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This is a cryptic story!
On the way to work I always walk past an empty apartment block which is due to be demolished soon.
The place however has become a famous suicide spot because people keep jumping off from it. I've heard rumours of ghost sightings in and around the building too.
Moreover, there are very few street lamps around the area so it gets quite creepy at night.
One night I had worked overtime and had to walk past it around 11pm. I was really scared. Then I thought I spotted some shadow on the rooftop of the building.
I thought my heart would stop right there.
I looked carefully again and this time I was sure that there was a person standing on the rooftop.
Oh no, is it a ghost...?
Just as I thought that, the shadow jumped off.
I heard a crash and saw a woman's body sprawled on the concrete road.
I immediately called the ambulence and rushed to the woman's side.
She was bloody all over and her legs were twisted in weird directions.
She wasn't a ghost but the whole thing scared the hell out of me.
I saw some people leaning over the balconies of the apartment and thought they must have heard the crash and come out to see what was going on.
Soon the ambulence arrived and took her away.
I went home but couldn't sleep for the rest of the night because I kept replaying the accident in my mind.
The next day I was informed that the woman was severely injured but alive.
I'm glad it ended up as just a suicide attempt.
If she had died it would have left me with a trauma.