Revenge of the Dead and/or Urban Myth and Legend...

@zed_k4 (17624)
Singapore
July 15, 2009 11:26pm CST
Good day to all, Pardon some of the words which I'm going to use below. If you dislike paranormal stuff, do not continue and if you do, try not to read this at night.. Do you guys believe that the dead could seek revenge? For instance, those whom have died unjustly like being killed, murdered, raped and etc? I know that there are those that believe in ghosts while others don't. Is there an urban legend or myth in your folklore which you have heard whether you believe or not? I have heard lots of stories and I respect the nature of the stories, without giving out my criticisms ever. I have heard this story that there is this bridge whereby this girl had been raped before and killed unjustly. There have been sightings of the image of a girl wandering on the bridge since; disturbing and haunting others. Another one: There is this myth or urban legend that when a house or a place being left empty for a long period of time tend to be haunted. Spirits will loom and it's best to not stay in those places that have been vacant for say, a few months or years even. What say you? Next. This is a myth or a true story told a lot of times in my local scene. There had been encounters before when young adults (male only) go for their National Service training and in particular the army, there have been tales of 1 recruit gone missing. Example, like there can be 12 going for training but only 11 come back or there can be a trail of 12 recruit but an extra 13th member at the back! Ack.....up to this day, on one can explain this paranormal being true or not. I don't say I believe 100% nor don't believe at all. What I do know is that there are certain rules that we must abide like if we are in the jungle, we must not scold vulgarities and speak evil. When we are scared, it will attract more 'dark forces' and we should not be scared of this 3rd dimension. This is what I believe. Others might have their own opinion. Do share your thoughts. I will definitely award the best answer and with much thought and careful consideration..
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@cbeee3 (2063)
• India
16 Jul 09
I would be a liar if I said that I was totally into Paranormal activity related stuff. But certain stories related to paranormal activity do intrigue me.It was wonderful to read your post. I don't have too much to share here really, but what I say comes from the heart I know that there are things that we cannot explain and I know that I am not a person who can judge people and say that "That is impossible".I am analytical by nature and I need evidence to believe anything.That being said, I believe there are too many mysteries in this universe of ours. So no one can rule out the possibility that this unknown dimension exists. PS: If any forces are out there reading this.I mean no offense
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@cbeee3 (2063)
• India
17 Jul 09
Why the when you say, "You are too cute for ghosts to haunt though."Are you doubting my cuteness factor?! There come the dark forces to haunt you ..LOL
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
17 Jul 09
I don't doubt nor presume it...but I sensed it.. Aite, just pulling your leg..I have been teasing you mercilessly these few weeks. I do apologize for it.............. But I can't guarantee I won't do it again..
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@cbeee3 (2063)
• India
17 Jul 09
..LOL Geez! I can't use the glare anymore on ya.. They need to include some more emotes. I just replied to you on Twitter. Their character limit on Direct messages sucks! Is it so people like me don't ramble much. I wonder? LOL
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@kun2349 (23464)
• Singapore
16 Jul 09
LOL =D U are back with all your discussions again, bro ^_^ I like paranormal stuffs especially listening to them and even better if i'm able to watch it.. hehe ^_^ Most stories/myths/legends, i've heard from are during my army days.. U'r right about the recruit thing because it really happened before.. Other than that, there are no trainings on every thursday night because that's the time whereby evil forces are at its strongest ^_^ I myself kinda face a paranormal event before but i'm not sure how real it is.. While i was sleeping in the bunk, i think i heard someone sobbing away, and it's definitely a woman.. When i wake up the next morning, i ask my bunk mates but only 2 of them heard the same thing.. Thus, till date, i'm not sure if it's a paranormal thing or is it just my own imagination.. hehe ^_^
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
16 Jul 09
Hiya bro, yesss I'm back..haaa, been thinking of a topic to come out with and this one takes the cake for me .. I think the sobbing that you heard was the 'that thing'...mannn...did you like crumble? It would definitely send chills to me.. ^touches on wood^... not to happen, ha.. I love paranormal subjects too, bro .. It seems that there are more army story haunting than police and Civil Defense .. jungle more fierce..
