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SHUI OF HAUNTED & PARANORMAL SPOTS
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Modern science is beginning to find that ghosts and UFOs are manifestations of energies and radiation from bad Feng Shui spots. There are scientific explanations for haunting and ghosts!
Kuala Lumpur was founded by Kapitan Yap Ah Loy at the confluence of the Klang river with Sungai Gombak. As it was easily flooded and a muddy place, it was called "Kuala Lumpur", "lumpur" for mud and "kuala" for junction. It has grown to become the national capital of Malaya and then Malaysia.
This confluence of Sungai Gombak with Sungai Klang remains a modern factor in the flooding of the city. In the olden times, the confluence was predominantly the Malay settlements areas which still exist today and are still often major areas affected by flooding in modern times.
Inevitable with such a historic city, there are a number of places in Kuala Lumpur reputed to have its share of haunting.
JALAN SULTAN ISMAIL-JALAN BERHALA STRETCH
28th April 2002, 1.15 pm. Jalan Berhala is a U shaped road with both ends joining to Jalan Sultan Ismail, off Jalan Brickfields. The northern junction of Jalan Berhala with Jalan Sultan Ismail is known to be haunted. Ghostly figures could be seen walking about. A new condomonium is established at the southern corner of this junction. Directly facing the junction along Jalan Sultan Ismail is a Hindu shrine, Sree Math Guru Thabo Vanaam. Coconuts used to be broken at this junction in connection with the shrine ceremonies.
From this junction north to the old Lido theatre end, the road stretch is also reputed to be haunted. At end of Jalan Sultan Ismail is the YMCA building. This YMCA building is reputed to be haunted.
At the other southern end of Jalan Sultan Ismail, across Jalan Brickfield, is the road Lengkok Tun Samanathan. Along this road is a several storey condomonium, which is reputed to be haunted. Mr Ikshan Sulaiman with his wife and friends occupied one unit. His friend said that he heard someone walking about in the flat. When he entered the flat he could see the window curtain flapping away.
The Jalan Sultan Ismail-Jalan Berhala roads have many churches, Hindu temples, and Buddhist temples. It may be said to be a religious area.
Along along Brickfield road, is a row of new shops, directly oposite KL Sentral station which is the Kuala Lumpur major railway and LRT stations. This row of shops used to be an empty space with a large banyan tree. The banyan tree was reputed to be haunted by a dargon spirit. During a storm a group of people sheltered under this tree. However, the tree overturned and its falling trunks and branches killed a few persons.
The Buddhist temple at Jalan Berhala used to teach deep meditation. Students deep in meditation could often see spirits. The meditation gained a high reputation as being of a high order.
JALAN CHAN AH THONG
28th April 2002, 12.20 pm. On the western side off Jalan Sultan Ismail are short roads joining to Jalan Brickfield. One of them is Jalan Chan Ah Thong, where the St. Marias family used to stay at number 49, from the 1960s to 1980s.
The parallel roads on either side of Jalan Chan Ah Thong form an area of government quarters for sub-professionals, narrow terraced two storey buildings.
There was this house in front of 49 Jalan Chan Ah Thong. Once it was inhabited by a Malay couple. The man was rumoured to practise the black art. The Malay lady staying next door to the St Marias told Mrs Stella St Maria that she was talking with the Malay lady of this house opposite. She saw a man stripped to the waist and asked the Malay lady how was "abang" inside. "Abang" was a honoric title for the man. The Malay lady said she was alone in the house. Realising it was a spirit that she saw, she kept quiet, broke off the conversation and hurried home.
Next to this haunted house was another house occupied by a Christian family. The inhabitants said that at times when they were looking out from the windows of the upper floor they felt as if someone wanted to push them off.
The most astonishing incident occurred when the daughter of the Malay couple next door was getting married. The bridegroom's procession party was approaching the house with the bridal gifts. Suddenly the birde went into a trance and began shouting. They called a Malay bomoh who could not pacify the girl. Then, the bride's mother called on Stella St Maria to help. When Stella said seh did no know anything, the Malay woman said Stella was a pious Christian and her prayers could help. When Stella held the possessed bride, the bride started screaming for Stella to release her as she felt it was so hot. After that the bride calmed down.
