On Sunday, I stayed in Nampula city before Adam flew home for the holidays. Upon returning home, I had a strange conversation with Inocencio who had stayed in my house Sunday night. Below, I have translated the text message conversation. What do you think?
Me: I just got home.
a few hours later…
Inocêncio: I am sorry for the delayed response, I was sleeping from 3pm until 7pm because at night I did not sleep because I became frightened.
Me: What happened? Was there a problem?
20 minutes later (meanwhile, I’m running through all the scenarios of what might have happened. Attempted break in? Successful break in? Am I safe here tonight alone? So Mozambican to say that with absolutely no further explanation!)
Inocencio: Yes because when I arrived there I encountered a white girl sitting in a chair close to the door of your house but the door was not closed. Then I saw her eyes brighten. I became frightened and then she disappeared. I was afraid until 2am.
Definitely not the response I was expecting and it raised many questions.
Me: The door wasn’t closed? A white girl? What time did this happen?
Inocencio: At 7pm. The door was closed. When I informed an older woman she said it was a ghost. I will come tomorrow to explain better.
So then I was left to continue trying to figure out what might have happened and, as you might expect, I didn’t sleep well.
So today, Inocencio came over to explain better. He repeated the story about how he opened to gate to my yard and then turned the corner and saw a little girl sitting in a chair next to my door. But then he turned on his light and she had disappeared. He did not think it was a ghost because he doesn’t believe in ghosts, but he had no other explanation for this apparition. Do I have a Casper at my house? (**cue Twilight Zone music**)