5.16.2008

Who Are You Talking To?

Informant: Female/40/Filipino ancestry

Location: Queen Lili‘uokalani Children’s Center Kona Campsite, Big Island


Every summer, our family and friends spend a weekend camping at the Queen Lili'uokalani Children's Center Kona campsite. It's always a nice weekend retreat that everybody has a great time at.



This one particular year, my husband had invited a friend from work, along with her family. We will call this friend, "Sue."



So Sue wakes up during the middle of the night, unable to fall asleep. She sees this figure sitting out side of her tent. The figure seemed like another family guest, whom we'll call "Aunty Moana."



So Sue and Aunty Moana make small take. Sue is weirded out though, because she's beginning to sense that the woman she is talking to is not Aunty Moana. It sounds similar to her, but it's too dark to see any distinguishing features. Plus, Aunty Moana was only someone she met for the first time the day before, so she decided to think nothing of it.



So the next morning Sue wakes up. Everything is going about normally until she mentions the conversation she had with Aunty Moana last night. An awkward silence settles in. Aunty Moana didn't spend the night camping. Later we discover, that everybody who was on the camp ground last night, slept through the entire night. Nobody had woken up in the middle of the night and had a conversation with Sue. Who was sue talking to?

1 comments:

Brad said...

I had a similar situation at Lanai, Lighthouse. We were fishing and I was the only one still awake. I could hear people talking, but I couldnt understand the language. No one was around us. I was freaked out the rest of the trip.