S1E23 - Spooky Stories w/ the Bewitches (Part 2)
It is almost Halloween! My absolute favorite holiday. To celebrate, I am joined by my girls and we share some spooky stories. Oddly, during this episode, we kept experiencing some inconvenient technical difficulties. A coincidence? I hope so! The episode isn’t that scary, but if you get spooked easily like me, make sure to watch some good, wholesome Disney movies afterwards! LOL! Let me know on social media if you have ever had anything spooky happen to you. How did you react? I’d love to hear all about it!
Some parts of the transcript may be edited for better readability, but the content remains the same. Mostly removed duplicate words, vocal filler words, and added/removed some words for clarification.
Continuation from Part 1...
Meliza Manalo 31:04
What did you say?
I was saying turn up your phone because I couldn't hear you.
We were trying to tell you; it froze when you said destroyed.
Meliza Manalo 31:17
Wait. So, okay. If energy cannot be created nor destroyed. So, is reincarnation real?
I mean, I'm not the Lord or anything. (Laughter) So, I can neither confirm nor deny. No, I'm just playing. I'm just saying that like, I mean spirits have to exist obviously.
Meliza Manalo 31:35
Like, I don't know. I feel like that's just common science.
Meliza Manalo 31:41
Well, this one dude was saying he's a psychic, and... it’s Thomas Dale. And he was saying how we're all just energy and then the body that we're in, it's just the vessel that we're in right now. And that once your vessel, you know, because our bodies deteriorate and it's finite. And then your energy will move on and then reincarnate into another vessel. And that's how the spirits work.
Hopefully in another part of the universe. (Laughter)
Ohh. Like the Avengers.
Meliza Manalo 32:16
See, I think of it like... Have you guys seen 'The host'?
Meliza Manalo 32:20
The host? No.
Meliza Manalo 32:22
I've seen, I think, a trailer.
So, it's basically an alien movie. But the aliens are souls. And this.... (Silence) Oh, my God. Can you hear me now? (Leah talking through cell phone)
(Laughter) Cut! All we heard was souls and then that was it.
Meliza Manalo 32:44
Oh, my God.
Now you're only on the phone but not on... through our ears.
Meliza Manalo 32:52
Yeah. What's happening?
Lord have mercy. I'm getting too old for this shit.
Yeah. Why is this happening right now?
Meliza Manalo 33:00
I know. Because when we do our episodes, it's fine. And any zoom episode I do with everybody else is perfectly fine. I've never had an issue.
It's freaking me out.
Meliza Manalo 33:08
Oooh. Are you home by yourself?
Yeah. Is your man home?
Meliza Manalo 33:14
Who were you talking to at the very beginning?
Oh, he did come home for a little bit then he left again.
Meliza Manalo 33:21
I guess he knew we were doing this.
Okay. I was like, who were you talking to?
Meliza Manalo 33:26
I know. We're super freaked out right now.
I did feel like what are you talking about?
Meliza Manalo 33:27
This freaks me out. Like I almost didn't go... Well, I didn't go to Mia's. But I almost didn't go. Because my mind, it just runs you know? It just keeps going.
Once I think of it. Oh, yeah.
Meliza Manalo 33:45
Yeah, like I have to watch a Disney movie or something to stop me from. Like every...
Meliza Manalo 33:51
But every time like I watch a scary movie, I have to watch something happy and nice like afterwards.
Oh, yeah. Like 'New girl'.
Meliza Manalo 33:58
Meliza Manalo 34:00
Yeah. Something happy.
I have to if I'm alone.
Meliza Manalo 34:03
If I'm not alone, I'm fine.
Meliza Manalo 34:05
I haven't watched a scary movie in a long time, though.
Meliza Manalo 34:09
I don't remember the last time I watched one.
I watched like five in the last couple of days.
Yeah, so is the season.
Meliza Manalo 34:15
I used to be really into. Like...
Meliza Manalo 34:17
All that stuff like scary movies and ghosts... what is it called?
