By: Gabriel Fernandez
This story was told by my old classmate, Cedrik. His grandmother owned a resort in Laguna and there was a big slide located near a swimming pool. Late at night, the staff would see a white lady on the highest slide. Even those who live near the resort would report having seen a lady in white on top of the slide late at night. It was on a New Year’s eve that Cedrik came to have a personal encounter with the reported white lady. While his parents were enjoying themselves with a karaoke session, he and his cousin went for a walk along the pool. Then, they saw a lady with long hair wearing a white robe. They couldn’t see the face of the lady because it was so dark.
“Hey, see that? Maybe that’s the white lady! Run!”Cedrik shouted at his cousin. But his cousin was just looking at the lady as if he was in a trance Cedrik grabbed him by the hand and he started running, dragging his cousin. Cedrik decided to tell his parents about the white lady. His parents told that them that they have also been seeing the white lady since Cedrik and his siblings were still kids. Apparently, the lady met an accident in the resort. She used the slide to dive in the pool. However, midway down, she lost her balance and banged her head on the walls of the slide. When she reached the pool, she was half-conscious and was bleeding profusely. She died. Cedrik parents, upon seeing how scared Cedrik was upon seeing the lady in white, called a priest to bless the resort and to pray for the lady who was haunting the place. After that, the white lady stopped haunting the resort. The staff were asked to block the highest slide and let no one use it.
My dad, Tito Benjie, and Tito George own a rest house in Tagaytay. Tito Benjie and his family decided to spend a weekend there last year. Tito Benjie and his family were on their way to Tagaytay. They were using the family van and tito Benjie was driving.
“Do you think the rest house there is nice, Dad?” Therese, 10 asked. “Yes, it is. You will like it there, I promise!” Tito Benjie said. Two hours later, they finally arrived at the rest house in Tagaytay. It was a two-story rest house and it was painted yellow. It was already late and they had already eaten dinner on their way to the rest house. When they finally got inside. Tito Benjie closed all the doors first and they immediately went up to their rooms to change into their night clothes. The next day, Tito Benjie woke up early at around 5:30. He went down to the kitchen to get a glass of water. But as he was making his way down, he was surprised to see that the bathroom’s door was open. He was sure that he had closed all the doors the night before. He decided to shake it off thinking that it was nothing at all. Boy, was he wrong. Very wrong. For the next few days , Tito Benjie started to feel eerie things. As he was going to the bathroom near their room, he saw a pool of blood on the floor. Worse, there was a human bone, worms were feasting on it. He screamed so hard that he started Tita Gely, his wife.
“What happened?” Tita Gely asked, rushing to her husband’s side.” I saw a pool of blood and a human bone!” Tito Benjie said, scared. “But I don’t see anything. Honey, maybe its just the new medicine that your doctor gave you,” Tita Gely said, trying to calm down her husband.
But tita Gely had her own encounters with the unknown too. One day, when Tita Gely was cleaning the rest house, she was surprised to find Tito George’s room locked. Thinking that Becky and Gel were inside, she knocked on the door, “Becky, Gel! Open the door!”
Tita Gely called to her kids.
“Huwag mo ‘kong istorbohin!”a man’s voice roared from the room. Tita Gely was taken aback. She didn’t recognize the voice. At that instant, her kids showed up. They told her that they were just downstairs, talking. As she went downstairs to the kitchen to cook, she thought, May multo ba dito? She was about to find out.