After a busy day at my village, I allowed my exhausted body to sink into a deep sleep. Then suddenly, I heard a bang on my door. Slowly, I went near the door and opened it. I found my best friend, Shiyam, standing on the threshold of the door. Before I could utter a word, he held my hand tightly and started dragging me towards a nearby building which was famous in our village as a ‘Ghost House’ where villagers have noticed paranormal activities many a times such as people walking on their head, or people without head, while some villagers saw only teeth laughing and making scary sounds.
So, stories of such scary scenes were making rounds in our village. All these things were coming to my mind as we were getting closer to the abandoned house. I was, helplessly, trying to get rid of his hold but he was holding me so tightly that I had no chance to flee. When we reached in front of the haunted house, he, suddenly, disappeared from my sight. Then I realized that he was not my friend but a ghost in the guise of my best friend. I started screaming in my full strength with eyes closed. But no one was responding or coming to my help. Maybe, they are in deep sleep and unable to hear me, I thought. Slowly, I opened my eyes. Then what I saw was scarier.
Many human skeletons-like figures were surrounding me giving no chance to flee. Their tongues were so big that they could touch their bald head up, and chins down easily. And their eyes were bulging out making the face scary and horrible. There was no flesh in their entire body but they could laugh, walk and talk. I kept shouting and shouting in vain as no one was coming to my rescue. Then their head ghost came who was in full strange dress and his face was so scary that I fell down on ground in fear and panic. He sat down in front of me in a chair and pulled my hair and said; sit straight in front of me. And he started to abuse and curse me in all possible terms.
He continued to say; all the time you human beings are cooking up new stories about us and then cursing and abusing us for no reason. Have we harmed you people? He asked angrily. He continued; but today I will show you what we can do with you. Then he ordered one of them to catch hold of me and punish me as much as possible. He tied my hands tightly and started pulling out my nails one by one, then after, he took out one of my eyes sitting on my chest. Then he broke my all teeth one by one and cut my lips. I kept shouting all the time in pain and panic but no one was coming to my aid. Maybe, they were not listening or listening but they were not coming in fear of the ghosts. Finally, he took an axe and shouted: now I will cut all yours fingers one by one and after that I will cut your hands and legs, then we will leave your corpse lying here.
I started to plead and shouted louder and louder. Suddenly, I woke up and sat on the bed. I was sweating badly and checking my body. I thanked God that no harm was done to me in real life. I was dreaming. But still my fear was not over as the room was dark and seemed to be occupied by the ghost. I started shouting! Papa..Papa… but no response was there then I realized that I was sleeping alone in the entire house. I switched on the light. But I could not sleep whole night. Many scary thoughts were coming to my mind such as; can the ghost harm human beings or they are appearing in dreams only and showing such scary, dreadful and frightening scene….