The Ghost In Red Dress

Posted by : foongpc | Monday, September 22, 2008 | Published in


I have a female friend whose brother always complained of headaches. To protect their privacy, I shall call my friend Jenny and her brother David. David had went to see the doctor several times but it did not cure his headaches.

So one day while having lunch with Jenny, I asked her if she was willing to meet up with my friend Thomas’ mom. I told her that Thomas’ mom had been known to cure mysterious illnesses but I stressed that she is not a doctor but someone who has the gift to heal others. If you’ve read my previous posts, you would know by now that Thomas’ mom also has the ability to see dead people.

Jenny agreed to persuade her brother to meet up with this old lady. I brought her and her brother to Thomas’ house the following week. It was in the evening time after Jenny’s brother came back from work.

Thomas welcomed us and introduced his mother to both Jenny and her brother. The old lady started with a tarot card reading and after going into deep trance for a while, opened her eyes and said “You are in danger. You are being followed.”

“Followed by whom?” asked David, stunned.

Thomas’ mom looked into his eyes and whispered, “Every evening when you come back from work, this long haired female ghost in red dress follows you to your house.”

I could see David’s face instantly turned deathly pale.

My own hair was standing.

“However,” Thomas’ mom continued, “she could not get into your house as your house is being protected.”

Jenny was shocked and blurted, “Why is she following my brother?”

“There are many reasons... but she’s definitely up to no good.”

“What should we do?” Jenny asked.

Thomas’ mom thought for a while then said, “You will do exactly what I said. I don’t care whether you are a Christian or a Buddhist. You just follow.”

She continued to explain that some people who sought her help were Christians and they did not agree to burn incense and wear amulets as it was against their religion. Jenny and David were both Buddhists so they did not have a problem adhering to her advice.

I could not remember exactly what she asked them to do except that it involved some prayers, burning of incense and staying indoors after dark at night. She also burnt an amulet (“fu” in Chinese), dissolved it in a glass of water and asked David to drink it.

One week later, Jenny called me up to say that David’s headaches were gone. They were to meet up with Thomas’ mom again later that day and asked me to come along. But I was busy that day and decided not to go.

It was only a month later that I bumped into Jenny at a shopping mall. I asked her about David and she said he’s OK and he had no more headaches. But she told me the night after they did the burning of incense as instructed by Thomas’ mom, David was involved in a car crash. The car was damaged very badly but incredibly, David only had a small cut on his hand.

When Jenny asked her brother what happened, David said “I was driving when suddenly a lady with long hair and dressed in red stood in front of my car. I swerved to avoid her and crashed into the drain.”

Note: This is a true story except for the ending. I spiced up the ending to make it sound scary. Hope it works. The real ending is this - David did not get involved in a car accident. After doing exactly as instructed by Thomas' mom, his headaches gradually went away and that was the end of it. Did he believe about the female ghost who followed him every night? Yes, but after his headaches were gone, he knew she no longer followed him.

Regarding the car accident at the end of the story, I did not really made that up. I just simply combined two real stories into one. Thomas' mom once told me about a lady who came to see her about her son. He was having a spate of bad luck recently. When she recommended the lady to burn incense for her son, she refused saying that it's all mumbo jumbo. Furthermore, she's a Christian and would do no such thing. Two weeks later, the lady came crying to Thomas' house. She wept that her son died in a fatal car crash. The car landed in a drain and was badly damaged. Thomas' mom did not console her. Instead she said, "I told you what to do but you refuse to listen. Why do you cry? It's too late to do anything now."

(37) Comments

  1. Anonymous

    This is scary Foong! I had goosebumps while reading this. Do I believe in such things? Yes, I do. I heard from close family friends and relatives about their experiences with a ghost lady (the one dressed in black is a bad omen), and there is no reason for me not to believe them. I've had a couple of experiences myself which cannot be explained. I believe that when someone pass away, their spirit visit their love ones. When my grandfather passed away in the Philippines, I smelled the scent of a candle that has been blown out. When it was the death anniversary of my grandmother (to whom I was very close to) I smelled her perfume when I was in my Chemistry class. These are just some of my personal experiences. I know a lot of people don't believe in these things but I do.

