tell whatever was on my bike "to move on and don't bother me when I have not offended it". Everything was normal after that.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Living beside an undertaker

My childhood friend lived in one of the 2 storey shophouses somewhere along Serangoon Road. One of his neighbours was an undertaker. Since young, his dad had warned him, if during the 7th month you come home late, don't go by back door. Come in from the front gate. One day he came home 11pm+, took the shortcut, and walked into the small alley which leads to a circular lobby area with stairs leading to all the different houses. As he walked further into the alley he realised that they are more & more people in white at the lobby area. Mostly standing around talking (In a language he didn't understand) but some were squatting down crying... when he realised what was happening, it was too late. He tried turning back and walking out the alley, he saw many of those things along both sides of the alley (When he walked in, there was nothing). So he LL, walked past all of them and went home after that.He has CCTV installed at his place. During 7th month you could hear very distinctly people talking right in front of his main gate but when you looked at the the CCTV monitor, there was nothing....