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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Baluarte - A True Ghost Love Story


Photo Credits: Edz Diaz

I started operating the Intramuros Ghost Walk (IGW) on January 23, 2016. It’s a unique tour that aims to help people explore Intramuros, share some knowledge about Philippine History, give some education about The Paranormal, help the indigent families of Tribu Ni Bro, promote walking since it is the best exercise and spread the advocacy of treasuring and safeguarding our heritage. This project is so successful and we get regular bookings from different types of tourists, local and foreign alike. I personally chose the place because I feel a very strong attachment to it that I can’t explain.

Being a ghost tour operator and a paranormal investigator, I am very much exposed to ghosts and other types of spirits. But the most recent ghost experience I’ve encountered is the most interesting for me.

My IGW guests would usually feel strange whenever I take them to a certain tree outside Fort Santiago. Some of my psychic friends I brought there told me they got the impression that some people from different eras have committed suicide there by strangulation. They also felt a very heavy emotion accompanied by anguish and tightening of the chest. For some reasons, I find that tree very intriguing.

In the month of May 2016, I thought of going to Intramuros alone. While strolling at the Baluarte De Dilao, I noticed a man on top of the wall. I am certain that he is a ghost because his body is see-through and I cannot see his face clearly. He followed me all throughout the Baluarte De Dilao. Whenever my steps become faster, his steps become faster too until he was almost running after me. When his presence became stronger, it sent chills down my spine and I immediately ran down of the fort.

Since that incident happened, some of my IGW guests would see an apparition of what they think is a soldier. Whenever a guest tells me about seeing that ghost, I would just congratulate them teasingly; however, at the back of my mind, I kept on wondering who he could be and if he needs anything from me.

I don’t know what came into my head that I thought of inviting my teammates to investigate Fort Santiago. 5 of us went there last June 5, 2016. There is a spot there that serves as the mass grave of the 600 American and Filipino soldiers whose dead bodies were found in a tight cell inside The Dungeons. They died there of hunger and suffocation during the Battle of Manila in 1945. While 3 of my teammates were checking The Dungeons, I decided to go to the mass grave and take a shot of it using my cellphone. I uploaded the pic to our Facebook Group, Center for Paranormal Studies, and some of the members noticed that it was photobombed by a very handsome full-bodied ghost.



Since I captured that photo, I would get short dreams in black and white where that man is talking to me. One dream showed that he is giving me white flowers that look like Kalachuchi, which is very common in Intramuros. I would remember this dream whenever my guests and I pass by the spots where this flower is dominant. In another dream, I saw us walking on the wall and he told me that his name is Lt. Scott Daniel. In another dream, he told me, “I will help you with Intramuros.”

I see him a lot whenever I go to Intramuros, whether there is a tour or none. I also see him standing at the gate whenever it’s time for me to leave The Great Walled City. I would always look back and smile at him. There was a time, while I was walking on the wall with some guests; I heard a voice saying, “I am very happy that you’re doing well.”

Since the haunting is becoming prevalent, I got so bothered. The mystery about my new stalker has caught my interest so much that I started seeking answers. First, I asked The Validator of my team, JR Rodriguez IV, to validate the photo. He told me that it is a legitimate anomaly. I also showed it to Ed Gamo, Jr., a friend of mine who is selling antiques, because I know that he is knowledgeable about old uniforms. He told me that he is sure, what the guy was wearing on the pic is the uniform of the American Soldiers during the Vietnam War. I consulted 2 friends of mine who were psychic mediums. Both of them told me that this ghost and I have a past life connection and it involves romance. They also told me that he follows me whenever I am inside Intramuros; and that the stalking started when he first saw and recognized me on the wall.


In the month of July 2016, my mentor who is a New Yorker, took a short vacation to the Philippines. We had lunch and I told him about the ghost and what I’ve been told by the people I consulted. He offered to do a past life regression on me so we can dig the mystery behind this haunting. I agreed without hesitation because there is nothing to lose anyway. 

