GHOST STORIES: The eyes and the smell of a Jumbie

I can remember this like it was just last night. The day I found out something was following me while walking home from night classes. I used to live upper Kings Hill so I would be walking up mostly dark abandoned roads with nothing but bush on either sides of the road.

It would be a good 15 minutes walk till you see houses or street lights on most parts. I would walk home only if I could not hitch a ride up the hill; no bus runs after 9pm so I would be on a belle marché.

It was one particular night as I walked home I saw something moving in the sky. It caught my attention right away. Moving too slow and flying too low to be a plane. I was surprised seeing this bright yellow ball of light hovering and bobbing in a zig zag motion in the sky.

A cold feeling shivered over my body as the thing stopped and just hovered a few feet over the road. I was frozen in my path. I didn’t know if I should run up the hill or back down. Then with no warning the light just went out in a real freakish manner. I mean the thing just fizzled out almost in a cloaking manner.

I was scared out of my skin, my stomach felt hot and started to feel the pain of fright. I never felt that way in all my life. I had no cell phone, no body was around to hear my bawls of “”Boyyy who tell me to walk home nah boy!!” I started whimpering as my mind raced for answered of WTMA was that?!! Just then I started to smell something. It was a distinctly sort of smell that to this day triggers me back to that moment when ever I smell it. It smelt of sulphur and rotten eggs mixed with a decaying death odor. This made my hair stand straight up as I started to cold sweat.  I thought to my self WTMC is that?!! I could not take it no more. I started to run up the hill.

I ran towards a fork in the road but had to stop dead in my tracks because I could not bear to take in what was in the middle of the road. Two yellow eyes in the dark BLINKING! At this point I was already holding a malvat. I shouted at the THING, “”What you want! Leave me gasa!” Then the eyes started moving in a sort of way as if the THING was laughing at me. The smell came thicker and more sour. I was paralyzed with fear. The sound of chains and a hoof beating the road was deafening like the THING was taunting me and getting ready to charge.

Just then the noise of an engine burst out from down the hill followed by lights in which the eyes acted like they were closed and vanished in the dark. I flagged the ride down. It was an old “Brogadou” van and I knew the driver. I jumped inside and before I could say a word the driver told me he smell a “Diab” lower down the road and I should be careful walking these roads after dark. He then started talking about jumbies biting people on the same stretch of road. I just sat back in my chair speechless all the way home I couldn’t believe I was almost snacked on!

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  1. kings hill guy
    April 23, 2016

    I have a continuation of this story you will not believe!!

    • Sip It!
      January 10, 2017

      We waiting for it! So long den! lol

    • Local- Are RE REE
      May 10, 2017

      hello i waiting for it wii me self! 8-O

  2. Anonymous
    August 18, 2014

    i guess you made that story up it didn’t make any sense it was boring and stupid i wasted my time reading it . :-x

    • kings hill guy
      April 23, 2016

      LMFAO i have a part 2. If they bring back ghost stories i’ll share it. It will be sure to keep your lights on :D :twisted: :twisted:

  3. Nith Phasavath
    April 6, 2014

    8) :lol: well i love the story keep writing about other strange,objects.But like the priar written keep praying and even younger kids, god bless us each and everyone. 8) 8)

  4. grace.
    June 10, 2013

    well papa :lol: look jokes. nice entertainment. i am at wrk bored. was hoping the story would be longer. lol.
    i did hear of witches in kingshill. write some more. About angels i have seen one in my dream, very beautiful all glowing in white could not tell if it was a man or woman. just different. they both exist believe or not. bless day D/a peeps.
    word of advise, in situations like that, instead of saying (WTMC)wharever that means :lol: just say a little prayer.

