Let’s Share Some Scary Stories: Hotelman

839: 2010/06/29 13:55:28
I work the front desk at a certain hotel in Doto (Hokkaido). The other day, I got a phone call from a guest who was quite a few hours past their reservation time.

“Ah, I’m terribly sorry. Seems I’ve gotten lost.”

They seemed to be driving, so they quickly hung up. After that, it was time to change shifts, so I went home.

When I looked at the newspaper the next morning, I discovered that guest had died in an accident. There were witnesses, so the exact time it happened was also there. It was two hours before I received the call. Where exactly had this person gotten lost…?

Plus yesterday, I had a missed call on my private phone. It was 47 seconds of what sounded like mumbling and groaning. I’m planning to have myself purified at 4 p.m. today.

842: >>839 Now that’s creepy. Maybe you called a wrong number and that person randomly decided to call back? It sure seems like it was a prank call.

843: 2010/06/29 14:06:21
>>842 I didn’t explain myself very well. Of course, I considered what you just wrote to be a possibility as well, but I checked the records with the switchboard. Supposing that the guest was put through to a different number by mistake, there’s no way they could have been put through to my private cell phone.

Personally, I’m so scared that I’ve taken some paid leave and I’m heading all the way to Kyoto to have a purification performed. You’ll have to excuse me for getting off topic for a moment.

864: 2010/06/29 14:17:48
>>843 Maybe you got possessed with the first phone call? I’d like to hear about what happens with your purification, but that’ll probably be impossible here.

897: 2010/06/29 19:14:57
>>864 This is 839. I’ve just gotten back to the hotel. I’ve just been to see a medium thanks to another hotel worker I know, but before we could get down to business, the medium said, “Ah, you brought a man and woman with you. Uwa~ They so so pitiful. Was it a car accident?”

I was shocked. It wasn’t like my friend told them any of the details, and I told my coworkers that I was taking the day off for a family member’s memorial service…

According to the medium, after the car involved in the accident was taken to the police station, the deceased driver’s phone was found under the passenger’s seat, and that was when the call was made.

The medium performed the purification for me, but my cell phone went off like crazy the whole time, and then after it fell silent, it turned off.

It’s the first time anything like this has happened to me, so I might not sound very coherent, but I thought I should let you guys know.

902: 2010/06/29 19:31:22
Otsukaresama [Note: this poster used the “possessed” kanji rather than the usual “you’ve done well” kanji]. The fear certainly comes through with your straight-to-the-point sentences.

907: 2010/06/29 20:00:34
>>897 It feels like the police would have contacted you for questioning though if the phone still in the car got through to you after the accident.

909: 2010/06/29 20:27:15
>>907 Maybe someone from the police department answered the phone to see who was on the other end.

911: 2010/06/29 20:48:48
I just went out to get some alcohol.

>>907 I called the hotel just before and asked them about that, but they said nothing had changed and there hadn’t been any calls from the police.

>>909 Judging by the content of the call, I don’t think there’s any way it could have been the police.

Honestly, nothing like this has ever happened to me before. I do like scary stories, but I never believed in them. It’s hard to believe I’m going to have to change my beliefs so drastically at this age… I can barely sleep…

916: 2010/06/29 21:29:27
>>911 Are you okay? Have you managed to calm down now?

Tonight seems like it’s going to be another stinking hot night. I suffer from insomnia, so I’ll watch over you. If anything happens, please leave a comment. You’re not alone (´▽`)

919: 2010/06/29 21:36:30
>>897 That sounds awful. You’ve sure been through a lot. It would be terrifying to see some ghosts like that. If you have the time, you should do a bit of sightseeing around Kyoto and see if you can take a bit of a break. Although it might be hot for someone from Hokkaido.

920: 2010/06/29 21:46:31
>>916 >>919 Thank you very much. Although I think the purification was a success. The medium I mentioned before appears to be someone I can trust either way. I’ve worked hotel reception for many years now, so I think I have a good eye for people, and they had a very good face. Plus they didn’t take any payment other than the refreshments I handed over when we met.

What makes me nervous now is that I can see a whole new world that I couldn’t see before. I haven’t been this scared since I was a boy…

I’d like to take my time and visit some temples and shrines tomorrow, but I have a shift tomorrow night, so… Still, Kyoto rights really are stuffy, aren’t they? The air conditioning in my room is on, but I really felt it when I went out shopping before.

956: 2010/06/30 07:51:06
Is >>897 still here? This is no joke…

Around 1 a.m. on the 30th, Tanaka Hideaki (48), a hotel employee from Obihiro City, Hokkaido, was found collapsed at the intersection of Route 143, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto. A passerby called 119. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they discovered Mr Tanaka had been hit by something large and was already dead. The Higashiyama Police Department is investigating the case as a hit and run. Mr Tanaka was returning home for a memorial service.

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