Ghost story

The Coin Ghost

This is a translated ghost story from The Shock written in Thai Language, translated by Nye.

Playing the Ouija board, Thai called it the glass cup ghost was known amongst students but Ann’s school would use a coin. It was a 5 baht coin so it’s probably safe to call it ‘Coin Ghost’. First of all, I need to give you a background, at the time I was a Christian. My father side of the family and relatives were Christians and this started when I was attending a Junior High School and still living with my grandmother, which she lived close to the school. It’s about a 10-minute walk to get there. After school, my friends liked to play the Coin Ghost. It’s the after-school activity among friends but I didn’t know it because I live with the lord all my life. I’ve noticed that they had so much fun then I got curious so I asked if I could watch to see how it’s played. My friends showed me how it’s played, I got so excited.

“Hey, is this for real? The coin can move for real?”
My friends had all the proper equipment to play, incense stick, candle, the spell to invite the ghost spirit to process the coin, and they asked me to give it a try,
“Do you want to try? You want to join us?”
The first day I told them, “I don’t want to, I’m scared.”

The next day they played again. I’m telling you, it’s very popular. I went to watch them play again, as 2-3 days had passed, I’m beginning to get used to the game. It looked like fun, I thought about giving it a try and my friends insisted that I should try. 
“Do you want to try? You can touch it and you’ll see that it can move for real.”

After 2 days passed, I’ve decided to give it a try. It must have been my bad luck; the day that they had over 20 people playing I didn’t play. They were taking turns playing that day, but I decided to play on the day that only 4 people played. Everyone had a blast, asking all sorts of questions and I touched the coin with everyone else. Which, it’s able to move on its own. We played until it’s time to go home, we put the games away that included the Ouija board, and various spells. No one wants to be responsible to take it home, one was making an excuse that her mom would say something and can’t take anything home. They came to a conclusion, “Then let Ann take it home, will you? Ann’s family is a Christian, they probably won’t say anything?”
I replied, “Sure will.”

After I agreed, I took everything and put it in my book bag and took it home with me. As luck would have it, I got home at 5 in the evening and there was no one home. The house was locked and I couldn’t get in. I sat out on the front porch and played with the dog for a while. Then I opened my book bag and thought to myself that I should play. We didn’t get to finish the game today, and since I’m not doing anything I could play to kill time. I closed my eyes, invited the ghost spirit from the spell that my friends wrote on a piece of paper and touched the coin. Eh! It moved. After asking questions for a while, it didn’t want to move. I thought to myself ‘Or maybe only one player it doesn’t have power.’
But I continued to ask “Are you tired? Want to rest?”

On the (Thai) Ouija board there’s a slot that said ‘Rest’ those that used to play might remember but it replied “No”
I then asked “Oh, so why aren’t you moving any faster? If not tired, why not moving? “
The coin moved slowly and spelled the word ‘Hungry’
“Oh, hungry? Then what to do?” I asked.
The coin spelled the word ‘Hungry’ again and at this time I began to feel uneasy, I started to get scared. What should I do? I told it to exit since I want to stop playing but it moved back and forth and spelled the word ‘No’. So it refused to exit. But I didn’t give up and really afraid this time. I gave it a push and dragged the coin to ‘Rest’ slot and repeat the exit spell that my friends wrote for me and thought to myself ‘Stop playing! What the heck keeps saying ‘Hungry Hungry Hungry’, what does it want me to do for it?’

After I finished repeating the spell, I put everything back in my book bag. In a short while someone came home, I went inside the house. It appeared that in the middle of the night I couldn’t fall asleep. I shared a bedroom with my cousin that’s about the same age as me and she’s also my grandparents’ granddaughter. My cousin was asleep, but I couldn’t fall asleep, no matter what I tried and couldn’t fall asleep. My bedroom has a vintage window, the window was from the floor to ceiling and it had a curtain but I felt like someone was staring at me. Based on the Christian’s belief, I don’t believe in ghost so I said my prayer and ask the Lord to grant me a wish, I couldn’t fall asleep, Amen. Then I went back to sleep, oh still can’t fall asleep. I tossed and turned until morning.

I felt uneasy, I kept thinking that maybe it’s the coin ghost. So I went to ask the school custodian because if I were to ask someone at home they won’t be able to answer since they are Christians. Worst, I might get yelled at for bringing something nonsense to play. So I went to ask the school custodian because the day that I played was on a Friday, and the next morning was a Saturday and there’s no one at the school. After I asked the question he was startled and blurted out, “How can you play by yourself? Do you not know that you can’t play by yourself? Whether it’s the glass cup ghost or the coin ghost you have to have at least 2 people to play. You have to help each other move the coin, playing by yourself the ghost might process you or you could get a whiplash rolling on the floor with pain.”

“Owh, if can’t play by yourself then how come it’s able to move?”

“It moves because you have invited it but it can process you and that’s why they don’t allow you to play by yourself.”

“No wonder I couldn’t fall asleep. I felt like someone was watching me. I meditated and it didn’t help, closed the curtain and it didn’t help and still felt like someone was staring at me the whole time.”

“If this was all you have encountered then you are very fortunate. It didn’t make an appearance for you to see, nor process your body, so consider yourself lucky. I suggest that you should resolve this, such as take 1 boiled chicken to the place that you invited it to come.” As soon as the school custodian mentioned this, I remembered that when my friends quit playing, and I was still deeply involved in the games and I mentioned out loud, “Hoy! What, quit already? I’m still having fun, can I continue with the game?”

At the time it must have been like asking it to come home with me. I had to go back to school again because the school custodian suggested for me to take 1 boiled chicken, 1 bottle of white liquor, an incense stick and candle to pay respect and ask for forgiveness. Then I placed the incense stick in the middle of the school playground, said a prayer and asked for forgiveness. ‘What I did I had no intention and didn’t know. Please forgive me for trespassing.’ It’s a good thing that it was on a Saturday, otherwise, it would have been a big commotion and chaotic for sure.

The school custodian asked me to sit and wait for the incense stick to burn out before I could leave. Once the incense stick burnt to the bottom, I walked to the middle of the school playground to get the chicken before heading home. Believe it or not, the chicken had small indent marks and it looked like something had bit into it. The hole was the size of a pinkie, right in the middle of the chicken breast. It was very strange but I didn’t take the chicken home, I closed my eyes while shoving the chicken into the bag and gave the chicken to the school custodian.

Once the school opened, I returned the game set to my friends but didn’t dare tell them of what had happened. I was afraid that they might tease and laugh at me.

2 thoughts on “The Coin Ghost”

  1. Oh! my, so creepy! I heard many stories of the Ouija board, but never dare to even go close to it. As the custodian said, she was very fortunate.

    1. I don’t read the story before I translate, and start to translate as reading it so it’s quite creepy for me also since I only have time to translate at night. I kept thinking what would happen next and didn’t expect the incident of the chicken to turn out that way. I think the next story will be the midnight rider and will work on it this weekend, so stay tuned.

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