  5. GUTTA
    February 24, 2013


  6. GUTTA
    February 24, 2013


  7. reality
    December 5, 2011

    i belive that story happened recently and never knew they had a special scent

  8. babygirl
    April 12, 2011

    lol….i grew up at kingshill and i know where dat person talking about. gansan mwe tey peh la…

  9. snake sandy
    April 3, 2011

    8-O lol them story is a load of crap how come one body ever seen an angel they all ways seeing demon i guess it is only in thier minds

    • lando
      July 12, 2011

      It’s a story hence it is fabricated just sit back relax read and enjoy it. This one is one of my favs..the person who wrote this had me experiencing what they wanted us to experience. I had a few laughs as well I love how he or she deliberately added humor to this. Please write more!!

    March 28, 2011

    hahahahahaha i don’t mind hearing these stories or experiences or folk tales whatever one would call it in person lmfao it is so funny and engaging to lol i would definitely read a book written on this topic lol wow hahahaha i cried and i am a guy lol nice job lol

  11. sweeetie
    March 9, 2011

    “I was scared out of my skin, my stomach felt hot and started to feel the pain of fright. I never felt that way in all my life. I had no cell phone, no body was around to hear my bawls of “”Boyyy who tell me to walk home nah boy!!” I started whimpering as my mind raced for answered of WTMA was that?!! Just then I started to smell something. It was a distinctly sort of smell that to this day triggers me back to that moment when ever I smell it. It smelt of sulphur and rotten eggs mixed with a decaying death odor. This made my hair stand straight up as I started to cold sweat. I thought to my self WTMC is that?!! I could not take it no more. I started to run up the hill.

    I ran towards a fork in the road but had to stop dead in my tracks because I could not bear to take in what was in the middle of the road. Two yellow eyes in the dark BLINKING! At this point I was already holding a malvat. I shouted at the THING, “”What you want! Leave me gasa!”

    that was the best part of the whole story….lmao…lololol…I don’t know who u r but u need to write a book on ghost stories….he he he..i laughed until i cried.

  12. slimmerz
    February 4, 2011

    lol i must laugh my broda i from kingshill to n a set of rubbish does happen up dre but wat i want to know i hope is not morne bruce lol take

    • truth
      February 6, 2011

      :lol: well i from kingshill too an rubbish dat. u was trippin as u fraid the

  13. u to nasty
    February 3, 2011

    i have nver experienced thi s type of things and i never do. They torment and haunt my sister leaving marks on her skin and has her levitating in her sleep they slap my mom so hard it leaves fingerprnt on her face scratches on her back.She is now baptised and it has stoppped my sis now attends church more regular and it has stopped. i guess i am blessed and escape these evil things n i thank god for that. iwalk home at 3 in the morn and anytime and nothing bothers me. However the thing about the odor is so true at nights befoe every 9 pm on the dot that odor roamed our house for about 3 hrs or more. these things are real

  14. Truth, Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
    February 2, 2011

    These stories can be scary even to read much more for those who experienced them. I do believe your story.
    There is good and bad in the world; God, good and holy and Satan and his followers, evil.
    What you experienced could also be dead people who because of their evil works have condemned themselves to Hell. It is said that Satan allows them out to go about roaming the world to tempt people, to scare and harm them. They are around alright.
    I reside in Canada and I have heard that where the evil one is present there is a stench. I read of an ancient story of a holy man that Satan appeared to. As Satan left the room, there was a stench.
    Forget about getting pictures of those evil people. No one will be successful in taking them. They may see them or feel them but their pictures will never appear on camera. Why? Only God knows. It may be that God protects people from seeing those wicked ugly visions for their own good. If they are ugly enough people may die of fright if they saw them and in pictures.
    Whenever you are scared you should always remember to pray to God – Call on Our Lord Jesus Christ. At the name of Jesus demons have to flee. People seem to forget that. We have recourse to God and His protection. We should embrace this godliness and make the most of it. I tis our special gift from God who loves us and want us to live a happy and peaceful life.
    Every human being is a child of God whether they recognize Him as Creator and Ruler of the world and worship Him or not. This is the love God has for everyone, even His enemies.
    God gave every living person a Guardian Angel which many are not aware of. If you are a Catholic Christian and also learned the prayer of the Guardian Angel you should pray it as you walk along especially in the evening and when alone. Actually, we should say this pray every morning when we wake up and as many times a day or night as we possibly could. Here it is:

    Angel of God my guardian dear
    To whom His (God’s) love commits me here
    Ever this day/night be at my side
    To light and guard to rule and guide. Amen!

