Tuesday, September 9, 2008

the jeepny ride you wouldn't want to take

there is one story i have heard in baguio that up until now, i still can't forget. it was about a UP college student who took a last jeepny trip one night and created a legend throughout the city the next day.

if UP diliman has their UP ikot and toki, UP baguio has PNR-engineer's hill. if you are coming from session road and needs to go to UP baguio, the best option to take is the jeepny going for this route. because it is the only jeepny route that stops infront of the university's gate.

usually, the route takes the magsaysay road to sunshine park. then, from the end of the park, it turns left going to engineer's hill.

but if their are people dropping off in UP, passengers usually inform the driver by the time they reach sunshine park. from there, the jeepny will make a right turn instead of a left, drop those passengers infront of the university's gate and then make a U turn through the road island and goes straight to engineer's hill.

this was actually the same route that college student took from session road around 8:30 in the evening. well, you'll be surprised that most of the jeepny trips in baguio are only until 7 up to 9 in the evening. fortunately, the said route is until 9.

Anyhow, when the girl stepped inside the jeepny, she noticed that there were just 6 of them inside. so she decided to occupy the seat nearest from the entrance. after 30 minutes of waiting with no passengers stepping in, the driver decided to call it a night and hit the road.

somewhere along the ride, the girl decided to fix her groceries and put it on the seat beside her. then by the time she looked outside to check where they were, she was surprised to know that they were already along sunshine park. so she immediately shouted, "manong UP po."

fortunately, the driver heard it and managed to make a right turn in time. then stopped infront of UP. the girl immediately took her groceries and was about to stepped off, when the the jeepny started moving. it made a quick U turn through the road island, that outbalanced and forced her to sit back on the same seat. the girl was surprised. she almost fell out of the vehicle. but after regaining herself back, she then immediately knocked the jeepny's ceiling violently and shouted, "manong UP po!"

the driver turned around and stopped infront of the university's gate again. but the girl haven't stood up yet when the vehicle started moving again. from there, the girl started to freak out. even the passengers inside got alarmed about what was going on. some of the passengers were already helping the girl in knocking the ceiling and exclaiming, "manong UP daw!".

the driver made the same cycle: he did a U turn and stopped infront of UP again. this time, the girl has successfully stepped off the jeepney. she was waiting for the vehicle to move away. but surprisingly, it didn't. she realized that the driver was actually waiting for her to pass by the passenger's window. she was now furious and really considering slapping the driver's face or atleast scream at him and ask what his problem was? she almost died from that trip. but when the girl walked and reached it, the driver said to her, "ineng, pag uwi mo sa bahay niyo, sunugin mo o kaya baliktarin mo ang damit mo." [miss, please burn or wear your clothings in reverse by the time you reach home.]

the girl asked, "bakit naman po?" [why?]

"nakita ko kasi sa rear mirror ko na wala ka'ng ulo. hinintay ko lang lumitaw siya ulit bago kita ibaba."[because i saw you in my rear mirror headless. i just waited for your head to reappear again before i drop you off.]

the girl almost collapsed from what she have heard. the chill ran across her entire body. but she knew it was the kind of chill, not brought about by the typical baguio december nights. but something else. goosebumps were all over her and it continued until she reached her place. the next morning, the story spread like smoke inside the campus and eventually throughout the entire city.



it is actually a local superstition that when a person is seen without a head, s/he is believe to die out of a sudden death. most of the time, through accidents. but there are several ways to counter it, as our elders in our province used to say. some of these are either tapping the person's shoulder, keep him/her on one place until his/her head shows up, and/or burn the clothings that the person have worn.

well, i don't have anything to say explain why this happens or if its true. but regardless of these, this story really creeps me off. hopefully, after reading this, you would still have the courage to look at mirrors inside a car, taxi, or jeepny. unlike me, who is still being haunted by the pictures of the entire story up until now--- as i am writing this post. ooohhh, goosebumps!

*i just thought of writing an early haloween entry. enjoy!

36 comments:

dabo said...

narinig ko na to eh hehehe

hahahaha!

efrenefren said...

