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Philippine Ghost Story

Posted on August 1, 2009

Hi my name is Jen and I live at manila Philippines. I’m now 22 years old living with my boyfriend. Anyway, this is a real story that actually happened to me when I was staying in our house at the province. This experience happened to me when I was 12 years old right after my grandfather died.

My grandfather died of a heart attack and the whole family was in shock. Well, as for me I was only 12 and I didn’t actually have a close bond with my grand dad back when he was alive so I never actually paid too much attention to his death. Well, before his funeral we offered a mass and a small gathering to pay our respects. We celebrated it in a small chapel with his casket opened in the front of the chapel. Each one of the family members would come up to the casket to see my grandfather for the last time and say their goodbyes.

Everyone had come to the casket so it was my turn (Filipino children are not actually scared of dead bodies). I had this habit of knocking into every wooden surfaces that had touched my hands. Anyway, while I was looking at my grand dad while I was up at the casket I was knocking at it with a beat like 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3.

Then after like 3 minutes my aunt had noticed what I was doing. So she shouted at me and pinched me and told me this old Filipino superstition that when you knock at the casket of a dead body he will come at your doorstep and knock at your door. Well, I never actually paid too much attention to what my aunt had said and continued playing.

When we got back to our house with one of my cousins and my parents it was already around 10 PM. My parents had go to sleep early because they were so tired. So my cousin and I decided to watch TV. And that’s when things started to happen.

At first we were hearing loud sounds coming from outside, but we didn’t pay much attention to it so we just continued watching. Then I got really scared when the lights and TV went on and off. And freaky thing is that it had a pattern, like my knock 1-2-3,1-2-3.

For about three minutes this continued and I felt really scared and so did my cousin. And the scariest was after the flickering stopped someone knocked on our door with the sound exactly as what my knocks at the casket sound… 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3. Though I was really scared I got the courage to stand up and look out the window to see who it was.

With my cousin next to me we slowly went to the window and checked. Then what I saw was something I will never forget. It was an old man wearing a black suit. His back was turned so I didn’t actually see his face, but I knew this wasn’t my grand father. So I was scared and when I pushed my face at the window the man vanished right in front of me.

My cousin and I cried and ran to my parents room and told them what happened. Well, they didn’t believe us and just told us to go to sleep. After that night I prayed and asked that whoever that guy was I hope he would leave me alone. Could it be possible that other spirits heard me knocking back at the burial?

Written by Johnneen, Copyright 2009 TrueGhostTales.com

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28 Responses to “Philippine Ghost Story”
  1. Dark_chaos says:

    It depends on alot of things. Could be some one sent by your grandfather? Or some one who heard you and thought you were inviting them into this world.

    I think you have guts lol, Id never have gone to the window!

  2. SomeoneNotImportan says:

    Wow, that just seriously gave me the chills, I have a fear of dead bodies.

  3. CuteSagittarius says:

    Serves u right! U just learned ur leSson! :-D So if nothing has hapPened since that night, then it must be over.

  4. kutin says:

    sounds creepy enough to me, Well if you think is not your grandpa . Then it maybe some other spirit that heard it . Cuz places that held funeral usually still have spirit roaming around. Maybe they heard it and follow you home. That’s why some supersitution believes should be follow for a reason.

  5. Ghostgirl8884444 says:

    Wow,creepy!! :0

  6. trolldoll1681 says:

    it could have been someone from the funeral who saw what you were doing and wanted to scare you but i really think it was your granddad!! i’m sure you stopped knocking on wood like that, i would have stopped!! thanks for a great story

  7. ivy janella (philippines) says:

    yeah.. i just heard that story…. everyone knows that story.. my friend send that story to me.. through text message,… hehehe…. ooops? sorry..hehe

  8. Ghost girl says:

    thank ya for the great story. i really like superstitions, but I believe that some of them should be followed…

  9. INDICA says:

    that was scary!

  10. Dianne says:

    advice to all of persons have experienced of seeing a ghost, its a little bit scary but ithink of it and u can realized? for me their mission not done

    i have third eye my friends called me weirdo but i ignored them…

    im just accepting that im a special to have this kind of gift god gave me…

  11. jheanni says:

    wow!! i love it..its little bit scarry!!

  12. Anonymous says:

    ooh i think i believe its true!

  13. jHean says:

    ..y0ur story is
    so scary!!
    i reAlly scared of
    the ghost!!
    i wish i never ever
    see any

  14. miSs mE... says:

    wOw!!! ur sTory iS sCary… iT givEs mE tHe crEeps!!!

  15. Light2o07 says:

    I do not believe in that ghost or what ever paranormal things that happened.
    Maybe I could, when I personally see or encountered them. Something like “eye on the act”
    -I’d like to see them and to know the mystery why did this happen.

  16. Asagami says:

    Miss Dianne,care to share how yours opened? And how i can open(or reopen) mine? ^^….please reply XD…..
    and i am serious….so please…..help T_T.

  17. pauline estrada says:

    scary huh !!

    i love it ..

  18. Anonymous says:

    most of my family lives there…. kinda scary but they dont speak english so i dont hear from them so idk….

  19. Ashyel says:


  20. Rejica says:

    it gives me chills! my hair stand up on its ends while i am reading it.. nice telling your story oneesama=3

  21. Anonymous says:

    scary……. i believe in ghost stories like that

  22. Anonymous says:

    I love scary stories so much…

  23. TheWORD says:

    ….for those who don’t believe in ghost/entities….. actually all of us have the ability to see them it is just that sometimes we dont pay attention to them/didn’t know they were spirits…..
    but if you really want to experience the thrill of seeing/feeling these paranormal events just try to open your senses to everything from the smell of the air to the faint sounds around…and sometimes you would see something on your peripheral vision that not supposed to be there or feel a heavy tingly sensation in your body thats when you know that there is really a spirit around you… just try this when your not alone cos sometimes the scare is much to handle when no ones with you and pray hard if you ever experience something…( note: dont ever agitate the spirits youll get more than what you bargain for…)

    • trolldoll says:

      i and my boyfriend have seen a variety of paranormal things in our old house! we have seen a residual victorian woman and shadow people! i and my dog and cats have seen things move by themselves! i am not afraid, these people were alive once and they have done no harm to us or our animal or property. you have to see them to believe in them!!!

  24. Anonymous says:

    That’s a really freaky story!! knocks me dead! Well maybe the other spirits got disturbed in your knocking..

  25. Lester says:

    This story is so fake! It’s just like in the movies!

  26. killergeninzen says:

    well i myself dont belive in ghost at first!! but after seeing one at the hospital while having our routine checking vital signs in our patients, made me say holy god,, it really exists me and my buddy really saw it,, a transparent guy floating in the air outside the windows in the ward.. then when i was assigned in baguio i live in aprtment with my co -staff, the first night we sleep in that aprtment i heard creepy sounds, like pulling the bed,walking as if someone is wearing stilleto then one time its only the three of us left in the apartment me and my two boss,, well we had a plan of having movie marathon, but they left me alone,, it was around 4 am when i heard that someone is calling me..i really felt goose bumps all over my body,, and when i carefully listen to the voice it was my ate faye’s voice,,but hell yeah she went home to pangasinan at around 1 pm… and theres plenty of horrifying and creepy experiencs happened to us,, i thought it was only me who heard and experience that creepy thing,, but god all of us expereinced it!!! oh im tired so maybe another time i will post those expereicnes here in baguio.. gotta go:)

  27. Trulaloo says:

    next time don’t knock….try to use the doorbell… =))

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