Back in July of year 2010, I had a trip to Okinawa, located on south of Japan with Tokyo's diocese's teenage Catholics and few Fathers too (and yes, I'm Catholic, but don't judge me by the religion...). To be remembered: Okinawa is one of the places in Japan which had suffered the consequences of World War II, being attacked by U.S. Military. Because of that many people has died, including Japanese civilians, Japanese Military and U.S. Military.
Since I already studied about Okinawa's story, I had a strange
feeling that something "spiritual" will happen there before I visited
Okinawa (I've already had a another experience, but I'll submit later),
and Okinawa is one of places that have a U.S. Military's base.
I believe that was on the second day of the trip. We're guided by a
local person to a underground-made cave called GAMA, which was used to
be a local people's place of refuge in case of aerial bombing run. And
because of the low hygiene, many people has died there, such as
children, women, elders and even sick or injured people (that's not all:
Even the Japanese Military said to civilians "When the U.S. Soldiers
comes to you, suicide before they kill you all. Die for glory, die for
The cave itself was slippy because of the rain and too dark... Or
should I say: pure darkness, pure black. Because of that, we have to
move with handlights. While we're advancing, we had a moment to turn off
the lights to see how dark it was. The cave was also chilly rather than
to be cold.
Few seconds later, I heard a woman's crying voice in the cave, but
I've noticed that wasn't the voices of the girls with us (note: only two
girls with us). And then I started to think myself "This is not a
living person's voice..."
Later, we went out of the cave. And in order to confirm, I asked to
the girls if one of them cried, but the answer was: "None of us cried
there..." (And I asked to the boys too, but same answer...)
I wonder what the crying woman's spirit wanted to tell me or to us...