The jeepney you wouldn't want to ride

OR

The jeepney ride you woudln't want to experience (or some other word you like except ride)

she HAS not have.

please DELETE the comment after you read it

:)

White said...
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Bino/Geno said...

Hmmm... So schizophrenic. Hihihi.

_ice_ said...

hi there sir..

musta po ?

pasyal po sila sa blog ko xlink?

live well
laugh often
love much
enjoy life

Niel Camhalla said...

hapi haluwin manung!

KRIS JASPER VAN DYKE said...

i just woke up, read this, didnt know it' s scary...


I need to go to my meds cupboard now.

Need something to calm me down.

wanderingcommuter said...

dabo: killer joy! hahaha.

efrenefren and white: uy, thanks, thanks, thanks, my mistake!!! ganayan ang nangyayari sa mga taong hindi mahilig magreread, mag edit at nagmamadali... point well taken!

bino: you can say that again!

niel: sa iyo din po!!!

kj: hahaha. sorry. hope i didn't ruin your day!

efrenefren said...

YES. pinalitan na. :)

akala ko kanina moderated yung comments mo eh. nahihiya tuloy ako. baka sabihin ng mga tao ang kapal ng mukha kong magcorrect.

and i was wondering bakit wrong spelling yung jeepny mo e yun pala magkwento ka about sa pugot ang ulo. magaling magaling.

this gave me a creepy morning :)

mel beckham-atienza said...

Eeeew! Creepy. That's all. =p

dazedblu* said...

gush.. ang bagal ko magbasa today! 3:18 sinabayan ko kasi while listening to Just Stand Up!

Maybe out of focus.. well this ones' creepy.

harmonie said...

ano ba yun?!? errrr........

RONeiluke, RN said...

"..as i am writing this post. ooohhh, goosebumps!"

--hays... i wrote a horror draft. and i got goosebumps too. my imagination scares me alot. narinig ko na to but reading bout again was creepy as much... T_T

btw, thanks for your comment on my latest post. really apreciate it :)

enrico said...

kinikilabutan pag naririnig ko yung kwento na yan

joaqui_miguel said...

Goosebumps indeed.

Yikes!

the donG said...

dadating din yan.

Gigi said...

Kinilabutan ako!

nova-san said...

Geezzzzz... I got like major goosebumps. Thank God that I did not read this at night! Although I am not really duwag, I do believe in spirits! I've encountered some in the past. I'll have to tell you some of my spooky stories some day.

Lance said...

i just had a dream the other day.. i was packing up the lechon i brought from a wedding with a newspaper, inside the taxi, when i suddenly saw the putol na ulo of my friend...
this was just a part of the whole weird dream..
i remembered, when i was a kid, not to tell your dream to anyone unless if you will bite a guava tree first.
i was asleep with my gf that time, couldn't find any guava tree anywhere, kaya siya nalang ang kinagat ko and i told her the whole story of my dream...

hindi naman ako matatakutin, konti lang..hahahah
pero ganun din.. takot parin.. haha

aftercall mode muna ako ngayon..
a little busy preparing alot of things...

kenna said...

Good thing i just read it and it's early morning.....

Chyng said...

very well told. it still scared me kahit im familiar na with this story!

Mugen said...

Kinilabutan ako dun ah...

the donG said...

certified creepy baguio story. been to baguio many times but thank God, there was not one creepy experience but a friend of mine who has third eye has a creepy experience there.

Kyogre said...

i first heard this story from pepin aguilar some 6 years ago, a sociology professor at ust, but it wasn't set in baguio, it was et somewhere in cavite, where probably it was where it really happened. but then again, to be postmodernist about it, it might have really happened in baguio, too.

nevertheless, you gave it a good twist. my classmates who will hear of this story sooner or later will scare them, surely.

but then again... i am highly considering that the one who told you this probably just copied the creepy part and plotted it in baguio.

boying said...

@wanderer:
hadloka pud anni uy! nakakatakot.

*******

lagi na lang hindi kita ma-timing-an sa YM.

Gigi said...

