Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Others


New place, new routine, new something...

I want it to be totally dark when I sleep so before going to bed, I always make sure all lights are off except for the one at the garage near the gate. I do this everyday since I decided to stay here last week. See, I am renting a room in a new 3-storey building, and I’m alone.

There are only two bedrooms here. The master's bedroom and the one I'm renting, both in the second floor. The living room, kitchen and dining area are all in the first floor. The third floor is just an open room, with a T&B in one corner.The building has a rooftop. Out of curiosity, I went there once 2 days before I moved just to check the view. I didn’t see anything except for G.I sheet roofs and the gigantic EDSA billboards nearby.

The stairway leading to the rooftop is quite dark but since it gets some light from the open door of the third floor, I didn’t bother checking for any lights. The gate that opens to the rooftop is made of cast iron which creates this loud, burglar-alarming noise when you open or close it.

Early Friday morning, I was at the rooftop again to hang my clothes outside to dry. Following my weird sleeping time, I slept after at about 11AM and got awakened around 2 in the afternoon.

It’s raining.

I ran upstairs to check my clothes. I didn’t turn any lights on. I was surprised to see a dim light coming from the stairs leading to the rooftop. I never really noticed before that there’s a light bulb installed at that part. Now it’s on, like as if it knows I need it to be on right that afternoon. But who turned it on?


At that moment I was more concerned with my clothes, already dripping wet before I could get to them. I hung them on a covered area and proceeded back to my room and tried to continue with my sleep. I didn’t turn that light off, actually I don't even know where the switch is. I woke up at 6PM; I went upstairs again to get my clothes. The light is already off.


Not to scare myself, I came up with the following theories:

1. The light has a sensor. Like it turns on and shuts off automatically.

2. Someone visited the house, the owner, the caretaker, electrician, plumber, carpenter, or maybe an intruder who broke in while I was asleep and for some reason needed the light to be on.

3. Who turned it off? The one who visited the house came back and turned it off, sometime between 3 to 6PM, again, while I was asleep.

4. The light has malfunctioned. It's one of those inexpensive light bulbs which casts yellow/orange light. There must be something wrong with the connection, the circuit, whatever they call it, and it turns itself on and off. And no, unless I've got someone with me, I won't dare check it.


I was thinking of taking a photo of the stairs and the light bulb, but I'm afraid something there might take it as a photo opp and scares me more. LOL


13 comments:

reyna elena said...

Uuwi naman ako. Sasamahan kita. Butangera naman ako eh. Hehehe! Pag indi yan natakot sa pagmumukha ko, ewan ko na!

HAHAHA

dakilang islander said...

naku walang tama sa lahat ng theories mo...may "the others" kang kasama dyan...heheh nood ka ba ng Lost

kingdaddyrich said...

argh...

in fairness nagdevelop siya ng goosebumps sa akin. hahaha.. nakakatakot sir ely. hmmm... ano nga ba sa mga theory mo ang tama...

sa tingin ko imposibleng magkasensor ang light bulb kasi kung hindi naman kailangan, bakit pa kailangang lagyan diba?

at kung may magnanakaw man diyan na pumasok, may nawala ba sa iyo? ang puri mo nariyan pa ba?

isa lang ang solusyon diyan, puntahan mo at galugarin mo ang bahay. baka hindi mo alam, may namumugad na NPA o ABU SAYYAFF sa underground ng bahay mo diba? o baka naman mga alien na una nang nangupahan diyan sa bahay na yan bago ikaw. tsk tsk...

may mumu!

Abou said...

hala, kumpletuhin mo kasi tulog mo! ha ha

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acey said...

suspenseful writing you got here, ely. like kdr, i had goosebumps. lol. baka nga may pumasok sa bahay... did you ask the ower already? =D

cedeux said...

baka nagsleepwalk k lng bro?
heheheh

wala yan, and sabi nga nila, wag maghanap ng wala. baka magpakita. ahehhe, annakot pa ko o! heheh

wanderingcommuter said...

tingin ko naman cool yung sensory light. hahaha!
dati yung bahay ni kidlat tahimik may ganyan sa unahan ng gate nila. sa sobrang ignorante namin lagi naming binabalik balikan. just ti know na tinitignan pala kami ng mga anak niya si kabu at kawayan sa taas. hahaha

Ely said...

reyna elena, sige sindakin naten. hehe

dakilang islander, I've seen the first few episodes of season 1.

kingdaddayrich, waaah! Wala naman siguro Abu Sayyaf dito. Ewan ko lang kung may mga alien., pababalikin ko sila sa planeta nila. LOL

abou, hirap nga matulog eh. Parang may nakatingin.

did you know, i just did! thanks!

Ely said...

cedeux, ndi ako sleepwalker eh. Sleep texter minsan...

wanderingcommuter, san ang bahay nila kidlat? kakaaliw mga pangalan nila!

footiam said...

Say a prayer!

KRIS JASPER said...

baka nga nagmal-function lang... sige.. keep telling yourself that.. hehe..

Ely said...

kris jasper. Sana nga. Gusto ko na nga tanggalin eh. hehe