Whether or not you believe in ghosts, we have all at some point in our lives, heard of or read about terrifying stories of paranormal activity.
Here in Kenya, tales of talking cats in Mombasa and to mangoes from Makueni that order you to take them back to the market when you unpack them or even the existence of a world, demonic of course, that exists under the oceans are quite common.
Even though many these stories are simply exaggerated mythical anecdotes, it’s tough, even as an adult, not to get freaked out in abnormal situations like when you’re alone and you hear something bump in the night or even hear a voice.
But despite your opinion on paranormal happenings, one thing most of us can agree on is that some of these works of fiction — like the many exaggerated urban legends we hear about every day — are nothing short of hilarious.
For instance, picture yourself moving into a new posh apartment block in the quiet and serene city outskirts but then, as you unload your expensive items off the truck and up the stairs, you return to find them back down at the parking lot with every trip you make.
Basically, by the time you drop your fridge in the house and journey down the stairs to pick the TV Set, you find the fridge right where it was, untouched!
Absurd, right? Well, this was among the many crazy claims and counterclaims on Friday as netizens debated the various reasons as to why a certain abandoned building in Ruiru, Kiambu, has never had any tenants for more than ten years, despite its top condition, strategic location and amenities such as a solar-powered backup generator.
It is believed, as per the locals’ confessions, that the owner of the said building irregularly acquired the land it sits on and committed a murder in the process.
Apparently, anyone who attempts to spend the night in any of the houses is faced by unimaginable brutality from the ghosts.
On random days, loud laughter and noises like those of banging doors are also said to be heard from the houses.
Whether or not these claims are true, we shall never know. Unless, of course, “ghostbusters” armed with their sophisticated equipment bulge into the houses and tell us exactly what goes down in there.
With cameras in every corner of the building, it would definitely qualify for an awesome short reality docudrama.