    Then there is the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel:

    Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in the day of battle
    Be our safeguard/protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray
    And do thou O Prince of the heavenly host
    By the power of God,
    Caste down into Hell Satan and all evil spirits
    Who wander throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen!

    St. Michael the Archangel, Pray for us!
    Guardian and patron of the Universal Church, Pray for us!
    Prince of the Heavenly Host, Pray for us.

    If you suspect that evil spirits are around and when you are especially scared you should say those prayers loudly. They will run. Also Psalm 23rd and Psalm 121 and whatever other favorite Psalm you know.

    If you are familiar with Holy Scriptures, you will know that St. Michael through the power of God was instrumental in driving Satan and his fallen angels from Heaven.
    St. Michael said to Satan: “Who is like God!” You could also say this.

    When we feel afraid, coming home late at night, etc., keep in mind all of us have recourse to God –
    God The Father, God The Son and God the Holy Spirit – The Blessed Trinity protects! We do not call on God enough especially at such times.
    I have learned to do this for in the past I have had personal experience even when I was sleeping or just waking up. Thanks be to God I was never harmed.
    Today, thanks to the Power of the Holy Water, blessing my home and myself I no longer have that problem. Also, playing religious hymns/songs, The Holy Rosary, Holy Mass on Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) and Catholic Radio. Also, reading Holy Scriptures as I pray to God for His protection.
    I will not waste a minute if I happen to sense something abnormal around me. There goes my Holy Water as I mention the Most Holy Name of Jesus also the words of the Psalm – Let God arise. Let His enemies scatter. Those who hate God will flee. As wax is melted so the wicked will perish in the eternal fire…”
    I reiterate rather than fear, call on the Name of God.
    Also, if you are a Catholic, you should keep Holy Water in your home and carry a small bottle of Holy Water, blest by a Priest when you are going out and use it specifically under those circumstances. I always take a small plastic bottle filled with Holy Water when I am going out. I call it part of my dressing. :)
    God bless you!
    Thank you for sharing your experience with DON readers as myself. I appreciate it.
    As for the deniers and scoffers of these stories as experienced, they will find out one day that it is not fiction but fact.
    Holy Scripture: If God is for us who can be against us?

    • seesaw
      February 3, 2011

      Very True

  15. Megzoe
    February 2, 2011

    With all these soucouyant and lougawoo sightings not one person is coming forward to claim the $1000.00 reward. Please contact me at my e-mail address [email protected]. I am willing to pay for authentic pictures of soucouyant and lougawoo.

      March 1, 2011

      Don’t you know that because they are spirits their likeness cannot be captured on film? Or maybe you are one and so know that already so your money is safe.

    • reality
      December 5, 2011

      wen one will make u sheet your skin u will no longer want to offer a thousand dollars. if u want to see it go in a graveyard in complete darkness from twelve to three am and u will find out if u ever want to see dem again.

  16. stx massive
    February 2, 2011

    boi.. dat story had me laffin till i cry eh.. no liez.. what is d/ca comin to these days…a jai soucouyant n lougarous.. it jus doe ez…

  17. Disclaimer
    February 2, 2011

    Ok that was a scary story. enjoyed that one!!! Kingshill self. hmph!!!

  18. sweet pea
    February 2, 2011

    wow…scary. i love listening to soucouyant stories, i remember as a kid in class we used to come together and everybody used to give their soucouyant stories. i never had any stories to tell because i never saw one in my life. god knows if i do i might not make it so i am content living through others. i generally dont believe in soucouyants because i would like them not to exist in my world but i love the stories anyway. good story, scared the SIHTout of me!

