[Anecdote Trial] Ting Ting Ting

There’s and old saying somewhere along the line “If you are alone and suddenly you heard sounds like coins rolling or marbles rolling it means that there’s something want to play with you” I have never take this line seriously as I would’ve never have thought that the very same thing would happen to me.

The story that I am about to tell you was one of the many occurrences that had happened to me while I was in school, a boarding school. Like always, there are abundant of urban legend stories involving boarding school. Like there is a story about a “thing” sit on top of the cupboard and the “thing” would begin to count everyone inside the dorm to see whether who is sleeping and who is not yet asleep.

Anyways, I am the type of person who like to study in the wee hour in the morning alone. My brain works better that way, I guess. Came to think about it, actually I’ve encountered this incidence a lot of times and most of times I would just let it slide thinking it was just rats that were causing the sound.

So here it goes.

At that time, I was the only who was up studying. It was around 2 or 3 O’clock in the morning and it was also one of those day where your mp3 player was out service hence you ended with no music at all. The sounds started with just a little hint as if it was far away, since it was far away; well at least in my opinion it was far away. I paid no attention to it, I continued to study and slowly turned the pages because that far away sound just now; well it felt like the sound now is just couple of beds away.

I looked around to see if there was someone who has not yet asleep or just woken up, but there’s none.

Ting ting ting.

There it is again, it came from under the bed next to me. I looked at my friend who was already deep in his sleep “Hey..” I whispered slowly to check if he is up or not.

“Hey, are you awake?” I decided to test him again.

No sound from him.

Ting ting ting.

The sound now is directly underneath my bed. By this time, my heart was pumping so fast that I can almost feel it going out of my chest.

Ting ting ting

The sound is definitely louder now, I put down my Additional Math book down and slowly I repositioned myself as I have decided to check what was the thing that has been making the sound.

‘Please, please, please be a rat’ I chanted and hoped. I moved my head slowly toward the floor with one eye open. Turned my head to the right and left, there was nothing. I gave another look around and I pulled myself up feeling unsatisfied. I looked around and couldn’t see any movement. I sighed in relief. I took it as a sign for me to sleep thus there I was sleeping until the morning.

The next day goes normally, went to the class and towards the end of the day; again I find myself walking alone toward my dorm.

Ting ting ting ting.

It’s that sound again. I looked around, looking for this coin that has been rolling around so freely since last night.

Ting ting ting ting ting

It’s getting closer and faster now. Survival instinct kicked in, I ran as fast as could but the sound kept on chasing after me.

Ahhhhhhhh, shit shit shit. I’m losing my breath and my legs were giving up, did try to stop and breathe in for awhile but…

Ting ting ting ting. It felt so close, I’m getting goosebumps.

I forced my legs to run as fast as possible again, screaming for help and calling out for my friends. They saw me but they seemed like not hearing me. I scream again as loud as I can.

Ting ting ting ting ting

I finally reached my dorm and began shouting, yelling at everyone why no one was helping me. They looked at me dumbfounded. Everyone in the dorm were silent and we were looking at each other. Until someone said…

“Who is that… ?” while pointing to the area next to me. I turned and saw what I think was a form of human and the “thing” was looking directly at me. Its mouth was mouthing something. It was saying…

Ting ting ting.

Next thing I knew, I woke up in my bed in my home. I breath in and out as sign of relieved when suddenly..

Ting ting ting.

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