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This is a discussion on Wild orchids within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Originally Posted by cdayinflorida WOW! That is amazing, Zain. That looks like a man of ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdayinflorida View Post
    WOW! That is amazing, Zain. That looks like a man of the jungle. I wonder why his spirit is there?
    Hi Cathy I also dont know, for your information below the ICU actually is mortuary, I received many complained from the staffs especially at night a lots of weird or bizarre events, patients always pointing something but we cant see, even some of them initially ok suddenly become restless for unknown reason and their blood preassure sky high.I think I disclose too much, he,he,he.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abiom View Post
    I'm having goosebumps after reading all these posts. I once too heard the growl of pak belang (tiger) during one of the trip. On way driving back, my friend said didnt hear anything. Instead, he told me the reason he insisted to go out because he saw a female like figure with dark head. Thank God, we were safely out.
    That why so important go together in the jungle at least somebody can alerts us when something unusual happen maybe our ear is not sensitive enough but not to our friends, urgent response usually will save us for unforeseen circumstances.That great Abiom. always pray before begin your journey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    from the photo i can see, very eerie !
    I agree with you hoping it doesn't replicate our close friends.

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    I found this so interesting. I had to read up on Malaysian spirits of the jungle.
    I think this can be translated via Google into your language.
    This is for all you who venture deep into the green lungs of the earth in search of exotic beauties.
    SFOGS - Singapore's Freakiest Online Ghost Stories

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdayinflorida View Post
    I found this so interesting. I had to read up on Malaysian spirits of the jungle.
    I think this can be translated via Google into your language.
    This is for all you who venture deep into the green lungs of the earth in search of exotic beauties.
    SFOGS - Singapore's Freakiest Online Ghost Stories
    Thanks Cathy for directing our attention to the article. Whether we believe or disbelieve, the most important thing is that we should respect the forest and all living things and if superstition contributes to this respect, I'm all for it.

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    I found it pretty darn interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdayinflorida View Post
    I found it pretty darn interesting.
    Hi Cathy ya I agree with you very interesting indeed, I had a bad experience in year 2007when I was on the way to Langkawi Kedah together with my friend to attend the conference when I reach Ipoh the capital of Perak at that time just about 11 am, when I past through Jelapang Tol and moving further to the long tunnel more than 1 kilometer, inside the tunnel very clear I only made one old car light yellow whom drove very slow and told my friend that immediately after the tunnel I'm going to overtake that car, I never border to observe the car driver cause the lane in front of me become zigzag my friend kept warning me slow down dont drive more than 80 Km as recommended and I followed when I reached kilometer 273 at that time was 11.15 am the sky were very bright and the lane were dry was not wet suddenly I cant see the road in front of me all my vision became orange and green, Im hit the cone and my car became unstable some sort like you are in the airplane past through the air pocket, my steering very hard cannot turn right or left, I cant control it than I realized I was in their dimension I just let go the steering and break after the car smashing the divider for 2 times than it was landed nicely in the drain if there no divider my car would be in the steep valley.For a short a while there were no car that I noticed moving behind me, the yellow car missing just like that, I was shock inside the car and sit there for about 10 minutes to take deep breath, than I notice patrol car drove slowly just observe my car without stop it and gave a help, I was still inside the car I dont know why, my car was badly damaged than decided to cancel my journey to Langkawi. That was my worse experience and always pray to Allah hopefully it didn't occur again.I do believe I was in their dimension cause one I cant see the road, second my car unstable when hit the cone, the atmosphere so calm and I'm nowhere Maybe Yew had a nice story regarding this area.

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    P1 I found this herb very beautiful the color intense and very interesting.
    P2 to P3 is a white mushroom growing on the death wood wondering whether can it or not looks so yummy.
    P4 another view of the forest landscape.
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    @Zainal re that tunnel : I have used that tunnel numerous times but thankfully, no such paranormal incident has happened to me.

