Creepy Day

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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4 thoughts on “Creepy Day

  1. So sorry to hear that Alycia had to witness what happened. I also wonder if the scene was secured and shielded instead of being in full view to everyone.
    Please let Alycia talk of the incident as much as possible. No judging here. Also, it was fate what happened and no one can be held responsible. At least he had help right away and given a fighting chance, he could have been by himself and alone.
    I really do not believe in ghosts and what not. I figure if I am not responsible for somebody’s demise, I have nothing to fear. Listen, I work in a hospital where people die just about everyday. Two weeks ago, someone literally died in my arms. We had the code team there in about a minute, but nothing could be done. Of course I am sad for the patient and his family, but I firmly believe the boss upstairs has our life ( and death) all planned out, so it is what it is. Also, I don’t think the Boss would let our soul flutter back on earth to haunt around!

    1. Hi Chris
      Yes Alycia kept talking about the incident the entire night. I think the scene wasn’t shielded as it happened too sudden and the residents panicked and there wasn’t time to shield anything. Even the girls’ Mandarin tutor who was leaving the apartment saw it.
      And yes I believe that if we cause no harm to anyone, there’s nothing to fear and my Boss would protect me from unwanted visitors.
      BTW, are you a nurse? I’ve always thought that you work in a bank 😀

  2. Nope, not a nurse! I do work closely with them though😜. I would be no good in a bank, can’t even balance a check book!
    Actually I retired abt 5 years ago, and that lasted 2 months, then got hauled back to work, some weeks full time! No complaints though as it funds my trips! But it is physically demanding, and mentally too!

    1. I think it’s a good idea to continue working even after retirement. I think I’ll still want an easy part-time job after my ‘retirement’ in future. It keeps my brain working to stave off dementia, and of course to fund my holidays and purchases too! Working into our 60s and 70s is the new 40s after Dr M became our PM again at age 92 😉

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