Creepy/Scary Outdoor Stories

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  1. Bai Lang

    Bai Lang

    195
    Jul 31, 2009
    Well I have one more, not outside again- inside Chinatown in Manila if that is OK. Used to ride the Rabbit Bus there to practice Shaolin from the airbase- really fun times, about a 100 years ago, seems like now.

    Martial law was still on in the Philippines. You had to be inside by midnight. My pardner and me usually went together sometimes some other GI's but at first it was mostly us. In most KF gyms you drink hot tea not water, and our gym had house keepers "tea girls" that would do the cleaning and make the tea prior to practice, the gym was in a very old area with a lot of history and had been a kwoon for years.

    Well the tea girls started to complain about ghosts, multo! shadows and weird feelings like a pat on the back and such things- it went on for a while no one paid much attention. Again- like my other story, they did not want to go in there alone and never after dusk.

    Later some of the Chinese guys started to see and feel some things
    in the gym, more talk about strange goings on- but no action. Shadows and murmurs.

    Then--

    One night, my friend went down there alone- a good practice talking to the guys after class- he missed the last bus. Not good! the P.C. might rob you if the caught you out after cerfew or worse- we found that out later but that's another story. He ran back to the gym from the rabbit station, a teacher was there and told him just to crash on the couch in the office till morning, catch the bus back to base at dawn. Cool thanks Sifu! Teacher leaves, alone he covers up with a sheet until--

    Sleeping in the office, he heard some noise in the gym WTH? woke up with some foot steps, then clanking of iron rings and the swish, swish swissshh of a chain whip in the gym- door to the gym was shut. Door rattled. oh hell no! He said he shut his eyes covered his head with the sheet and prayed for the rest of the long night . Morning came he beat feet to the Rabbit bus station.

    True? or not dunno- I was not there, but my friend never lied to me and was one of the toughest guys I ever met. A real kung fu man in the real meaning of the word, never got close to him in skill. Damn sure he did not scare easy but that night he said he was scareed.

    Later they had a Taoist priest come in and have a discussion with what ever it was in the gym- put some yellow paper talismins up, and it stopped for the most part.

    But nobody wanted to be alone in there after dark ever again...
     
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  2. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    Thanks for sharing that story, Bai Lang!

    Speaking of haunted kung fu schools, the first school I trained at when I moved to Taiwan for many years starting in the mid-1980s was in a large basement of a building in an older part of Taipei near the Qing Nian Gong Yuan (Youth Park). The styles taught were Northern Tanglang (Praying Mantis style) and Chang Chuan (Long Fist). I never heard anything strange about it until my second year training there. An overseas Chinese from Australia was freaked out, saying he saw a ‘shadow’ or ‘shadow man’ standing near a doorway when he was practicing alone and nobody else was around.

    As he was telling more people, a student from Japan started saying (in Mandarin), “I THOUGHT something was strange here...one day when I was practicing here alone, little pebbles started flying past me and landing nearby. Nobody else was here. I thought, ‘how weird’.”

    Another Taiwanese student who sometimes slept at the school said that a few times when he was on the cot alone, he would hear someone mumbling in his ear, but he couldn’t make out what was being said.

    The elderly teacher, a master originally from Shandong, China, got wind of all this talk and started becoming angry. He said (in his heavily Shandong-accented Mandarin), “There’s no ghosts here! I have the Guan Gong statue on the altar!” Then he told everyone to shut up about it. I personally never experienced anything weird in the 3.5 years I trained there, but enough others had that I don’t doubt it. The overseas Chinese from Australia who first openly brought it up was a big, tough guy and a good fighter, someone who didn’t scare easily. But he was pretty freaked out by this.

    Jim
     
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  3. Bai Lang

    Bai Lang

    195
    Jul 31, 2009
    Welcome thanks for your story as well!
    "There’s no ghosts here! I have the Guan Gong statue on the altar!" That's what I thought too but in the gym in my story they had a Guan Gong on the other side of the door on the wall. And what ever it was or was imagined came in the office and scared spooked the tea girls sometimes when the door to the gym was open. Lots of unusual things in the kung fu world, we can't explain a lot of it. Some people think the practice 'attracts' some 'energies'. I asked my 90 year old mentor once "Why does Chinese astrology work so well?" (He came from a wealthy pre 'liberation' family- his Dad was a very skilled 'hobby' astrologer, my teacher learned some of it and scared some people by doing their 'charts'- to dead on the money accurate, freaked them out!) He said "Don't know really, Chinese people- have a lot of ancient, mysterious stuff". That's for sure-!
     
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  4. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    I've experienced 'paranormal' incidents on and off throughout my life, both here in the States and when I lived in Taiwan. The experiences I had in Taiwan were the "creepy" ones, whereas the ones I've experienced here have not been creepy. I believe it had to do with Taiwan being a densely-populated small island with a long, sometimes tragic history. In Taiwan, every Taiwanese male has to do a 2-year mandatory military service, and I can't count how many told me their paranormal experiences they had while serving. One told me it was because the government bought the land the barracks were built on for cheap, because nobody else wanted to build on it for whatever reasons.

    Because I've had so many experiences in my life, I found it a bit odd that I never experienced anything odd myself when I trained at that particular kung fu school.

    Here in the States, I knew of (and met) a well-known and highly reputable (in the kung fu world) elderly Taoist master who was a master of Qigong (legitimate; I had a healing session with him, and it was very powerful); a master of Tai Chi, Choy Lay Fut kung fu, and various Taoist systems. I've heard of a couple incidents where he was asked to banish entities from haunted buildings. One of the guys who told me was a cop/martial artist who is very skeptical of most things, but was present (not on duty as a cop) during one of these "banishing rituals" or "exorcisms," and said that, although all the windows were closed and there was no wind outside, at the end of the ritual a heavy wind started inside the building and blew out the front door. After which he said the hauntings were apparently over. The cop/friend didn't like to discuss it much, because he thought that talking about it might attract "things." Which is kind of odd for someone who considers himself a skeptic.

    Jim
     
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  5. rxavage

    rxavage

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    Aug 16, 2014
    I’d like to hear more from @milesofalaska, sounds like you have some interesting stories to tell from a unique intelligent perspective.
     
  6. Bai Lang

    Bai Lang

    195
    Jul 31, 2009
    Yes, some people are more 'open'* to such things than others ( *for lack of a better word) I think that is quite true. I had one friend who was very,very ill to the point- I was worried that he might die. He met a Taoist master who healed him with Tui na and some kind of energy work I was shocked at the positive transformation- if I did not see it I would not have believed it. He said the Taoist kept "ghosts*" in a jar captured from people who had been troubled by them- according to my friend. Don't know anything about that- but I don't scoff at such things any more. "More things in heaven and earth Horatio than we can know" as Shakespeare said.
     
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