The Brown Pillow
The date was December 21, 2021.
We were invited to our Aunty's house for a little hangout party during winter vacation. In short,it's a family reunion time. Everyone got there on time. There was a lot of joy throughout the day. Since it was winter nd the group was pretty big, we thought of having our lunch at roof in the mild sun. The dishes were great and we ate them with great appetite.
After eating, my aunts decided to play pillow game. The game is basicllay 'Green Light-Red Light' game. But in this case, a group of people sit together in the form of a circle and they pass a pillow circlewise. At that time, a music is played. Then the music is stopped, the one who has the pillow is eliminated. This is a traditional game in Bangladesh.
We arranged everything in a quick fire. The sound box and pillow were brought on the roof. Everyone sat down in their respective places. The pillow that was brought for the game was my cousin's. Her name is Maisha. She was not willing to give up her pillow. Because she couldn't sleep without that pillow. That was her favourite pillow. The pillow was a little brown. It is worth mentioning that the incident took place with this pillow.
Since Maisha was not willing to give her pillow, Aunty said that we would play with another pillow. So that brown pillow was placed on the west side of the roof, near an old mango tree.
The game started on time with another small pillow. The game ended very well. Everyone was very happy. As evening fell, everyone came down from the roof. Although we brought everything from the roof, we forgot to bring that brown pillow.
At night everyone went to their homes. Because it was late at night, I stayed at that aunt's house with my cousins. We talked for many nights. We didn't notice that it was 2:30 am. So everyone started preparing to go to sleep. Then I noticed that Maisha could not find the brown pillow.
So the search for that brown pillow began. The pillow could not be found anywhere in the house. Aunty repeatedly said that the pillow remained on the roof. But we thought the pillow was brought from the roof. However, it is not possible to go to the roof so late at night. So it was decided that the pillow would be found on the roof in the morning.
Maisha was very angry. Because the pillow is her favorite. She refuses to sleep without that pillow. After saying a lot, she agreed to sleep on another pillow. Aunty took out a new pillow from the cupboard for Maisha. The color of the new pillow was light pink. The pillow was quite comfortable. But Maisha was a little sad because she didn't get her favorite pillow.
It was 3:30 at night. Everyone went to bed. There were 6 of us in one room. Our elder brother closed the doors and windows in time. Everyone was fast asleep. I got up once around 5 o'clock to drink water. Then I fell asleep again.
We woke up in the morning due to a loud knock on the door. We woke up and saw that it was 11 o'clock. I got up early and opened the door. Aunty went to us with tea. Everyone got up and started drinking tea while sitting on the bed. It was nice to have hot tea in the winter morning. Suddenly we looked at Maisha.
I saw Maisha lying on her own brown pillow. I shouted, "Maisha, where did you find this pillow?" She does not know where the pillow came from. Everyone stared at the pillow in amazement for a while. This pillow could not be found anywhere. And the door of the room was also locked from inside. Then who went with the pillow.
I ran to my aunt and talked about the pillow. Aunty was not ready to believe our words. Aunty was brought to the room and shown that pillow. But that pillow could not be found anywhere. So Aunty took out a new pillow from the cupboard with her own hand for Maisha. So where did that new pillow go?
This time the search for the new pillow began. Which was light pink in colour.After a while the new pillow was found in the cupboard. But Aunty took the pillow out of the cupboard in front of us with her own hand. So where did this pillow come from in the cupboard? We were all a little scared. We could not understand what was happening. Anyway in the afternoon we all went to our respective homes.
But the incident is still a mystery. What happened that night? How did Maisha's brown pillow come down from the roof under her head and how did that new pillow go into the cupboard? Many of us had many theories. Some said, it was a prank did by a cousin, but no one dared to go to roof at that time. Some said, it was done by a paranormal force, or the pillow had life and it came to it's owner. But till date, the answer is still unknown.
Is this fiction or real? That's really mysterious