    The only weird incident on the road happened around the late 60's. Four of us, all teachers from the same school had travelled to Penang in one car, to watch a rugby match between visiting Thai and Ausrtalian teams. The match finished at around 7pm. We went to Gurney Drive for our dinner and it must have been about 9pm when we left Penang. Around this time there was still no North-South highway.Along the way it started to rain very heavily which soon became a tropical storm with all the accompanying deluge and thunder and lightning. There was still no let-up when we reached Sungai Petani. We found ourselves in a long queue of vehicles, in front of the General Hospital,, and after half an hour we had still not moved from our position. Then a policeman came along to inform us that a huge tree had been blown down across the road and it wasn't possible to clear it until the early morning. He advised us to turn back to Penang. That really wasn't an option as we had school the next day. We told him so, and he suggested that we could turn off into a side road, which was a laterite rubber estate road through an old overgrown rubber estate and emerge behind the queue at the other end. But he was quick to add that it wasn't advisable on this dark and stormy night as the path(that was what it was actually) wasn't very distinct even in bright daylight. Being desperate we were willing to try and duly turned into the laterite road. We had cause to regret the decision for soon the path petered out into a deadend blocked by undergrowth and and we stopped to take stock of our situation. It was still raining heavily with the occasional bolts of lightning. Suddenly in the car headlights we saw an elderly woman dressed in white baju kurung (a loose fitting, ankle length dress, worn by Malay women), carrying a black umbrella to protect herself from the rain, standing a bit to the left of the car about 20 feet away and beckoning towards us as if to follow her. Without hesitation our friend who was driving turned the car in her direction and when we came to about 8 feet from her she pointed to an overgrown 'avenue' (these avenues/lanes between rows of rubber trees) and waved us on. Our friend continued ploughing down this lane covered with low bushes. None of us uttered a word but I am sure all of us, except the driver wondered if we had done the right thing. 15 minutes later we came out onto the main road. It must have been 2 am by then.
    Well, we made it to school, thanks to that old woman, in the middle of nowhere, that dark and stormy night. And we never even thanked her. So I take this opportunity to belatedly thank her whoever and wherever she is.

    'There are more things in heaven and earth, .....' Shakespeare in Hamlet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    @Zainal re that tunnel : I have used that tunnel numerous times but thankfully, no such paranormal incident has happened to me.

    The only weird incident on the road happened around the late 60's. Four of us, all teachers from the same school had travelled to Penang in one car, to watch a rugby match between visiting Thai and Ausrtalian teams. The match finished at around 7pm. We went to Gurney Drive for our dinner and it must have been about 9pm when we left Penang. Around this time there was still no North-South highway.Along the way it started to rain very heavily which soon became a tropical storm with all the accompanying deluge and thunder and lightning. There was still no let-up when we reached Sungai Petani. We found ourselves in a long queue of vehicles, in front of the General Hospital,, and after half an hour we had still not moved from our position. Then a policeman came along to inform us that a huge tree had been blown down across the road and it wasn't possible to clear it until the early morning. He advised us to turn back to Penang. That really wasn't an option as we had school the next day. We told him so, and he suggested that we could turn off into a side road, which was a laterite rubber estate road through an old overgrown rubber estate and emerge behind the queue at the other end. But he was quick to add that it wasn't advisable on this dark and stormy night as the path(that was what it was actually) wasn't very distinct even in bright daylight. Being desperate we were willing to try and duly turned into the laterite road. We had cause to regret the decision for soon the path petered out into a deadend blocked by undergrowth and and we stopped to take stock of our situation. It was still raining heavily with the occasional bolts of lightning. Suddenly in the car headlights we saw an elderly woman dressed in white baju kurung (a loose fitting, ankle length dress, worn by Malay women), carrying a black umbrella to protect herself from the rain, standing a bit to the left of the car about 20 feet away and beckoning towards us as if to follow her. Without hesitation our friend who was driving turned the car in her direction and when we came to about 8 feet from her she pointed to an overgrown 'avenue' (these avenues/lanes between rows of rubber trees) and waved us on. Our friend continued ploughing down this lane covered with low bushes. None of us uttered a word but I am sure all of us, except the driver wondered if we had done the right thing. 15 minutes later we came out onto the main road. It must have been 2 am by then.
    Well, we made it to school, thanks to that old woman, in the middle of nowhere, that dark and stormy night. And we never even thanked her. So I take this opportunity to belatedly thank her whoever and wherever she is.

    'There are more things in heaven and earth, .....' Shakespeare in Hamlet.
    So scary Yew who was this mystery woman in the middle of night and inside the jungle, whatever it is to me she was a nice person willing to help you finally. eeeeeeeeeee.

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