I have many ghost encounter experienced. Some hair raising and some I just keep in myself.
This story is way back year 2003 when I was working in Cambodia. I am a homebody person and I enjoy staying in the four walls of my room than going outside. I am the only female expat hired by my company and the three were male Koreans. I am holding the merchandiser position and this is the reason why I have to spend longer hours in the office even after working time. Sometimes I continue my work in my room. I sometimes go back to our staff house late night 11 pm or 12pm. The reason for going back late is because of the time differences between our customers. Most of our customers are American and European.This is just normal time for me because I need to get all the information I needed for the next days work in the factory. If I failed to communicate with our customers in one night, it can be a problem for us and our production in the next morning and one failure communication will cost a lot for our company.
Friday at 6pm, I stop for a moment and went back to our staff house to take my dinner. After I finished, I asked our cooker named “Kimni” to help me in the office and stay there while waiting for me to finish. Since we became friends, Kimni never said NO to me. She is always there willing to help me and wait for me until I finished my work. We take a walk back to the office and while I am doing my work, the company driver called Kimni to come back to our staff house. My boss has come back from Korea and needs to have his dinner. Kimni said she will come back after our boss finished with his dinner. Being alone in the office, I always have the feeling of being watched. If I am feeling like this, my eyes will always focused on our “show room” filled with different kinds of sample garments, styles and dummies in different sizes.
That night is too eerie and made me nervous because I heard somebody’s breath right beside my office table. My legs started to shake and my hearth beat so fast. The hair at my back started to feel as if somebody is touching it. Suddenly my computer starts to play trick on me by turning off by itself. Emails gone and I started again and my eyes accidentally throws a sight to the office glass window besides me. There I saw a very clear image of a man and woman staring at me. I felt totally nervous and with my body shaking, I run out of the office and went back to our staff house. Luckily my boss is already resting in his room. I went to Kimni’s room and asked her to help me because I will closed the office and will continue my work on the next day. We went back and I sent few more important emails and back to my room. I can’t forget the face of the two image that I saw. The man is just looking normal but the woman looks terribly angry in her eyes. That night I told Kimni to sleep in my room and she did.
The next day, Saturday, I did not do overtime for fear of what I saw the other night. Because all Koreans went out and there is only me and Kimni in the house, I told her to go with me. We take a walk and spend our lunch in a fast food chain. We both enjoyed and I asked her about Cambodia’s history. Kimni is just the same age as me. She hated Polpot so much because of the experienced she had when she was a child. The reason why she become close to me is because of what I saw in her body. Scratches of knife, bullet mark in her body. I really felt bad for what she endured. The day I witness all the scars in her body made me realize that during my childhood days, I am happily living with my family but there is this girl crying for help but no one came to rescue until she lost both her parent and brothers. She speak little English and it is just enough for us to understand each other.
I told her I want to see the killing fields and the Toul sleng Museum. She said we don’t have time to visit the killing fields but she can take me to Toul Sleng Museum. I told her, “OK, let’s go there”. Before we went there, she advise me not to go inside the room of those victims by Khemer Rouge. I must stay outside the room and just look the inside of the room from the outside. I said, yes.
We went there and take a tour at the Museum. There is a rule in making a tour at the museum. We have to start at the very first building. Toul sleng is a former school for children in which Polpot converted the place to a killing chamber for innocent victims of the Khemer Rouge; babies, children, man, woman, old people and even disabled people is not free from his inhuman rule and the picture of these victims as if talking and begging for justice. On the first building, I forgot what Kimni told me. On the 3rd room, I went inside together with some people because of curiosity. There I saw the picture of the man who died inside that room and all the tools that is being use by Khemer Rouge to torture him and give him physical pain.Inside I felt terribly eerie and tears fell as if I am the one feeling the same pain as him. You can feel the presence and spirit of the victims inside all those rooms. There were noises from the tourist talking about the Khemer Rouge but why is it that you can still feel the eerie sound although there were noises from those curious people who visited the museum.
Kimni saw me inside the room and asked me to come out. I immediately come out and she was so angry at me why I did not listen to her. She said we have to come back before sunset and I must take a shower. Sleep early and don’t wait till 9 pm before sleep. She said I must sleep early because if I sleep late at night, it will be difficult for me to go to sleep because I did not listen to her. I invited her to sleep with me but this time she denied because her son is sick and she must come back home. Meaning I am alone in our staff house. Nine pm, I felt uneasy and my body is sweating although the air-condition is open. I can’t sleep and I remember what Kimni told me. The Koreans and my boss is not in their room yet and I am feeling kind of nervous. I went outside my room and watched movie but when I open the television, HBO is not friendly at the time. They were playing a horror movie. I changed it to a cartoon movie till I felt I want to sleep. I don’t want to go inside my room because I feel the presence inside. I took a nap in a sofa and slept there. Midnight, the light turned off and it wakes me up. I can sense the spirit in the house. I look at the wall clock and it is 2am but I am trying to ignore those feelings. By showing little courage to myself, I went inside my room and open the emergency light in my room and lay down on my bed. I slept and 3 am I suddenly awoke for what reason. When I opened my eyes, I saw the image of the man in the Toul sleng museum laying besides me and the woman I saw during the night in the office, her image inside the mirror closet. I can’t move due to my fear and can’t even shout loudly as if there is no voice coming out of my mouth. I closed my eyes and covered myself with blanket. I felt the cold air covering my body. I was in this situation when suddenly I heard noises from the outside of my room. The Koreans came back and I felt some kind of relief knowing that I am not alone now. My body is filled with sweat and then the Koreans opened the generator. Lights open, air conditioned open although my body is still shaking until I fell to sleep.
In my mind I noticed that the man in the picture at the Toul Sleng Museum is the same man I saw in the glass window in the office but I am wondering who is the woman and why is she angry looking at me like that. I told Kimni about this experience and she said I have to be ready because the spirit of this dead victim likes to follow in those people who visits the Toul Sleng Museum and it is true. I felt their presence for one week. Kimni said sometimes the people who visit the Toul Sleng Museum can feel the presence of this dead spirit and will stay for over two weeks to people that go inside their death chamber. Kimni has no answer on who the woman was. This story also made her scare.
If there is any skeptics here, you can try to make a tour in Cambodia’s “Toul Sleng Museum” and ready yourself when the spirit followed in you wherever you go. They will surely stay for one or two weeks with you inside your room. You can feel the presence and will sometimes show their dark image.
Sent in by Arlyn, Copyright 2010 TrueGhostTales.com