SPI Spooky Walk @ Hungry Ghost Month

Posted: September 13, 2009 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                         Stardate: 63198.9 (Sept 13th, 2009)

Yesterday (Sept 12th) had been a great night experience for another round of the Singapore Paranormal Investigator Spooky Walk. This one was a contribution in regards to the Hungry Ghost Month, and will be leading by SPI Advisor, Mr Desmond. The proposed itinerary for this event will take us to spooky cemeteries at night where elaborated hungry ghost cultural activities had taken place. And yes, and if I’m not mistaken, whenever comes to Desmond, there will be transport provided. Frankly speaking, among all the previous spooky walks I’ve been, this is my first time whereby there’s a transport been provided. Sweet! =)

Our meeting point was next to Lavender MRT. Those participating will have to be there to register at 1830hrs. Transport will be leaving at 1900hrs, as according to the time stated, and will end at 2300hrs.

Meeting point

Our first point will be at Bukit Brown Cemetery. The last time I’ve been there was during our Heritage Project. This 213 acre cemetery was also named as coffee hill, and if I’m not mistaken, it still remains as one of the oldest cemetery in Singapore.

Along the way, Desmond will relate the background of the cemetery, as well as some haunting stories to share. Interesting, really, and he dragged it all the way there =D

Nearly half an hour, we arrived there. The cemetery look different when darkness falls. There’s no street lights, and we have to trust the moonlight to aid in our visibility along the way. The surrounding were even larger than in daytime. Then, I held back. Was it just me, or I’m becoming to sound a little shaky. Cause I’m starting to feel like as though, other than the vision of plants and tombstones, there’s something……or perhaps someone, was staring at us, from behind those dark areas of the bushes. Imaginations can really run wild if you find it hard to control that amount of tension!

We came across this part of the cemetery where it contained some very ornate graves. Surprisingly, it was been guarded by two so-called “jagas” that wore in Sikh outfit. Must have been considered to be a “heavily protected” grave.

Photos taken along the way. (I really enjoyed arranged the photos this way. Hehe..)

Bukit Brown

Next, Desmond will take us to the top of a hill, where a larger grave was held. I went up there before together with few of our members who had volunteered for the heritage project. Indeed, the area encircling the place was large, and there’s a two tombs of the same kind, and was believed to be a couple.

Desmond explained more about the area before proceeding.

Bukit Brown

Uphill…

Bukit Brown

As granted by Desmond, we are free to take as many photos as we want. But to remained in the same group as a rule, cause we don’t want anyone to wander off and ended up gone missing in the end.

We spend there for about 10 to 15 minutes before we scale down the steep slope, and walked back to where we came from. While waiting for the bus, one of the SPI Agents began to demonstrate how those so-called orbs were formed. This is interesting, as what I know of that there are quite a number of possibility in how orbs will turned out to be. So we had that agent extinguished a spray of water from her water. You know, like a person happened to drink a cup of water, and at the same time, his or her friend happened to say something stupid or shocking, and the latter suddenly burst out all the liquid from the mouth upon hearing that. Another agent will capture a photo of it. And it turned out like one of those Big Splash thingy in Wild Wild Wet located at DownTown East….

Next try, the same agent will started to brush and sweep and kick some dirt from the ground. This one, as what I happen to found out, was a common experiment when comes to creating orbs. Well, the camera do catches some, and not to mention, the dancing part was great! =D Reminds me of Michael Jackson when he danced for this old song, “Billie Jean” Hehe…=D

We were soon back on the bus and headed for the western side of Singapore, where Chua Chu Kang cemetery was held. Heard there’s some rumours about this cemetery, and one of them I heard was where taxi drivers received their fare, which later turned out to be hell money! And I came to find out, there’s one particular stretch of road, whereby it divide the Muslim cemetery and the Chinese cemetery on both sides, and that taxi drivers will avoid using this road when driving at night! =0 And even, sightings of headless ghost wandering about in the heart of the cemetery. Find it hard to believe?

Anyway, it was a multicultural graveyard comprising of Muslim, Chinese, Christian and Indian. There’s a few other races as well, but can’t remember which. Both my great-grandfather and great-grandmother were buried here, and my family and myself normally paid their respect during the month of Hari Raya.

But before that, the bus will stop at a petrol kiosk where we can have a toilet break and to buy some snacks at the same time.

About 15 to 20 minutes, we boarded up the bus and off we go to our next point. Same thing, Desmond will share some insights about the cemetery and some spooky tales to get us freak out, even though he knew we are not. Hah! =D

We reached there….and what a surprised! There appeared to be some religious practice that lies infront of us. Obviously, its a contribution to the Hungry Ghost Month, but they happened to block the road where the bus was attempting to drive though. So we have no choice but to disembarked from the bus and walked up towards the hill, where Desmond will showed us a field of mini tombs, where babies, majority of them, whom sadly died due to various reasons, were buried.

Photos taken….

Chua Chu Kang

More photos taken as we explore deeper…

Chua Chu Kang

Next, was seemingly a special discovery. Those of whom were like me, will just go…WOW! Cause we had never entirely seen them before, and always thought they appeared to be in their usual shape and appearance. These tombs located are the heart of the Chinese cemetery were unique. Mainly dedicated to the deceased. They were design in a form of animals. There were the snake, toad and a lion sculpture. Seriously, I was intrigued by this rare discovery.

Photos taken….

Chua Chu Kang

For the lion, there are two of them, a male and a female. But were separated within a mile distance from each other. We managed to locate the male. But not the female. In the end, Desmond decided to abort the last finding, and that its good enough that we managed to find the Lion King. Same goes to the other two animals, which was the snake and the toad. Really had a hard time locate them within the darkness.

Lots and lots of pictures were taken, and we were soon back in the bus. If I can remember correctly, it was about 15 minutes before 2300hrs. Time moves really fast when we are enjoying ourselves as thrill seekers. Hehe…=)

Its time to call it a night. The bus will stop at Jurong MRT station, whereby those living within this side of the island will disembarked. The rest will headed back to Lavender MRT station, where I managed to catch the last train home =)

Well, I really had a great time experience this spooky walk, just like those past events. And was hoping for more to emerged =)


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