Unicorn gave me an idea on what to write today. In her comment on my earlier posting on "Moving On", she said, "...and kalau pakai hypnosis atau ulamak/pakar traditional cari org hilang pasti nurin dpt diselamatkan. sebab nurin dlm 3 days tu masih kuat,auranya dpt dirasa lagi ...".
Well, other than the almost daily prayers conducted individually as well as in congregation with other concerned relatives, friends and neighbours, we have had our fair share of experience with the various techniques and methodologies of the hypnotic and mystical practices throughout the 28 days period.
Before I proceed with the article, I wish to make it clear that this article is written just to solely share our so-called experience with you. This article is definitely not intended to belittle any of the practitioners at all. In fact we are very indebted and grateful to all of them, as most of them were sincere in extending their services to us and most of them had actually volunteered for the services without asking for even a sen. In fact, a vast majority of them came over to offer their services instead of us seeking for theirs.
One the first day when Nurin went missing, Jazimin was recommended by someone to check with a practitioner whom according to some had actually succeeded in locating missing persons.
Taking that recommendation, he met up with the practitioner and upon doing his "readings", he gave us indications on the whereabouts of the child.
He described the place as "in between Wangsa Maju and Setapak Jaya", "look like a multiple storey building", " a green mosque nearby", "a number of Chinese mini temples" and "flickering lights here and there".
Based on these descriptions, we went around to look for such a location that matches with the descriptions. Believe it or not, there was this particular location that have all these descriptions at its surrounding.
Failed to get the police assistance to conduct a search party, we spend the whole night long and until the next day surveilling the place, looking out for any signs of the child being there.
The next day, we managed to get the neighbourhood's Rukun Tetangga people to help us search the residential units, but since it was a civilian search, we could only asked if any of them saw the missing child.
As no actual search party was ever conducted at that place, we never know whether the child was indeed kept there.
A few days later, another practitioner gave us another indication of another location. This time, it was at the Wangsa Keramat area. The surrounding area was described in great detail (except for the exact house) where the child was presumably kept. Again, we conducted our own search party. But by this time, the Police were kind enough to track the area as well, but obviously we were unsuccessful.
There was also another tip from another practitioner, this time saying that the child was on her way to Hutan Melintang, heading for a jetty to cross into the neighbouring country. The practitioner had even gave us the 4 digits of the van presumably used by the captor(s). Jazimin and his friend immediately rushed for Hutan Melintang, but again with no success.
These are some of the earlier tips that were conveyed to us by the different practitioners, each one with different sightings and stories. Though confusing at times, we were not too disturbed as our main concern was to find the missing child without ruling out any "tips" at all.
There was also this another practitioner (who is a Silat Master)who had actually gave explicit and horrifying details of the child's abduction. Now knowing the outcome of the tragedy, I would think that from among all the practitioners whom we got into contact with, he is perhaps the only person who had actually got it right from the very start, i.e. Nurin was in great danger.
However, the "negative" reading was never conveyed to Jazimin as just like anyone else we were never sure of anything.
Days later we came into contact with Dr. Sazali, the remote sensing expert. He did the hypnosis or remote sensing method, a report of which is published in the latest issue of Mastika. For the record, Dr. Sazali never told us of his findings until much later. However, unlike the other practitioners, Dr. Sazali conducted his own search party with the help of the police. One of his search party was reported in Harian Metro.
As days passes by, more and more "tips" were conveyed, ranging from the child being abducted by the unseen spirits (bunian) to kidnapped by child trafficking syndicate etc. etc.
What am I driving at? Hmmm, I don't know actually. Perhaps, what I'm trying to say here is, yes there are people out there who have this special gift, but I guess we would simply would not know which one of them are really and genuinely able to do so. As far as we're concerned, I would think the Silat Master and probably Dr. Sazali were more accurate than others.
The Silat Master uses purely quranic verses in his readings while Dr. Sazali uses an international approach blended with some quranic verses as well.
In the final analysis, I guess we were just simply unfortunate that though we had tried, none of the "services" sought and received in the pursuit of finding Nurin failed to produce the results we were hoping for.