3 Indonesian Ghostly Encounters!

‘The night was cold and gloomy, I was walking alone. All I could hear was leaves rustling and all I could see were lights flickering..’ That is an common opening to Indonesians’ ghost stories. Whether or not one believes in ghosts, no Indonesian children grow up without hearing some creepy chill-inducing stories. Indonesia has a number of haunted places which are sure to keep one on edge should one dare to enter and seek the creatures which dwell beneath the dark and mystical ruins..

Here are some real-life experiences from those who survived the encounters:

The Lady in White

A girl was going home from her campus, she decided to take an angkot (public mini-bus) for a quick ride since it was late and there were not many cars around. She sat in the angkot and stared outside the big glass window at the backside of the bus. Suddenly the angkot stopped, she assumed it must have stopped to accommodate another passenger for the ride. She did not bother lifting her gaze from the glass window. But, the angkot did not move. She was getting impatient and looked towards the driver’s seat. To her surprise, the driver was missing and the driver’s door was wide open. She decided to get off the bus but there stood a lady in white dress at the door. Her face was very pale, she had a long hair and she was looking straight at the girl. The next morning, people found the girl inside the angkot with a terrified look on her face and took her to a psychiatric ward. The horror does not cease even after she got out of the ward. She still could see the lady in white everywhere and at all times.

The Mysterious Hitchhiker

This story was found in an Internet forum. A lady reports an incident met by her husband and her family about 20 years ago when they were driving on an a abandoned road near a forest in Indonesia. The road was dark and they spotted a girl walking along the road. Seeing her alone in a deserted area, the family offered her a lift home. The girl accepted it and got into the backseat. Nothing about the girl seemed strange, she pointed towards a light hinting to the family that her home was nearby and pointed towards a road that was leading up to a mountain. The family kept driving for an hour up the mountain but they did not see any signs of houses. The mother got a bit uneasy at this point and asked the girl if they could drop her off somewhere there since the family was unfamiliar with the route and they did not want to end up getting lost. The girl got off, went into the trees and disappeared. The family started looking for a spot from where they could turn the car around. Suddenly, a pair of headlights speed towards them. A forest ranger in uniform got off and walked towards them. The ranger informed them that he saw them travelling up the road and rushed to stop them because after about a mile ahead, there was a 1,000-feet cliff they would fall into if they kept on driving. Also when the family asked about the girl, the ranger said that there was no one living in that area. The family freaked out and quickly drove back. The girl they met was probably a ghost or someone who would have definitely caused them harm.

President Yudhoyono’s Encounter with the Supernatural

Ghostly encounters do not even spare the rich and powerful. In his book, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhyono (SBY) shared his experience. SBY and his wife had a close encounter with a supernatural force when they were sleeping in their private residence. The president who, like many Indonesians, believes in the existence of supernatural presence , saw a dark swirling cloud entering and exiting his bedroom. His wife screamed at the sight. Doors and windows were opened and the president and his wife prayed for the blessings from Allah. The dark clouds finally left the house and they were able to take a sigh of relief.

These stories were not conceived out of thin air. Indonesia is indeed known for her mystical and mysterious forces surrounding the many islands. Therefore, should you travel to Indonesia and decide to explore the country, take heed from the locals about the different mystical areas to avoid and the many rituals that should not be disturbed. In this instance, an out-of-the-worldly experience may not be pleasant.

Source: http://www.globalindonesianvoices.com/13487/mystery-supernatural-and-ghost-encounters-in-indonesia/

About Andrew

Co-founder & lead investigator of Paranormal Encounters. I've experienced the paranormal all my life, having encountered ghosts, angels and demons. I live in a haunted house and when not exploring and researching the unknown, I enjoy single malt Scotch whisky & potato chips (though not necessarily at the same time).