The Voice of Grandfather

Wong Ah Gee By Wong Ah Gee, 9th Dec 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The noises of grandpa was heard at his old house by relatives. He was dead 40 years ago. His employees were curious. He used to live in an old shophouse that was built before world war 1.

Stange Happening at Home

Something strange happened in my ancestor's house. Until today, I have not got an answer to why it has happened.

Forty years ago, I used to stay in a shophouse at Middle Road in Singapore. The shophouse was built before world war one and belonged to my grandpa.

Remittance Business

Grandpa was operating a money remittance and budget hotel business in the shophouse. In the past, he was a well known successful businessman at Middle Road. The hectic work schedule pressured him so badly that he fell sick in the year 1963. He was ill until he passed away not long later.

Heavy Sounds of Footsteps Heard

An employee of grandpa told us, he has heard heavy sounds of footstep every night after grandpa's death, He thinks someone was walking up and down the wooden staircase. He also heard someone flipping books at the counter. These strange events continued over a few weeks.The stories were frightening.

Thirty Years Later

Thirty years later, the same thing happened again in the shophouse. The government informed us that our shophouse will be demolished for redevelopment.

One day, an employee saw an antique safe box left behind by grandpa while he was helping to move some items. It took him some time to open the safe box. He removed the bags of old coins and yellowish documents in the box and transferred them to a small room on the second level.

Noises from the Small Room

On the same night, a relative who stayed in our shophouse heard noises from the small room. It sounded like somebody was flipping documents. He entered the room immediatedly to check on what's happening but didn't see any one there.

He returned to his bed room and before he lied down on his bed the noise of flipping documents appeared from the same room again. This time, it was louder than before. He was unhappy and went to look at the room but still found nothing.

The Return of Grandpa?

My family members believed grandpa may have returned to the shophouse as he still missed his work. Some also thought it was the imagination of the relative to believe that grandpa has returned.

In my opinion, I want to believe that grandpa has indeed returned to his home.


Grandfather, Grandpa, House, Middle, Relative, Road, Shop, Singapore, Voice

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I am a short story writer from Singapore. I write both fictions and non-fictions.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
10th Dec 2012 (#)

Some do love their work here too much - but these are in-explainable. Thanks for the share - siva

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