  19. wey wey mama
    February 2, 2011

    i had that experience to but it was on it own business
    a bright yellow light flying from a good distance my cuz and i stood up
    looking at it,it flow right over us and went over the ocean who knows where
    it was going?….. so you see these things are for real.for instance,in may
    2009 there was a witch (soucoya) association gathering in St.Lucia and
    by time official found out they had already gone.and who knows how many from here
    went to that gathering.
    you can look it up (witches meeting in st Lucia)

  20. Messier Quick
    February 1, 2011


  21. daughter
    February 1, 2011

    i believe the story is true!

    February 1, 2011

    :-D :lol: :twisted: :)

    February 1, 2011

    It freaks me out to even write about my experience,getting cold sweat just writing this now.
    Back when I was young in 87/88 we lived in a part of Dominica that was some what a residential area,somewhat it that in those days there weren’t a lot of houses like now.My cousin and them lived just next door to us,between our houses was a thick hibiscus hedge and a lot of elephant grass and bush.It was really dark at times walking from house to house.But as children we use to play anytime we could,once our parents didn’t stop us.My cousin and I would play between houses in the evening and sometimes at night,playing tag(hoop) and all sorts of other old school games dem lil kids nowadays no nothing about.

    One night,my parents was out and my big sister was watching over us.My sister was sleeping at the time and our front door to the house was a glass sliding door.It must have been about 9-10pm at night and I went to close our sliding door when I saw this person or thing about 20ft away from me at the entrance of the house by the gate.It appeared to be a man on fire,it was taller than me and seemed to be the height of an adult.The person/thing called my name three times saying my name the last time then come,It sounded just like my cousin(same voice).I was probably just about 9 years old at that time and thank God had heard enough stories about jumbies to know not to go.
    I immediately ran to my room which was on the side of the house and opened up my room window to call my cousin.Our houses was just about 60 ft away and i could see and speak to him from my room window while his on their front porch or in their living room window.So,I gave him our code call and he came out on their porch to speak to me.The first thing I asked him was where he got the light suit from(I was 9,ok). He asked me what was I talking about so I told him,you just came to call me infront the house with a light suit on, it was your voice,immediate he said it’s jumbie that troubling you boy.I thought it was his brother cause those older boys were always trying to frighten us younger kids in the neighborhood.So I told him,you’re lying y’all trying to frighten me where’s —– (my other older cousin),his not there my cousin said.Then he when on with the jumbie talk again,at that point i was afraid cause he was serious.Just as he continued to say that it must be a jumbie boy,someone or something threw a rock and hit my cousin on the front porch.Needless to say we both never played outside after dark unless it was a bunch of us and it wasn’t to dark.
    Now,for the people who may laugh or say b/s,I know what i saw and i have nothing,absolutely nothing to gain by fabricating this story.

    • reality
      December 5, 2011

      i belive you but one thing i always knew growing up is that jumbie doesnt call u three times ok. and u said the jumbie called u 3 times dats highly impossible for a jumbie to call u 3 times. it cant call u 3 times neither more than 3 times is either once or twice anytime is 3 times is a person not a jumbie

  24. desie
    February 1, 2011

    well i did not believe dem stories there until
    i saw a light from my room window about 9 pm
    it was about 50-60 feet up and was rather slow
    it was to big to be a lalo (firefly)
    and it was also not blinking
    and it just suddenly vanish in mid-air

    like i say seeing is believing

    • reality
      December 5, 2011

      i totally agree.. seeing is beliving but dont forget knowing is best.

    • just saying
      April 23, 2013

      i saw sumting like dat once…it was like fire floating in mid air and then it disappeared

  25. true talk
    February 1, 2011

    I’m a living witness to that sort of experience ,not once but twice until I was given sugar water to drink. When u tell people about these experience they laugh at u like it a big joke. Its real

  26. qwertyuiop
    February 1, 2011


  27. Jumbie a day!
    February 1, 2011

    I met a jumbie once. It was the middle of the day in bright sunlight and he was representing the other side the Roseau Courtroom – the stench was deafening :)

  28. mouth of the south
    February 1, 2011

    but where is ‘nice guy’ i thought the dude was back huh,,,, admin tell nice guy to stop bluffing,,,, it seems nice guy trying to get into a new relationship so he can have some ‘fresh’ goh pwell to talk about,,,, i really hope his pressure not up since he wanted me to let him have my girl friend

  29. surprised reader
    February 1, 2011

    stop taking every thing for a joke and get serious people.

