The Forbidden Game
The Forbidden Game3 mins 34 3 mins 34
It was about three years ago. I was at my home with my brother Suraj and his friend Abhi. He was at my house for a night out and my parents were out of town. Abhi was so bored that he suggested we must play a game. My brother agreed. Abhi quickly browsed on the internet and showed us a video of a spirit game. I quickly looked at the clock. It was 00:30 am so I said no but my brother was so excited that eventually, he convinced me to play the game.
We went inside the bedroom and tightly shut the door. There was absolute silence in the room. I could hear the cold breeze coming into the room from the window. My brother saw that and quickly closed the window. I brought a candle and a mirror from the cupboard and placed them on the table. I took a paper and wrote yes and no on the paper. Abhi took a coin out of his pocket and placed it on the paper. We all closed our eyes and placed our fingers on the paper and started reciting,
"Good spirit please come!"
"Good spirit please come!"
I suddenly felt the cool wind blowing near my neck. I remembered very well that my brother closed the window before we sat down, so I slowly opened my eyes and looked at the window. The curtain was wavering. My brother didn't put the bolt so the window opened. I turned around and saw that Abhi had already opened his eyes and was looking into the mirror spellbound. He looked frightened. I slowly looked into the mirror...
There was someone, someone standing behind us. My mind became black and I involuntarily started screaming. I couldn't stop myself. Hearing me scream my brother opened his eyes and screamed. Along with him, Abhi screamed. But surprisingly we three heard a fourth voice! That's it, we could no longer stay in that room we quickly rushed out of the house. Hearing us scream our neighbors came outside and asked us what happened. We quickly told each and every single bit. Our neighbour Mrs. Ravindra said let's go and check and I reluctantly went with her into the house and then into the room. I quickly turned on the light and checked around. The candle was still burning, the window was open and there was a sweater hanging on the wall where we saw the shadow. Then I understood the embarrassing truth. It was just a sweater that made us all tremble and not some spirit.
Well, the after-effects were quite predictable. Mrs. Ravindra called our parents and our parents grounded us for half a month and we learned our life's lesson that one should never jump into conclusion before knowing the complete truth and also not to take spirits for granted.