Spooked in hotels and elsewhere

Spooked in hotels and elsewhere

"I was driving from General Santos City to Cagayan de Oro with my sister Rita and our friend Lea. It was around 3 p.m. when it started raining really hard, almost like a storm.

"We decided to stop driving and ended up checking into a pension house in Malaybalay, Bukidnon.

"The water pressure in the bathroom was too weak, so we asked for another room.

"While we were having dinner, the staff moved our luggage to the new room. I was impressed-the room was bigger, with a beautiful chandelier. I had left my companions in the dining area. I had gone up ahead of them because I wanted to take a shower.

"After my shower, I noticed, strangely, that the chandelier's light was off, even if the switch was on, so I thought it was just the light bulb that went dead.

"While Lea was taking a shower, the faucet in the sink turned on. She stepped out of the shower, turned off the tap and continued her bath. But the tap turned on again. I didn't learn about her shower story until much later.

"That night, we turned in around midnight. There were two queen beds and I had one to myself. I was facing the door, my roommates the windows.

"I started hearing grunts. I thought Rita was having nightmares. There were also dogs that wouldn't stop howling.

"The next day, we checked out of the hotel. I asked the girl at the front desk how old the hotel was. Just 18 years old, she said.

"In the car, I told my sister she was having nightmares. I said, 'You were even grunting.'

"She said, 'Ako naman may naririnig na naglalakad mula sa bintana hanggang sa pinto na may hila-hilang kadena.'

"We started screaming in the car. I still get goosebumps when I think about that pension house." -Girlie de Leon, doctor

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