I am Vidhi and I am going to narrate an incident that happened with me.
I was playing hide and seek with my friends. My friend Nisha was ‘it’ (the ‘den’, as is called her) and was seeking us. My friend Muskaan and I hid in our regular place – an under construction building close by. We ran to the second floor of the building and hid in a corder. Nisha came seeking us, and yelled “maine tumhe dhoond liya” (I see you). We thought she was just joking, assuming that we would just reveal ourselves and then she would tag us.
Muskaan told me that she’d reveal herself and convince Vidhi that I am not here. Then I can pounce on her and give her a dhappa (tag her). This seemed like a good idea and I agreed. Muskaan ran downstairs. Now I was all alone. It was quite uncomfortable and I thought of leaving.
That’s when I saw her – a woman clad in a white sari. She had left her hair open and there was something very discomforting – maybe evil about her. But the scariest part was – she had no legs!
My body froze in fear. However, gathering courage – I pulled myself together and ran as fast I could. Once out of the building – I yelled for Nisha. I saw her standing a bit ahead, looking at me surprisingly (I guess she was wondering how I could give out like this). But before I could reach her – I fell down. I injured my foot badly.
I told my friends what had happened. Obviously, they thought I was joking, and till date, they think so. But I know it wasn’t a joke, or even a hallucination. This incident made me believe in the supernatural.
A Personal Encounter by Vidhi (New Delhi).