By: Frenchi Van Kahambing
This particular story happened to me and my best friend when we were both at the school ‘s computer laboratory. It was a typical afternoon when Raymond and I decided to hang out at the computer lab since it was a vacant period. We went inside to play some of the installed games in the computers there. We unlocked the door and luckily, we found no one inside, Raymond and I were noisily chatting, and then suddenly, the laboratory coordinator, Miss Judy, entered the lab unexpectedly. We thought she was going to scold us but unfortunately, it was the other way around.” Hey Frenchi do not allow any student to enter the computer lab. I will only allow the two of you to play here. Understood?”
I politely nodded and Miss Judy soon left us. Raymond locked the entrance door and went back to his computer. We were actually sharing one computer as we played Pac Man. All of a sudden, we were both startled as one of the computers, which was just two meters away from us, just turned on by itself. Raymond approached that unit and was surprised to see that there was no start-up option at the monitor. “This is absurb!” he exclaimed. “I think you are just imagining again, Frechi!” Although I was still wondering how it happened, I just ignored it and focused back my attention to my playing. A few minutes after, both Raymond and I were once again taken a back when we saw that the AVR had turned off by itself. We stared closely at the PC then the monitor automatically turned on with the start-up options showing on the monitor, although the AVR was indeed switched off!
We had no second thoughts of running as fast as we could outside the laboratory. That incident truly made a mark in my consciousness. Since then, I have learned to believe in spirits roaming around the world of the living. There is some hearsay and stories circulating at school that a female ghost named Barbra has been haunting the school building, including the computer laboratory. They said that she was just there, wandering around the school premise, and I personally believe it was Barbra who had turned off the AVR at the computer lab. I’m sure that she has no intention of harming anyone at school , but the thought of feeling her presence again would obviously scare the hell out of me.