What Lurks in the Shadows, by Kat
“The body was pitch black with no face. I couldn’t comprehend how long the limbs were. I wasn’t imagining anything. It was moving. We made “eye” contact; I looked at it, It looked at me. I couldn’t react. I froze for a few minutes. I quickly picked up my pace to catch up with my friends. For the rest of the night, my lips were tight shut. I couldn’t even speak of the spine-chilling experience to anyone.”
Inspired by the story of my lecturer’s encounter with the ghost after returning from her late-night classes. Hantu Galah, also known as the Tall Ghost that originates from Malay and orang Asli folklore. It is described to be a humanoid faceless figure with spindly tree-like limbs and large in size. The Hantu Galah is so tall its head is said to sweep the clouds and the upper body can’t be seen.