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
16 Jul 09
Add on: Which leads me to think of this question. Has anybody ever seen Russell Lee in person? He is so mysterious with the mask and all. Do you think there's any special reason he's donning the mask? True ghost-writer to the word..
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@kun2349 (23464)
• Singapore
17 Jul 09
lol =D I did not really crumble as i did not hear it again the next day.. hehe ^_^ I just brush it off aside after that.. hehe ^_^ I do like paranormal stuffs as well, even though i will be scared if i happend to encounter anything.. lol =D Contradicting right?? hehe Russell lee is wearing a mask?? How do u know that?? ONe question though, how long have u been in singapore?? lol =D BEcause i thought that russell lee belongs to my childhood author of those short stories.. haha =D
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• United States
16 Jul 09
There are lots of people who are actually afraid to go into old empty houses, for one reason or another. Most of the houses, simply have creaks and squeaks from sitting so long, without someone to take care of it. Personally, if you have found an old, empty house, i think it would be great. Simply, start oiling and fixing the sqeaks and creaks, and enjoy. I would of course, pray over the house first. The reason being, your house will be blessed, and no reason, why you should have any problems.
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
17 Jul 09
I agree.. the creaks sometimes contribute to this certain kind of wonderment, especially at night when sleeping. Oiling helps? Thanks for this tip. I didn't know this. Perhaps I know the advantages of oiling, but for creaks, this is cool. Thanks for sharing, Shirley..
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• United States
17 Jul 09
Absolutely, oiling the hinges on the doors will help out. Pull the door open, and squirt oil down in the hinges, move the door back and forth, then oil again, if necessary. I have even used cooking oil, when i couldn't find anythng else. It works. Now, on those floor creaks, grab a hammer and nail. Find those studs, and hammer those boards down good. You may still have a few difficult ones. Most of them should be remedied though.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
17 Jul 09
Thanks again. I could do with my mom's cooking oil too. The gates lurch are hardened now and refuses to comply, so I'll be oiling it soon. The creaks for the floors are also something that I'm going to have to do soon. I can see this especially true for those that have attics. Oh my..the mysteries of attics! Have a nice day, Shirley..
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@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
16 Jul 09
Hi Zed... While I do believe that there are evils forces and practices among us I also believe that many of these things are just myth. i must add though that some of them have sucha recurring pattern it makes you wonder. There is for example a local bridge here called the Flat Bridge. I can tell you of a fact that many lives have been lost at this bridge due to vehicles plunging over or running off the road. Local tales tell of the horror of many slaves during slavery who lost their lives while building this bridge. It is said that it is these spirits who get hungry for blood at times and claim the lives of people to appease their souls. Another scary thing too is the lazy very still manner in which the river passes under the bridge. One really has to wonder if it is the same river which causes such dread. No one has been able to find the bottom of the section of the river which passes under the bridge. The divers are sometimes unable to locate the bodies of persons who perished in the river. It is still a local wonder which gives many the creeps while going over it. I personally try never to be asleep while going over the bridge and give a sigh of relief when it is behind me.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
16 Jul 09
Hello tjades.. No kidding...that must be one of the most scariest stories I've ever read. I know what you mean there and you could be right. Too many coincidences and accidents must mean something.. or trying to tell something. Too many lost souls can have this given stigma, which is very unexplainable. I remember this saying in my language translated, 'never to underestimate the still water'. That is really fierce stuff there. What lurks beneath, only God knows.. Where is this Flat Bridge again..? Is it in Jamaica as you have put in your profile..? If I were you, I'd look for another alternative route.. or maybe there isn't any for you.. as long as you are awake and alert, nothing will come to you.. do take extra care, my friend..and try not to drive alone if possible.
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@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
16 Jul 09
Yes zed.Flat Bridge is in Jamaica and takes us through the Bog Walk Gorge. There is an alternate but longer route which is used when the Gorge is blocked by flooding,accident etc... Here I will include a link where you can have a look at the bridge from various angles. www.jnht.com/heritage_site.php?id=315 This link gives a bit of info including another myth on the bridge and the river. www.golocaljamaica.com/readarticle.php?ArticleID=716 I hope they open.
