Who Rings That Bell?

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The time was 2 a.m. in the morning, it was a winter season and I woke up to to the loo. Bathroom was situated at the backside side of house. I was in the bathroom when I heard a bell’s sound. I was shocked that who could ring the bell at this hour of the night. The sound came from the temple situated at the backside of my house.

I rushed to my bedroom and covered myself with the blanket and was very afraid. I was unable to sleep for the whole night, and kept on chanting the Hanuman Chalisa. In the morning I was very disturbed, and was still thinking that who could be there in the temple?

I did not discuss the issue with anyone because I thought that others will call me a fool. Days passed and with this, the memory of this incident got blurred in my mind. After few days, again I woke up at night and went to the bathroom. Again I heard the same sound and I was shocked. This time I saw a man standing in the premises of the temple. The person whom I saw was a tall man with long hairs. I was terrified and ran towards my room. This time I was petrified and my body was shivering. I did not sleep for the whole night, and was waiting for the morning to arrive. At around 6 a.m. my mom woke up. I ran up to her and hugged her. She was surprised by my behavior. When she saw my puffy red eyes, she asked me if there was any problem?

I recited the whole story, and told her about both the instances of that incident. She pacified me and said that ghosts or any such things do not exist, apart from this, it is a temple and even if ghosts exist they will not dare to enter that place. I was in 6th standard at that time so I easily agreed with her. When I asked her about the creature, which I have saw, she said, “It could be a tree, as it is the winter season and fog is there so you may have been confused.”

In the evening I was sitting with my grandfather near a bonfire and a everyone was discussing about the significance of God. My grandfather told that, “Lord Shiva highly praises ghosts because they worship him.” This fact assured me that this was the ghost. At the night I was unable to sleep and went to sleep with my mom and dad. Both of them slept but I was unable to sleep and was staring at the wall clock. Time passed and it was 2 a.m. now.  I was very scared by now and thought that the bell will ring again. But I was wrong, the time passed slowly and with this I was feeling relaxed and thought that I had some misconception. But as the time approached 2:57 a.m. I again heard that bell’s sound. I screamed and startled, my parents woke. I was speechless. I was in a state of shock. My mother brought a glass of water for me. After few minutes, I became stable and told them about the bell’s enigma. My father said that it could be my surmise and asked me to come and check the temple through our balcony. But I resisted, so he went alone and told me that nothing is there.

Next day my condition was still unstable and my family members were trying to appease me. In the night, we decided that we all will stay awake and listen to the sound. Thereby, me along with my mom and dad were sitting in there room and waiting for the clock to report 2 a.m. At 2:50 again the bell rang and this time my parents also heard the sound. They too were shocked and went to balcony to check is someone is there. But they found no one there.

Next day we decided to go to the temple and ask the priest living there about such sound and check if he is also aware or not. When we approached there and asked the priest he told that yes he knows about the sound. Actually it is the sound of the bell which is situated at the entrance of his room. And when we asked about the man whom I saw. He told that, “He is a priest who visits in the morning to conduct the morning aarti.”

 

 

After hearing this I was amused and also felt relaxed. Now finally,I could go and sleep properly.

 

Author’s bio:

My name is Vikas and I am pursuing journalism. I always want to deliver for the welfare of society. I want to write more and more because i feel that writing helps to explore an individual’s thought effectively.

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