Jalan Chan Ah Thong was indeed a haunted short street!
The Jalan Chan Ah Thong area is also not far from the Jalan Berhala junction with Jalan Sultan Ismail. That is, there may be underground tunnels in the area just as at the Jalan Berhala junction.
THE KUALA LUMPUR OLD RAILWAY STATION
28th April 2002, 2 pm. The old Kuala Lumpur railway station is located at the end of Jalan Bangsar north of the current ultra modern station at KL Sentral. There is a bridge at the southern end of this old railway station. The bridge spans over the railway lines leading south to Singapore. This bridge is reputed to be haunted. Strange figures could be seen at night walking about the place.
During World War Two, the Japanese were reputed to execute a lot of people in the vicinity. Their ghosts thus haunt the place. Mrs Stella St. Maria said that once when late at night they passed the road stretch in front of the railway station a lady was sprawled like a cross on the road. The lady apparently was trying to commit suicide by being run over by a vehicle.
JALAN SEMARAK-JALAN GURNEY-JALAN MAKTAB-DATO KERAMAT KAMPONG AREA
28th April 2002, 2.30 pm. East off Jalan Pekeliling is Jalan Semerak-Jalan Gurney, leading to the Universiti Teknoloji Malaysia and the FELDA headquarters.
Dennis Lam said that he once worked in a two storey bungalow along this road. The bungalow was known to be haunted. Occupants used to hear funny noises upstairs. He himself did not encounter any strange happenings.
The family of my late uncle, Foo Eng Keng, used to stay in a double storey bungalow at then College Road (now called Jalan Maktab). He taught in the Technical College which is now the Universiti Teknoloji Malaysia. The servant was ironing clothes downstairs when she saw a dark figure at the window. She screamed. My father was there and heard the scream. My father nailed an iron nail to the window to keep the dark spirit off.
Nearby is the Jalan Dato Keramat Malay kampong area. Mr. Foo said that one nigth there was shouting in the Malay kampong area. A fireball was flying among the tops of the coconut trees. This fireball was deemed as the "hantu penanggalan", a flying ghost made up of a head with flowing hairs and flowing entrails. The excited kampong Malays shouted to the spirit to take the chicken and not to disturb the human beings.
Further east of the Jalan Gurney-Jalan Dato Keramat roads area is Jalan Damai, where there are several high class bungalows. A Malay family known to the author stayed in one of the bungalows. The wife got unaccountably sick and a Malay bomoh was called. The bomoh found that the wife used to burn rubbish at the back of the house and the location happened to be in the path of "orang bunian" (the small spirit people). These orang bunian had been offended. The bomoh arranged for prayers and apologies. Small copper coins were scattered in the area to appease the spirits. The wife got well. She no longer burnt rubbish at the spot.
MODERN PERSPECTIVE VIS FENG SHUI AND STARTLING EXPLANATION FOR THE "HAUNTINGS
Observation: Along Jalan Kia Peng, south of the Petronas Twin Tower, there once appeared a large sink hole during the construction of the Twin Towers. This sink hole reflects the limestone geology of the region which extends north towards the location of the tragic collapsed Highland Towers location
This underground limestone geology possibly has deep underground or subterranean hole and water veins which create weak electromagnetic fields.
At the Jalan Berhala junction with Jalan Sultan Ismail, there is the Methodist Church besides the Hindu shrine Sree Math Guru Thabo Vanaam. There was once a large sink hole which appeared below the ground of the church.
Such underground holes and tunnels could also be underground water veins or faultlines which radiate weak electromagnetic fields, which are the causes of strange feelings and ionisations giving rise to "ghosts".
For some areas, like the old railway station, the hill spur could be associated with a faultline. Radiation seeping through the faultline will create weak electromagnetic disturbances taken as "haunting".
It is also possible that the large trees in the area contribute to the "haunting". This is because large trees create their own underground water channels, which could create weak electromagnetic fields.