Today morning around 11 Kavitha, one of the trainers in my team, informed me that a girl trainee of hers has not come in today as she is not well. I was very casual about it until Kavitha told me the reason why the girl, Akhila, hadn’t come in today – it seems that the girl had been visited by a spirit last night and therefore she was too shaken & scared to sleep and was too worn out to come in at 7 am today. I was like, “could you please repeat that”? Kavitha said that she would come to me later and discuss this. I said ok.
A few minutes later Kavitha came to meet me and brought with her a girl called Anusha who had been working in our office for a few months and who stays in the same house as a paying guest as Akhila. Anusha says that all 6 girls who live there have seen this ghost or spirit or entity or whatever, and they describe her as being in appearance around 23-24, dressed always in what appears to be a green blouse and black pants. She says that they hear water running in the bathroom at 1 am when there’s no one there, switches going on and off for no reason, their rooms being locked at night without anyone being there, creepy noises on the door and pipes.
She says that the visits were infrequent for the last 4 months (the duration of their stay at the house) but that it has picked up in the last few days. One of the neighbours say that they had heard that there was a suicide there in one of the rooms. Anusha says that one evening after work, she felt her hair being pulled fro behind but she saw no one behind her. Another girl claims that she is being forced to lie on her back by a force whenever she wants to sleep on her side. They say that they have all seen this strange girl, always dressed in the same outfit, but only 1 or 2 has seen her face.
Last night, it seems that the ghost sat down on Akhila’s bed and said something to her. The others heard Akhila say “please don’t do anything to me, please go away and leave me alone” all night but they didn’t see the spirit until much later. Akhila is frightened to her wits end and was shaking & shivering all night. Her parents have come and it looks like they may take her home with them.
After Anusha told me all this stuff I spoke to Kiran, my friend in HR. I stated the same thing, I told Kavitha & Anusha – I don’t believe in gods or ghosts or goblins but I do know one thing. These girls are being affected mentally and they have to get out of the house ASAP! We swung into action and by evening we found a new place for the 6 girls to move in. I was smiling and joking at the statements which seemed to lighten the mood but we were worried about this girls, kids at most (all under 24) and why they had to wait for so long before they told us about it.
The lady who rents the house for them is also a bit weird. She says lies to the girls about the house and stuff. She is supposed to give them 2 meals a day along with lodging but she gives them stale stuff, curry cooked 3 days or a week ago and the girls always get sick because of it. Atleast now, this will stop.
Or will the ghost allow it to stop?