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[Viral] The Real Story Of Lucia Joaquin: How The Trending Story Came About

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Lucia Joaquin
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We’re still months away from Halloween but there is already a ghost story taking the internet by storm. In case you’ve been living under a rock in the last couple of days, the tale in question features a boy’s creepy Facebook conversation with a girl named Lucia Joaquin. Whether the story is fictional or real is unclear, but it certainly scared the hell out of many netizens. Lucia Joaquin has since gone viral and has been popping up in almost everyone’s feed lately.

So, what exactly is her story about? Read on to know more!

A guy named Enzo woke up at around 3 in the morning to relieve his bladder only to have difficulties in dozing off again. To help bring himself back to sleep, he decided to take a peek at his Facebook when he got a private message from a certain Lucia Joaquin. According to the story, Enzo doesn’t personally know anyone with such a name but responded to the message nonetheless.

Their conversation was simply about each other’s photos but things went awry when they started guessing each other’s age. Wanting to know how old Lucia is, Enzo checked her profile but found no photos of his chatmate. What’s odder was that her timeline was empty like it was just created moments ago.

When asked why she had no pictures beyond the plain black profile photo, the girl simply cited her dark room. Enzo was apparently still curious about Lucia and went on to ask for a brighter and clearer photo. Sure enough, she agreed to upload another one but also they have to take a picture together.

Of course, for Enzo, taking a photo together was meant for the time they meet each other personally soon. That wasn’t the case for Lucia, though, who notified the oblivious guy about the new upload shortly after. Enzo immediately checked out her timeline and felt hairs on the back of his neck stand after he saw the photo. The photo showed a girl smiling while lying down beside Enzo.

Lucia Joaquin Ghost Story

The ghost story gained traction on Facebook that a fan page of Lucia Joaquin was even set up for the readers to follow, easily gaining 100,000. When you search for her name on Facebook, you’ll also be greeted with a slew of Lucia Joaquins who are most likely dummy accounts used to terrify friends on social media.

The story has been adapted into a video as well, which has already garnered half a million views as of this writing. That’s how popular the Facebook ghost has become.

Numerous fans are already demanding for a sequel. The author of the story has yet to reveal himself but with the popularity of the tale, many are positive that it will eventually hit the web sooner than later.

Here’s the original (Filipino) version of the story:

