Has anyone lived near a graveyard before?

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Re: Has anyone lived near a graveyard before?

Post by Lisafuller » Sat, 26 Jun 2021 10:42 pm

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Back in Bangalore. The university hostel was built on an old graveyard. We did experience what seemed to be paranormal activity although it's very hard to prove.
Scary, what did you see?
Me personally. There was one incident.

So there were 3 of us in a room which was fairly large. Our room was right at the end of a long hallway. 2 of us had our beds on either side of the door and the 3rd guy was at the opposite end beside the window.

So this 3rd guy, we'll call him R was a bit absent minded. One night R went out for a walk and came back quite late. I guess the other 2 (2nd guy - K, and me) had fallen asleep already. So basically R came back and got into his bed - he forgot to lock the door.

Now R used to keep his keys under his mattress. I have no idea what he was hoarding in his closet. So anyway, some time around 5 am, K and I were woken up by R's screams. Someone had broken into the room and was reaching for R's keys which were under his mattress.

The first thing I saw when I opened my eyes was the door wide open and a guy dressed in all white and barefooted - white shirt with long sleeves rolled up to his elbows and a kind of white sarong (called lungi which is traditionally worn there) folded up to above his knees. So the first thing I saw when my eyes opened was this guy running out of the door and taking a right turn towards the staircase. We were on level 2.

So K and I jumped up and ran out of the door chasing him. When I stepped out of the door, there was no one. So we searched the whole building but found no such person.

I doubt anyone could have been that quick to have made it to the staircase and run down 2 flights of stairs, exited the building and then disappeared out of sight and no one saw or heard him except for that initial glimpse as he turned out of the doorway. Moreover, there was another guy, B, 3 rooms down the hallway from us and his door happened to be open. He had woken up early and when he heard the commotion he walked out of his room to see what had happened. He didn't see anyone except K and I running out of our room.

So anyway, we thought nothing of it at the time except that we were pissed off that we couldn't catch him and beat the crap out of him. It was only much later when we sat down with B for a few beers that we realized that it was really quite extraordinary that the thief had just managed to escape in such a short time without being seen by us when we stepped out of the door.
Creepy!

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Re: Has anyone lived near a graveyard before?

Post by Addadude » Sun, 27 Jun 2021 11:25 am

I stayed in Flamingo Valley in Siglap for about 4 years back in the early 2000's.There was an old Muslim cemetery right next door and my living room window/balcony directly overlooked it. Nice, peaceful neighbours I must say.
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Post by abbby » Sun, 27 Jun 2021 2:56 pm

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I stayed in Flamingo Valley in Siglap for about 4 years back in the early 2000's.There was an old Muslim cemetery right next door and my living room window/balcony directly overlooked it. Nice, peaceful neighbours I must say.
I saw the map and i think the muslim cemetery is still there..quiet neighbours at least..
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Post by Lisafuller » Sun, 27 Jun 2021 3:43 pm

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Sun, 27 Jun 2021 11:25 am
I stayed in Flamingo Valley in Siglap for about 4 years back in the early 2000's.There was an old Muslim cemetery right next door and my living room window/balcony directly overlooked it. Nice, peaceful neighbours I must say.
I saw the map and i think the muslim cemetery is still there..quiet neighbours at least..
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I stayed in Flamingo Valley in Siglap for about 4 years back in the early 2000's.There was an old Muslim cemetery right next door and my living room window/balcony directly overlooked it. Nice, peaceful neighbours I must say.
For most people here who are more superstitious, knowing that there is a cemetery next door would be a huge deterrent. But I believe that if you leave the graves alone and behave respectfully, there’s really nothing to worry about.

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Post by Addadude » Tue, 29 Jun 2021 5:18 pm

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Sun, 27 Jun 2021 3:45 pm
For most people here who are more superstitious, knowing that there is a cemetery next door would be a huge deterrent. But I believe that if you leave the graves alone and behave respectfully, there’s really nothing to worry about.
Well the fact that my apartment overlooked a cemetery meant that I was able to get a significant discount on the rent. Long live superstition!
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Re: Has anyone lived near a graveyard before?

Post by x9200 » Tue, 29 Jun 2021 5:30 pm

Addadude wrote:
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 5:18 pm
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Sun, 27 Jun 2021 3:45 pm
For most people here who are more superstitious, knowing that there is a cemetery next door would be a huge deterrent. But I believe that if you leave the graves alone and behave respectfully, there’s really nothing to worry about.
Well the fact that my apartment overlooked a cemetery meant that I was able to get a significant discount on the rent. Long live superstition!
We lived for a while in a condo, brand new, first occupants, with the prices like 20% below for that area. All because somebody was murdered in this condo (not necessarily the unit) during the construction. We found the condo by ourselves and we felt our agent tried to discourage us from renting the unit but he never mentioned the reason. We did a bit of the research and discovered why. This was probably the best living place we have lived in for our whole time in Singapore.

