Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Who's He?

He appeared out of nowhere, framed by the half-closed door leading to the lift lobby on the lower ground floor where our parking bay was, and he vanished just as fast.

A youngish man probably in his 20s, he was clad in a dark blue t-shirt and equally dark pants, and was clutching what looked like file or a book with a black cover. He had his back to us, thus I couldn 't see his face.

The time was just past 11pm and the day, Saturday last; we had just parked our car upon arriving home from dinner at the Club in celebration of Nawwar's and Naj's birthdays.

The distance between the parking bay and the lift lobby was so near, perhaps a one-minute stroll, and we were walking towards it when I caught sight of him framed by the door.

I had expected him to still be waiting for a lift, or to have gotten into one of the two carriages, when we got to the lift entrance.

But he was nowhere to be seen, both lifts were still stationary, the heavy fire-resistant lobby doors were closed and not a soul was around.

Me: "Eh? Where's the guy?"
Pak Abu: "What guy?"
Me: "The young man in blue in front of us just now."
Pak Abu: "There was no one in front of us."
Me: "Haa... are you sure??"
Pak Abu: "Absolutely."

It was as though the man had disappeared into the walls of the lift lobby! That really gave me the heebie-jeebies, especially since it happened on the heels of an unnerving episode just 30 minutes earlier.

I was sitting pretty in the karaoke lounge at the Club, waiting for my turn to sing, when a male voice suddenly whispered into my ears. I couldn't make out the words.

I turned to the right, to where the voice had come from, thinking it was one of our karaoke 'kakis'. There was nobody. In fact I was sitting at the far end and everybody else was on my left.

As I turned my face, from the corner of my eye I saw a flash of black crawling on the floor across the door. But when I peered, it was gone. Sufficiently spooked, I decided it was time to go home.

Pak Abu was philosophical about it. "Must be your extra sense acting up again. Been a while isn't it since you feel and see 'things', right?"

Yup, ever since we returned from the Hajj two years ago, life had been quite peaceful; no visions, no dreams or nightmares, no acute feelings of the extra-sensory kind, nothing. So please, please don't start ....

Just so people do not misunderstand me, I do not "bela" anything nor have anything to do with this "saka-saka" residue, whatever they are. I see and feel things sometimes, that's about it.

I fully believe there are 'others' inhabiting this world of ours - they are God's creations too - and if they choose to make themselves seen every now and then, there's nothing much people like me can do about it.


Kak Ezza@makcik blogger said...

Naik bulu roma pepagi baca ni...sometimes terjadi jugak kat saya..ada masa nya terdengar bisik2 bila mula nak lelap kan mata..tapi teringat cakap abah saya,,baca baca lah ayat2 Qul dan ayat kursi...pusing kan bantal...insyallah...tiada gangguan.

AuntieYan said...

Salam Kak Puteri,

Nasib baik dia menjelma dalam rupa yang 'normal'.....kalau sebaliknya, harus tak dapat tido malam tu....tak pe, kata orang 'dia' pun makhlok Allah juga, janji jangan sampai mengganggu kita dah...banyakan baca Ayatul-Kursi, insyaallah...lenyaplah bayangan tu.

D said...

oooo... spooky! I've never ever encountered anything like this and no thank you, I wouldn't like to either! LOL!

to the question, 'Who's He?', let's just say... 'a friend'? :)

Mama Huptihup said...

remind me of ghost whisperer series on TV:D

i pun kdg2 hear voices calling my name, especially masa kat campus i see shadows here and there tp i malas nak layan, satlg i takut so i ignore saja...but so far i tak pernah jd lagi mcm u smp nmpk tubuh badan...huhu meremang!

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Elvis just left the building :))

Kama At-Tarawis said...

zah - bisik2 masa nak terlelap ni kata orang bisik syaitan.. nauzubillah..

yan - entah kenapa, tapi i wasn't thinking evil. mungkin hanya makhluk 'lain' yang saya 'ternampak' kot..

