Thursday, February 01, 2007

Taming the ghost (literally)...

Ok honest -how many of us were scared of ghosts as a kid ? and how many of us really are till date...?
I was really scared of ghosts as a kid. You know those white semi-transparent things that you saw in the movies.. I remembered one incident when I mistook an old man dressed in all-white early morning as a ghost (inspite of him being fairly opaque) and totally taken aghast at this sudden face to face encounter I started screaming non-stop very loudly at him...the old man was later heard complaining of a chest pain ...
More recently the movies like "The Ring" and "The Grudge" in IIT kanpur lab scared me and the ring girl coming out the TV haunted me again and again ...
Even till late in US (one of my side theories is that since christians are buried instead of being burnt the chances of person turning into ghost is higher - I guess I took the term "rising from the grave" too literally) and I was scared of ghosts so much that I used to sleep with lights on till last year...However gradually the ghosts in the waking life started taking precedence and I started sleeping with the lights off...
Until a few days ago ... I had a dream that there is a ghost in the apartment and the horror was so much that I woke up and I thought I heard something ...and in that semi-concious state I could also hear my heart pounding faster and faster ...and then I came back in my 100% consciousness and found myself wide awake but dead scared.
And then I thought what if there indeed is a ghost out here and he/she/it turns up and in that sleepy and tired state I didnt have the energy to even scream- I thought I will make the ghost sit and talk about my problems in life - my car got a scratch, my water heater is leaking, my apartment is not clean, my code is not working and blah blah blah ...suddenly I felt that the ghost (or the fear of it) was gone...
I realized that though I couldn't get over my belief that ghosts exist I could however co-exist with them - I finally made my truce with that clan - afterall what will they get out of troubling a single girl...

9 comments:

Samarth said...

Pagal :P

Saurabh said...

See "I see you"... single girls can be painful

Sumit Sorde said...

u hv gone insane!!!
btw..dil bahlane ke liye ye khayal accha hai :P

Ankur Gupta said...

Hehe, everyone knows that a ghost lives in your apartment ;)
Though wo achhe waala bhoot hai :)

Richard said...

When you sleep, your mind travels to the unknown territories and if your mind is disturbed during that time, it can bring something from those unknown territories back into your bedroom. If you think you felt something was there in your bedroom that night. I bet it was there. your subconscience always knows if some disturbed soul is around.
If this happens more often, that means you are more disturbed or It could also be that, some weired boy used to stay in the same apartment, he did some bad things in that apartment and so disturbed souls keep comming there. you never know what happens on these dark cold grounds.

kakkajee said...

this was insanely funny !! btw your car did get as scratch or not ? or its the fear that it may get a scratch .. did i tell u that i had crashed my brother's card into a merc. in parking lot this time in india .. the merc got a scratch and my bro's car got this hugeee dent .. damn its so f****** tough to park cars in delhi :-(

Richard said...

you did publish my comment, thats unexpected, why do you have
* no anonymous comments on top of
* comment moderation
just one is good enough to spook away the ghosts ?

-rrcs@yahoo

Richard said...

You published the second comment too.. interesting ..
As a matter of fact, this movie ring is not an ordinary ghost movie, its made to attack your psyche in a strange subtle way. The scence abt the ghost comming out from the TV didnt bother me as much as the 2 minute video cassette with a sequence of unrelated weired pictures.
btw its not "rrcs", its "rrccs".

arati kadav said...

@ashish - bhai - someone hit and ran my car ...
@richard- yes I publish all the comments :)