I have seen and spoken to ghosts of Simon and Linda!

The house was far away from the town and there were no other houses in the vicinity . I opened the gate, walked through the garden path and after climbing a few steps stood on the verandah.

Front door and windows were open, curtains were fluttering in the air. It was summer and night was just beginning to fall.

A very pretty girl peeped through one of the windows. She smiled and asked me to get inside the house and take a seat. I sat on the couch and waited for Simon to come. The ceiling fan was running at top speed.

The girl did not introduce herself but I was sure it was Linda. Simon had shown me her photo and told me that they were planning to get married.

‘ Of course you will be the first person to know when a date is fixed and my friend you have to be here .’ I recalled every word Simon had told me over phone.

Last week Simon phoned me again to say that he has bought a house and asked me if I could come and stay with them over the weekend . I promised I would. He gave me his address and directed how to reach there.

It was so boring to sit in the room all alone. I got impatient and called ‘ Simon, where are you?’ My repeated calls echoed back at me. I hesitated for a while and then walked through the corridor searching for him in all the rooms but there was no sign of him. All of a suddenn I saw Linda entering the kitchen hurriedly. I said ‘Hello!’ There was no response. I followed her to the kitchen but to my utter astonishment she was not there!

I was scared. I came out of the house but felt relieved to some extent as I found Simon coming in. He was carrying a big shopping bag filled with grocery items. When I told him about the time I came to his house he laughed and said ‘Sorry I am late! So sorry you had to wait for me! ’

I asked him about the girl. ‘ She is Linda, Isn’t she?’

‘Gosh you have seen her?’

‘Yes but where did she disappear?’

Simon smiled, said ‘She hasn’t disappeared. She is definitely hiding,that’s all. I am sure she is watching you with all curiosity, Ha Ha Ha! She will come, don't worry. By the way, tonight we must not sleep. After dinner we, three of us, will have a great time doing chatting, playing cards and of course drinking. I am so delighted you have come. Please excuse me, let me put the groceries in the kitchen. I shall be back soon with drinks.’

Half an hour gone past, Simon didn’t return. ‘Hello Simon, where are you?’ I shouted. There was no answer. All kinds of fear started to enter my head and I came outside the house as fast as I could. As I was about to run for my life Mr. Hardy, a local shopkeeper whom I knew well, stopped his scooter and asked me what was I doing here and why I was panting.

When I told him the story he said ‘How could it be? Don’t you know Simon has died?’

‘Simon died? When? How?’

‘Listen my dear, both Simon and his girlfriend Linda died in a car accident day before yesterday! I am sorry to give you this sad news. Their car collided with a truck on the highway. and both of them died on the spot. You say that you entered the house but how could you? See from here the house is locked!’

“But believe me the front door and the windows were all open and I was inside the house for quite sometime. I have seen both Simon and Linda and in fact talked to them!’

‘I don’t understand how could this be possible! . But if you are sure you have really seen Simon and Linda I can only tell you that you have seen their ghosts!... Come with me, you can stay the night at my place and leave tomorrow if you really have to. ’

‘ Will no train be available now to return to Jodhpur?’

‘ Oh no, not this time of the night. Last train left at 8PM. You will have to wait till 5.30 tomorrow morning for the next train. No problem I shall drop you at the railway station to catch the train. You cannot go to the railway station now and spend the night there.’

I kept quiet and wondered what to do!.

Mr. Hardy laughed and said ‘Forget the idea to spend the night in the waiting room. You haven’t had even a cup of tea as yet! What about your dinner ? Besides, how would you like if Simon and Linda turn up there to give you company! For God’s sake please take your seat – be quick or we may be in trouble’.

I jumped and sat on the rear seat of the scooter as soon as Mr.Hardy gave a kick start.

Tears ran down my cheeks thinking about the tragic accident of Simon and Linda. I also kept on wondering what would have happened to me had I not met Mr. Hardy just at the right time!Years have gone past but the incident of that night frightens me even now.

I bumped into Mr. Hardy recently in a shopping mall. When I asked him about the house he said ‘ The house has been on sale for good many years but no one is interested to buy the property.’

‘You mean to say that the house remains unoccupied till date?’

‘I did not say that’ Mr. Hardy laughed and added ‘It could well be that the house appears to be vacant but actually not – it is still under occupation of Simon and Linda. Oh I forgot to mention I don’t go past that house in the evening any more. I have chosen a different road to travel’

‘Why, have you seen them?’.

‘ I haven’t seen them, thank God but a friend of mine who is quite a brave fellow and won’t tell me a lie said that he had seen a young couple sitting in the garden in the middle of the night and that too when it was raining heavily. Thank God he managed to drive fast and reach home. And about a month ago I heard the same story from my brother-in-law, Jeremy, who for the first time was driving that way with his friends at night . Their car broke down a few metres away from that house. As they were trying to fix the problem they saw the young couple sitting near the front door and then they started laughing,giggling, dancing and running around the garden. Jeremy and his friends could not stay there any longer. They were scared to death and found no other alternative but to leave the car there for the night and run to reach their homes as fast as they could. Next morning when they all went over there to see the condition of the car they found everything was O.K. What was more surprising when they didn’t find the car on the road where it was left last night, it was parked in front of Simon’s house and the car was facing the other way! Doesn’t it sound so strange! It could well be that Simon and Linda managed to put the car right and took a test drive !’