Meliza Manalo 34:24
Meliza Manalo 34:27
Goo.... What's that? Goosebumps! (Laughter)
Meliza Manalo 34:35
What's that 90s show like something after dark?
Is it called 'After dark'?
Meliza Manalo 34:40
You know what I'm talking about? It was on Nickelodeon.
Yeah. I remember it because of that title.
Bedtime stories to tell in dark? Is that what you're talking about?
No this is like, 'Ghost in the dark'?
Meliza Manalo 34:49
Something like that. It was on Nickelodeon. They have like all the kids around a campfire.
I was too old when I was a child. And I did not have. I had no cable. I had no...
Meliza Manalo 35:00
Well, they shared like spooky sc... uhh, spooky stories.
Maybe we should just set this up with the phone.
Meliza Manalo 35:07
Okay, you want to just raise it?
Meliza Manalo 35:10
Raise the bar.
It's as high as it could go.
Meliza Manalo 35:13
Okay. We'll just put you right next to the mic.
Hopefully, that sounds okay.
Meliza Manalo 35:21
Okay, so you're talking about 'The host'?
Yeah. Okay. So, in 'The host', it's like the aliens are being... they're called souls. And they're these like little, um... they look just like little bits of light, I guess. And they get put into the host body. So, they like land on a planet. And then they...
take over a body. And then they basically live that life. And then they get transferred to another planet and take over another body. But I thought that was interesting.
Meliza Manalo 35:59
I feel like I know what that movie is. But yeah, that's creepy.
I watched it so many times.
Meliza Manalo 36:06
So, you probably watched me watch it or something.
Meliza Manalo 36:09
Maybe. These things freaking me out. Like I don't like um... I don't like looking into windows. Like...
Oh, like dark windows?
Meliza Manalo 36:20
Yeah, I don't like looking into dark windows. Especially if they're on the second floor or higher. I don't know. It's just something...
What? That's like... I think it's all right.
Meliza Manalo 36:30
Second floor or higher?
Yeah. Oh, you mean like when you're looking from the ground?
Meliza Manalo 36:35
Meliza Manalo 36:37
Yeah. Not looking out. Like looking...
I thought you were saying like looking out of the window from inside.
Meliza Manalo 36:41
No. Like looking at a house. Yeah. Like if you're outside.
Like at a house. You're looking from outside. Like if you're outside, you're looking the building.
Meliza Manalo 36:47
I got you, boo.
Meliza Manalo 36:49
Yeah, that freaks me out.
Meliza Manalo 36:56
I think I'm too scared. I think I watched a lot of scary movies when I was younger. And I read a lot of scary books. And my mind is just... Especially like, growing up super religious too. Like, all that Catholic Stuff. Uhuh.
Oh, that's scary. Oh, yeah.
That's just scary.
Meliza Manalo 37:18
Because Filipinos are also very superstitious, you know? Like you're supposed to throw rice around the house or whatever when you first buy a house to warn all the evil spirits.
This is like a slip and fall hazard. (Laughter)
Meliza Manalo 37:32
Well, outside the perimeter.
Oh, oh, oh.
Meliza Manalo 37:35
Not into it like right inside the house.
Like, you know, you got to clean it. And they just waste all that rice. Yeah. Just kidding.
That's why the stories of Inang are freaky.
It says Leah's waiting.
Meliza Manalo 37:50
Oh, you want me to admit you back?
Let that girl in.
It doesn't matter. It's up to you.
Oh, Mia goes trying to operate an iPhone. I don't know. That's not gonna happen.
Meliza Manalo 38:03
This episode is going to be fun to edit.
I know. I'm so sorry.
Meliza Manalo 38:07
Something like technical difficulties. But of all the episodes too, to have a technical difficulty.
Meliza Manalo 38:14
Had to pick this one.
There's no coink... No coinkydink.
Of course, it would be this one. Yeah. I'm trying. I'm really... I'm trying so hard to not freak myself out right now.
Meliza Manalo 38:25
When is Fabian coming back?
You see? Stop.
Did you see that though?
Meliza Manalo 38:30
Yeah, I saw that. (Laughter)
You want me to see what I see?