“Alas Tres ng Madaling Araw ng Magising Ako, Dahil,
Nakaramdam Ako ng Pagka-ihi. Agad Akong Bumangon, At
Nagbanyo sa Pag Akalang Pagkatapos ‘kong Umihi, Makakabalik
na ‘ko sa Pagtulog. Pero, Nagkamali Ako. Dahil, Kahit Ano
‘pang Pikit ‘ko ng mga Mata ko, Ayaw na ‘kong Dapuan ng
Antok. Naisip ‘ko, Siguro mas Madali akong Aantukin
kung Papatayin ‘ko Ilaw ng Kwarto ‘ko, Pero, Mas Sanay
‘kong Natutulog na Bukas ang Ilaw. Kaya Iyon nga
ang Ginawa ‘ko, Tumayo Ako ng Kama At, Pinatay ang Ilaw
ng Kwarto ko. Pagkatapos, Humiga At Pinikit ‘ko na
mga Mata ‘ko. Pero, Bigo pa rin Ako kasi Ayaw na talaga
‘kong Dapuan ng Antok.
Naisip ‘ko na mag Facebook na lang kaya ‘ko muna, Baka
Sakaling Bumalik ang Antok ‘ko. Nakahiga ‘kong Inabot
ang Isa sa Dalawa ‘kong Cellphone na Nakapatong sa Mesitang
Katabi ng Kama ‘ko, At Nagsimulang mag-Facebook.
Nasa Kalagitnaan Ako ng pagbabasa ng mga Posts ng mga
Kaibigan ‘ko ng Makatanggap Ako ng Isang Message. At ng
Tingnan ‘ko Pangalan sa Messenger, Napa-Isip Ako kung Kilala
ko ba siya? ‘Lucia Joaquin’, Ang Pangalan niya.
LUCIA JOAQUIN: Hi.
ENZO CRUZ: Hello.
LUCIA JOAQUIN: Kuya, Pwede po ‘bang Makipag-usap?
ENZO CRUZ: Ha? Tungkol saan?
LUCIA JOAQUIN: Kahit na Ano po. Wala po kasi ‘kong
Makausap. Nalulungkot po ako.
ENZO CRUZ: Ganun ba? Bihira lang kasi ‘ko Makahanap ng
Kausap sa mga Oras na ‘to. Karamihan sa mga Friends ‘ko,
Tulog pa.
LUCIA JOAQUIN: Bakit po kayo, Gising na?
ENZO CRUZ: Actually, Nagising lang ako. Nagpapa Antok lang
Ulit Ako, Kaya napa Facebook lang.
LUCIA JOAQUIN: Hindi kaya Kuya kaya ka Nagising dahil may
Gumising sa’yo?
ENZO CRUZ: Ha? What do you mean Ate?
LUCIA JOAQUIN: Wala po kuya. Nga pala Kuya ang Pogi
mo. ‘Nung Nakita nga kita, Nagkagusto Ako agad sa’yo eh.
ENZO CRUZ: Ha? Nakita Saan?
LUCIA JOAQUIN: Dito sa mga Pictures mo. Tinitingnan ko
kaya ngayon.
‘Nang Mabasa ‘kong Tinitingnan ni Lucia mga Pictures ‘ko sa
Facebook, Agad naman Akong Pumunta sa Timeline ‘ko, Para
Alamin kung ano anong mga Pictures mga Tinutukoy niya.
Pagkatapos, Pumunta naman Ako sa Profile niya para
Tingnan din mga Litrato niya Ngunit ganon na lang Aking
Pagtataka sa kanya.
ENZO CRUZ: Bakit Walang Laman ang Timeline mo?
LUCIA JOAQUIN: Kakagawa ‘ko lang po kasi ng Facebook ‘ko eh.
ENZO CRUZ: Tapos yung Profile pic mo, Ang Dilim ng Picture?
LUCIA JOAQUIN: Madilim po kasi dito sa Kuwarto eh.
ENZO CRUZ: Wala bang Flash ang Camera ng Cellphone mo?
LUCIA JOAQUIN: Meron naman po.
ENZO CRUZ: Gamitin mo para Malinaw ang Picture.
LUCIA JOAQUIN: Sige po. Nga pala Kuya Gawin kitang Close
Friends Dito sa Facebook ‘ha?!
ENZO CRUZ: Sure. Sige.
LUCIA JOAQUIN: At Dahil, Close Friend na kita,Dapat Magkaron
Tayo ng Litraro na magkasama tayo.
ENZO CRUZ: O Sige Payag, Kapag Magkita tayo, Pa-Picture
tayong Dalawa.
Nasa ganon kaming Pag-Uusap sa Messenger. Ng Biglang
Naramdaman ‘kong nag-Vibrate ang isa ‘ko ‘pang Cellphone.
Kinuha ko ‘to para Tingnan. Ganon na lang ang Gulat ‘ko
ng mag Flash ‘to ng Pagka-Unlock ko.
Nakakapagtaka ‘rin kung Bakit nag Vibrate Bigla, Wala
na’mang nag-Text o Miss Call sa’kin.
Muli pa Pinatong ‘ko ‘to sa Mesita.
LUCIA JOAQUIN: Kuya, Pwede ‘bang Malaman kung Ilang taon ka
na po?
ENZO CRUZ: Sa Tingin mo? Ilan?
LUCIA JOAQUIN: Siguro mga 18? Haha
ENZO CRUZ: Binobola mo naman Ako eh.
LUCIA JOAQUIN: Hindi kuya yun ang Tingin ‘ko sa’yo dito sa
Picture mo.
ENZO CRUZ: O sige na nga, Thank you. Pero sa Totoo, 25
na ‘ko eh.
LUCIA JOAQUIN: Wow! Mukha ka talagang Bata Kuya.
ENZO CRUZ: Salamat ulit. Eh, Ikaw ba Ilang Taon kana?
LUCIA JOAQUIN: Anong Hula mo Kuya?
ENZO CRUZ: Mahirap Hulaan eh. Ang Dilim kasi ng Kuha mo
Dito sa Profile Picture mo.
LUCIA JOAQUIN: Gano’n ba. O sige Kuya Sandali At
Maglalagay lang Ako ulit ng Bagong Picture.
ENZO CRUZ: Oh, Sige.
LUCIA JOAQUIN: O, Ayan Kuya, Nakalagay na ako ng Bago,
Check mo nga.
ENZO CRUZ: Sige Tingnan ‘ko sa Account mo.
Nang Pumunta Ako sa Timeline ni Lucia ay ganon na lang ang Pag
Tindig ng Aking mga Balahibo, Matapos Makita ang
Bago niyang Upload na Litrato. Sa Litrato ay Nakahiga siyang
Nakangiti sa Tabi ‘ko.”

Creepy, right? Have you had a similar encounter before? Do you think the Lucia Joaquin viral ghost story is real? Share your own ghost stories in the comments section below!

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