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By Jherry L. Barrinuevo
Satan was not the only angel ! God kicked out of heaven for his rebellion. Legions of fallen angels went with him when he fell to earth. All of them cursed to spend eternity in hell. never to return to heaven.
But for now, they roam the earth like hungry lions waiting for someone to devour. Many of us can’t see them, but some, those who are gifted ( or cursed), can. One of them is Anthony.
Anthony not only “sees” and feels” ghosts, he can even talk to him. His so-called third eye was opened when he joined a bunch of clairvoyants in a drive to the unknown. This is his story:
Anthony is a member of an organization in Sto. Domingo in Quezon Avenue. He is also a teacher at one of the famous Catholic schools in Quezon City. He’s had numerous experiences with ghosts and the supernatural. He started by feeling their presence and eventually he was able to see them. He said that an incident with his friends who are also clairvoyants opened his third eye.
This happened when he went to the house of Tony, one of his friends who is also a member of the organization in Sto. Domingo. Tony lives in New Manila (corner of Gilmore and 10th Street), near the old ware warehouse of Crispa.
But the odd thing was that even though his friend owns a big old mansion in the area, his family doesn’t live in it. “They do not use the big old mansion, they just use the smaller space outside the spooky house. I don’t know why they refuse to live in the big house. Neither does he, apparently, “Anthony narrated.
Anthony said they would bring Tony home after meeting of activities, especially when it the activities end late. They would all pile up in another friend’s car and drive all the way to Gilmore from Quezon Ave. ( Where they held their meetings) to drop him off. Within this group are three people, two female members and the owner of the car, who have the ability to sense the supernatural.
One time, as they were about to drop Tony off, the girls, who could sense something was amiss, didn’t want to alight from the car. “Excuse me, bababa na ako ( I’m getting off here), ” said Tony, who was squashed in the middle of the girls. “Shh… don’t make too much noise. We might disturb them, “Maria, one of the girls, said in an undertone. “What? WHo?” the others asked curiously, for they could see no one in the dark yard.
The whole area was cloaked in darkness. The only feeble light came from a lamp post two houses down the block.
” Can’t you not see them” Anna whispered urgently. “Ghost! They’re everywhere!”
“Who, Anthony asked again, goosebumps breaking out all over his body. “There’s one on Patrick (the driver’s) left over by the fence, another on your right on the other side of the road … and there are several just waiting inside the gate! oh no, they’re all slipping through. They’re moving towards us!” they shrieked. “Go, go, go!” they all shouted at Patrick.
Patrick stepped on the gas and fled the scene. When they had reached a safe distance, Patrick stopped the car. Everyone started laughing over how childishly they behaved. “What was that all about Tony?” They asked. “Beats me,” he shrugged.
After a while, they started ribbing each other over who was scared the most. Soon enough, the ribbing turned into dares. “Let’s go back and see if our “friends” are still there,” Patrick dared his friends.
“Sige ba (Sure),” said Anthony, not wanting to admit he still had the shivers. Although they were scared silly, they decided to drive around just to get some thrill. They drove from Balete Drive to Dona Juana Rodriguez, to Gilmore, and all the other side streets, all the way to Lantana.
As they were cruising past these notoriously haunted areas, Anthony began noticing things- shadows that lurked in the dark corners of the streets, ghostly images that shimmered and vanished into thin air when he turned to look directly at them.
“I started seeing ghosts and other elementals in the area.I could not see the spirits physically, but I could sense them, much like (the comicbook hero) Daredevil, I could almost sense how they look, their ‘expressions’ and everything,” Anthony recalls. Anthony said he could see spirits peering through the windows of some of the old houses, or beside the road, under some of the big trees lining the streets.
But it was in Lantana (the road going to the Mowelfund complex) where they had the most chilling experience.
“We saw a lot of spirits on the road. Somehow we knew they were not ghosts but elements (Kapres, dwarfs, etc). They all gathered towards the middle of the road, as if to block us, “Anthony recalled.
Patrick slowed down the car, but this was a mistake. As soon as the car reached the junction where the elementals had gathered, it stopped!
Patrick tried to step on the gas pedal, but the car wouldn’t budget! It was stuck in the middle of the road.
“They’re coming for us!” Anna screamed.
Sure enough, the elements began shuffling towards the car, surrounding it. Everyone screamed as the car began to rock side to side. The spirits were shaking the car! Patrick tried to steer the car away, but he couldn’t control the wheel. ” AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!” Anna vented a blood curling scream.
Turning to look, the others nearly fainted. Inches from Anna’s face, separated only by the glass window, was the distorted face of an elemental, its red eyes blazing and its forked tongue licking at the glass. “Aaauuuggghhh,”Anna screamed once more before failing into a dead faint. As the others tried to revive her, Patrick tried to turn the car around to go back where they came.
“But even though we were able to turn down the side streets, we would always somehow find ourselves back where we started,” Anthony recounted.
The group decided to pray hard while Patrick stepped on the gas and rammed right through the phalanx of ghosts and elementals to escape. “We knew it was a risky move to go right through them, but we’d already tried everything and we couldn’t get away from that spot,”said Anthony. The ploy worked as they managed to break free of the ghostly stranglehold and sped out of the area.
By then it was early morning. They’d been stuck in Lantana for three hours! When she came about, Anna related that she felt something squeezing her tighter and tighter, like a vise. Then she lost consciousness.
Patrick said he felt like someone else was holding the steering wheel. Anthony described what he saw and all of them said they saw the same thing!
After dropping Tony off (it was nowdaylight and safe to go back to his house),
They all went home and swore never to go joyriding in New Manila again! From then on Anthony could not only feel, but also see ghosts.