Meliza Manalo 38:36
Not anything behind or anything.
No don't tell me. Please don't tell me.
Meliza Manalo 38:39
No. There wasn't like anything... It just... I don't know. It just went black for a second.
Yeah, I did kind of see that. I don't know why I did that.
Meliza Manalo 38:48
Why don't you just tell him to come home. But not like, be in the same room with you.
Just be like, "Get your a*s home now."
Probably because my frickin... my phone isn't working properly.
Even worse. He should be there then.
Meliza Manalo 39:03
The phone's not working. The internet is not working.
Meliza Manalo 39:06
Now it's paused.
Yeah, she's looking at something.
Meliza Manalo 39:09
Anyways. Did you have another ghost story?
Meliza Manalo 39:13
I mean, I can keep going. If you want me to keep going.
Meliza Manalo 39:18
I just don't really have a lot. I just always freak myself out. But nothing ever actually happens.
Okay, I have a pretty good one. But I don't know if it counts. Because I wasn't completely sober at the time. (Laughter)
Oh, those are the best kinds of story.
Meliza Manalo 39:36
I think I've told Casey about it. I might have told all of you about this one, but so we were living in that house with... That house, we always refer to where it's me, Casey, you, Mia, Brandon.
Meliza Manalo 39:52
Ummm, another Brandon.
So, I came home one night. It was after work And I went to shower. And I was in the shower and it's one of those sliding showers. The sliding glass door. So, it's like a frosted glass. And so, I get in the shower. I'm just chilling, washing my hair and whatnot. And then I hear like... I think it was crying. Like a little girl crying.
In the shower?
And then... Yeah, like while I was in the shower, I hear a little girl crying. Of course, I'm like, kind of freaking out. Oh no, it was laughing. It was a little girl laughing.
Meliza Manalo 40:36
Oh, that... I don't know if that's worse.
That's worse. Yeah.
So, and I like looked through the frosted glass.
Achoo (Bailey sneezes)
Bless you. (Laughter)
Leah is like, "Bless you."
Anyways. So, I look... I'm like looking through the frosted glass, but I don't really see anything. So, I slowly open it. And after I open it, the crying, or the laughing stops. So, I'm like, okay.
The spirit did not want you to open the door.
So, I close the door again.
I said the spirit did not want you to open the door.
Yeah, it was just weird. The second I closed the door, it started again.
Are you sure it wasn't your inner child attempting to communicate with present Leah?
I hope so. I mean, it didn't sound very familiar. But...
You're like, "That is definitely not me."
Yeah. I don't know.
That's crazy. I don't think...
That's kinda creepy.
Meliza Manalo 41:33
I don't remember that story. I don't know if you're able to...
But I finished showering so fast. I was down. I was like, uhh. Now I'm locking myself in my room.
Meliza Manalo 41:45
Were you by yourself at the time?
Yeah, everyone was asleep. I got... Because I had worked at Chipotle that night.
Meliza Manalo 41:52
Yeah, it was it was pretty late. I didn't get home until... it was probably like midnight, or one o'clock in the morning or something like that.
Meliza Manalo 42:00
I would have just turned on all the lights. Knocked on everyone's door.
Wake up bitches. We got a spirit in the house.
I know. Yeah, that was freaky. Light some sage. I don't think I've heard that one.
No, I haven't heard that one.
Really? I never told you? I feel like I tell people that one all the time.
Meliza Manalo 42:16
Maybe you did. But we just forgot.
It fell on deaf ears.
I said it fell on deaf ears.
Meliza Manalo 42:28
I don't like any scary stories that have to do with children.
Meliza Manalo 42:34
It's always children or animals.
Meliza Manalo 42:37
Like when dogs just stare at things, and just start barking.
Oh, my God. They can replay and... I think Maggie does that a lot, too in here.
Meliza Manalo 42:48
They just stare at something just start barking.
Yeah, I have a couple things in here.