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Kajal Mukherjee 19 months ago

Thank God Mr.Hardy was there just at the right time to save you! What would you have done had you not met him then ? My wife and I enjoyed the story. It is really scary. Very well written story. Take care of yourself and never dare to go there again! Ha Ha Ha. Wish you good luck.


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Kamalesh050 19 months ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India Author

Thank you Mr. Mukherjee for reading and commenting. I am glad that you have liked the story. Oh no, I would not dare to go there again and that's for sure. I have no idea what I would have done if Mr. Hardy was not there! I was almost about to run with no destination in my mind. About two miles away there was a small tea stall but presumably that was closed then!!


Jolly Gupta 19 months ago

I do believe in ghosts and spirits and have experienced their presence in our house which we have sold off, thank God! Enjoyed reading your story which is very frightening. Hope you haven't seen Simon and Linda again!!

Have a good day, Kamalesh050!


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Kamalesh050 19 months ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India Author

Thank you so much for your visit and comment. Why don't you share your experience? You can join HubPages if you are interested. No I haven't seen Simon and Linda since that night! Take care. You have a good day too!


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Harishprasad 18 months ago from India

Kamlesh, this is a very interesting story, not a minute did I stop reading it. You talked to ghosts, the very thought of it sends shivers down the veins. You wrote it so beautifully, I relished the story too much. Voted up.


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Kamalesh050 18 months ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India Author

So nice of you for your kind words - Much appreciated my friend. Typing out the story late at night was itself quite frightening, believe me!

I shall definitely visit your site tonight or tomorrow. One thing my friend, you honestly write so well and I would request you not to ever stop writing.

My Best Wishes to you Always.


deb287128 18 months ago from Hooghly

Quite frightening indeed ! Excellent :)


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Kamalesh050 18 months ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India Author

So happy you have liked the story. Thank you. Best Wishes, Kamalesh


SusanMalik 18 months ago

Good story and quite freightening. Keep on writing Kamalesh!


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Kamalesh050 18 months ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India Author

So glad you liked the story. Do please visit me again! I know you are a very good writer - why don't you join Hubpages? Please give a little thought.


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FlourishAnyway 18 months ago from USA

Good story and frightening. It sounds like those two spirits have some unfinished business here on Earth.


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Kamalesh050 18 months ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India Author

Presumably yes, they may have some unfinished business! Ha Ha Ha! Very much appreciate your visit and comment. Have a good day! Best Wishes, Kamalesh


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia

Very scary story Kamalesh and the fact it is your true experience makes it even creepier. I wonder why Simon and Linda are remaining in the house to haunt it. It appears they were very happy there so maybe they are no danger to anyone. Voted up.


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blondey 18 months ago

I did find this story scary! And it's bedtime now!!!

Thanks :)


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Kamalesh050 18 months ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India Author

@Jodah - Thanks for your time in reading and commenting. I shall be honest with you, this is a story I heard from one of my friend's uncle and it sounded convincing. Whilst writing the story I got carried away and wrote as if these were all my experiences. Having said that I must say that I have had experiences of presence of ghost on a number of occasioins and I do believe in ghosts or spirits very strongly. I think Simon and Linda are in the house as they had hoped to settle down there after marriage and their wishes remained unfulfilled. I have heard that people who die young and especially if they have tragic death they do not want to leave the world quickly. Have a great weekend my friend and take care. Best Wishes, Kamalesh


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Kamalesh050 18 months ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India Author

@blondey - Thank you for your visit and comment. I am glad that you found the story scary! Hope you slept well.

Best Wishes, Kamalesh


Sujata Banerjee 17 months ago

I am very fond of ghost stories and so here I am. Good story and very scary. Yes, I liked the story very much- you have written very nicely. Take care.


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Kamalesh050 17 months ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India Author

Delighted to have all the compliments. Many thanks.

Best Wishes, Kamalesh


deb287128 17 months ago from Hooghly

Well written story. Quite frightening! Well done.


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Kamalesh050 17 months ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India Author

Thank you for your kind words. I am glad that you have liked the story.


Dipankar Chatterjee 17 months ago

Very well written, enjoyed the story. Again you prove your writing skill. Keep it up.


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Kamalesh050 17 months ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India Author

Dipankar, thank you so much for all the kind and encouraging words -I feel so happy! Take care. Best Wishes, Kamalesh


Shankar Guha 17 months ago

Frightening... Full of suspense ... Interesting !! Brilliant story.


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Kamalesh050 17 months ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India Author

Delighted to know that you have liked the story. Thanks for the compliment!


Madhumanti Chatterjee 17 months ago

Hi kaku...today only baba (dipankar) asked me to read your stories...but unfortunately i choose a wrong time,it 11.15 pm and i am damm scared of ghosts and i am having goosebumps. the story is short and extremely well written and to the point. waiting for more good stuff...bye .take care.


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Kamalesh050 17 months ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India Author

Thank you so much for the time spared to read and comment. Indeed I am so glad to have compliments. Do visit my site for other hubs as and when time permits. God Bless.


Dalbir Singh 17 months ago

Frighening story and it is written excellently. Cheers !


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Kamalesh050 17 months ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India Author

Hi Dalbir ! Great to have your encouraging comment. Thank you so much.


Sayan 17 months ago

This is quite a frightening story - I loved it !


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Kamalesh050 16 months ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India Author

Thank yoy again Sayan. So nice of you to read the story!

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