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@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
18 Jul 09
It was my pleasure Zed
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@drannhh (15235)
• United States
16 Jul 09
I am right there with you in that forest. Absolutely! Also the other way around, when we are brave in the forest I think we attract good forces, whether it be a sidewalk jungle in the city or a real forest with trees. I love paranormal stories and although as with anything else some people make up nonsense just to earn a dollar, there is substance to many paranormal claims. I like the TV show Psychic Detectives with real stories of psychics who have aided the police in catching murderers.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
16 Jul 09
I love to read and listen to paranormal stories too. Agrees with you sometimes stories tend to be made up ones. The 3rd dimension is something not everyone could 'see' and the dark forces will always be there.. I have this mentality like if I don't disturb them, they'd better don't disturb me.. Thanks for your response, drannhh..
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@drannhh (15235)
• United States
16 Jul 09
Lol, if I meet one I'll be sure to tell him you said that. *Smirk* But it is probably true. Have you ever used a Ouija Board? Those I stay away from, using your rationale, of course. But I like dowsing with a pendulum.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
16 Jul 09
I've not heard of that.. Sounds like similar to the genre spirit of the coin for me.. Do tell 'him', drannhh..
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• Philippines
17 Jul 09
i certainly believe in paranormal stuffs..i have tried once when i was in high school doing this "spirit of the coin" thing..and whether you believe it or not, it was true, we saw the coin moving although we elevated our fingers from that coin, and to tell you the name of the ghost that we have awaken was "devil"..i never tried doing that thing again because it really scared me a lot..
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
17 Jul 09
I believe you there.. That game is 'haunted', so to speak. It is really a dangerous game and some sort like calling out to the devil to play or some sort.. I have heard some friends playing this game before and the coin shifted round and round instead of going to the written 'home'. So they had to play all night. A dangerous game, best to be avoided. Thanks for sharing your views, stricken43..
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
16 Jul 09
In this issues I honestly don't really have a specific opinion. I read lots of things about it ( pro and con ) but can't seem to be able to make my mind. Some descriptions and accounts really make things sound and feel true. On the other hand other just feel fake and wrong. It would certainly be much easier if human tendencies to exploit every thing possible didn't enter the equation. Whenever there is something legitimate, there are zillions of fake reports that make the ones interested in knowing the truth get discouraged, and give up. Personally, and getting back to your discussion, I basically am neutral with an open mind, in this subjet. I am still interested and read, but can't really embrace the idea specially when there are so many recounts that were made falsely just for profit or even the sensationalism. Some people spoil it to everyone else LOL I laugh but it is not even funny. And it can enter any possible issue and subject. For example something as serious as rape, is nowadays often taken with a grain of salt, because of all the "fake" cries of wolf, from people that wanted to benefit from it no matter what. What should be straightforward becomes muddled and complicated. Sad.
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
17 Jul 09
I feel you there, arkaf.. The real issues at hand are not known, really and one evident is movies. Being stretched far off the mind at times, LOL .. like too good to be true or too bad to be true. Unless it's written off with a clause based on a true story or something, I just take everything as fiction. Or inspired from a certain true event.. It's best to feel neutral at times.. thanks for sharing..
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• India
16 Jul 09
a legend is a legend
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
17 Jul 09
Or folklore..
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@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
16 Jul 09
I also have heard many such stories and some of them even found due to some natural or manmade phenomenon rather than paranormal things. Still I think that if we believe in God, than there must be some thing like soul also and the ghost are another form of soul only. Here, let me clear that I'm a believer of God and soul, but don't think that all such stories are true. Most of them could be the result of our imagination or sightings of frightened or stressed minds or created by vested interests.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
19 Jul 09
Thanks Suruchi for your response.. I believe what you said is true..we should have fear for God the more..
@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
16 Jul 09
I also have heard many such stories and some of them even found due to some natural or manmade phenomenon rather than paranormal things. Still I think that if we believe in God, than there must be some thing like soul also and the ghost are another form of soul only. Here, let me clear that I'm a believer of God and soul, but don't think that all such stories are true. Most of them could be the result of our imagination or sightings of frightened or stressed minds or created by vested interests.
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
16 Jul 09
You mentioned God and I agree with you. We should be scared of God instead of all these paranormal forces.. Just that there have been lots of stories lately even on the radio that I hear at night, people relating their encounters. Certainly got me into thinking.. Thanks for sharing your thoughts..
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