The memories that came back during this past life regression have affected me so much. I was crying so hard then and I couldn’t help it…
The period is post-WW2 and the year that registered in my mind is 1958 or 1968. I am a club singer and my name is Emiliana. I was singing the song “Ang Tangi Kong Pag-ibig” one night when Scott, an American soldier who is fulfilling his duty here in the Philippines, caught my attention. I immediately noticed him although he is sitting at a corner because of the way he stared and smiled at me, and also because of his good looks. To cut a long story short, we had a relationship and he frequented the club because of me. He fondly calls me by the name Emmy.
After several months filled with happy moments, he stopped seeing me for reasons I am not aware of. He also stopped going to the club. I waited for days, weeks and months for him to return until the pain and sorrow almost killed me. I no longer want to sing. I no longer want to eat. I no longer want to live. The owner of the club named Alfonso, my father’s friend who adopted me after I got orphaned by the war, got so worried about me and encouraged me to forget about the American bastard who did not really love me; because if he did, he wouldn’t just leave without closure. He did his best to encourage me to eat; to remind me of how people adore me whenever they hear me sing; and to plead with me to do this not just for myself but also for him because seeing me like this makes him die every day.
When I realized the things that he said, I decided to move on and start my life anew. I started singing again and though I would still remember Scott, a new smile started to inspire me every time I perform. And that was Alfonso’s. He professed that he has special feelings for me and he’s been keeping those for years. I accepted his love. He is older than me by so many years but he is still single. A bit peevish but he is always nice to me. Eventually, we got married. He helped me a lot in healing my wounded heart and I became a devoted wife to him because of that.
One day, I sat at the entrance of the club to read a book. When I lifted my head, I felt so cold upon seeing a familiar physique walking towards my direction. With all excitement, the man walked faster when he recognized me. I slowly stood up and dropped the book to my surprise. It was Scott. He hugged me tightly and I was speechless. He told me how he missed me...how he was saddened when he came to the club that afternoon and was told that I am no longer there. He wanted to give me the news that he will be assigned to a different country and he has to leave immediately via cruise the next day; but he will come back after that assignment. He also mentioned about the tons of letters he sent me while he was away. I told him I didn’t get any letter from him. I also told him that I never left the club.
Angrily, he entered and went up to the second floor, which is our home. When he found Alfonso sitting in the living room, he quickly pulled him by the shirt and pressured him to say what really happened then. It was through their conversation that I learned that when Scott came one afternoon to the club, it was Alfonso who welcomed him. He lied to him by saying I stowed away because he reprimanded me for not asking permission whenever I go out on dates with him. Scott told Alfonso that he will send me letters after leaving the country, with the hope that I will be back after a few days. While in a mission, he suffered months of emptiness because he never heard from me again. It turned out; Alfonso received all the letters and after reading one, he would burn it in the furnace.
Scott almost beat Alfonso black and blue because of anger; and I was already in panic because of what’s happening. Scott asked me to go with him and leave Alfonso because he cheated both of us. But I can’t leave him because he took good care of me and he treated me so well. He is the only family I have since my parents died. Most of all, he is my husband now. Surprised and devastated, Scott ran away after hearing those words from me. I wanted to run after him but Alfonso cried out for help. He got bruises and I had to treat him immediately. I felt hate for my husband for what he did to me and to my one and only love but I had to consider all the good things he’s done for me. After all, we’re bound by our matrimony.
While treating him, he asked for my forgiveness and told me that he intended to take me away from Scott because I will not have a good future with a soldier who keeps on leaving for his missions. He knows that he can take care of me more and he won't be like him who will make me wait for a long time before coming back. Besides, I'll have no assurance if he will really come back. I heard every word he said but I don't seem to absorb anything. My chest felt so heavy that I wanted to pound it. I felt like my heart is about to explode.
The next day, I saw a number of people gathering around a tree outside Fort Santiago. A man hanged himself there to death. I covered my mouth in astonishment when I saw that it is Scott. That unbearable sight got my eyes flooded with tears. 
That’s the last thing I saw at the end of the regression. After that, I felt sad for a matter of days. Call it crazy but this is the first time I felt an attachment with a ghost. It’s like I feel his pain…his sadness…his longing. I even scribbled a poem for him just to release the emotions.

One day, I went to the tree outside Fort Santiago alone. I was trembling while approaching it because I can feel the usual heaviness around it and the goosebumps. I asked, “What do you want from me?” Scott’s apparition came out from behind the tree. I only heard the words, “I can’t leave Intramuros.”

When I met my mentor again, he encouraged me to light a candle for him and channel him so he can move on. He told me that if he really committed suicide inside Intramuros, his soul must have been trapped in there. I might be the key that can set him free, according to him. This made me think for a few days. 

I am not a devoted Catholic and I don’t observe mass for some reasons, but for Scott’s sake, I went to San Agustin Church and lit candles for him. While doing this, I felt him beside me and tears fell from my eyes. It may be DΓ©jΓ  Vu but the thought of us visiting this church a lot when he was still alive and lighting candles together just like this suddenly called to mind. Without turning my head to his direction, I uttered these words for him:

“I am doing this not because I really want to let you go. But it’s because I want you to have peace.”