    September 22, 2008 at 9:32 AM
  2. molly said...

    My hair is standing.

    September 22, 2008 at 12:37 PM
  3. Anonymous

    The Chinese believe that if something in you is very low (dunno what they call it), you get to see ghosts all the time, not if it's high. Heard of a group of guys in a car driving in the middle of the night, and one saw a lady by the roadside. He told the rest and they turned back...but all of them could not see except him...and he was so scared till he pee-ed in his pants, begging the friend to drive off....

    September 22, 2008 at 1:17 PM
  4. foongpc said...

    babette, I believe you. I think those people who don't believe such things have never experienced it before. Maybe you should share your experiences in your blog : )

    molly, your hair will really be standing if you were there at that time hearing those words spoken by Thomas' mom!

    suituapui, I think it's called "si wan" in Cantonese. If it's low, you are more likely to see ghosts. Do you know your "si wan" can become low if you are depressed or if the energy field (chi) around you is low?
    Yes, it's really scary if only you alone and nobody else see it. I think can make you go crazy! : )

    September 22, 2008 at 9:01 PM
  5. lina said...

    you know what? I have a friend who had a "thing" following her. We knew about it, even though at first it was scary but after a while we got used to it but it's always kinda eerie when walking at night to her house (that's when her friend's presence can be felt) - or is it also because of the Jirat Cina we have to pass through? :D

    September 22, 2008 at 9:04 PM
  6. Bengbeng said...

    this is so cool. i believe the story

    September 22, 2008 at 10:54 PM
  7. Tekkaus said...

    Damm! Bro, I have to say that amongst all the posts in your blog that I have read so far, this is no doubt the one I love the most. I love horror stories. Perhaps you should write more about this stuff. Ha =)

    No, serious. I'm looking forward for your other ghost post. Muahahaha!

    September 23, 2008 at 1:15 AM
  8. Anonymous

    I am scared to read further...

    September 23, 2008 at 3:27 AM
  9. Mariuca said...

    Aiyo, scary post ah? Now it's 4am, so I think I'm gonna have to come back when it's light outside to read this, scared mah! ;)

    September 23, 2008 at 3:58 AM
  10. Anonymous

    Woow sound scary especially the female ghost in red dress. but this post really interesting. thank you for sharing, anyway do you mind to exchange blogroll.

    September 23, 2008 at 9:25 AM
  11. foongpc said...

    lina, that is scary! You mean you could feel the presence at your friend's house? Btw, what is Jirat Cina?

    bengbeng, thanks. It's a true story except for the ending.

    tekkaus, thanks! I didn't know you like horror stories. Well, be prepared for more to come but I'm afraid I only write true ghost stories only (ie. from my own experience or my friends') so there's a limit to how many I can write.

    September 23, 2008 at 9:40 AM
  12. foongpc said...

    neo, haha! It's not that scary unless you are the one experiencing it : )

    mariuca, yes, pls come back when the sun is high in the sky and ghosts don't appear. Or do they still appear in broad daylight? According to Melinda Gordon of Ghost Whisperer, they do : )

    darren, thanks. I've included you in my recommended blogs : )

    September 23, 2008 at 9:47 AM
  13. Monica said...

    omg!! so scary la Foong...

    September 23, 2008 at 10:39 AM
  14. Johnny Ong said...

    interesting blog posting indeed

    September 23, 2008 at 11:48 AM
  15. Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) said...

    I've always loved a good ghost story though I'm the worlds biggest coward.

    But I do believe in ghosts as I've had loads of experiences with them.

    Great post :D

    September 23, 2008 at 4:38 PM
  16. eiling lim said...

