Wednesday, September 13, 2006

whats your take?

So i've been hearing a lot about ghosts and spirits lately. I've been wanting to post about it but been putting it off. I even began a post, saved it as a draft and then deleted it. So if you are a palaai like me, then you can stop reading right here. But if not...check out the stories about ghosts (or watever you want to call it) that people who've told it swear its the truth.

Riding home on horseback after a late night of visiting with relatives, my grandfather tells of how his horse would stand taut, mane hair rigid. Rain would be spitting and up ahead, he could see a figure of a person walking towards him. The person is holding a taamu leaf to shelter from the rain and in his other hand, holding a lantern. The first thought that comes to his mind is how the lantern could keep on burning in the rain. Only when the person passes would the horse once again move. Nothing too odd about the incident until he turns a moment later to find that the person that just passed him is nowhere to be seen...

When John's father was working in Asau back in the day, they would have to wake up early in the morning to make the three hour drive from Taga on the other side of the island. There's a long strip of bush area in Neiafu and one morning, on his lonesome drive, John's father saw a lone figure on the road. He stopped to offer this person a ride knowing there are no houses for miles. The person hopps in the truck and John's father greeted the man and starts up a conversation. It seemed odd that the man would not turn his face nor replied when asked a question. He seemed to munching on something. John's dad got a bit annoyed and asked him if he had a mouth or not. The person turned and almost poked John's dad's eye out. His nose was so long it reached from the other side and almost reached John's dad's face! Freaky!

Alrighty, i'll stop here cause I know I sound ridiculous with these stories. And recalling has sufficiently freaked me out in the middle of the afternoon. Suppose you'll have to hear it to believe it or better yet, see it to believe it. But share your views: What is your take on spirits, ghosts, demons etc????