D - 'someone' passing by maybe? hehehe.. as long as he (and his ilk) dont kacau us humans dah ler..

mama hup - i always rely on my 'feeling' at times like this. kalau takder timbul rasa takut or seram sejuk, i.e. kalau setakat seriau, that means takder apa2lah tu..

tommy - lol tommy.. i would have peed in my sarong la if that was elvis the pelvis..hahaha..

Anonymous said...

Saya kerap juga ternampak, kadang kadang kelibat, kadang kadang badan dari belakang.
Tapi ada satu malam, saya terbangun dan ternampak dia sedang duduk di kerusi (dalam 6-7 bulan lepas kejadian ini), itulah yang terakhir.
Macam akak kata, kalau seram tu takut le, kalau biasa tu, saya buat bodoh. Sebab tinggal sorang, terpaksa lah kuatkan semangat.
Even masa saya kerja di luar negara, ada juga sesekali "dia" muncul".
As for suara, tak ada dengar, cuma masa saya muda dulu, satu hari memang lambat nak bangun subuh...dah set jam tapi pusing sana pusing sini...tiba tiba dengan sangat kuat di telinga saya terdengar tempikan "celakalah kamu wahai manusia"...dua tiga tapak je saya sampai bilik air ambik wudhuk.
Sangat kuat, sangat bergema dan sampai sekarang saya amat takut.
Insaf sekejap :)


Kama At-Tarawis said...

gina - thanks for sharing. taklah rasa kak puteri ni weird sangat, dok nampak/dengar macam2.

mekyam said...

princess, guess your latent sense got sensitized again for some reason. someone who has a similar gift once told me that certain types of food can help dull it but i cannot remember which. however, that does suggest that there could be a bio-chemical trigger, ya.

in any case, what your extra sense perceived doesn't have to be anything bad or evil, just what we with duller 6th sense do not pick up.

i personally believe that we share our space with many others who are as good, bad or in-between as we humans are. fortunately, for the most part we are unaware of each other's presence and are not in each other's way. for a useful analogy, think of rocks, pebbles, sand, water, air sharing the same container.

Kama At-Tarawis said...

mekyam - ditto that, sis. i'm not, and have never been, overly concerned about these things. just this evening my sister called to talk about the 'saka' our late grandma & mum used to allude to. now i'm feeling a little uncomfortable; perhaps it's time to seek an ustaz..

Al-Manar said...

Mesti yang lama lama dari Dungun tu.

Cik Puan Kamil said...

Aunty May.. I didn't know you could do that.... Good luck with that guy !

Kama At-Tarawis said...

Al-Manar - seriaulah pakcik!

Myra - now ni dah mula balik bila berjalan malam pandang2 keliling.. awat la..

Anonymous said...

Kalau imagination saya 'overdrive' (the only explanation I can think of), nampak org muka macam babilah, anjinglah, monyetlah.. etc, etc. Sekali tu Cikgu marah walaupun saya tak salah, muka cikgu tukar macam anjing. Saya tak tahan terus ketawa. Lagilah kena marah dgn cikgu. Dah tua-tua ni dah jarang berlaku. Tapi kengkadang ada gak..

Kama At-Tarawis said...

anon - Laaaa... hahahah...!

Melati nun jauh di ujung desa... said...

Salam Kak, kita ni kekadang ter"lagho" dengan perkara-perkara yang tak sepatutnya, di hujung-hujung hayat ni, ada baiknya kita sama-sama meningkatkan makruf, bermuhasabah diri, perbanyakkan syukur ke hadratNya, sebagai hamba yang hina, apa sangatlah yang dapat kita lakukan selain bermunajat memohon padaNya... wallahuaklam.

Kama At-Tarawis said...

melati - betul sekali..tak satu haripun terlepas bila saya tak ingatkan mati. amat takut sekali kerana amalan belum mencukupi..