It’s Halloween! It rained cats and dogs this afternoon, and the sky was mostly overcast.
The gloomy weather cast a pall over the day, and I feel I should share the story of my paranormal encounter back in 2006. If you are squeamish about such things, please do not continue reading.
This happened back in 2006, when I was working in a media company in the central business district of Singapore. I was usually an hour early for work, which would start at 9am, which meant I reached the office at 8am or thereabouts.
Most of the time, the office would be empty except for another colleague, who was much earlier than I, reaching the office 7-ish on most days.
It seemed like a usual morning for both of us. We exchanged greetings and got into idle chatter as I started up my computer, when both of us heard an undisputed loud sobbing and weeping. It was high-pitched, soulful and traumatic.
It did not even occur to either of us that it was anything but human. Hello – we were in the heart of town, high above bustling traffic, vehicular and human, and it was bright as day.
We looked at each other, then around us, and determined that there was no one else other than the two of us. We thought it must have come from another department nearby, though how it could be so resoundingly loud and clear if the subject was so far away from us, was beyond us.
We went to every department in the company, searching for another living soul, and there was none to be found – not even the office cleaner was sighted.
As suddenly as it started, it ended just as abruptly when we returned to our desks, more baffled than ever.
It was then that it occurred to us, maybe not at the same exact moment, but close enough I would think on hindsight, that the weeping wasn’t human.
My colleague and I looked at each other, grabbed our bags and made a quick dash out of the office for the bustling Starbucks at the basement.
We refused to go back up until the office was more filled up with HUMANS.
To this day, we are pretty convinced what we heard was a ghost’s soul-wrenching cry.