Gave me goosebumps! I posted this one in my blog. Kaka-kilabot!

theTripper said...

hahaha. akala ko nagpaikot ikot lang ang jeepney sa iisang lugar o di kaya nawawala iyung babae kaya pinapabaliktad iyung damit niya. di ko alam iyung superstition na iyan tungkol sa pugot na ulo.

ang aga naman ng halloween mo. hehehe

Looking For The Source said...

hay naku. creepy ha. alas 9 ng umaga kinikilabutan ako.

i remembered a sad story thru text...

a taxi driver was speeding a road alone when suddenly a truck started blowing his horn loudly...

the taxi driver became irritated and looked back.. and the truck stopped...

a couple of minutes later the truck starting blowing his horn again..

the irritated driver, instead of looking back, stopped the car and stepped out and approached the truck driver..

"ano bang problema mo at busina ka ng busina?"

"eh kasi nmn tuwing nakatalikod ka, may taong nasa likod mo, gusto giitan ka ng leeg... pag lingon mo.. wala nmn"

sabay sabi ng... be careful daw sa nagbasa dahil baka nasa likod mo na..

pucha. gabi pa nmn yon!

Keitaro Hanazawa said...

Wala iyan sa kwento ng lolo ko.

pero seriously, creepy nga ito.

At maraming ghost sa Baguio.

Anonymous said...

lumang henerasyon pala huh

jericho said...

nakita ko si GMA ... walang ulo. mwahahaha

Ronnan Tristan said...

Narinig ko na to dati pero still kinilabutan pa rin ako habang binabasa ko ang post na toh... nakakaluwka kabagang!!!! hahaha

wanderingcommuter said...

mel: lagot ka... hahaha!

dazedblu: hahaha... bakit mo naman kasi tinatime-man? hahaha.

harmonie: hehehe... happy halloween!

ron: mas matatakutin daw talaga kapag masyadong imaginative. hahaha!!! boo!
you deserve it dude.

enrico: naku, manhid na lang talaga ang hidni kilabutan jan!

joaqui: yup! and the chill...
the dong: dadating ang alin? sana hindi...

gigi: hehehe... happy halloween... no worries!

nova san: no thanks, nova! i am good with the normal life...

lance: arghhh!!! paniniwala rin namin yan sa probinsiya... and embarassingly enough, ginawa ko na rin ang pagkagat sa puno.. hehehe.

kenna: naku, sayang mas exciting kapag gabi tapos lalabas ka. hahaha!

chyng: atleast, i have told it effectively pa rin. hahaha.

mugen: kaya ingat ingat ka sa pagsakay ng taxi. hahaha... imaginative ka pa man din.

the dong: mahigit apat na taon naman ako tumira sa bagyo at buti na lang wala pa rin akong naeexperience.

kyogre: feeling ko din ganun naman ang mga horror stories eh parang soap operas lang, may kanya kanyang adaptations ang bawat lugar...

boying: hadlok is takot and everything else i dont understand anymore...
busy ka naman ata lagi kapag naka online ka eh!

the Tripper: hahahaha... ganyan talaga kapag metro boi.... hehehe.

toilet thoughts: wow you left me speechles sthere. very well said...
looking for the source. parang mas nakakatakot yata yung kwento mo. saka hinay hinay lang, hindi ko pa nga nalilimutan ito eh. binigyan mo na naman ako ng ikakatakot ulit.

keitaro: hahaha... hindi pa nga yun sa lolo ko eh.. kapag lolo stories na, LAOS kayo sa lolo ko na. hehehe!

anonymous: hulaan ko... DABO?! hahaha. eh luma naman talaga eh.

jericho: parang maganda yun ah...

onyxx said...

hmmm... another scary story. i seem to be hearing a lot of them lately. i usually don't scare easily but under circumstances (like your post), such stories can really spook you

efrenefren said...

@onyxx You are hearing a lot scary stories lately kasi malapit na ang Halloween!

Soon puno na ng horror movies ang mga cinemas.

Nangingialam lang. :)

vampire angelus said...

narinig ko na din toh eh. pero kinilabutan pa rin ako. inis.

ayoko ng nakakatakot!
pero advanced happy halloween.
^_^

i missed blogging and giving comments. hehe.