I still see the handsome soldier whenever I go to Intramuros. But I no longer feel his sorrow. Maybe, he has already let go of whatever anguish his soul has. I am certain that his journey toward a better place will soon take place once he has completely detached himself from whatever kept him for a long period of time in the place that served as our "Baluarte", the very beautiful City of Intramuros.


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The author, Jade Martin, is the founder and creator of Center for Paranormal Studies, Profilers of the Unknown and Intramuros Ghost Walk. She is also a Businesswoman, Life and Business Coach, Author, Singer and Songwriter, Ghost Tour Operator, Paranormal Investigator and Consultant, Energy Healer, Hypnotherapist, Past Life Regression Therapist, Numerologist and Tarot Reader. Please join Center for Paranormal Studies. 

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    1. Some people can reincarnate fast. In fact, may iba na kahit same day na namatay, as long as may sasalinan, nakakapag reincarnate agad.

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    2. Gusto ko din dumaan sa regression. Hayyy..

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    3. The GI got deppressed, And too bad the oldman has to keep emiliana for himself what a snake, But did you know when emiliana your oldself died? and so you are born, How to ia know if iam a reincarnation of someone??

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  2. This is amazing! Your story is amazing. I have heard and read a few things about reincarnation but I thought I would never really know if it's real, unless I would know someone who has actually experienced it. You may not know me personally, but I have been following your group's activity via your FB page. (Which by the way, I want to thank you for accepting my interest in joining) I wouldn't say that I have a gift such as yours, but I believe I may have had a couple of paranormal experiences (which may still be a subject for verification). Anyway, all I want to say is, I admire you and your friends for creating channels which help people ("gifted" or not) understand the world of paranormal in the most honest way that you can. More power!
    -M

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    1. Thanks for your encouraging words. I am so glad to know that we have helped a lot of people through CPS.

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  3. The tree outside Fort Santiago where Scott hanged himself...is that the same suicide tree where a student hanged herself a few years ago? I was the Chinese looking local in brown sleeveless top who was part of your IGW last June 25, 2016. I remember that suicide tree where none of the group dared approach except the two of us.

    Now I know more about the ghost Scott. Thanks for sharing your story, which I find very interesting. I feel sad for both of you after reading it. At the same time, I'm glad both of you have found peace in this life.

    Wish you all the best in your future IGWs.

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    1. Yes, that's the tree I am referring to. Thanks a lot for being a part of IGW and for wishing it the best.

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  4. Ma'am kailan po scheduled showing neto sa WAGAS? I really want to watch this and would totally recommend it since inside intra po kami nag-aaral hehe :)

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    1. Natapos pa lang daw ang outline ng script. Gagawan pa ng screenplay. Wala pang date kung kailan.

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  5. I cried while reading your story Miss Jade. Can I ask when will be the WAGAS episode will be aired? This is only a proof that ghosts really exist. The ending was tragic for Scott may he finally rest in peace.

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    1. Natapos pa lang daw ang outline ng script. Gagawan pa ng screenplay. Wala pang date kung kailan.

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    2. Actually, mabuti nga na hindi nila masyadong madaliin.

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  6. nakakaiyak po and nakakainspire yung story . kahit nareincarnate na . naalala nya pa din yung love nya . and its good that nakamove forward na si scott .

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  7. How can I know my past too? I also wanted to know mine.. who am I before.

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    1. You will experience Deja Vu and there will be other signs too. I recommend past life regression.

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    2. You will experience Deja Vu and there will be other signs too. I recommend past life regression.

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    3. Hi Ms. Jade, does it mean it's possible for us to experience the same situations from our past life to our present that's why there is deja vu?

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  8. Hi, I've just read this story in your facebook account that my friend shared. I've been really curious about that past life thing. Is that really true? that we have past lifes?

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    1. I am a strong believer of past lives and reincarnation.

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  9. Wow! What a nice story and about past life. Namangha ako sa kwento mo.po. Thank u for sharing it with us. By the way saan na tree po yan tinutukoy mo po?

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    1. Outside Fort Santiago. Binakuran na nila yang puno na yan after ma feature ang story ko sa Yan Ang Morning. Mukhang may mga pumupunta at nilalapitan ang puno.

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  10. Wow! What a nice story and about past life. Namangha ako sa kwento mo.po. Thank u for sharing it with us. By the way saan na tree po yan tinutukoy mo po?

