A compilation of creepy ghost stories as experienced and told by real people. For those who scare easily, maybe read it in the morning…
The Ping Pong Champion
I was having dinner with my colleague after work and we went back up to the office to use the toilet. After using the loo, I went to the vending machine to get a drink when I suddenly hear someone playing ping pong in the play room beside me. It was impossible that someone was playing because the lights were off and there was no one else in the office except my colleague and me. When he came out of the toilet, I asked him if he played with the ping pong ball and he said no. We both bravely went to check the play room but couldn’t find the ping pong ball anywhere – not on the table nor the floor. My colleague then teased me that the ghost was introducing itself to me since I’m new in the office.
The Cheeky Caller
One night, my cat went missing, so my sister and I went looking for her. We called out her name while searching but couldn’t find her. My sister then climbed over the fence next to the jungle to search. We didn’t find her that night though. Early next morning, my mom went to the basement of the condo looking for the cat. Suddenly she heard my sister’s voice calling her, “Mama! Mama!”. My mom answered and looked around only to find that she was all alone in the basement. When she went home, she found that my sister just woke up. My mom asked if she called her earlier, and she said no.
A similar incident happened a week later. I was home alone at night and heard someone coming home. I heard the keys jingle, the door open and my sister cough – and then, it was just silence. Which was odd considering we usually say hello when we come home. After a few minutes, I just had to check why the house was so quiet only to find that I was still home alone.
The Not So Eco-Friendly Worker
I would often work late alone in the office. On some nights, the printer would suddenly turn on and it would sound like it’s printing something. I’ve checked it multiple times and every time, the printer is switched off, and nothing is printed. I don’t let that scare me though, I just continue working.
The Empty Chair
We were having an exam when this happened. All the tables were separated and at the corner of the class, there was an empty chair. Towards the end of the exam, a lot of my classmates kept turning around looking at the chair with a confused expression. I looked around too curious and smiling at people. After the exam they were all asking if we heard a girl crying from the back of the class where the chair was. It was apparently a soft wail kind of cry. I didn’t hear it and was surprised to find that so many people heard the cry. I didn’t quite believe it at first until my own best friend said she also heard it. It still creeps me out to this day.
The Watchful Eyes
This happened to my sister who’s able to see ghosts. She and her husband were on the way to Cameron Highlands when her husband noticed that she was very gloom and quiet. Her husband asked her what’s wrong and she told him “I’ll tell you later”. After arriving, she told her husband that throughout the journey, there was a woman sitting on the car in front staring at her the whole time.
The Pacing Footsteps
I was in Singapore around Clark Quay area. We were on the opposite side, just hanging out by the river. I really needed to pee at the time but because it was late, a lot of places were closed. There was a rundown building nearby, but the toilet was open, so I went in. While doing the deed, I heard this clacking sound in front of my door. Like a person wearing high heels walking back and forth my stall. I thought it was my friend at the time because she was wearing high heels that night. I had this urge to call out her name just to check, but something told me to just keep my mouth shut. When I was done, I opened the door to find that nobody was in the toilet at all. I didn’t even bother washing my hands, just up and left.
The Evil Spirit
This occurred in a parking lot of a very popular mall. I was walking back to the car when I felt this dark and evil atmosphere. I remember there was a strong scent of incense there, as if someone just prayed. The further I walked, the stronger this dark feeling became. I told my daughter in front “it’s very dark here”, and just as I said that, I felt as though a hand went into my chest and squeeze my heart. If I had heart problems, I probably would’ve died. I quickly went into the car, and again, I felt it squeezing my heart. It followed me home that night because while I was resting, I felt it squeeze my heart for the third time. I toughen myself up and told it to go away and leave me and my family alone. It was not my time to go, and after a while, I felt this bad energy leave my home. My family never parked in that area again.
The Hairy Child
I was taking care of my baby sister one day and just put her to sleep. As I went to do the dishes, I had a feeling that someone was watching me. I turned around and saw a shadow duck – as if hiding from me. I went back to my chores and again, I felt someone watching me. It was so intense that I had goosebumps all over my body. I turned around and this time, locked eyes with this child covered in hair in every inch of his body. He just looked at me. I’ve never prayed so hard in my entire life.
The Antique Collector
My sister loves collecting antique from around the world. One day, while she was off on a holiday, my friend and I stayed over her place to watch a movie as she had a big TV. The whole time while watching the movie, I felt like there was a presence by the window at the corner, but every time I looked up, there would be nothing there.
The next day after the sleepover, my friend told me that he would not stay over her place again. He said that when he went to the toilet, there was this sudden cold air that wrapped around his neck that sent shivers down his spine.
On a separate incident, my sister was alone at home when she called me, frantically asking me to go over. I lived opposite, so I was there in a matter of minutes. She told me that she saw a headless man in a checkered blouse in her house. We called a priest over to bless the house and the priest told her to get rid of the antiques as it might have some “attachments” to it.
The Night Routine
Almost every night at about 7.30pm, my dog would go to the same spot in the garden, stare at the same direction and start howling. Later, I found out that my neighbors down the road (where my dog always howls at) were moving out. I spoke with them and they tell me that they were moving out because one of their sons always fell ill since moving in and their other son claims to see a shadow walking around the house. I guess I know what my dog has been howling at all this while.