While living in Thailand I had some very strange experiences in the house where I lived. It was owned by an English individual that didn’t install the spirit houses that are usually on Thai properties.
I thought nothing of this. I was quite pleased actually because when we lived in Bali they were always breaching your personal space at all times of the night and day to do their ceremonies. In Thailand they decorate them with flowers, fruit, soft drinks and cigarettes in less frequency. They have their rituals obviously but they are less open about how and why they are doing things.
In almost every country that I have visited and stayed I have noticed various things. Each country’s fables and superstitions are not the case – they are actually real. It is only the individuals that do not have the sensitivity to see or feel these entities that can be in denial of it. Strangely enough most individuals that do perform the ceremonies quite often have never seen the entities they are placating. This within itself does, and always will, create dogma in terms of fanaticism.
But nevertheless let’s talk about what happened here. I was always very comfortable in this house and you’ve seen the pictures of the bathroom garden that I upgraded with more beautiful plants. The reason I did this was multi-fold quite frankly but I am sure you will work it out as I tell the story.
The first thing that I noticed was that when I was walking from the garage to an undercover terrace I lost my footing and my foot slipped into the bridge-like cracks that span the fish pond as you walk over it. I took notice. I always do when something happens that is unusual.
Then on another occasion my wife was making a fruit smoothie and the blender became loose and leaked out during the process and she got mildly electrocuted. This is when I started to become more suspicious.
The last straw was when the ceiling fan that was slightly off to my right, that was old-fashioned and very heavy, fell from the ceiling while it was spinning barely missing my head, crashing down violently and smashing the glass table that we were sitting at. One of the fan propellers while coming down in its fury hit me in the neck.
This is when I decided I must do something about it. There was something obviously malevolent that did not want us in its space. I could feel it but I couldn’t see it. It wouldn’t reveal itself to me.
At this point I cut open a coconut and made a little door in it and hung it from a medium-sized front palm, with flowers on the outside of it, and incense burned every day, hoping that the entity would find this desirable and leave us alone. The next week we moved to the next house where we were going to stay.
We were away for a couple of months and during this time there was an occasion where I saw what I believed to be the entity that was in the previous house. It had followed us. As we were riding along a back road away from a built-up area where there was more foliage, I saw on my right-hand side in the woods what looked like a human being spinning clockwise toward the sky with great speed. I saw that it was wearing rectangular and square rags from head to toe, as if in layers. Mind you this was just a glimpse. I am sure anybody else wouldn’t have noticed.
I said immediately to my wife, “did you see that?” and she said no. I proceeded to explain to her what I saw and after that revealing moment a traffic crisis presented itself to us and we just, by the skin of our teeth, avoided danger. After this event for at least five weeks I did not go out to do anything apart from what was essential. This was a clear warning.
As soon as we moved back to the original house where the first experiences occurred I proceeded to organize the space so the energetics were harmonious. I put up scarf curtains that would flow in the wind. I took away the clutter and proceeded to make the house very minimalist, but it was beautiful. I established a very diligent routine of cleanliness and caring for my environment and bought beautiful plants to occupy the spaces that looked neglected.
During this process we went to a restaurant called Sweet Sisters where they had some pumpkin gourds on display that weren’t for sale. I knew immediately that this was perfect as a home for the entity on the property. I asked the woman that owned the restaurant whether I could buy the gourd but it wasn’t for sale but nevertheless I knew that it was the right one. I proceeded to tell her the story why I needed it and when I described the entity dressed in rags she knew I was telling the truth.
As a Thai woman born and raised in this country she fortunately has had the experience of seeing the beings in exactly the same fashion I saw it. She said they are always seen dressed in rags and are always placated so they don’t cause mischief. Being a Westerner she was surprised that I could actually see these beings because most Thais don’t see them.
She said I could have the gourd. This one does not have a cork lid in it like the photo below. Please read what I have written under the gourd. It is open so the entity does not get trapped, which would never be my intention. It is not in my character to take prisoners.
Even so she said, “don’t lock it in” and I said “I would never do that. My intention is to give it a home”.
Since the gourd is inside the house and not outside, this was my feeling, to have it inside. The spirit houses are always outside. It was the right decision. Since that I have hung it in a doorway. There has been peace and no mischief in the house anymore and since that point the entity allowed me to see it two times very clearly as a silhouetted shadow walking gently towards me while I am practicing Lo Ban Pai.
Now it has withdrawn from being viewed but I can feel that everything now is okay.