Yeah. I think it's a friendly ghost. If there is something, I think it's friendly. But there was one time. This is like a couple years ago; Fabian had a speaker. One of those big... It was like a UE BOOM speaker. But he had for a while. And he was playing music on it. And it was going back and forth between like... because you can go on the line from the kitchen to our living room, and then out the front door to the porch. And he was playing music on it. I think he was in the kitchen. And then he would walk into the living room with it. And all of a sudden, the volume would just shoot up without even touching it. And then he was like, "That's weird." So, he left the living room, turned the volume back down. And every single time he walked into the living room, he just... he was going back and forth between the porch and the kitchen. And every time he went into the living room, the volume would just shoot up.
Meliza Manalo 43:59
That's weird. Just messing with the speakers.
That's not. That's not all.
And then also my living room. I think... Did you guys see my um, my story on Instagram like a few weeks ago?
How my light likes to turn on and off on its own?
Meliza Manalo 44:16
Oh, yeah. I remember that.
Only in the living room.
Meliza Manalo 44:19
Yeah, I'll wake up sometimes, like the next morning. Because I always turn every single light off in the house because save energy. Also, I like sleeping in pitch black, total darkness. And I'll wake up in the morning sometimes and I'll see the light at the crack of my door. And I'm like, oh my god, the lights on again. Open the door and the living room light is on.
Meliza Manalo 44:45
That's how our bedroom light is like. Oh, it just flickers. But only one bulb flickers. Because there's four bulbs. And only one flickers and it's a brand-new bulb. Like it's not going out or anything. Like we already checked it and it just flickers every once in a while.
Meliza Manalo 45:02
Yeah. Like I don't know what to do. But I don't think we have. I don't know. Nothing lights on its own.
Mine is like a... Mine is on a dimmer. So, it dims and then brightens and then dims and brightens and it keeps going.
Meliza Manalo 45:17
And then it'll automatically... Like it only happens every few weeks or like couple months. I don't know. Happens here and there. Like it'll happen kind of a lot for a while and then a little stop for a really long time. And then it'll happen a few times. I feel like it's usually when Fabian is gone, though.
Meliza Manalo 45:37
Ahhh. Something is messing with you.
Like when he's on deployment something.
Meliza Manalo 45:41
Meliza Manalo 45:42
Worst time for that to happen.
In essence, there are no witnesses to these allegations. The paranormal activity in your home.
Although I did take that video that one time when it was doing it on its own.
Okay, so never mind. We have video. That's okay. I apologize. I've been binge watching Law & Order: SVU. (Laughter) And I'm really getting into it.
That's the best one though. SVU.
Oh, yeah. Doctor, not doctor. Detective Olivia Benson. Wrong show.
Meliza Manalo 46:19
I love crime shows. It's like my favorite genre.
It's just fascinating.
Meliza Manalo 46:24
Also, probably why I'm so paranoid all the time.
Meliza Manalo 46:28
Yeah, that's true. I think.... I don't know. I feel like I'm scared... I'm more scared of people. People scare me.
Meliza Manalo 46:35
Things that they can do. The things they are willing to do.
I feel like I used to be scared like when I was younger. But the closer I get to 30, the less I care about anything. (Laughter)
Just a whole like blanket. You don't care about anything.
Like spirits, demons. You want to come after me? Come get this. (Laughter) I'll beat you a*s. No, I feel like I live in constant fear. Like, especially when I lived alone. Like I always thought somebody was gonna break in and steal all my stuff. And my 32-inch television (Laughter) And all my books and stuff. So dumb. But now that I'm older, like... Last night I slept with like all the windows open. And I slept with the slide glass door open. Because it was really...
Meliza Manalo 47:26
Yeah, like, I don't care.
You do live on the second floor though, don't you?
I do. Yes, I do.
I always felt comfortable being on the second floor of an apartment.
Meliza Manalo 47:38
Yeah, that's a non-negotiable for me. If I'm going to live in an apartment complex, it needs to be upstairs. For safety reasons.
Meliza Manalo 47:46
Yeah. That's a good point.
But now I'm like, eh? If somebody really wants to go through the effort to break down my front door...
I mean, hats off to you.
