Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Crazy but True

Keshi’s post reminded me of how we had conducted a séance at the hostel. We didn’t have a real ouija board, but we made do with writing the alphabets in a circle and putting the coin in between. The first time we did it, we had to concentrate for about half an hour. And we kept fidgeting and giggling. But finally the 1 rupee coin started shaking.

Now I know that most of you are not gonna believe me, but the coin really did move. I swear! I’m not saying it’s a spirit from the other world or anything. There’s precious little I know about the supernatural. But I know that somehow that coin moved.

We called several ‘spirits’. The first time we did it was during the day, and then cos we were so excited with the results we did it again at night, and it got a bit ugly. We were doing it in my room since my roommate (a Tamilian) had gone to another room. Tamilians have this weird habit (at least the ones in my hostel did) of rolling up their mattresses and placing it in the corner of the bed everyday (yeah, those mattresses were so thin they could be rolled). So her cot was the perfect plain surface where we could all sit comfortably and conduct the séance! We had locked the door and we were all asking all sorts of questions about death and heaven and hell and stuff, when somebody knocked on the door. So we asked the spirit who was knocking. And it spelt out my roommate’s name! I-N-D-U. We opened the door there she was, my roommate! We were amazed. But then suddenly the coin started moving again, really fast this time,

F-U-C-K-I-N-D-U.

That’s when started to get scared.
Indu, poor girl, was terrified. She couldn’t understand what was happening (she didn’t understand English very well), but the fact that there was an angry ghost on her bed was enough! We all got worried and tried to make the spirit go away by chanting “Go Spirit, GO!” After that everyone else left the room except for my friend Sarah and me.
It was all over.
But I looked at the coin, still on the bed, and I don’t know why, but I touched it. And Sarah did it too. And the damn coin started going round in circles! We didn’t know what to do, we just asked it to go away again, and this time round didn’t check to see if it had gone.

We didn’t sleep that night. But the next day, we were still alive and found it all really cool. We did it several times after that. It became easier and easier to make that coin move. Initially 3 people were required, but ( I don’t know if it’s cos we did it so often or not) Sarah and I could do it, just the two of us. But only the two of us. If two other people tried it, then it wouldn’t work. Dunno if all that had anything to do with it, but we just kept doing it all the time, and kept asking silly questions to which we never got straight answers.

We stopped doing it cos we decided that we didn’t understand enough of what was going on. You’re probably sceptical. If the tables were turned, I guess I would be too! But it happened.

15 comments:

Sonia said...

i HATE spam comments! They're the only ones i delete.

silverine said...

Is this true? If it is, then it is sooooooo interesting. Wish you had an email id on your blog and I would have mailed you a couple of questions. Great post.

Sonia said...

it is MOST DEFINITELY TRUE! I SWEAR!!!!!

Sonia said...

good idea, i'll put an email link soon. but ask those questions

V said...

Amazing.. the ghost had a thing or two for Indu.. :)

the wise old man said...

I believe it gets real chilly when theres a spirit around. Was it?

silverine said...

Ok

1.How did you substitute the Ouija board?
2.Do you need more than two people for this session?

Keshi said...

Sonia very interesting...I have heard abt this and did something simlar with some cousins once...nothing worked and no one came except my uncle telling us all to quit n go to sleep lol!

Anyways some Qs:

1.how did u call the spirits initially...did u have to say something?

2.Was there anyone else who has the 6th sense/is psychic, apart from u?

3.Did u have to touch the coin all along or did it move on it's own?


I never believed in spirits/ghosts until I saw one a few years back....since then I believe they exist cos I have no other choice.

Keshi.

Joker said...

interesting... we tried it in school and guess who spoilt it all? cuz i cudnt sit still with my one finger on that stupid glass for more than 5 mins.

me not yanking your chain this time .. me scared:(

Rahul said...

I have never seen anything miraculous ever; everything that has ever baffled me has always been logically explained; or at least looked like they will be soon. But this is incredible! Just wow! I mean, my mind cannot bend itself to conjure it. How i wish i could have experienced it...

Rahul said...

and.. you can permanently delete the unwanted comments and get rid of the eyesore...

injinuity said...

sonia.. the culprit is not any ghost.. but one of your frnds who moved the thingy... coming out with your frnds name in the first instance could be a fluke.. but a second time .. no way.. it was premeditated by one of your frnds.. who else had the hand on the board other than you.. and let the sherlock holmes in you do the rest while the watson in me sits and watches.

Sonia said...

injinuity: i know what i saw. i would know if the coin was being moved by any of my other friends. i know there will be a lot of people who will not believe, and i can understand how fantastic it sounds. but i was there. i held the coin with 2 other friends of mine. and i know none of us had any control over how it moved.

Jithu said...

this is unbelievable.. rather i wud believe only if i see it..

Sonia said...

jithu: i know, that's ok. it is pretty unbelievable