Saturday, November 12, 2011
Held Down (An Unwanted Visitor in the Night) by Obake Hunter
Photo by PJ
Held Down (An Unwanted Visitor in the Night)
was written by Obake Hunter on Thursday, October 20, 2011
Years ago I lived in an old house nestled in the hills above Kalihi and in it was a ghost. We used to have friends over from time to time and soon enough they too saw the spirit in question, and since he was such a frequent visitor in our home we soon gave him the name Henry so he would feel like part of our family.
Henry never did bother anyone although our overnight guests were forewarned about him. Even with that in mind they were always startled by the glowing white presence that would be standing in the room when they woke up in the middle of the night. One time a friend of mine, who was playing cards with us, actually saw him walking into one of the bedrooms. He had had a few drinks but I think he more or less sobered up right after that.
Henry never really bothered anyone, in fact he seemed to be going about his business like most spirits are want to do, popping out of nowhere and walking thru our hallways and stuff, I was even open minded enough to realize that in some very real way this was his home as much as ours maybe he was the former owner even!.
The years went on and all was the way it should be with life being very peaceful even with Henry showing up pretty much all the time except for two nights when something else came to visit our home. It was late into the evening the lights were off and we were all pretty much fast asleep when I Felt something pull me up to the surface from the comfortable tides of pleasant rest.
My room was as silent as can be considering the late hour and for a few moments that's all that was there with me until I felt someone pressing down on my body making me feel helpless. Groggy and terrified I managed to look off to my right and there was a large shadowy shape of a person watching me. My mind tried to slip back to that comfortable place where whoever this was could not get me. Oddly enough the moment I thought that and I slowly began to drift back to sleep it released me.
Not long after that on another night it happened again, but this time the presence was much more insistent with scaring me and since I was greatly alarmed I had no choice but to face this dark presence. By instinct I started to pray and the dark figure eased off again and in a few more seconds the room went from a silent negative zone to a tranquil state.
To this day I recall those years living with a ghost who became almost like a shy friend and always a welcomed presence. And then I pause and wonder what that other spirit was on those two fright filled nights while living in that haunted house. And what it would have decided to do with its forceful intentions if left unchecked.
In Hawaii we have a certain type of wandering ghost that likes to frequent both our fire stations as well as people's residence and they have a habit of pressing down on unsuspecting victims and also choking them thus the nick name of "choke neck" If that's what it was I’m glad it didn't get that far with me...