I live alone and I don’t usually get visitors. The last time I had a visitor in my room was when I went back to Singapore for a week and came back to a snake wrapped comfortably around my air-con pipes.
This evening I was minding my own business in my room when I heard some sort of a clinking sound going on outside in my living room. I didn’t really think much about it nor was I bothered by the noise, but it was going on for almost an hour so I decided to check it out.
Looked up and saw what seemed like a thousand flying ants/termites swarming around my fluorescent ceiling lights. I’m not the kind who gets easily traumatized or easily creeped out, but this was pretty traumatizing! I quickly switched off all my lights and opened the front door, hoping to divert them to the corridor lights. I think I counted only 6 flew out of my room, there must still be a thousand left inside!
With goosebumps all over my body, I grabbed my laptop, wallet and phone, and ran out of my apartment.
What I saw downstairs was worst! If what I described in my room was a swarm, I think I saw the entire cloud of them downstairs.
I took shelter at a restaurant near my neighborhood, and searched the internet for help. Some forums were suggesting that they could be termites looking for somewhere to settle in, or maybe just some misguided insects thinking that the lights in my room was the light from the moon.
Whatever the case, I spent about 2 hours hiding in the restaurant before they were closing and I had to return home. I braced myself for the worst as I made my way back.
As I reached the foot of my apartment, the cloud of flying bastards seemed to have disappeared. Just a handful of them still hovering around the corridor lights, and a couple of stray dogs sleeping peacefully beneath. What happened?
I made my way to my front door and was praying really hard that my nightmare would be gone as soon as I switched on the lights, and I guess my prayer worked.
Not sure how they came, but no idea how they left too. A lot of abandoned wings on the floor, a couple of them dead in the toilet, and otherwise, less than 10 of them still crawling around but was easily cleaned up with a broom.
A really weird night.