By: Sharron Navera
This story was related to me by my cousin, Gina. She is one of the reluctant clairvoyants in the family. Since she was young, she can already see and feel things, only that she refused to believe in her abilities or she just had great fear in the unknown. It happened in a very prestigious university in Manila. It was a rainy Wednesday. Early in the morning, she went to school to finish her thesis. It was her first time to enter the computer room that early. Since the cubicles are separated only by glass dividers, she can see through them. She was facing the door and thus can see who goes in and out through the door. Focused on the computer, she heard the door open. She was so relieved that there was someone with her then. She didn’t bother to take her eyes away from her computer monitor thought. She was that busy. A few hours later, Gina got up to stretch her legs and get something to eat. Her cubicle was at the last row, she walked passed the other cubicles and found a female person in cubicle 3. She just told the girl that she would just grab a bite. After eating, she immediately went back to the computer room. Her classmate, Emily was at the door. When Emily saw Gina, she immediately asked, “Gina, why did you leave your things in the room? You even left the computer on.”
Gina replied, “There was someone in the other cubicle so I told her that I would just go grab something to eat.”
Emily replied, “But there was no one when I got there!” Gina immediately went in, looked into the cubicle. There was no one there. She put her hand on the computer’s CPU. It was cold indicating that no one had used it for the past 15 minutes! Fearful, she turned the computer on. A message flashed before them, “Ingatan mo sarili mo.” The two immediately gathered their things and left. Gina never went to the computer room alone after that.
Gina told me that like a clockwork, all the computers would suddenly flicker at exactly 9:45 am. That happened everyday. Sometimes, they would all shut down for no apparent reason. They just deducted that it might just be power glitch.
But not on February 14, 2001. The room was packed with student because of last-minute changes to their theses. Gina was there with her group mates early in the morning. She was about to go out to attend a class when suddenly, a student charges in the door with a long kitchen knife, almost toppling her, and grabbed Emily, Gina’s classmate and stabbed her over and over again. When he noticed that the girl was bloodied, he ran out. Gina and a few of the student who witnessed the incident tried to stop him. He reached the back of the cubicles and stabbed himself.
They rushed the two in a nearby hospital, the girl was pronounced dead on arrival. Gina remembered the message on the computer. It was not meant for her-it was for Emily. The guy survived and was put under police custody. When Gina learned that I was visiting her campus for a lecture, I was taken to the computer room. I smelled something odd, a smell of the dead.
My student, Allan, who also studied in the same university, learned about this and went on a witch hunt. There were three incident reports in the campus which happened on a February 14. The three reports shared some common elements; all were cases of stabbing, all involved a couple, all happened in the same room where the last stabbing incident happened. Reports states that the incidents always involved a guy stabbing a girl killing her. What was more weird was the fact that the stabbing incidents happened at exactly 9:48 in the morning. Allan dug deeper in his research. Since records are very hard to find in the school, he tried to befriend old timers and got a peculiar story. A rainy Wednesday morning, February 14, 1979, a girl named Leah was doing her project in the same room where the computers are housed now. The day before that, she broke up with her boyfriend, Gerald, because she was very preoccupied with her thesis and studies . But Gerald refused to break up with her. They argued. Leah just left. Still upset, she went to the project room early. At around 9:45 am, Gerald charged into the room and stabbed her. People tried to restrain him but his strength was enormous, he pushed everyone and continued stabbing his girlfriend.
After he noticed that Leah was not breathing anymore, he ran out and stabbed himself. Leah was pronounced dead on arrival in the hospital. Gerald was jailed. The two other incidents occurred in the years 1990 and 1996. My student immediately reported this case to the Rector, but he refused to believe that something out of the ordinary had a role in the stabbing incidents. The whole class of my cousin was surprised when they learned about this. They called a priest and a pastor to bless and get rid of the curse. Unfortunately, it backfired. From the time the place was blessed, all of the thesis files were always corrupted or deleted from the system. Even when new computers were installed, not a single thesis survived in the room. For two months, the class struggled. Since my cousin is a reluctant clairvoyant, one night she and three friends stayed in the project room. Early the next morning, around 6, she heard a laughter. A girl voice echoed into the room. She immediately grabbed her flashlight and scanned the room. No one was there. The laughter turned into screams followed by a shriek. Gina saw a shadow of a woman standing behind a computer. She read the screen and it said, “Help me.”Gina replied with terror, asking her what to do. The entity typed back, she said that her boyfriend should be set free or more deaths shall occur in the room. Gina asked her what his name was. The girl typed back, “G.S.” Gina immediately left and asked Allan where Gerald was. He said he was in jail and was sentenced to life imprisonment. The whole class filed a petition to free Gerald, now 44 years old. The case is still ongoing. As the entity? She is still haunting the room. But so far, no stabbing incidents have been reported.