  30. Just giving my two cents
    February 1, 2011

    That was a very well written realistic story!!!!!!!!! My stomach was in knots reading that!

    Good job because if or one do not believe in these things, and you had me experiencing the emotions you went through!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. dominican star
    February 1, 2011

    I really enjoy these ghost stories, i look forward to ready them every Tuesdays. So relax people and enjoy them whether the are truth or lie. I guess some people have no sense of humor.

    keep them coming u hear.

  32. Megzoe
    February 1, 2011

    I am packing my bags to go soucouyant hunting in Kings Hill. Maybe I can ask Felix Thomas for some clues. i have a reward of $1000.00 for any one who can help me track one down. If by chance someone has a picture I am willing to pay handsomely for that too.

    • reality
      December 5, 2011

      wat u looking for dere u will get it u dat reward of thousand dollars

  33. Surprise
    February 1, 2011

    UFO has landed?

    Well! Ehben Weh! This story was a very good try I will grade it with an A. It sounds more like a UFO to me than anything else. The only part that is missing is little green men coming after you to abduct you. Guess you should add that part to it.

    • coshony
      February 2, 2011

      until a soocouyant doe set you up you will never believe. coshony!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. jah kingshill
    February 1, 2011

    i from kingshill and trust me all kind of mahgee does happen up dere trust me socouyant jumbie obeah all of them can be found thre

  35. Snowday
    February 1, 2011

    This one seems freaky!! To tell you the truth it was verry descriptive lol good job. I remember one night in the country side I had smell something like what was described. Funny my grandmother told me the samething about a jumbie that pass there. It smell wired and it had me scared!

  36. Nice
    February 1, 2011

    I like it. Good job man.

  37. Hmm
    February 1, 2011

    Whether this is true or not the fact remains that D/CA has a lot of people who practice obeah/piaye. I have experienced things that I can only describe as PURE EVIL.

    • Juror #6
      February 2, 2011

      Well write about it nuh man, let’s read about these things. So those of us that never experience it can be well prepared.

  38. mouth of the south
    February 1, 2011

    i believe we should all go in the cemetary latenight n ahvohkeh our dead grandparents for some real ghost stories,,,, not them manufactured ones it seems some students testing their composition skills on lol

    • :-)
      February 1, 2011

      first off i have no clue who wrote this passage but I can def relate to it.I had a very similar experience at my home in town one night.Thank god my mom was with me otherwise I would have thought i was going loco.One night I just happen to look out my window facing the hillside toward bath estate and i noticed a weird red light moving exactly the way this person described the yellow light to be moving.It looked almost like a shooting star moving from hill to hill,up and down and stopped in weird places.No ray of light followed so i knew that is was not from a lighting device.I got so scared I called my mom to see it and right there she told me that is a soucouya,close the windows and pray.We did and I know it was real.

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        February 1, 2011


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    February 1, 2011


  40. notnice
    February 1, 2011

    I’ve seen alog of out of fhe ordinary things growing up on
    the island. So to the readers who think is just folk tale seeing
    Is believing. I know when my mother and father tell me their
    Experiences its true because they have no reason to lie to me.
    I have bore witness to some weird stuff growing up in da and
    I’m not someone who has that great of an imagination lol

  41. texas boy
    February 1, 2011

    well written fiction or not, it could be a start of real poetry.

  42. ok
    February 1, 2011

    tome that story not making sense eh.. the eyes part making it fake.. yellow eyes on the road.. stupes… that was not even a lil scary nah

    • Snowday
      February 1, 2011

      Lol take care u see them watching u tonight

    • pinky
      February 1, 2011

      u 2 stupid. d story yrue self

      • ok
        February 1, 2011

        LOL….i does see them wi… my aunty is one.. my mother s one.. doe even talk for my grand mother.. the queen of-the-dam.. u know it!!

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