Also, I feel like it doesn't really happen in an apartment either.
Yeah. I could just scream my head off.
That too in a building.
Yeah, I could just scream my head off. And my neighbors would all come around.
Meliza Manalo 48:09
Yeah, but that's like, you're on a busy street, too.
Meliza Manalo 48:13
Like there's people constantly 24X7.
I think it's just like getting older too. Because I always used to be scared to just go out in public and stuff. But yeah, now I'm just like... I mean, I don't like going out in public. And I don't like interacting with people out in public. But you know, they always find me, huh, Mia.
Meliza Manalo 48:35
You just have that approachable face. I just... it's just nighttime I think freaks me out.
Yeah, for sure. Nighttime.
Okay. It's 10:30, Leah. How you feelin?
I feel great.
Aren't you tired?
Meliza Manalo 48:47
Yeah. It's nighttime.
I have so much to do tomorrow. But... No.
Meliza Manalo 48:50
Are you tired?
Do I look tired? Yeah, I'm pretty tired.
Meliza Manalo 48:54
Do you want to share your friendly ghost story?
Yeah, sure. Okay, so... Ahem ahem. Just clearing my throat first. Okay. So, I used to work for a long time in an old house that was originally was built in the 30s. And it was a residential home. And a family used to live there. And then many, many, many, many years later, they zoned it to commercial. So now it's like an office building. And basically, what happened was like, the whole time we worked there, my co-workers and I and my boss, we all acknowledge that there was some sort of spirit. And we just called him 'Bob'. Because it's like random male, you know, name or first name we could think of. And so, for example, we'll hear him tapping on the walls. Or the bathroom door, would just like swing right up wide open and it creeps because it was old hinges. Because it was an old house. Or things like, the printer. Like a printer would just randomly print something like a test page. Or all of a sudden, a weird fax report would spit out. Just weird random stuff. And it would... And I worked late by myself a lot when I worked there. And most of the stuff would happen after hours or on the weekends. But anyways, there's this one time where this dude came into our office to be processed, blah, blah, blah. And he said to us. He was like, "Yeah, my grandparents used to live in this house. And my grandpa died in this house."
Meliza Manalo 50:36
And we were like...
Oh, my God.
Yeah. And we were like, "Well, what was your grandpa's name?" And guess what he said y'all.
Meliza Manalo 50:40
Don't say Bob!
Meliza Manalo 50:44
He said Bob?
Meliza Manalo 50:45
Oh, my God.
Isn't that creepy?
Meliza Manalo 50:48
But Bob was great. Because (Laughter) I'd be there alone and just trying to work and listening to music and stuff. And you'd hear Bob (Tapping the desk)you know, just like, taping or he'd be at the door to the bathroom. (imitating door creaking)
Just keeping you company.
Yep. And I'd be like, "What's poppin Bob? How you doing tonight?" (Laughter) "It's good to know, I'm not alone." But yeah, so that's that story.
That's how I feel about our house ghost.
That's just about it. It's just an old house, huh?
Yeah, I talk to... I talk to it sometimes.
See it's nice.
Meliza Manalo 51:30
Is that you?
Meliza Manalo 51:31
But I feel like the...
Was that you?
Who said, "Hello there?"
Oh, Jesus Christ. I was like, it's happening right now y'all! It hurt your ears up.
Meliza Manalo 51:43
I know the guy that used to live here. He's still alive. He just... I think he went to nursing home. Oh, I think he's still alive. I don't know actually.
Was he the first owner?
Meliza Manalo 51:53
I think so. Him and his wife. But I think his wife passed away. And then he went and moved into a nursing home. But I don't know if he's still alive or not. We still get his mail. Yeah.
Yes. I feel like...
You guys have been living here for how many years?
Meliza Manalo 52:08
Three. Four. Three. Ahh.
It's been long.
Meliza Manalo 52:11
Yeah, I know. I didn't realize we've been here for that long. But nothing's happened in this house. I don't want anything to happen. Like sometimes I think how cool it would be to have a supernatural story. But no.
It's not cool.
That's why like when I...