As a camera person by profession, I have been involved in many filming projects throughout my career, but none were quite as challenging in terms of embracing the unknown as being part of The Paranormal Zone film crew. As the title suggests, The Paranormal Zone, which is in its 4th season, involves searching for unseen beings and doing detailed research into the unknown. Being on the crew has convinced me of the existence of otherworldly beings and it can often be unnerving on set.
There was one particular incident when we were filming a spirit summoning ritual performed by a native tribe in Malaysia. As the ritual was done at nightfall, we started trekking into the jungle at 7 p.m., and were guided to the ritual area. Carrying heavy film equipment while trekking in the wilderness for 20 minutes under dim light was truly a tough task, but we eventually arrived at our destination safely. Unfortunately we were unable to capture anything on film and only managed to record some strange sounds. We soon called it a day, disappointed that we didn’t get anything interesting and followed our experienced guide out of the jungle.
The trek felt particularly long. It should have only taken us 20 minutes to get out of the jungle but we walked in circles for over half an hour. Wondering what was going on, we checked with our forest guide who said that oddly, he couldn’t find the way out. Being a native of the local clan, he added that there was a possibility that we had unknowingly offended the jungle spirits.
We were stunned. Were we really trapped in the middle of an unfamiliar jungle with no idea how to get out? Worse, the trek home had been filled with mishaps – some crew members had fallen and injured themselves, while others had been stung by large insects. Worried for our safety, Phng Li Kim, the host of The Paranormal Zone took her Protector String (which was blessed by Dorje Shugden in trance), burned it and we all started praying to Dorje Shugden for a safe journey home. Not long after finishing our prayers as though a veil had been lifted, our guide located the way out and led us out of the jungle safely.
I was already a Dorje Shugden practitioner then, but experiencing his help firsthand during such a crucial moment showed me how instantaneous His assistance can be. This is just one of the many experiences that I received Dorje Shugden’s protection.
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