Silence! Dont Disturb My Baby
I am working in a call center here in the Philippines. I’ve been engaged to this kind of job for almost a year now. Staying up late in the office is the nature of the job. You will do and receive a lot of calls. Most of the time everybody is busy. But what’s not hidden to almost all of us is that their are also other beings dwelling in the office and constantly mingling with us.
When I was new to the place I found it very adorable and fun, the atmosphere is filled with enthusiasm. But as months came I’ve notice something weird about the place. I felt like something spooky is happening all over, so I confirmed it my colleagues who’ve stayed in the company longer than I have. It was then I found out that there are indeed some unexplainable things happening in the center. As my colleague stated the whole story and the personal experience that he had, the hair on my neck, my feet and my arms raised all at the same time.
There are more than one ghost that dwells within the walls of the center. There were four of them, the green man, the burned child, the white lady at the altar and the lady on the floor. Almost all the employees were aware of this beings that dwells silently with us. Their are even times that they literally make their presence very noticeable. I instantly believed with it at once cause I’ve been a believer of ghost stories even before. But I have no idea of how terrifying it is, not until I experienced the horror myself.
It was one tired full evening, we just finished our last dance practice with my colleagues. There is a dance competition for all call centers at that time so everyone had to cope up with the schedule add the practice as well. We were all squatted on the floor at a big room located in the end of the office. All were very noisy and excited to go home, we were all laughing and chatting as we polished and finalize all our plans for the final performance when suddenly, on top of every noise, on top of all the voices, we heard a loud cry of a newly born baby, a type of cry that one hears when a baby is disturbed during his sleep. The cry faded instantly as everybody stopped and looked at each other. Everyone was shocked and did not even say a word.”Was that a cellphone?” one of us asked. But no one can tell who it was. Their are only four cellphones in that room at that time and none of them had that kind of ring tune. That was not a cellphone, when everybody realize that, the big circle that we formed instantly turned into a crumple of people, with faces obviously terrified of what they’ve heard.
Our head officer managed to pacify us and instructed us to calm down and ended the meeting at once. We all went out of the building with a terrified soul. All of us were scared of what had happened. I was able to mention that to the security on duty and all the he said was, “that’s nothing new in here!”
We were all afraid but we can do anything else but accept the reality that we are working in a place where we have a lot of connection, not only outside the country but also beyond the world of the living. And here is what’s more terrifying. On that same night, the company’s system and generator suddenly shut off. The operation was disabled for about an hour and no one can explain why that happened. Was that the exchange of the disturbance that we did?
Written by Rhye Quirante, Copyright 2009