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  11. That was really sweet. :-(Thank you for sharing this story. :-) I had this dream about a knight. I think it was during medieval period. I was a servant in the dream to a princess. The knight and I were lovers running away from the Princess who loved him too. We were sought to be punished because of the jealousy of the Princess. We ran and we ran until the Knight hid me in a room and kissed me and told me that he will come back for me. I was crying hard in that dream and was crying too when I woke up. I strongly believe that was related to my past life due to strong emotions felt. Is that possible? ��

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  12. The story is very astonishing. Napakaposible pala talaga that there will be an attachment with ghosts. Parang ang sarap maexperience ng past life regression. Parang it will help you believe more sa reincarnation. This is a nice story Miss Martin.

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    1. Sometimes, ghosts can be better than actual living lovers. ^_^

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  13. This story is so amazing. I felt like I was really reading a good book. It's really nice and very captivating. :)

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  14. Ang ganda ng story but at the same time nakakakungkot din. Parang ramdam ko ang lungkot. Anyway I have some questions po Ms. Jade, may mga kunting bagay bagay po na bumabagabag sa isip ko. I really hope you can answer me about this kung ano ba talaga ito. Here, why there are some times na halimbawa may kausap akong tao o may ginagawa ako, tapos bigla bigla nalang parang nakikita ko sa isip ko na "nangyari na to ah, parang ginawa ko na yata to ah, nasabi ko na to or sasabihin ko o kaya sasabihin nya ang ganito." Yung parang deja vu, may kausap ka or may ginagawa ka tapos bigla ka nalang mapapahinto kasi nga nakita mo sa isipan mo na nangyari na yun. Di ko po talaga alam kung bakit ako nagkakaganyan. Hindi naman sya palagi pero may mga times talaga eh, siguro 3-6 months at least isang beses. Tapos takot din akong managinip, kasi napatunayan ko na countless of times na yung mga nakikita ko sa panaginip ko, mga tao, nangyayari or sinasabi nagkatotoo. There's this one time po na nanaginip ako sa ex ko, nasa beach daw sila may kasama sya na girl mahaba ang buhok bagong kasal daw sila nakatanaw sila sa karagatan with the sunset. (Kami pa nung time na yun.) I confronted him and ask him about my dream. He just answered me "you and your silly dreams. Stop being paranoid." Kaya ayun tinigilan ko na. But few months after may tumawag sakin na girl. Ang sabi hiwalayan ko na daw asawa nya kasi siya ang pinili at pinakasalan. Ayun i was devastated. I asked him if its true then he said yes and he is so sorry. Sabi ko patingin nga ako ng mukha ng babaeng pinili mo kesa sakin. Nung kinuha nya ang picture frame at pinakita sakin i was so shocked that i wasnt able to speak, kasi yung pic sa frame is exactly the same sa panaginip ko. So from then naniniwala ako sa dreams ko..not all naman..yung panaginip lang na parang nanunuod ako sa nangyayari. Also i rarely dream..sana po masagot mo po if ano po ba itong nararanasan ko.please po . I will leave my email add po if you want.

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    1. That's Deja Vu and it is usually one of the signs of having a past life. Join our FB Group so you can learn about The Paranormal --- https://facebook.com/groups/centerforparanormalstudies. May office din kami sa North Harbor where people can visit us by appointment.

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    2. Same here since Bata pa ako nangyayari sa akin yan nakikita ko na po sa dreams mga bagay then after 1 to 6 weeks nangyayari..Even mga signs ng mga bagay na dapat or hindi ko dapat gawin nakikita ko through my dreams pero para siyang puzzle kelangan dugtong dugtungin ko siya at dapat alalahanin muna bago ko ma realize ang gusto ipahiwatig. And now nag uumpisa na naman siya hindi ko maintindihan mga gusto ipahiwatig ng mga dreams ko..Madalas nga po ako magbasa ng meaning ng dreams everytime maalala ko ung Dream na yun..Kadalasan pa naman ung Dream na ganon pag gising ko nakakalimutan ko na..bigla lang mag flashback once may nangyari or nangyayari na siya sa kasalukuyan..Maam can you please help Me?

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  15. I think I need that past life regression as well . I believe in all of this . Reincarnation and all . Someone told me that me and my partner are twin souls and we were meant for each other, and the we've been trying to reunite but our feelings are so intense our souls were not ready to bare it.

    I want to know what happened before and who we were. I guess that will give us an idea on where we are heading .

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    1. I can refer people who can do that for you.

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    2. me too. i want to have this past life regression :)

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  16. Nice story I do believe in reincarnation . 11 years ago I keep seeing this guy in my dreams only to meet him after 10 years. He was 24 years older than I am and a foreigner but I always felt a strong connection and easy for me to fall for him. Unfortunately things didn't work out because of distance and differences. He wasn't my twin flame or twin soul but he is still my soulmate. I've learned from a psychic he was my lover in one of my past life. Only that in this life time we only choose to be friends.

