By: Gabriel Fernandez
Carlo is a computer technician. One day, as he was busy eating lunch, his office line rang. He answered the phone. The call was from a certain Mrs. Armero saying that she wanted her computer fixed. Carlo interviewed Mrs. Armero about her computer to assess where the problem was. After a few minutes of phone conversation, Carlo told Mrs. Armero that he would be at her house at around 3 in the afternoon. Mrs. Armero gave Carlo her address.
Carlo was standing in front of Mrs. Armero’s house at exactly 3 p.m. The house looked abandoned and rather old. Carlo knocked and waited for someone to open the door, but no one came out. He tried once again but still, no one came to the door. He went to a neighbor’s house and asked where Mrs. Armero was.
“Mrs. Armero? She has been dead for more than 20 years! She was a hit-and-run victim,” the neighbor replied. “But, Miss, Mrs. Armero just called our company and said that she wanted her computer fixed!” said Carlo. “Well, let me show you the inside of her house if you don’t want to believe me,” said the neighbor, annoyed. So they went inside the house, which was unlocked, and Carlos was startled at what she saw-there were no furniture inside the house. Nothing but dust. “Mrs. Armero hardly went out of her house. She was too busy using her computer for burning CDs” the neighbor said. They then went out of the house and they went back to the neighbor’s house. “would you like to have some tea first before you leave?” asked the neighbor. “Uh, no thanks!” Carlo said as he hurriedly left the house. When Carlo got back to their company, it was already 7 in the evening. If Mrs. Armero is dead, then why did she call our company? Carlo was puzzled.
The phone rang and Carlo answered it. “Why didn’t you fix my computer?” the voice said. He realized who was calling- Mrs. Armero! He put the phone down immediately, freaked out. Suddenly, the lights went out and he saw a figure floating. It was a figure of a woman. She floated near Carlo and started to strangle him. Carlo caught a glimpse of the figure’s face and hands as he was struggling-her face was bloody and her hands were full of wounds.
He was about to pass out from lack of oxygen when he felt his lighter on his pocket. In his desperation to ward off the image, he lit the lighter right on the image’s face. It vanished! As soon as the image was gone, the power was restored. Scared, Carlo took out his rosary and prayed for the soul of Mrs. Armero. He assumed that the image was that of his phantom customer. After the incident, Carlo would be startled by the sound of a phone ringing. Though Mrs. Armero hasn’t called again, Carlo still couldn’t get over his fear.