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Thursday, October 16, 2014
Strange Encounters In Austria
years ago, I was assigned to participate in a technology transfer project in
Europe. At that time I was required to travel between Regensburg, Germany and
Villach in Austria monthly for about 6 months or so. So, the company arranged
me to stay in a hotel when I was in Villach and vice versa when I was again in
I like both
of the places especially the Villach with beautiful and clean drinking water
quality streams flowing down from the Alps. There is one particular thing that
kept bringing my memory back about the hotel that I was staying in. The hotel
is in the middle of a cornfield, about 10km from Villach town and I think it is
haunted by the spirit of a little girl. As I heard that the daughter of the
hotel owner died at a very young age and there is a small shrine setup to
commemorate her young soul.
staying in the Villach hotel together with a few colleagues and at times we
went out together after work. Since we almost had the whole floor to ourselves,
we seldom lock our doors. On one occasion when the whole gang was about to go
out for bar hopping, Alice was still nowhere to be found. So, I hurried to
Alice’s room to check her out.
When I was
in front of Alice’s door, I gave a few knocks and called her name. The door
suddenly opened jarred just enough to let me looked into the pitched black
room. At this point, I thought I saw the silhouette of Alice moving fairly
quickly across the room; at least I thought the figure looked like Alice. Well,
to tell you the truth; I didn’t really dare to peep inside Alice’s room in the
fear of she may be just changing her clothes. And after a while, I gave out
another yell: “Hey, Alice! You don’t want to stop the world from turning would
you? The whole world is waiting for you…”
I finished my words, Alice’s voice echoed at my back: “Hold your houses! I was
just doing my laundry…”
question came into my mind: If Alice was at the laundry room, who did open the
door? And if the silhouette is not Alice, then who or what was it?
There is another
occasion; I was sleeping in my room and the IT guy, Mr. Tan actually ‘saw’ me
walking into the kitchen and ignored his greetings… I was in a dark until he
gave me some cynical remarks in the morning. Hmm… I still have no answer as who
was the other Mr. Liew that Mr. Tan saw… Perhaps it was the spirit of the
little girl that played a prank on both of us?