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Post by Lisafuller » Tue, 29 Jun 2021 8:29 pm

Addadude wrote:
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 5:18 pm
Lisafuller wrote:
Sun, 27 Jun 2021 3:45 pm
For most people here who are more superstitious, knowing that there is a cemetery next door would be a huge deterrent. But I believe that if you leave the graves alone and behave respectfully, there’s really nothing to worry about.
Well the fact that my apartment overlooked a cemetery meant that I was able to get a significant discount on the rent. Long live superstition!
Hahaha, good for you!

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Re: Has anyone lived near a graveyard before?

Post by abbby » Tue, 29 Jun 2021 8:49 pm

x9200 wrote:
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 5:30 pm
Addadude wrote:
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 5:18 pm
Lisafuller wrote:
Sun, 27 Jun 2021 3:45 pm
For most people here who are more superstitious, knowing that there is a cemetery next door would be a huge deterrent. But I believe that if you leave the graves alone and behave respectfully, there’s really nothing to worry about.
Well the fact that my apartment overlooked a cemetery meant that I was able to get a significant discount on the rent. Long live superstition!
We lived for a while in a condo, brand new, first occupants, with the prices like 20% below for that area. All because somebody was murdered in this condo (not necessarily the unit) during the construction. We found the condo by ourselves and we felt our agent tried to discourage us from renting the unit but he never mentioned the reason. We did a bit of the research and discovered why. This was probably the best living place we have lived in for our whole time in Singapore.

Was it the one in Holland?
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Re: Has anyone lived near a graveyard before?

Post by x9200 » Wed, 30 Jun 2021 7:06 am

abbby wrote:
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 8:49 pm
x9200 wrote:
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 5:30 pm
Addadude wrote:
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 5:18 pm


Well the fact that my apartment overlooked a cemetery meant that I was able to get a significant discount on the rent. Long live superstition!
We lived for a while in a condo, brand new, first occupants, with the prices like 20% below for that area. All because somebody was murdered in this condo (not necessarily the unit) during the construction. We found the condo by ourselves and we felt our agent tried to discourage us from renting the unit but he never mentioned the reason. We did a bit of the research and discovered why. This was probably the best living place we have lived in for our whole time in Singapore.

Was it the one in Holland?
Yes.

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Re: Has anyone lived near a graveyard before?

Post by Lisafuller » Wed, 30 Jun 2021 10:50 pm

x9200 wrote:
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 5:30 pm
Addadude wrote:
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 5:18 pm
Lisafuller wrote:
Sun, 27 Jun 2021 3:45 pm
For most people here who are more superstitious, knowing that there is a cemetery next door would be a huge deterrent. But I believe that if you leave the graves alone and behave respectfully, there’s really nothing to worry about.
Well the fact that my apartment overlooked a cemetery meant that I was able to get a significant discount on the rent. Long live superstition!
We lived for a while in a condo, brand new, first occupants, with the prices like 20% below for that area. All because somebody was murdered in this condo (not necessarily the unit) during the construction. We found the condo by ourselves and we felt our agent tried to discourage us from renting the unit but he never mentioned the reason. We did a bit of the research and discovered why. This was probably the best living place we have lived in for our whole time in Singapore.
Aren’t agents legally obligated to let you know about things like this? I think it’s called a stigmatized home.

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Re: Has anyone lived near a graveyard before?

Post by x9200 » Thu, 01 Jul 2021 7:55 am

Lisafuller wrote:
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 10:50 pm
x9200 wrote:
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 5:30 pm
Addadude wrote:
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 5:18 pm


Well the fact that my apartment overlooked a cemetery meant that I was able to get a significant discount on the rent. Long live superstition!
We lived for a while in a condo, brand new, first occupants, with the prices like 20% below for that area. All because somebody was murdered in this condo (not necessarily the unit) during the construction. We found the condo by ourselves and we felt our agent tried to discourage us from renting the unit but he never mentioned the reason. We did a bit of the research and discovered why. This was probably the best living place we have lived in for our whole time in Singapore.
Aren’t agents legally obligated to let you know about things like this? I think it’s called a stigmatized home.
Not sure if the agent is obliged but it was not him but us who picked this property. If he informed us openly, we still would go ahead. Surely I would feel uncomfortable knowing I live, in the very flat somebody was murdered, but if it was somewhere in the building, then not really.

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