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  17. I want to know my past life too hehe. Gusto ko rin makapunta jan nakucurious ako sa puno :)

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  18. I want to know who was the man behind my dreams too way back 2004.. It was during Spanish Colonial Era.. I want to meet you someday and consult everything..

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  19. Now I want to have a past life regression.

    This is sooo sweet and heartbreaking and sooo frustrating. 😭

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  20. This is very interesting. I always believed everything about the paranormal and reincarnation and would love to experience Past Life Regression. Can you suggest where can I have it? Thank you! :)

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    1. In our office. Please send me an email --- hersmart4ever@gmail.com

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    2. In our office. Please send me an email --- hersmart4ever@gmail.com

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  21. Is the picture of guy there is the same Scott you are referring to?

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  23. UPDATE: Wagas will start shooting for my true ghost love story tomorrow at Nagcarlan, Laguna. Tentative title is "Ang Tangi Kong Pag-ibig" and it will star one of my favorite actresses now, Louise Delos Reyes as Jade Martin, Bret Jackson as Lt. Scott Daniel and Rob Sy as Alfonso. It will be aired on August 20, 2016 at GMA News TV 7PM.

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  24. Really loved the story it was intriguing for me, my mind kept going back here and I really loved your poem about it as well, that it pushed me to make one as well, I always loved the idea of reincarnation, and this is one of the best ways for it to be told. anyways, thank you for sharing the story.

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  25. I want to read more and more and more.. Love reading stuff like this. Thank you for sharing. πŸ˜„πŸ˜πŸ‘

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    1. Please wait for my book about this too.

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  26. Ang soulmate po ba ay may kinalaman din sa past life?

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    1. Yes but for me, it is more of a karmic cycle thing. I do not really believe that there is someone who is our eternal soulmate. After settling our unfinished business with them, the cycle will finish as well.

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  29. Ever since I was little, I'm always curious about my past life. I strongly believe about reincarnation and past lives. Whenever I was asked what do I want to be if hindi ako naging filipino, I always answered them, "I want to be an ancient Egyptian" and I was just 5 years old when I started fantasizing a life like that. I always dream as well na I was just staring at the sleeping "me" but it's like pinanonood ko lng yung isang "ako" na nakatayo at nakabantay sa "ako" na natutulog. I always had a dream like that. And one more thing, is really a "weird" phobia of mine is somehow connected to my past life? I have this weird phobia of boat or anything like a boat even ships. I never have a bad experience about boat or ships, when I was little, even my parents didn't know where I got that fear of boats. I tried to face my fear several times when I was a teen, but I ended up crying kasi takot ako kahit humakbang palang sa boat. Or even makakita lng nun. I'm trembling. One more thing po, I never learn how to swim as well, wala rin naman akong bad experience para maging cause ng takot ko sa tubig. I was only 5 years old when I learned that I'm afraid to be near in the water. I can bear to go at magtampisaw sa pool, but that's just it. Just like sa takot ko sa boat, I tried na alisin yung takot ko sa tubig. I tried to swim, but it almost killed me kasi nauna yung takot ko at hindi ko nagawang kumilos ng tama at lumangoy. Since then hindi ko na sinubukan ulit. It's just weird lang, my parents and family love water and they also know how to swim. Ako lng yung hindi.

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    1. Most of the time, such conditions are related to Past Life; however, we need to do some validation to confirm that.

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  31. Hi Miss Jade, posible po bang maging ganyan kalinaw sa picture ang isang apparition katulad sa nakapost po dito? (Pertaining to Lt Scott Daniel's) kasi usually, translucent yung hitsura at di ganun kalinaw or not totally recognized yung mukha o hitsura sa mga pictures kasi kaluluwa na lang sila, diba? Curious lang po ako. Sana po magreply kayo. Thank you! ☺️

    Anyways, tearjerker, Miss Jade. Sobrang naantig ako sa story mo. Gusto ko na din sana malaman kung may past life ako, sino siya at anong klaseng tao siya sa past ko. ☺️ �� More power!
    ***Wag mo po sanang i-remove yung comment ko, please! ����***

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    1. Depends yan sa spirit na gustong magpakita sa photo at depende rin sa photographer. I am a ghost photographer and this isn't the first time that I've captured an anomaly as clear as this on cam.If their emotions are very strong during the time they appeared on photo and if they have enough energy then, yes they can.

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