Our evening today ended with everyone shaken by a grisly incident at our apartment gym. Alycia who was at the library with her friend and Math tutor witnessed a death scene at the gym. The library is located opposite the gym. A man who was lifting weights at the gym suddenly collapsed onto the floor and died instantly.
A serene evening at our apartment was suddenly overtaken by pandemonium, people screaming and wailing and moments later, we heard sirens wailing. From the 5th floor, I heard a woman screaming and the guards shouting. I looked down from my room but didn’t see anything unusual. Then we heard the sirens but didn’t think much about it; it’s not uncommon to hear sirens here as there’s a fire station and hospital near our apartment.
A couple of hours later, Alycia came home after tuition at the library and narrated to us about what she has just witnessed. She had previously seen the man several times at the gym and it disturbs her that someone who is familiar to her just died in front of her.
When the man slumped onto the floor, a couple of residents administered CPU and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on him for almost half an hour until the ambulance arrived but sadly, he didn’t make it. Then Alycia saw a white cloth draped over the man. A woman who must be the man’s wife ran to the gym wailing and sobbing. The lobby looked like a fatal crime scene with policemen, medical and forensic workers and curious residents.
Alycia was traumatized over what she has just witnessed and had a hard time trying to concentrate during tuition. Now that she’s back home her mind keeps drifting back to the death scene. She can’t seem to get herself into a revision mode for her exam tomorrow. The deceased’s face, the white cloth over his body, the woman’s cries, the policemen and ambulatory staff; and the fact that the man died in the gym, a place that she goes to everyday just troubles her. Going to the gym will never be the same again for Alycia and me. She will now visualize the deceased lying on the spot where she normally steps onto the moment she steps into the gym. Even I find it creepy to exercise outside the gym at 6:30 every morning when the gym is not opened yet.
And would you believe it if I told you that this morning, on the morning that this incident happened, as I was doing my strength training just outside the gym, from the reflection of the gym’s glass door, I saw a figure in white walked behind me? There was no sound of foot steps, which creeped me out. Seconds later, I walked behind to check if there was anyone but saw no one. I figured that the white figure was just one of the guards in white uniform but I guess it wasn’t. I felt awkwardly strange and eerie but tried not to think too much about it until tonight💀 👻
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