Every now and then, you get off work late or you watch a late night movie. As you are leaving the place, your brain unconsciously sequences a photographic memory of your car location. You tiredly drag yourself to the elevator and call one to fetch you down to the car park.
If you are lucky, the whole process is still under bright in-door light. But once you step out of the elevator into the car park, *cue cold wind sound effect, you are then utterly alone in the big…wide…space.
Don’t get start shivering yet. Here are the 10 scariest things you may face in a car park at late night:
1. You have to walk 5 miles to your car
That is a bit of exaggeration. But I tell you, when you are scared, 10-metre looks like a 100-metre sprint track.
2. No security guard or security camera around
Abang, where are you lah?! Suddenly, you realize you took security guard and camera system for granted.
3. Seeing old cars that are ALWAYS PARKED THERE and NEVER MOVE. Like… what kind of dodgy parking lot is this???
Be it a rusted Volkswagen or first-gen Proton Saga, they look so old and rigid. It makes you wonder if it has a soul. A screaming demon soul!
4. Dank, musty, no air circulation precinct. You are 6-feet-under and it is a place that will never see sunlight.
If you park in Basement 4, you are 40 feet under. Why are you so deep in the ground the first place? You start to wonder who would hear you if you scream. And that thought scares you even more!
5. Remembering rumours of murder, haunting or robbery cases suddenly
Damn it, brain. Not now. The thoughts just cannot go away.
6. For outdoor parking: surrounded by derelict jungle trees
Especially after the rain and they are all drenched. It feels like they are now possessed by zombies’ spirits.
7. Flickering lights in front of you!!!
The epitome of danger or jump scare happening in 3, 2, 1… What should you do now? 😢
8. The sound of dripping water from exposed pipes
If the sound of flickering light was okay to you, I bet the sound of dripping water will get to you. Especially when it tings snuffly but echoes sharply in your ears. It is probably just psychological effect, just like the one you hear in your head now.
9. The building gets older at night. Water puddles, cracked walls, mosses and slime are now apparent and sentient
All these things that you overlook every other day is suddenly right in your face. Maybe the water puddles will pull you down to another dimension. Walk with care.
10. Having no phone signals
When we are scared, we always pull out our phone. We do it either to use the flashlight or to gain quicker access to make an S.O.S. call. The worst thing that could happen is to see that your signal bar is at zero. #YouAreAlone #UtterlyAlone
What if all these can be changed and you don’t have to walk through creepy car parks at late night?
How you ask?
Just use the ride-hailing app, Uber! Call one on your phone (instead of S.O.S.) and the driver will reach the main entrance. Skip the whole fear-facing late-night car park experience.
Besides, you are saving yourself about 1 hour and 20 minutes each day at KL from driving, looking for parking and stuck in the jam every time you use Uber.
If you still want to watch a late night movie, Uber can give a free ride! Actually not just late night movie, but movies at any time.
All you have to do is to purchase your movie tickets via GSC Malaysia mobile app and you will get RM5 Uber promo card for free! Click here to for more info.