Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan Jin shared an atypical post on his Facebook page, recounting a conversation he had with a resident during a house visit yesterday night that led to an eerie discovery.
Quipping that he had encountered an issue “waaaaay beyond” a parliamentarian’s ability, the ruling party politician said that he heard a neighbour’s complaint about chairs being dragged in the flat above.
Thinking that it was a neighbourly dispute, Tan visited the upstairs unit only to discover that it was vacant after the former resident had passed away:
“From time to time, we encounter issues that may be beyond an MP’s ability. And I mean waaaaay beyond.
“House visit this evening. Heard a neighbour giving feedback about dragging chairs in flat above. I thought…sigh, another neighbour dispute.
“Except that there is no one living in the flat. The resident had passed on and flat is empty.
From time to time, we encounter issues that may be beyond an MP’s ability. And I mean waaaaay beyond. House visit this…
The Speaker’s post has gone viral online with several netizens responding with their own local ghost encounters. Tan also took the opportunity to crack some jokes with netizens over the creepy episode:
Interestingly, this is not Tan’s first brush with paranormal activity, so to speak.
Last year, the then-Minister was invited to accompany the Ghost Files Singapore crew on one of their ghost hunts. The politician neither accepted nor denied and only replied with a single ghost emoji:
We tweeted Minister of Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin to invite him on our new show. Not sure if that's a yes but…👻👻👻