    What your friend's mom said was right. It was too late to do anything. Nothing's going to hurt burning some insense and because of her unwillingness, her son died. Was religion more important than saving her son's life?

    September 23, 2008 at 5:36 PM
  17. Anonymous

    ewww.. i read halfway and i stopped.. else i cannot sleep tonight >_<

    September 23, 2008 at 9:41 PM
  18. Anonymous

    Even though I am a Christian, I still believe in the spiritual and ghost thingy. But I believe if one doesn't do bad deeds, you should not afraid of this kind of thing. Regarding the lake, you can read my entry here -

    September 23, 2008 at 10:01 PM
  19. foongpc said...

    monica, it's even more scary if you were there with Thomas' mom!

    johnny ong, thanks! : )

    nick phillips, oh you must tell me your experiences with ghosts! I also love ghost stories! : )

    September 24, 2008 at 1:11 AM
  20. foongpc said...

    eiling, well some people are really stubborn and they think all these rituals are mumbo jumbo.

    cbenc12, do continue reading next day : )

    jam, are you sure if you don't do bad deeds you don't have to worry about such things? I'm not too sure cos there are many "good" people experiencing such things.
    Will check out your blog about the lake. Thanks! : )

    September 24, 2008 at 1:15 AM
  21. acura said...

    I am reading this at 2 in the morning & my phone suddenly rang. Scare the daylights out of me haha

    Anyway nice post, keep those horror stories coming. I am looking forward to it ^~^

    September 24, 2008 at 2:18 AM
  22. foongpc said...

    acura, glad you like it. Many more true ghost stories coming soon! : )

    September 24, 2008 at 11:26 AM
  23. Monica said...

    hahaha...yes, I can imagine that!
    oh btw, I've added you to my blogroll..ok? ;-)

    September 24, 2008 at 12:09 PM
  24. foongpc said...

    Sure, monica. Thanks! I've added you to my blog too : )

    September 25, 2008 at 12:38 AM
  25. sean tan said...

    scary huh. some ppl just so stubborn..just follow la, nothing hurts right. :P.. blog more on true ghost stories!! heh

    September 28, 2008 at 4:39 PM
  26. foongpc said...

    Yeah, some people are stubborn. More true ghost stories coming up! Stay tuned! : )

    September 29, 2008 at 1:23 AM
  27. Lover Boy and Girl said...

    Yes, it sounds scary. Really creepy story! I hope that won't happen to us. Enjoy!

    November 1, 2008 at 3:02 AM
  28. foongpc said...

    lover boy and girl, glad you like it! : )

    November 1, 2008 at 8:50 PM
  29. Medie007 said...

    wow... that made-up ending really freaked me...

    November 19, 2008 at 8:09 PM
  30. foongpc said...

    ah-bong, glad you got freaked out : )

    November 20, 2008 at 2:22 AM
  31. AsX said...

    Hey! This is a great entry! Let me think whether i have any strange sickness or not... emmm... nope! But i shall refer to u and ur fren's mum in future if there is any strange occurrence in life :P.

    February 18, 2009 at 1:05 PM
  32. foongpc said...

    AsX, thanks! You better hope you don't have such occurrences! Haha!

    February 19, 2009 at 12:55 AM
  33. Shopping in Las Vegas said...

    I'm looking for a movie that was made around 2000, and involved teenagers and ghosts/research?

    December 23, 2009 at 12:19 AM
  34. Koh Kian Fai said...

    wow this is so exotic . . . I need to take not of myself I got anything bad or not . . . :)

    thanks for sharing

    August 8, 2011 at 3:39 PM
  35. foongpc said...

    kian fai, haha! Yeah better be careful! : D

    August 8, 2011 at 10:36 PM
  36. Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

    Well, I still don't believe in these things. LOL. But maybe my headaches last time were caused by that too since I get that daily.

    August 24, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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