Friday, November 6, 2009

Do You Believe in Ghosts?

Yess!!! The finals are finally over! I can online from morning til night now :D Hahahahh, I'm just glad to be back in the cyber world.

Anyway, I know that Halloween & The Hungry Ghost Festival are over. But ghosts never fail to catch out attention, don't they? It doesn't matter whether you believe or not but in the end, nobody can prove the existence of ghosts/supernatural stuff.

What is ghost? There are long, long description for the term of ghost which I don' get it since normal people like us can't interpret those lengthy terms of words. Or probably it is just me. Most of us describe ghost as - something or someone who is supposedly dead but yet still tied down the ground of the earth because of unfinished business e.g. revenge & commit suicide.

Some say that ghosts are just illusions of the human brains. We tend to have wild imaginations as humans as well as having logical thinking. But what happens when something cannot be explained? Do we just deny it? It's similary to the existence of God, most believe while some don't still. Like they say: Those who believe, no proof is necessary; those who doubt, no proof is enough.

I believe in ghosts, though I never encounter one before. Why? Well. Nothing is impossible in this world. If there are Devils and from what the human eye can see that the Universe is never ending distance & our Milky Way is not even a quarter of the Universe - I believe there just some things we have to believe and we just can't find the answers to everything.

I know people who encounter ghosts before. Some described it as terrifying and some are used to the sightings of ghosts. But to be honest, I am GLAD not to encounter one yet. I wouldn't know how to react.

I got a few info on ghostly things in Malaysia since those are the best ones I know(LOL).

St Michael’s Institution, Ipoh – A group of Catholics missionaries arrived here in 1912 and began building a school next to the famous Kinta River. It did not take long for the missionary brothers who ran the school to have enough funds to erect a huge school building with unique French structural design. When the WW2 broke out, the school was used bu Japanese secret police as their headquarters. Needless to say, there were lots of torturing carried out. The buidling itself had many tunnels which had been sealed off and the tunnels were said to be used by the Japanese to torture prisoners and to store food. Most of the sightings occurs in the Chapel on the fourth floor of the bluiding where a Brother was seen dressed in a black robe holding praying beands in a sitting position facing towards the door (which leads to the brothers quarters) in the very early morning without a head. Those who had witnessed it were asked to keep it a secret.

Victoria Institution, Kuala Lumpur – A boys school was tured into a Japanese base during the Occupation. Many British soldiers and locals were brutally tortured to death in the basement and some older buildings on the campus. It is said that not only are apparitions common in the day as well as in the night, there had also been many cases of spirits possessing students. The possessed boys would behave strangely and even violently harming other students and teachers, forcing the stronger teachers and students to restrain him. The possesed boy would only snap out of it a few hours later and remembering nothing

Highland Towers, Kuala Lumpur – A tragic event where one of the 3 blocks of apartment at this place fell apart due to landslide and heavy downpour prior to that fateful day. Since then, the Highland Towers have become famous for claims of being a very haunted place. Voices of the dead can be heard at night and ghostly figures are said to have appeared at the scene. There are also a story about a taxi driver who picked up a woman passenger at the middle of the night and being asked to drop her at the place.She left a bag and the poor taxi driver found it to be full of blood!

Genting Highlands Resort, Pahang – A famous hill top resort and casino, many people incurred gambling debts and committed suicide there. Some visitors leaving the hotel lobby reported seeing a man in red jump from the rooftop, just to disappear before he hits the ground. Certain rooms are not available for rent no matter how full the hotel was. Those who have seen the inside reported that it was filled with old Chinese ghost wards. They would subsequently fall sick for days afterwards

The most popular ghosts in Malaysia are as listed as below. I'm always warn by my mum & elderly people not to wander alone in the forest or waterfall because you'll never know which 'invisible people' are living there and might not welcome you. Also, if I were to sense something unnatural, don't scream - stay calm, keep a straight face & pray to the Almighty.

  1. Pontianak – also known as the vampire where it is belief that they are usually ladies dressed in white seeking for revenge. The pontianak is said to be the spirit of a woman died of childbirth. Most of the time, they can look very beautiful but if you look closely, she would have razor sharp teeth. They usually comes out after the sun sets searching for men or pregnant women (apparently, it is said that she could not bear the thought of other women being able to enjoy motherhood) to suck blood. Sometimes, they even eat the flesh of babies ripped out from their mother’s womb.
  2. Toyol – these are actually ghostly kids that people adopt for the objective of stealing other people’s money. It is believed that this spirit is kept and preserved in a jar in a form of a foetus. Because the toyol is kept by people to do bidding, you have to feed it with blood everyday.
  3. Hantu Jepun – translates as Japanese ghost. Believed to appear wearing WW2 army attire carrying samurai swords. Usually found marching or if you are lucky, you can only hear the footsteps of marching. They are mostly headless.
  4. Hantu Penanggalan (Hantu Tengelong) – Usually women studying black magic that has the ability to split its body from its head and fly around with its guts hanging around. It is said that its love to suck the blood of women during childbirth
  5. Bunian good ghost or jinns (genie) that is usually found in the jungle. Loves to help humans in trouble or in need.

But like they say: If you don't disturb them, they won't disturb you. If you believe in God, you have nothing to be afraid of.

The world is just mysterious in so many ways that we tend to avoid the unanswerable questions.


Huda Merchant said...

nice post! and btw I LOVE your new layout it looks amazing!!!!!!

QM said...

Thank you, Huda(:

Azimah said...

they suppose to put CBN and St John school.

QM said...

LOL yeah, since that schools are during WW2 also

The Old Silly said...

"If you don't disturb them, they won't disturb you. If you believe in God, you have nothing to be afraid of."

Couldn't have said it any better myself, said The Old Silly, as he sat back in his chair appreciating his Malaysian blogger buddy QM's fine post on the subject of ghosts.

Marvin D Wilson

Thousif Raza said...

that was ahem scaryy(*says in a pipsqueak's voice*)

but not scary enough to sacre me bring em more next time (*hides beside a the table*)

nice one ya really cool :)

take care and keep writing...........

QM said...

Thank you, you guys! (: