Ghosts. Hantu. 鬼.

5 October 2016

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9 September 2016

Social media abuzz over ghost tale
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KOTA BARU – The social media was abuzz with a story about a motorist who saw a pocong (ghost) on a lonely road in Jeli.

It reported that the man who was driving along a road in Bukit Balah at 3.20am on Monday had a shock of his life when he saw a human-like figure wrapped in white cloth lying in the middle of the road.

He braked his car and shouted for help. Two villagers ran outside to see what was the commotion all about.

The incident did not happen, said Jeli police chief Deputy Supt Yusof Jaafar.

“I advise the public not to believe such a story. We did not receive any report and we will take action against those who try to create public disturbance,” he said yesterday.

– See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/malaysia/social-media-abuzz-over-ghost-tale?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1473392592

16 April 2016

Is it really a hantu?

‘Ghostly apparition’ captured on camera

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A MAN claimed to have captured the image of a female spirit at a village in Malacca, China Press reported.

The man, known only as Huang, said he had gone to the village with his friends after hearing about wandering spirits there.

Huang, 34, said they bumped into a group of villagers who were said to be staying up to catch the spirit at about midnight on Thursday.

“I then took out my phone to take random photos of the area,” he said.

To his shock, Huang found among the images an apparition clad in white standing between two trees.

When the group was shown the photo, one of the female villagers suddenly became possessed by a Datuk Gong (deity), he said.

“Through this woman, the Datuk Gong said the spirit was from Indonesia and brought in by outsiders to challenge the villagers there,” he added.

Huang and his friends left after the incident.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/04/16/ghostly-apparition-captured-on-camera/

HANTUS. JAPANESE ONES.

8 February 2016

Cab drivers in have reported picking up passengers..Where could they be going?

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February 5, 2016

Several taxicab drivers throughout the coastal town of Ishinomaki in northeast Japan are reporting something terrifying.

According to news agency Asahi Shimbun, at least seven different cabbies have told almost exactly the same story: after picking up certain passengers in Ishinomaki, the drivers claim that these clients responded very strangely when asked for their destination… but when they turned to look at them, they were gone.

The most unsettling aspect of these stories is the location where the “phantom fares” are appearing: Ishinomaki is one of the areas heavily devastated by the earthquake and tsunami which struck Japan in 2011, killing nearly 16,000 people.

Over 100 taxi drivers were interviewed by sociology student Yuka Kudo, as part of a research project on strange phenomena in the years following the disaster. Among those interviewed, seven described their experience with the ghost riders in detail… and all their stories were eerily similar.

One of the interviewees said he’d picked up a young woman near Ishinomaki Station, who then asked him to take her to the district of Minamihama. This struck the man as odd — because that area was almost completely abandoned. When he asked if she was really sure she wanted to go there, he got a chilling response.

“Have I died?” the woman asked him.

When the driver turned to look, his passenger had disappeared.

http://www.blumhouse.com/2016/02/05/taxi-drivers-report-picking-up-ghosts-of-japans-2011-tsunami-victims/

Are cab drivers in being plagued by ghost passengers from the 2011 tsunami?

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20 January 2016

Spooky woman spotted in viral accident photo in Malaysia

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A photograph depicting an accident in Malaysia has been under much online scrutiny for containing an unexpected subject — a mysterious figure of a woman standing behind a child.

The photo, published on Facebook page Pencari Entiti Crew – P.E.C yesterday (Jan 19), depicts an accident scene involving two cars with various onlookers standing around.

The mysterious woman was apparently not present at the scene when the photograph was taken.

An accompanying caption, written in Malay, translates to:

“Accident at Bukit Baru, Balik Pulau yesterday night.

“If you look closely there is a mysterious woman behind that boy in the red t-shirt.

“What is that huh?”

http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/this-urban-jungle/spooky-woman-spotted-in-viral-accident-photo-in-malaysia

10 January 2016

Can you see it? Woman poses with child at Cameron Highlands and spots creepy ‘extra’ finger

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She had gone to Cameron Highlands, and posed for photo with a child.

However, upon reviewing the photo, she realised that an extra finger was holding the baby.

The creepy finger had a long, sharp fingernail, adding to the spooky factor.

http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/supernatural-sightings/woman-poses-with-child-at-cameron-highlands-only-to-spot-creepy-extra-finger#xtor=CS2-4

Malaysiakini

10:40AM May 4, 2015

By Bernama

‘Black magic’ burglar arrested in Kota Tinggi

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An Indonesian man who is believed to be involved in several house break-in cases while using ‘pukau’ (black magic) was detained in an operation around Taman Sri Saujana, near Ladang Foh Chong in Kota Tinggi recently.

Kota Tinggi police chief Supt Rahmat Othman said the suspect, who was also  an illegal immigrant, was nabbed after he resisted arrest although he was believed to possess black magic.

“Police also found several ‘tangkal’ (amulets) believed to be used for the house break-ins. The 27-year-old suspect did not have a valid document to stay in Malaysia,” he said in a statement released in Kota Tinggi yesterday.

Bernama

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/297167?hootPostID=feec8dce63bfe5c33620ef3a14530dd4

MASS HYSTERIA IN MALAYSIA

Mass hysteria — other names include collective hysteria, group hysteria, or collective obsessional behavior — in sociology and psychology refers to collective delusions of threats to society that spread rapidly through rumors and fear. In medicine the term is used to describe the spontaneous manifestation of the same or similar hysterical physical symptoms by more than one person.

Mass hysteria occurred in Malaysia from the 1970s to the 1980s. It affected school-age girls and young women working in factories. The locals have explained this outbreak as “spirits” having possessed the girls and young women.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_hysteria

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www.ump.edu.my

DO YOUR STUDENTS GET POSSESSED BY EVIL SPIRITS AND GO INTO MASS HYSTERIA?

FOR RM8,750 you can buy from Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) an anti-hysteria kit comprising everyday items like chopsticks, salt, lime, vinegar, pepper spray, and formic acid that it claims can ward off these “evil spirits”.

Training will be provided for two people.

astro AWANI

UMP’s anti-hysteria kit confusing society – Malaysian Psychiatric Association

KUALA LUMPUR: Treating hysterical attacks with the use of an anti-hysteria kit “to drive out evil spirits” is confusing society, according to the Malaysian Psychiatric Association (MPA).

MPA president, Professor Dr Nor Zuraida Zainal said managing hysteria attacks without medical psychiatric treatment and general medicine could endanger patients and the community.

“Wide press coverage in the past few days on the availability of anti-hysteria treatment, which is out of medical and mental health context is very worrying,” she said in a statement Saturday.

Dr Nor Zuraida said that for 150 years, doctors and researchers sought to understand the phenomenon of hysteria and had introduced modern and scientifically proven treatments to treat the attacks.

Malay Mail Online

Varsity sells anti-hysteria kit for RM9,000 to fight ‘evil spirits’

UMP has created a ‘anti-hysteria kit’ to address hysteria afflicting young students, typically a condition of exaggerated or uncontrollable emotions. ― File picUMP has created a ‘anti-hysteria kit’ to address hysteria afflicting young students, typically a condition of exaggerated or uncontrollable emotions. ― File picKUALA LUMPUR, May 1 ― A public university is selling an anti-hysteri

KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 ― A public university is selling an anti-hysteria kit comprising everyday items like chopsticks, salt, lime, vinegar, pepper spray, and formic acid for a whopping RM8,750 that it claims can ward off “evil spirits”.

Several local Malay dailies reported today Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) as saying that the kit, which took three years to produce, was created to address hysteria afflicting young students, typically a condition of exaggerated or uncontrollable emotions.

“In the Quran and the hadith, it has been stated that these spirits are unable to tolerate salty, sour and spicy items,” UMP vice-chancellor Datuk Dr Daing Nasir Ibrahim was quoted saying in BeritaHarian, listing salt, lime, vinegar and black pepper as examples.

Daing said that the chopsticks will be used to “press down” the fingers of hysteria victims, whereas the formic acid will function like hot water to be poured around at spots where the spirits lurk.

At a press conference to launch the product at the Education Ministry’s office in Putrajaya yesterday, Daing reportedly told a press conference that three of the institution’s researchers, as well as one Islamic medicine expert from the Manarah Islamic Treatment Centre, were roped in for the project with test runs already completed at 11 schools.

“The items in the kit have long been used for treatment purposes. We just gave it a little edge to make it easier,” Daing said, adding that the product is also syariah compliant and free from any deviant elements.

The RM 8,750 pricing for the kit includes training for two on its usage, expert treatment services should there be no improvement in one’s condition, further treatment for chronic cases, three refills for items in the kit, a ceramah session, risk management costs and online consultation services.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/varsity-sells-anti-hysteria-kit-for-rm9000-to-fight-evil-spirits#sthash.wdNQc8CE.dpuf

Malay Mail Online

DAP MP ‘nominates’ university researchers behind exorcism kit for Nobel prize

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 — The Universiti Malaysia Pahang researchers behind a RM9,000 exorcism kit should be put up for the Nobel Prize for Physics, Bukit Bendera MP Zairil Khir Johari said in apparent jest.

Questioning the priorities of Malaysian education following reports about the development of such a kit, the DAP lawmaker pointed out that funds were being poured into researching how to exorcise “evil spirits and supernatural beings” when these could have been put to more pressing use.

He then highlighted the case of the Sabah school without walls, schools without water or power supply as well as continued grouses among teachers over administrative burdens and computer applications that remain unresolved.

“However, when the country’s institutions of learning are still struggling with basic challenges such as infrastructure problems, shortages in teaching manpower and declining educational quality, our intellectuals seem engrossed in diverting research and pre-commercialisation grants to ‘exorcism’ efforts,” he said in a statement today.

He then expressed desire to learn the methodology of the reported exorcism kit, before pointedly saying that the researchers should be nominated for the Nobel Prize for Physics if they really have proven the existence of and interacted with life from other dimensions.

“But if their claims are not true, then for the sake of Islam and the reputation of our education system, I beseech the university administrators to review and adjust their priorities,” he said.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/dap-mp-nominates-university-researchers-behind-exorcism-kit-for-nobel-prize#sthash.bRKHaBow.dpuf

Star

Friday January 17, 2014 MYT 8:44:00 AM

Mass hysteria in two schools

ABOUT 70 female students went into hysterical fits during class at SMK Seri Setia in Kuching on Monday, causing the school to close for six days, Harian Metro reported.

Natasha Mohd Alifa, 14, said she scratched her left arm with a piece of glass during the episode.

“I didn’t realise what happened and I felt no pain,” she said.

Another victim, Akilah Mansur, 17, claimed she saw a long-haired figure emerge from the body of her friend, who was being treated by an ustaz.

“I didn’t expect to faint upon seeing the creature,” she said.

“I was told that I was thrashing about for 30 minutes before I was calmed down with Quranic verses.”

The daily also reported another case of mass hysteria at the SMK Tanjung Puteri Resort, Johor, where 50 female students were affected. That school had to close for a day.

Apparently, prior to the incident, a teacher had seen “black figures” in the school canteen.

Some time later, 10 students began screaming and thrashing about, and were taken to the surau.

However, things took a turn for the worse when more students became affected, forcing the school to call in an Islamic medical practitioner to heal them.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/01/17/Mass-hysteria-in-two-schools-Institutions-close-temporarily-as-120-female-students-go-into-fits/

Borneo Post Online

Why mass hysteria only happens to malay girls in Malaysia?

Posted on June 8, 2012, Friday

Here is one of those weird Malaysia facts or weird things in Malaysia which many Malaysians still couldn’t comprehend. Do you know that the outbreak of mass hysteria or epidermic hysteria only or rather mostly happens to perempuan Melayu (Malay girls) in Malaysia?

Although this freaky phenomena has happened to other people in other parts of the world, but here in Malaysia, it  affects predominately the female Malay community; among Malay lower seconday school girls in schools or those staying in hostels and also Malay factory girls.

Talking about mass or epidermic hysteria in Malaysian secondary schools, my sister who once witnessed this weird and unexplainable occurrence when she was studying in Sekolah Menengah Sri Muar, back in the early 80s.

She told me it only affected the Malay girls, and not a single Chinese or Indian school girl. What happened was, all of a sudden, for no obvious reason, one girl started crying hysterically and then staggered and went down on the ground.

It was as if her legs went jelly and she just fell to the ground in convulsion and continued crying and screaming. And automatically this triggered other Malay school girls to act the same weird manner. This caused a chain reaction. Some of the affected girls even fainted.

Some say that this strange and sudden outbreak of mass hysteria is because the school compound or the factory area is kotor (dirty in the sense it is haunted ). What they actually mean is there are jins (spirits) living   around those places. And these girls happen to kacau (disturb) the spirits.

This is one of those weird things which we often hear or read about, but  still couldn’t fathom. The big question is why it strikes only the gadis Melayu (Malay girls) in Malaysia?

IS THAT A HANTU?

Visitor takes photo at Changi Beach — and spots eerie white figure hiding behind tree


Posted on 05 April 2015

Stomper Dwanz took a photo at night in Changi Beach recently.

But upon analysing the photo, the Stomper realised that there was something truly creepy there.

An eerie white figure can be seen peeking out from behind a tree at the beach.

SORRY, NO CORPSE HERE. It was just someone’s idea of a prank.

‘Pocong’ in Taman Kota Jaya turns out to be a prank

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KOTA TINGGI: Residents of Taman Kota Jaya were shocked by news that a ‘pocong’ (corpse like ghost) was seen leaning against a banana tree early Sunday morning.

Residents said the white object (pocong) measuring 1.5 metres was placed near the intersection of Jalan Nangka-Jalan Belinjau towards Kampung Kelantan.

The discovery of ‘pocong’ is a repeat of an incident five years ago when five bundles believed to be ‘pocong’ were found on the banks of Sungai Johor.

A resident known as Ramlan said he received a phone call from a friend who told him there was a pocong near his shop found at 9.30am.

“I was shocked as this incident (pocong) has never happened to me since I opened my business here for more than three years. This prank is done by mischievous youths to scare people,” he told reporters when met here, Sunday.

THE GHOST IN THE ROOM

Hospital rooms should be more haunted than hotel rooms!

Hotels have numerous people passing through, and so there are bound to be people who die in their rooms. Sometimes, they die of illness. Sometimes, they are murdered. Very rarely does some old man die during sex, and that applies usually to cheap, shady hotels where dirty old men with a weak heart buy cheap sex.

Death in hospitals is far more frequent than in hotels. Sick people check into hospitals. Many die there. It is likely that someone died on the bed you lie on in a public hospital. Perhaps many somebodies. I don’t mean to alarm you but that’s the truth. Truth is scary at times, right?

I have never had to lie on a hospital bed but I have had to sleep on a hotel bed more often than I care to remember.

One day, I was given a room in an old wing of a newly-renovated hotel in Penang. Sorry,I  can’t tell you the name. Actually, I WON”T tell you the name so that you can’t avoid it.

MY FIRST EVER HOTEL ROOM GHOST

In 2000, I went to Penang with another teacher and two students for the annual Trilingual Speech Competition of the Chinese Independent Schools. We were put in a hotel along Penang Road.

There was no room for me with the others for the first night as I was a late registrant, so the hotel put me in the old wing. It was almost 10.30pm when I got the key to my room. A room all to myself. How lucky to sleep alone. Nobody to disturb me!

As soon as I walked inside, I could sense something odd.

It didn’t take me long to realize certain physical facts. The window faced the lift shaft. It was an old wing, and they built the new wing on the other side of the lift shaft. The windows had been painted black. No sunlight ever came in! Bad. All the time, you could hear the lifts going up and down on the other side of the window.

Two beds. As always, I take the one nearer the door. Quick exit if necessary.

Almost immediately, I sensed another presence, something roundish, even fat. A woman! Er, a female hantu. I couldn’t see it but I could sense its presence.

By the way, I can FEEL the shape of most hantus I’ve ever met. Tested this odd skill with a good friend who can SEE them.  He waits for me to tell where a hantu is, and then tells me if I am right or wrong. I may describe the shape, and he’ll confirm if it’s correct. Proven right every time. (Incidentally, this friend came to spend a night in Ipoh and I booked him into a hotel. He called me at about midnight and said, “Thanks, haven’t had a haunted room for so long.” Huh? Yea, I had got him a room on the 4th floor. That hotel is haunted on the 4th floor but it had slipped my mind.)

Back to this Penang hotel room ghost. It sat right beside me when I sat on the bed. This was weird but the part of the bed where she sat seemed to sink down, so heavy she was! She exuded COLD! Immediately, I said in a loud but controlled voice, “Don’t sit here! Sit on the other bed. I like to be alone.” She moved over to the other bed.

Not a good idea, I realized. Too near. But what else could I do? She was INSIDE when I came in, so she was probably the resident ghost! HER room. I was only the guest.

Well, I had to shower, change and get ready for bed. I left the bathroom door open afterwards, bathroom light on. I left the little light on the far wall on as well. (I NEVER EVER sleep in a completely dark hotel room.)

Tired, I slept almost at once.

Wheeze, it was SO COLD! I awoke with a rude shock that the female ghost had lain herself down beside me!

“GET OFF MY BED! GO THE THE BATHROOM AND STAY THERE!”

Immediately, she left. Phew, what a relief! But what if I had to go to the bathroom? No, no way, not going there. If I had to urinate, I would do it in a bottle!

How wonderful it was when morning came! No sense of anything untoward around.

At 6.30am, I got up, showered, packed up and left.

“The room’s yours again!” were my parting words.

They stayed at the City Beach Resort.

Stomper sees eerie figure in photo he took at resort — but things get even creepier

Picture on the left shows the red patch mark that appeared on the Stomper’s back. Photo on the right shows the enhanced version of the image with the eerie figure.

Raj and his wife were staying at the City Beach Resort. When they were asleep, his wife woke up.

“She could suddenly see a dim blue light and could even see my hands and hair. She thought she was hallucinating and kept rubbing her eyes and that’s when she saw an eerie figure clad in red standing in the room.

“My wife was terrified. I had not seen anything but I quickly went on to switch on the light. We decided to vacate the room as soon as possible and move to my best man’s room.

“It was during this time that I had decided to take the photos. The lights were off at that time.”

When he looked through his photos, he noticed a woman in a white gown in the photo. Mysteriously, a red patch appeared on his back.

http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/this-urban-jungle/stomper-sees-eerie-figure-in-photo-he-took-at-resort-but-things-get-even-creepier#xtor=CS1-4

The City Beach Resort
Is this the one, in Thailand?

www.hotels-world.com

Here are some creepy facts about the supernatural in Thailand you never knew:

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The New Paper
3 Febuary 2015

Black magic, white magic or simply hocus-pocus – call it what you will but in Thailand, it is big business.

From exorcism ceremonies to spirit houses and amulets claiming to make wearers bullet-proof, the country is soaked in superstition.

Mr Kapol, one of Thailand’s most famous ghost experts, told AFP: “Westerners may believe in Satan. In the nations of South-east Asia, we believe in ghosts. This kind of belief helps people refrain from doing bad things. Mr A may think, ‘If I kill Mr B, he may become a ghost and come back to haunt me’.”

Most buildings boast a “spirit house” – a shrine placed in an auspicious corner of a property where offerings can be made to appease ghosts lest they turn malevolent.

http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/this-urban-jungle/thailand-land-of-smiles-and-ghosts#xtor=CS2-4

HANTU, DOGS AND CATS

1. DOGS KNOW WHEN A HANTU (GHOST) IS AROUND. THEY GET NERVOUS AND HOWL. SOME DOGS GET SO SCARED THAT THEY WHINE.

A friend spoke of the hantu of someone he knew, who came back to see him several nights in a row.

The first time, just after midnight, he heard the howling of dogs all along the road. He didn’t have a dog but the immediate neighbour did. He heard the howling stop and then turn into a piteous whining. Suddenly, there was silence, and just as suddenly, his friend’s hantu stood outside his door.

She merely looked at him accusingly, before moving away, and he could again hear the howling of dogs as she went back up the road.

This happened for 5 nights until he decided to command her to leave him alone “in the name of Jesus Christ”. She never returned.

Dogs are sensitive to the presence of hantu. They are nervous and often, scared. Hantu are creatures of the night but dogs are not.

2. CATS ARE ALSO AWARE OF HANTU BUT ARE NOT SCARED OF THEM. Indeed, in my experience, hantu are nervous around a cat.

The one and only time we ever had a cat was a little kitten that we named Kitty Poo. One night, he was sitting at the front door when, suddenly, he had his hackles raised. Fiercely, he faced the darkness. I thought it was another cat but it wasn’t. It was a hantu, about to enter our house. Confronted by my fierce little kitten, it left. This happened several times in the week, and I realised that our little kitten would keep the house free of wandering hantu.

A month later, while I was in the kitchen, our kitten raised its hackles at something at the bottom of our staircase. It was a hantu, about to go upstairs. Chase it away, Pooey! He went after the hantu, which fled out of the front door.

Kitty Poo, the kitten that terrified the hantu that visited…

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The hantu is a creature of the night but so are cats. Cats wander alone at night, and are not afraid of the dark. Cats are hunters of the night. They have faced hantu in all sorts of places and situations.

3. The ancient Egyptians believed that cats were magical creatures, capable of bringing good luck to the people who housed them. According to Egyptian mythology, gods and goddesses had the power to transform themselves into different animals. Only one deity, the goddess named Bastet, had the power to become a cat. In the city of Per-Bast, a beautiful temple was built, and people came from all over to experience its splendor. (http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/cats-rule-in-ancient-egypt/)

Remember this incident, the murder of two young women? One consequence is that the apartment will fall drastically in rental value and even in sale value.

Why? People believe that it will be HAUNTED!

‘I want to get out of here’ – ‘last words’ from woman found brutally killed in banker’s flat

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Hong Kong had almost 190 sites where an unnatural death took place this year, including murders and suicides, according to a database compiled by Squarefoot.com.hk.

Hong Kong rents slump in haunted murder flats

A Hong Kong property owner’s nightmare: Workers from the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department carry the remains of a woman from the luxury J Residence flat. Photo: AFP

There’s a grim phenomenon in Hong Kong’s real estate market: discounts of as much as 50 per cent for home-seekers willing to live in an apartment where a murder has occurred.

Unnatural deaths typically result in rental discounts of 10 per cent to 20 per cent and can be more than double that for sinister killings, according to Sammy Po, head of the residential department of realtor Midland Holdings. Chinese believe such places, known as “hung jaak,” the Cantonese term for “haunted apartments,” are unlucky, he said.

“The Chinese really do care” about living in these places, Po said.

The rent for a Wan Chai district apartment where police found two women’s bodies on November 1, HK$29,000 ($4,290) a month at the time of the murders, will probably drop by half when it’s released from being a crime scene, cleaned and rented again, according to a director of the company that owns the unit. He didn’t want his name or firm identified because he isn’t permitted to speak publicly. The sales value of the unit in the luxury J Residence would decline from HK$9 million to HK$6 million if it were sold immediately, the person said.

http://www.smh.com.au/business/hong-kong-rents-slump-in-haunted-murder-flats-20141112-11l7m7.html

Murder makes Hong Kong ‘haunted apartments’ a hard sell

Want a cheap Hong Kong apartment? Find one where someone’s been murdered:

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HAUNTED HONGKONG: Hong Kong is Asia’s priciest real estate market, but you can get a discount of up to 50 per cent if you’re willing to live where a murder has occurred.

There’s a grim phenomenon in the real estate market in Hong Kong: discounts of as much as 50 per cent for home-seekers willing to live in an apartment where a murder has occurred.

Unnatural deaths typically result in rental discounts of 10 per cent to 20 per cent and can be more than double that for sinister killings, according to Sammy Po, head of the residential department of realtor Midland Holdings. Chinese believe such places, known as “hung jaak,” the Cantonese term for “haunted apartments,” are unlucky, he said.

“The Chinese really do care” about living in these places, Po said.

The rent for a Wan Chai district apartment where police found two women’s bodies on November 1, HK$29,000 (NZ$4,750) a month at the time of the murders, will probably drop by half when it’s released from being a crime scene, cleaned and rented again, according to a director of the company that owns the unit, who didn’t want his name or firm identified because he isn’t permitted to speak publicly. The sales value of the unit in the luxury J Residence would decline from HK$9 million to HK$6m if it were sold immediately, the person said.

Rurik Jutting laughs in back of prison van after judge sends him for psychiatric tests

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THA SAWANG IN SURIN, THAILAND IS A THAI WEAVING VILLAGE THAT IS GRIPPED BY THE TERROR OF THE WIDOW GHOST!

ViralNoval

What This Town Did To Appease A Murderous Ghost May Be More Than A Magic Spell.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

Whereas most ghosts who kill are relegated to horror films shown aplenty around this time of year, this town is convinced that a ghost is murdering it’s young men, and they are going through great lengths to keep that from continuing.

It is beyond superstition for these people—this is survival.

The medium said that each household must hang a red shirt outside the home. Legend has it that this is an ancient technique in repelling evil.

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What makes this interesting is that the red shirt is also the symbol of one of Thailand’s most hated political groups, the UDD. The United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship opposed the new reign of Thailand’s Royal Thai Army, which was strangely supported by 84% of the country’s people. Was this mere coincidence? Or is this medium connected to the democracy movement and seeks to grow their perceived support?

asiapacific.anu.edu

http://www.viralnova.com/killer-ghost-thailand/

Photo: Baan Tha Sawang Silk Weaving Village, Surin, Thailand on Flickr.

High Strangeness: Red shirts keep ‘widow ghost’ away: Surin, Thailand – Fearful villagers in tambon Tha Sawang

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Red shirts keep ‘widow ghost’ away

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Surin, Thailand – Fearful villagers in tambon Tha Sawang have hung red shirts in front of their homes to repel a “widow ghost” rumoured to have taken the lives of 10 apparently healthy men in the village since last month.

People in the village told a reporter that 10 strong men have mysteriously died, some in their sleep and others just dropped dead while walking.

Doctors said all of them died from respiratory failure.

A spirit medium hired by the villagers said the “widow ghost”, or pee mae mai, also known locally as the lai thai (sudden unexpected death syndrome) spirit, was responsible for their demise.

The medium also told villagers to hang a red shirt outside their homes to repel the evil spirit and also warned that families with only one son have a higher chance of a visit from the ghost.

The reporter said that the widow ghost rumour has spread to other districts, such as Chom Phra and Tha Tum.

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Another villager, 42, said, “Some of the men who died did not show any sign of sickness, they were perfectly fine. When I heard about the rumour, I respected people’s beliefs and put a red shirt on my front door as well.”

http://www.sott.net/article/256562-Red-shirts-keep-widow-ghost-away

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Watch it, decide for yourself…

Video: CREEPY: ‘Ghost’ ATTACKS News Photojournalist in Pennsylvania Home!!

Published on Jul 27, 2014

FOX43, a local news station in Central Pennsylvania, recently went inside a home in Hanover, York County. This home however, is different from others on the block. The homeowners say their house is severely haunted, with multiple ghosts and other entities.

Homeowner DeAnna Simpson says her family has lived in the home for seven years. After putting “everything they had into buying it” and moving in, she says she and her husband found out it was haunted.

Simpson has many ghostly photos, including some from something that scratches people who come inside. She also has audio recordings of voices, children laughing, and dogs barking that were not in the house.

“Five plus,” she says of the number of ghosts in the house. “I have some here that are protecting me, some women here that are protecting me, but the majority are bad, dark forces, inhuman.”

Simpson says one of the entities in the house is a demon. It appears in a photo as a 7-foot-tall shadow figure. While the news team was there, Simpson recorded orbs on her cell phone camera and it caught a clip of a shadowy hand reaching out.

When the cameras began rolling, FOX43’s photojournalist, Nick Petrillo, felt his hand burning and saw a scratch on his wrist. Simpson put Holy water on him.

“Because you’re telling the story,” she says. “Because you’re putting it out there, because they don’t want– that is there, I’m just telling you, right now that is their way of a warning.

Simpson has invited priests, paranormal researchers and mediums into the home. The house will be on “The Dead Files” on the Travel Channel on Saturday. She says the crew turned up evidence of grisly deaths that took place there.

“We put everything into this house,” says Simpson. “And we do want to move, but we would have to list it at such a price where we could recoup what we put in.”

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THERE BE NO GHOSTS HERE…

Star

The management of a shopping mall in Negri Sembilan denied rumours that the building’s toilets were haunted, China Press reported.

The management invited journalists to visit the toilets and secluded areas in the mall after rumours swirled that mirrors were not installed in the toilets as there were ghosts in them.

The journalists did not see or hear anything strange during their visit.

The management said what had happened was that work to install the mirrors was still on-going and it would take time to get the mirrors as they were imported from Japan

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/08/18/Punishment-below-the-belt-Housemaster-forces-11yearold-pupils-to-perform-oral-sex-on-him/

(芙蓉16日訊)購物廣場被指鬧鬼,董事主席親自帶領記者突擊廣場各角落“找鬼”,甚至在場請鬼“現身”,藉以粉碎靈異現象傳言。http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/552324
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THE HUNGRY GHOST FESTIVAL falls on the 15th night of the seventh month of the Chinese lunar calender. This year, 2014, it will fall on Sunday, 10 August. However, for many Chinese, it lasts a month, so already, now that it is the end of July, many are ‘feeding’ their hungry ancestral spirits.

Stomp

Spooky floating figure seen in photo of 7th month prayers at Woodlands Circle
Posted on 16 August 2014

Stomper Lionel said his uncle spotted a spooky floating figure in photos he took during 7th month prayers conducted at Woodlands Circle on Sunday, at about 10pm.

The Stomper stated that they were having the prayers for his grandfather, who recently passed away, when his uncle took the pictures.

Spooky floating figure seen in photo of 7th month prayers at Woodlands Circle

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A HUNGRY GHOST TALE

Chinese folk religion is a hotch potch of myths, tales, legends and sayings handed down by oral tradition. It includes Buddhist, Taoist and Confucianist elements. For unbelievers, Chinese folk religion is superstition.

One belief is that some hungry ghosts don’t want to return to Hell, so they look for a substitute. They get him dead, and let his body go down to Hell on their behalf. That allows them to re-incarnate.

The tale I tell is both factual and supernatural. As you read, remember this dictum of a famous sociologist, W I Thomas, “When people define something as real, it is real in its consequences.” (My emphases.)

MY SCHOOL TEACHER DAYS

It was the last day of the first semester, and as I moved through the canteen, I stopped and spoke to a 17 year old boy. “It’s the holidays. Be careful! I hear of you racing on your motorbike, and that’s not good.”

“No, not true, sir!” replied the boy, one of the leaders in my Scout Troop.

“True or not, don’t do it. I want to see you safely back at school on the first day of the 2nd semester.”

“OK, sir,” he nodded.

That was a Friday.

The next day, at night, a call came on my hand phone, and I went to the hospital to visit his girlfriend, who was badly hurt from falling off the motorbike he had been riding.She was riding pillion.

He was not at the hospital as he was dead. Yes, DEAD. 

I would go to the funeral parlour an hour later, to view his lifeless body lying in a casket.

This was what had happened.

He was on his motorbike, with his girlfriend riding pillion. There were two other motorbikes behind, ridden by his schoolmates. They were racing. As he was trying to overtake a car, he ran out of space, so his motorbike crashed into the divider in the center of the road.

He fell chest-long against the concrete divider and died almost instantaneously! Doctors said later that his heart and lungs had been crushed by the impact.

AT THE FUNERAL PARLOUR

My worst and hardest experiences as a school teacher have always been similar, going to see the parents, especially the mother, of a dead student. I have done it enough times to know how at risk the life of a teenager is, particularly when he rides a motorcycle.

Mum, whose son lies dead, asks you WHY? and you have no answer. Her tears flow, and so will mine. I find myself weeping just as helplessly.

This mother didn’t ask why. She told me the answer to WHY?

This is a summary of her story.

She had warned him that it was the Hungry Ghost Festival, about how wandering ghosts went around looking for substitutes. It was a very dangerous time of the month, and she wanted him home at night.

No, it was just superstition to him, and he did not believe that it could happen because he did not believe his mother.

“He would not listen to me. He said he was not afraid of dying, and that’s why he died!” she wept as she said this repeatedly.

YAHOO! NEWS MALAYSIA

Malaysians observe the Hungry Ghost Festival

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Malaysians observe the Hungry Ghost Festival

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IN TAIWAN, WELCOME ABOARD THE MOBILE ZOMBIE BUS! Your driver is all dressed up as a zombie or jiang-zu (kiang-si).

 CLICK ON THE PHOTO FOR THE VIDEO!
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[東森新聞]迎中元! 首台移動鬼屋 司機是「殭屍」

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IN SINGAPORE

WERE THE HUNGRY GHOSTS NOT JUST HUNGRY FOR FOOD BUT ALSO LONGING FOR A CAR, FOR A TOYOTA?

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The picture shows the car parked in a lot right next to a space for people to burn their offerings during this Hungry Ghost Festival.

This has resulted in the left side of the vehicle being charred as offerings are strewn all over its bonnet.

Be careful where you park during the 7th Month — or your car might end up like this

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THE HUMOROUS HEADLESS GHOST OF PENANG BRIDGE!

This was in 1984 or 1985, I can’t be certain. The details are still clear, though.

Let us call the man to whom the incident happened, Tan.

1 Tan told this story to his family.

He was riding his motorbike home to Penang Island.

It was just around 6.10 am, with barely enough light to see with.  At that time, hardly anyone used the Bridge, so he was all alone. As Tan rode onto the Bridge from the Seberang Perai end, he noticed someone fishing. That was strange, a man fishing so early in the morning!

Nothing prepared him for the shock as he rode past the man for that man had NO HEAD!!! YES, HE HAD NO HEAD!!!

(At this point, if you think about it, don’t you agree that the ghost had a great sense of humour? To fly all the way across to the Penang side of the Bridge and wait for Tan to arrive, and then give him a real scare by removing his head!)

Tan almost fell off in his terror!  He rode as fast as his motorbike would go, and that would be 130km/h or so.

Do you know how long it takes to cross the whole Bridge at 130km/h?

FOREVER when you know that there is a headless ghost back there! He kept looking back, hoping that it would not be coming after him.

At last, after what seemed an eternity, he got to the other end. The sky was brighter with the false dawn, and his heart felt better with each kilometer…

Suddenly, he saw another man fishing!

Phew, this man HAD A HEAD!

“I must warn him,” he thought, so he stopped beside the man and said, “Friend, there’s a ghost at the other end, fishing!”

“Huh? Are you sure?” replied this man with a head.

“Yes, he had no head!”

“You mean, he looked like this?” and this man TOOK OFF HIS HEAD!!!

NOW, IT IS UNCLEAR WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THAT BECAUSE TAN COULD NOT REMEMBER MUCH OF THAT TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE.

2 Tan had a younger sister, and this was what she told reporters.

She was upstairs in their shophouse when she heard Tan screaming and shouting hysterically. “Open the door, open the door! Got ghost, got ghost!”

She went downstairs and opened the door. As soon as he got inside, Tan collapsed onto the floor in a faint.

She looked at him and immediately called the hospital for an ambulance.

This was why:

(a) Tan had no slippers on. His feet were all cut up from running. Somewhere along the way, he had lost his slippers but had kept on running till he got home.

(b) Tan had his helmet on his head! He had run all the way with it on.

(c) Tan was exhausted. The hospital had to put him on a drip as he was dehydrated.

3 Just what on earth had happened?

Awake later, on his hospital bed, Tan was still in terror. He explained that he had seen the same headless ghost on BOTH SIDES of the Bridge, and had run home to escape.

What? Wasn’t he riding his motorbike? Where did he leave the motorbike? He didn’t know where it was though he remembered riding it all the way from the Seberang Perai end to the Penang end. Anything from the moment the ghost removed its head…NO RECOLLECTION!

4 The Police and some newspaper reporters had this to say.

(a) Tan’s motorbike was found lying by the side of the road at the Penang end of the bridge! His slippers were found some distance away. It seemed that, in his terror, Tan had fallen off his motorbike and started running home.

(b) Home was a long, long way from the Bridge. Home was in Jalan Air Hitam! That was a great distance to run without slippers, with a crash helmet on, and that was why his feet were cut and bleeding and he was exhausted.

At the hospital as Tan remained terrified and kept mumbling and screaming about a headless ghost, he was taken by ambulance down to the Central Mental Hospital in Tanjong Rambutan.

Yes, he was taken to Hospital Sakit Otak at T.R. They HAD decided that he was crazy.

Days later, he was discharged. The Director of the T.R. Mental Hospital reportedly said, “He is not crazy! He’s normal, just terrified by the ghost he saw.”

And that was that.

As far as I know, Tan was never heard of again. Not in ANY NEWS REPORT, anyway.

5 The newspapers HAD reported this incident and because they were Chinese newspapers, everything was printed in the greatest detail. The English papers had enough details to interest me, especially as I drove across the Bridge so often.

Not long after it had happened, a student of the theological seminary where I was a lecturer had an interesting comment to add. He had been on a bus, and overheard Tan’s sister telling the strange story of the Headless Penang Bridge Ghost to a friend.

Her friend said, “Do you expect me to believe that your brother saw a ghost?”

Tan’s sister replied, “I don’t know what to believe but I know that he believed that he saw that ghost and ran for his life. I know that he isn’t crazy because the T.R. people said that he is normal.

What do I think?

“When people define a situation as real, it is real in its consequences.” (W I Thomas, Polish sociologist)

Tan believed that he saw a headless ghost on both sides of the Bridge and acted accordingly. Smart man!

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‘Possessed’ child’s doll terrifying Singapore after it was found blindfolded by the side of the road

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If ever you come across this doll, do not remove its blindfold… or else you could find it following you home.

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This creepy figurine is apparently keeping Singaporean children (and adults) awake at night after it was found resting against a tree by the side of a busy street.

Wearing a stained silk and lace dress, the doll looks as if it has been accidentally left outside for the night.

But it has caused something of a stir online after pictures of it were posted to Reddit, along with a bizarre story about how it is supposedly ‘possessed’.

According to the post, the doll was found blindfolded with a cloth with the word ‘bismillah’, an Arabic phrase meaning ‘in the name of God’, written on it.

The post includes claims that the doll has the ability to move on its own accord and can even be heard talking in a woman’s voice.

The post reads: ‘Original owner found that the only way to get rid of it and make sure it won’t come back is to cover its eyesight.

The doll has caused something of a stir online after pictures of it were posted to Reddit, along with a bizarre story about how it is supposedly 'possessed'

The doll has caused something of a stir online after pictures of it were posted to Reddit, along with a bizarre story about how it is supposedly ‘possessed’

‘The curse is rumoured to have passed on to someone else who found it and untied the cloth unknowingly’.

Reaction to the story on Reddit has ranged from the understandably cynical to those offering tips on how to destroy the doll.

Getting rid of the doll might be a little trickier than it would first seem though, as according to the original poster, it has now gone missing.

The poster did however go on to edit his message with the disclaimer: ‘Nothing here should be taken seriously as I don’t have any valid or scientific proof of it. It was all rumours by words of mouth and on the internet. I’m just sharing it.’

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Star

Wednesday November 20, 2013 MYT 1:03:27 PM

MBJB puts up barriers at Villa Nabila entrance

JOHOR BARU: The Johor Baru City Council (MBJB) has put up holding barriers in front of the Villa Nabila entrance in Danga Bay here to stop the public from going in.

The barriers were put up in the late afternoon on Tuesday but curious members of the public were still seen parking their cars by the main road to look at the place.

Checks by The Star at 10am on Wednesday found that the part of the barrier has been moved and people were seen going up the hilltop to look at the abandoned bungalow.

MBJB public relations officer Aziz Ithnin said that he would notify the council’s enforcement department to place at least two enforcement officers to stop people from going up.

“This is to prevent unwanted incidences as the place was unkempt and has a lot of mosquitoes.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2013/11/20/Villa-Nabila-MBJB.aspx

Star

Wednesday November 20, 2013 MYT 9:27:31 AM

Throngs of visitors not spooked by Villa Nabila

Popular haunt: Groups of curious visitors walking through the ruins of Villa Nabila. -LIM CHENG KIAT /The StarPopular haunt: Groups of curious visitors walking through the ruins of Villa Nabila. -LIM CHENG KIAT /The Star

JOHOR BARU: Even after it was found that the 16-year-old teenager who allegedly went missing after entering Villa Nabila was actually sleeping elsewhere, nosey visitors and supernatural enthusiasts continued to throng its crumbled ruins.

Rows of cars and motorbikes were parkedoutside the villa, and crowds were seen at the abandoned structure.

Several people were also seen climbing a steep slope to gain access to another part of the villa.

Most of the visitors took pictures and recorded videos while others were heard sharing their experiences with each other.

Throngs of visitors not spooked by Villa Nabila

Star

Tuesday November 19, 2013 MYT 12:41:52 PM

Missing boy in ‘haunted’ Villa Nabila misadventure found

JOHOR BARU: The 16-year-old boy who reportedly went missing after entering Villa Nabila, an abandoned bungalow here listed as one of the top five spookiest places in the country, has been found.

Police said he was found in a friend’s house in Taman Mutiara here around early Tuesday.

Missing boy in ‘haunted’ Villa Nabila misadventure found – Nation

Star

Tuesday November 19, 2013 MYT 7:13:45 AM

Teen goes missing during Villa Nabila misadventure

Where is he?: People entering one of the houses inside the Villa Nabila compound in Danga Bay, Johor Baru, to help look for the missing teenager.

Where is he?: People entering one of the houses inside the Villa Nabila compound in Danga Bay, Johor Baru, to help look for the missing teenager.

JOHOR BARU: A 16-year-old boy who was last seen entering an abandoned bungalow that is said to be one of the five spookiest places in the country has gone missing since early yesterday.

Police confirmed that Mohamad Izzat Izzudin Hussin was last seen entering the bungalow with a group of friends.

However, police dispelled widespread rumours that some 30 teenagers have gone missing after entering the bungalow, which is also known as Villa Nabila, in Danga Bay.

Mohamad Izzat’s friend Megat Irfan Abdullah Shahrimin, also 16, said he and his friends entered the compound at around 12.30am on Monday just to look at the villa.

“At first everything was quite normal but things turned eerie after we spent more than half an hour there.

“Suddenly a few of our friends started screaming hysterically while shouting at us. We then ran out of the place to a nearby mosque to seek help,” he said.

He added that the missing teen was part of the group but was not a close friend.

“I don’t know what happened to him and only realised that he was missing when a mutual friend asked me if I had seen him,” he said.

Teen goes missing during Villa Nabila misadventure

This was an earlier report in The Star

Star

Tuesday November 5, 2013 MYT 9:03:40 AM

Johor villa ‘spooks’ Expedia

Neighbourhood ‘ghost hunters’ staying close together as they inspect the ruins at the villa along Jalan Skudai in Johor Baru.

Neighbourhood ‘ghost hunters’ staying close together as they inspect the ruins at the villa along Jalan Skudai in Johor Baru.

JOHOR BARU: The fast-changing Danga Bay waterfront may be better known as part of the multi-billion ringgit development projects under Iskandar Malaysia. But unknown to many, locals included, US-based travel portal Expedia has listed it as among the five most haunted places in Malaysia.

It owes its reputation to an abandoned bungalow, known as Villa Nabila, perched on top of a hill that overlooks the Straits of Johor.

The bungalow has held untold secrets for over 40 years and there are several versions of how it earned its status.

They include murder that took place among a wealthy Caucasian family who once lived in the house.

Another version tells of how the maid was behind the murder and had killed the family, including a daughter named Nabila, and buried their bodies somewhere in the compound.

One of the most interesting stories is that the family members were killed by two hit men who were hired by a relative due to greed.

Among the superstitions surrounding the place are that visitors should enter the house in even numbers. Should they visit in odd numbers, there will be an “extra” person in the group when they leave.

Johor villa ‘spooks’ Expedia

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Gempar..
Kejadian aneh di villa Nabila Johor.
30 remaja memasuki kawasan villa hanya 7 orang yg berjaya keluar…yg lain masih hilang x dapat dikesan…menurut cerita org tua-tua kawasan itu adalah kawasan keras…
Sehingga kini misteri itu masih belum terjawab…sama2 kita doakan agar mangsa yg hilang dapat ditemui…
Kejadian berlaku mlm semalam..

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A missing person report was lodged by the missing boy Mohammad Izzat Izuddin’s mother Norhayati Mohammad 38, at 1.15am this morning.

The boy’s mother, who had checked his whereabouts with his friends, was told that he had gone to the villa.

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18 November 2013| last updated at 02:06PM

Cop: No spooky happenings at Villa Nabila, Danga Bay

16-year-old Mohammad Izzat Izuddin was reported last seen entering Nabila Villa. Pix by Mohamad Shahril Badri

“It is a rumour, nobody is missing after entering the mansion. It is standard operation procedure to investigate any place or places based on reports received,” Johor Baru (South) deputy  police chief Superintendent Abdul Samad Salleh said.

He confirmed that police received a report that a 16-year-old boy, who had left his family’s house in Kampung Majidee here on Nov 16, was reported last seen entering the mansion, named Nabila Villa, by self-proclaimed paranormal-activity seekers.

…people saw shamans and bomohs  to the location, one of them a self-proclaimed ghost-buster , who hoped to track the boy down, believing that some evil powers were hiding him.

Police also upon receiving the report, were despatched to the scene. Seeing the police patrol cars, and a rescue vehicle from the Fire and Rescue Department, prompted passer-by to snap pictures and post it online, claiming that a group of children were missing.

At noon, there were about 300 people gathering in front on the abandoned villa, with cars lined up by the road side.

Police were also at the scene, manning traffic.

Star

Monday November 18, 2013 MYT 4:01:26 PM

Villa Nabila: Creepy tales from netizens

The spooky-looking entrance to Villa Nabila.

The spooky-looking entrance to Villa Nabila.

PETALING JAYA: Tales of the abandoned structure that is Villa Nabila has been trending on social media, with netizens giving their take on the spooky Johorian site.

Rumours surfaced online that a group of 23 children went missing at Villa Nabila, an abandoned bungalow in Danga Bay here, reputed to be among the five most-haunted places in the country.

The rumours were reportedly false, but police said that they had received one report of a 16-year-old boy who went missing on Saturday, purportedly seen entering the villa.

Many netizens shared their stories and urban legends about the haunted house on Twitter.

“According to Urban Legend, if anyone enters the bungalow in even numbers, they will leave the house in an odd number,” said Twitter user @Nisah_Keiko.

@tashasaid2 shared;  “Nabila was a little kid, she was killed by her stepmother (some said the maid) who was greedy to possess her former husband’s heirloom.”

Even photographers are hesitant to enter the haunted house.

“Based on experience, many photographers don’t dare to visit Villa Nabila because the pictures they’ve snapped would include an uninvited guest,” said @trulyas_meen

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Man claims to have taken ghost’s picture — in broad daylight

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*IT’S TIME TO TELL THE TALE OF THE HEADLESS GHOST OF PENANG BRIDGE!

THE HUMOROUS HEADLESS GHOST OF PENANG BRIDGE!

This was in 1984 or 1985, I can’t be certain. The details are still clear, though.

Let us call the man to whom the incident happened, Tan.

1 Tan told this story to his family.

He was riding his motorbike home to Penang Island.

It was just around 6.10 am, with barely enough light to see with.  At that time, hardly anyone used the Bridge, so he was all alone. As Tan rode onto the Bridge from the Seberang Perai end, he noticed someone fishing. That was strange, a man fishing so early in the morning!

Nothing prepared him for the shock as he rode past the man for that man had NO HEAD!!! YES, HE HAD NO HEAD!!!

(At this point, if you think about it, don’t you agree that the ghost had a great sense of humour? To fly all the way across to the Penang side of the Bridge and wait for Tan to arrive, and then give him a real scare by removing his head!)

Tan almost fell off in his terror!  He rode as fast as his motorbike would go, and that would be 130km/h or so.

Do you know how long it takes to cross the whole Bridge at 130km/h?

FOREVER when you know that there is a headless ghost back there! He kept looking back, hoping that it would not be coming after him.

At last, after what seemed an eternity, he got to the other end. The sky was brighter with the false dawn, and his heart felt better with each kilometer…

Suddenly, he saw another man fishing!

Phew, this man HAD A HEAD!

“I must warn him,” he thought, so he stopped beside the man and said, “Friend, there’s a ghost at the other end, fishing!”

“Huh? Are you sure?” replied this man with a head.

“Yes, he had no head!”

“You mean, he looked like this?” and this man TOOK OFF HIS HEAD!!!

NOW, IT IS UNCLEAR WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THAT BECAUSE TAN COULD NOT REMEMBER MUCH OF THAT TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE.

2 Tan had a younger sister, and this was what she told reporters.

She was upstairs in their shophouse when she heard Tan screaming and shouting hysterically. “Open the door, open the door! Got ghost, got ghost!”

She went downstairs and opened the door. As soon as he got inside, Tan collapsed onto the floor in a faint.

She looked at him and immediately called the hospital for an ambulance.

This was why.

(a) Tan had no slippers on. His feet were all cut up from running. Somewhere along the way, he had lost his slippers but had kept on running till he got home.

(b) Tan had his helmet on his head! He had run all the way with it on.

(c) Tan was exhausted. The hospital had to put him on a drip as he was dehydrated.

3 Just what on earth had happened?

Awake later, on his hospital bed, Tan was still in terror. He explained that he had seen the same headless ghost on BOTH SIDES of the Bridge, and had run home to escape.

What? Wasn’t he riding his motorbike? Where did he leave the motorbike? He didn’t know where it was though he remembered riding it all the way from the Seberang Perai end to the Penang end. Anything from the moment the ghost removed its head…NO RECOLLECTION!

4 The Police and some newspaper reporters had this to say.

(a) Tan’s motorbike was found lying by the side of the road at the Penang end of the bridge! His slippers were found some distance away. It seemed that, in his terror, Tan had fallen off his motorbike and started running home.

(b) Home was a long, long way from the Bridge. Home was in Jalan Air Hitam! That was a great distance to run without slippers, with a crash helmet on, and that was why his feet were cut and bleeding and he was exhausted.

At the hospital as Tan remained terrified and kept mumbling and screaming about a headless ghost, he was taken by ambulance down to the Central Mental Hospital in Tanjong Rambutan.

Yes, he was taken to Hospital Sakit Otak at T.R. They HAD decided that he was crazy.

Days later, he was discharged. The Director of the T.R. Mental Hospital reportedly said, “He is not crazy! He’s normal, just terrified by the ghost he saw.”

And that was that.

As far as I know, Tan was never heard of again. Not in ANY NEWS REPORT, anyway.

5 The newspapers HAD reported this incident and because they were Chinese newspapers, everything was printed in the greatest detail. The English papers had enough details to interest me, especially as I drove across the Bridge so often.

Not long after it had happened, a student of the theological seminary where I was a lecturer had an interesting comment to add. He had been on a bus, and overheard Tan’s sister telling the strange story of the Headless Penang Bridge Ghost to a friend.

Her friend said, “Do you expect me to believe that your brother saw a ghost?”

Tan’s sister replied, “I don’t know what to believe but I know that he believed that he saw that ghost and ran for his life. I know that he isn’t crazy because the T.R. people said that he is normal.

What do I think?

“When people define a situation as real, it is real in its consequences.” (W I Thomas, Polish sociologist)

Tan believed that he saw a headless ghost on both sides of the Bridge and acted accordingly. Smart man!

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The next story is from Penang, Malaysia.
A HEADLESS GHOST WITH A SENSE OF HUMOUR!

THE PENANG BRIDGE
It was officially opened to traffic on 14 September 1985 but the Bridge was already in use before that. For the first 2 years, traffic was thin, so I actually had the Bridge all to myself at night. We lived in Penang then (1982-85), and I used the bridge each time we left the island or returned to it.

AT SUNRISE, THE BRIDGE IS LOVELY.

Penang Bridge at Dawnmylovelybluesky.com
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At DUSK, as it grows dark, or just BEFORE DAWN, the Bridge is NOT beautiful. In fact, it can be threatening….

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The Penang Bridge Headless Ghost appeared in 1984, before the Bridge was officially opened.

It appeared to someone on a motorbike, just like the man in the photo.

Motorcycle in Penang Bridge 600×398 CNY 2011 in Penangrickysnapz.com

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*OF HOTEL ROOMS, STRANGE APARTMENTS AND SUCH PLACES

MY FIRST EVER HOTEL ROOM GHOST

In 2000, I went to Penang with another teacher and two students for the annual Trilingual Speech Competition of the Chinese Independent Schools. We were put in a hotel along Penang Road.

There was no room for me with the others for the first night as I was a late registrant, so the hotel put me in the old wing. It was almost 10.30pm when I got the key to my room. A room all to myself. How lucky to sleep alone. Nobody to disturb me!

As soon as I walked inside, I could sense something odd.

It didn’t take me long to realize certain physical facts. The window faced the lift shaft. It was an old wing, and they built the new wing on the other side of the lift shaft. The windows had been painted black. No sunlight ever came in! Bad. All the time, you could hear the lifts going up and down on the other side of the window.

Two beds. As always, I take the one nearer the door. Quick exit if necessary.

Almost immediately, I sensed another presence, something roundish, even fat. A woman! Er, a female hantu. I couldn’t see it but I could sense its presence.

By the way, I can FEEL the shape of most hantus I’ve ever met. Tested this odd skill with a good friend who can SEE them.  He waits for me to tell where a hantu is, and then tells me if I am right or wrong. I may describe the shape, and he’ll confirm if it’s correct. Proven right every time. (Incidentally, this friend came to spend a night in Ipoh and I booked him into a hotel. He called me at about midnight and said, “Thanks, haven’t had a haunted room for so long.” Huh? Yea, I had got him a room on the 4th floor. That hotel is haunted on the 4th floor but it had slipped my mind.)

Back to this Penang hotel room ghost. It sat right beside me when I sat on the bed. This was weird but the part of the bed where she sat seemed to sink down, so heavy she was! She exuded COLD! Immediately, I said in a loud but controlled voice, “Don’t sit here! Sit on the other bed. I like to be alone.” She moved over to the other bed.

Not a good idea, I realized. Too near. But what else could I do? She was INSIDE when I came in, so she was probably the resident ghost! HER room. I was only the guest.

Well, I had to shower, change and get ready for bed. I left the bathroom door open afterwards, bathroom light on. I left the little light on the far wall on as well. (I NEVER EVER sleep in a completely dark hotel room.)

Tired, I slept almost at once.

Wheeze, it was SO COLD! I awoke with a rude shock that the female ghost had lain herself down beside me!

“GET OFF MY BED! GO THE THE BATHROOM AND STAY THERE!”

Immediately, she left. Phew, what a relief! But what if I had to go to the bathroom? No, no way, not going there. If I had to urinate, I would do it in a bottle!

How wonderful it was when morning came! No sense of anything untoward around.

At 6.30am, I got up, showered, packed up and left.

“The room’s yours again!” were my parting words.
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AT AN APARTMENT IN PENANG

“Uncle,” the Malay woman said, as I shut the apartment door, “place your shoes at odd angles.”

“Thanks,” I replied.

What was she talking about? The Malay cleaning lady was kind enough to remind me that, in case there was a hantu (ghost) around, she would likely step into my shoes and then, go with me everywhere I went. Not only at night but also in the day.

I did not laugh after she had left. I did not dismiss her words as mere superstition.Having slept in quite a number of hotel rooms and apartments, I accepted that suggestion with gratitude.

I am a believer in Jesus Christ, western educated with 5 degrees including in Sociology, Philosophy and Theology. I am as rational as anyone else, probably more so. I am NOT superstitious.

I am a pragmatist.

I don’t go through life ruling out the supernatural. Unlike some people, I don’t say that there are no ghosts.

Nor do I see a ghost whenever a book falls off the shelf or someone close to me gets terribly sick.

Sometimes, I have had to say, “No, no ghost here.” At other times, rare enough for me to still be mildly taken aback, I have said, “That is a hantu.”

DO GHOSTS FLOAT, THEIR FEET NEVER TOUCHING THE GROUND?

1 The Rev Brian K  Smith, Lecturer at the Baptist Theological College in New Zealand, taught me New Testament Greek, Theology, Preaching and many other aspects of the Christian Ministry in 1978-81. A mentor and a friend, he continues to influence me even now, more than 30 years later, including in the way I teach English.

Brian had spent 14 years or more in India as a missionary with the New Zealand Baptist Missionary Union before returning to New Zealand.

He told me an interesting story of his days in India.

He had walked all day to a village. Approaching the place just as dusk was gathering, he noticed someone following him. Suddenly, the man said, “I am Jesus Christ!”

Now, you can’t fool someone like Brian into thinking that you are Jesus Christ. You can’t fool me either. We know the Bible too well to fall for that.

His problem was, “Is this guy crazy or a ghost?”

At once, he looked at the man’s feet. Yes, the man’s feet were on the ground! Not a ghost! He sighed with relief. He looked at the man’s eyes. Yea, he looked crazy all right. Ignoring the village idiot, Brian went on into the village.

“The Indians,” Brian explained to me, “believe that the feet of a ghost won’t touch the ground.”

That’s what many people tell me, too.

2 MY PULAU UBIN EXPERIENCE AT OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL, SINGAPORE, 1973.

My watch was on a 2-day, 1-night kayak trip. For the night, we were camping just inside a rubber estate. The instructor, after warning us not to wander around, and in particular, not to go down the little track leading deeper in the estate, left us to return to Outward Bound School HQ.

A watch member explained that the track led to a Muslim burial ground. That was what our instructor had said.

After dinner and cleaning up, we sat around a campfire, exchanging stories and telling jokes. Bed time came quickly for we were all tired out from paddling kayaks all day.

I slept in a 3-man tent. I was 23, and the other two were young boys, 17, so I got the place beside the tent flap that kept out mosquitoes. It was my duty to keep the mosquito coil burning.

At about 6am, or maybe just before, I was woken up by the buzzing of mosquitoes on the outside of the tent flap. That meant that our coil was finished. I lit another, and was about to go back to sleep when I noticed someone standing on the other side of the clearing, maybe 15 feet away.

I put on my glasses, looked, and wondered what he was doing there so early in the morning.

“Encik!” I said, “Cari siapa? Mahu apa?”

No reply. Just a slight stirring of his long, white gown in the gentle breeze. No word.

Ever so slightly, he turned away, moving, moving, floating…..and he floated away down the path that led deeper into the estate.

Okay, he’s gone, so it’s time to sleep.

Suddenly, several things occurred to me.

He did not walk but floated. Huh? All the stories I had heard before about ghosts floating, feet not touching the ground, shot through my mind. Veins turned cold with ice!

He had a LONG, WHITE SHEET, the kind Muslim men were buried in! And he floated off deeper down the track to where there was a burial ground for Muslims. Sheesh!

He had no face! HE HAD NO NO NO NO NO FACE!!!!!!!

IT’S TRUE, ghosts float, their feet not on the ground. AT LEAST IT’S TRUE OF THAT ONE I SAW.

WAS HE UGLY? HOW WOULD I KNOW? HE HAD NO FACE.

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A budget hotel built in 1927, Cecil Hotel has a history of strange events and encounters occurring there. This includes several murders, suicides and spooky encounters, some of which remain unsolved even till today.

Malaysia Chronicle

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 07:31

HAUNTED HOTEL: CCTV footage, bizarre behaviour, murders …

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21-year-old Canadian student Elisa Lam’s mysterious death in Los Angeles’s Cecil Hotel, is only one of the many cases associated with the hotel’s history of strange encounters since it was built in 1927.

Elisa was last seen behaving strangely in Cecil Hotel’s elevator on Jan 31 this year, all of which was captured on CCTV footage. Her body was found on Feb 19 in one of the hotel’s water tanks on the roof.

STOMP contributor Bradley has been studying the case and shares his bizarre findings. These include the spooky background and history of the hotel where Elisa died, as well as his speculation and theories about the incident.

One such speculation is that Elisa Lam had been on drugs such as Ecstacy at the time the footage was captured, thus explaining her strange behaviour in the hotel’s elevator.

This is not completely impossible, as Hotel Cecil was located in a ‘bad’ neighbourhood downtown, where the sale of illegal drugs is rampant. The area is also known for its high crime rate, says Bradley.

Visitors have described the third-rate hotel as ‘transient’, while others called it an ‘outright dump’. Online reviews of the place state that it was grim on the inside and upstairs, despite the grand-looking lobby.

A budget hotel built in 1927, Cecil Hotel has a history of strange events and encounters occurring there. This includes several murders, suicides and spooky encounters, some of which remain unsolved even till today.

According to a report on Hub Pages, the first murder mystery took place in 1947 with the discovery of the mutilated body of Elizabeth Short.

Short’s body had been found eight blocks away from the Cecil Hotel, which she frequented. The body was severed at the waist and completely drained of blood, with the corners of her mouth carved to her ears. The case was also known as the Black Dahlia, and remains unsolved even till today.

Another death occurred at the hotel in 1954, when Helen Gurnee jumped from her seventh floor window onto the hotel’s marquis below.

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Curious?

Click on the link and read the rest.

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If you want to read abut the pocong (zombie), click on the link after the short excerpt. It’s all in Malay.

Diganggu kelibat ‘pocong’

by admin on October 24, 2012

Penduduk kampung tersusun Raja Bashah Kuala Kurau, di sini gempar dengan gangguan kelibat lembaga berkain putih atau dikenali sebagai hantu ‘pocong’ sehingga menyebabkan sebahagian besar mereka takut keluar rumah terutama waktu malam.

Seorang saksi kejadian, Mohd Desa Ahmad, 52, berkata, cerita kewujudan hantu itu mula tersebar di seluruh kampung sejak tiga bulan lalu apabila sebanyak tiga kes penemuan lembaga berkenaan dilaporkan sehingga kini.

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Seram !!! Kelibat Pocong Menghantui Penduduk Kampung Di Perak

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Malaysiakini

Perak MB laughs off Pakatan’s ghost stories
6:07PM Feb 3, 2013

Rumours of a haunting have allegedly been turned into political ammunition against the Perak BN government in, reportedly giving its Menteri Besar Zambry Abdul Kadir a good laugh.

Sinar Harian Online reported today that there had been rumours of a pocong (zombie) wandering around Kampung Raja Bashah, Kuala Kurau, Perak.

The Malay-language daily said that local Pakatan Rakyat leaders – without naming them – had allegedly ‘manipulated the villagers’ superstition’ by claiming that the ghost’s appearance is related to the state government’s development projects in the area.

It was as if it is a bad omen to the villagers, that the projects would bring bad luck, it said.

Zambry reportedly responded, saying that the claim “makes no sense and is hilarious”.

Perak MB laughs off Pakatan’s ghost stories

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IT’S TIME TO TELL YOU OF:

THE GHOST WITH A HEAD AND CHEST BUT NO LOWER PART.

My wife woke me up early one morning, before sunrise.

She was whispering, urging me to wake up, and hushing me when I asked why.

She led me to the window of our bedroom and asked me to look at the altar that was placed across the road. I didn’t see anything. She came and stood beside me. “It’s gone. It was there moments ago,” she whispered.

She explained that, having woken up early, she had looked outside. The street lamp was bright enough to let her see a man standing there beside the altar.

Why was a man standing there so early in the morning? A second look showed her that she was wrong.

He COULDN’T BE  STANDING there! How could he be standing when he had no feet, no legs, and….no bottom! He had only the upper part, from the waist up!

I missed that sight by seconds. By the time I had got up, it had left. Was I relieved to have missed that sight? NO! I was disappointed. If only I had got up a few seconds earlier!

Well, that’s the story. Nothing scary about that…

Just a brief sight of a man without his lower half.

Of course, when you’re the one who sees it outside your bedroom window, it’s different, right?

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IT’S TIME TO TELL THE TALE OF THE HEADLESS GHOST OF PENANG BRIDGE!

THE HUMOROUS HEADLESS GHOST OF PENANG BRIDGE!

This was in 1984 or 1985, I can’t be certain. The details are still clear, though.

Let us call the man to whom the incident happened, Tan.

1 Tan told this story to his family.

He was riding his motorbike home to Penang Island.

It was just around 6.10 am, with barely enough light to see with.  At that time, hardly anyone used the Bridge, so he was all alone. As Tan rode onto the Bridge from the Seberang Perai end, he noticed someone fishing. That was strange, a man fishing so early in the morning!

Nothing prepared him for the shock as he rode past the man for that man had NO HEAD!!! YES, HE HAD NO HEAD!!!

(At this point, if you think about it, don’t you agree that the ghost had a great sense of humour? To fly all the way across to the Penang side of the Bridge and wait for Tan to arrive, and then give him a real scare by removing his head!)

Tan almost fell off in his terror!  He rode as fast as his motorbike would go, and that would be 130km/h or so.

Do you know how long it takes to cross the whole Bridge at 130km/h?

FOREVER when you know that there is a headless ghost back there! He kept looking back, hoping that it would not be coming after him.

At last, after what seemed an eternity, he got to the other end. The sky was brighter with the false dawn, and his heart felt better with each kilometer…

Suddenly, he saw another man fishing!

Phew, this man HAD A HEAD!

“I must warn him,” he thought, so he stopped beside the man and said, “Friend, there’s a ghost at the other end, fishing!”

“Huh? Are you sure?” replied this man with a head.

“Yes, he had no head!”

“You mean, he looked like this?” and this man TOOK OFF HIS HEAD!!!

NOW, IT IS UNCLEAR WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THAT BECAUSE TAN COULD NOT REMEMBER MUCH OF THAT TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE.

2 Tan had a younger sister, and this was what she told reporters.

She was upstairs in their shophouse when she heard Tan screaming and shouting hysterically. “Open the door, open the door! Got ghost, got ghost!”

She went downstairs and opened the door. As soon as he got inside, Tan collapsed onto the floor in a faint.

She looked at him and immediately called the hospital for an ambulance.

This was why.

(a) Tan had no slippers on. His feet were all cut up from running. Somewhere along the way, he had lost his slippers but had kept on running till he got home.

(b) Tan had his helmet on his head! He had run all the way with it on.

(c) Tan was exhausted. The hospital had to put him on a drip as he was dehydrated.

3 Just what on earth had happened?

Awake later, on his hospital bed, Tan was still in terror. He explained that he had seen the same headless ghost on BOTH SIDES of the Bridge, and had run home to escape.

What? Wasn’t he riding his motorbike? Where did he leave the motorbike? He didn’t know where it was though he remembered riding it all the way from the Seberang Perai end to the Penang end. Anything from the moment the ghost removed its head…NO RECOLLECTION!

4 The Police and some newspaper reporters had this to say.

(a) Tan’s motorbike was found lying by the side of the road at the Penang end of the bridge! His slippers were found some distance away. It seemed that, in his terror, Tan had fallen off his motorbike and started running home.

(b) Home was a long, long way from the Bridge. Home was in Jalan Air Hitam! That was a great distance to run without slippers, with a crash helmet on, and that was why his feet were cut and bleeding and he was exhausted.

At the hospital as Tan remained terrified and kept mumbling and screaming about a headless ghost, he was taken by ambulance down to the Central Mental Hospital in Tanjong Rambutan.

Yes, he was taken to Hospital Sakit Otak at T.R. They HAD decided that he was crazy.

Days later, he was discharged. The Director of the T.R. Mental Hospital reportedly said, “He is not crazy! He’s normal, just terrified by the ghost he saw.”

And that was that.

As far as I know, Tan was never heard of again. Not in ANY NEWS REPORT, anyway.

5 The newspapers HAD reported this incident and because they were Chinese newspapers, everything was printed in the greatest detail. The English papers had enough details to interest me, especially as I drove across the Bridge so often.

Not long after it had happened, a student of the theological seminary where I was a lecturer had an interesting comment to add. He had been on a bus, and overheard Tan’s sister telling the strange story of the Headless Penang Bridge Ghost to a friend.

Her friend said, “Do you expect me to believe that your brother saw a ghost?”

Tan’s sister replied, “I don’t know what to believe but I know that he believed that he saw that ghost and ran for his life. I know that he isn’t crazy because the T.R. people said that he is normal.

What do I think?

“When people define a situation as real, it is real in its consequences.” (W I Thomas, Polish sociologist)

Tan believed that he saw a headless ghost on both sides of the Bridge and acted accordingly. Smart man!

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The next story is from Penang, Malaysia.
A HEADLESS GHOST WITH A SENSE OF HUMOUR!

THE PENANG BRIDGE
It was officially opened to traffic on 14 September 1985 but the Bridge was already in use before that. For the first 2 years, traffic was thin, so I actually had the Bridge all to myself at night. We lived in Penang then (1982-85), and I used the bridge each time we left the island or returned to it.

AT SUNRISE, THE BRIDGE IS LOVELY.

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At DUSK, as it grows dark, or just BEFORE DAWN, the Bridge is NOT beautiful. In fact, it can be threatening….

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The Penang Bridge Headless Ghost appeared in 1983 or 1984, before the Bridge was officially opened.

It appeared to someone on a motorbike, just like the man in the photo.

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Come back for the eerie tale!

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Proton and the Pontianak: THIS WILL REALLY SCARE YOU!

Note : The big pontianak said something like this “I told you to fasten your seat belt even u’re sitting at the back” something like that.

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You may have heard of the headless ghost of Anne Boleyn.

This Anne Boleyn.

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THE GHOST OF ANNE BOLEYN

Anne Boleyn was Queen Anne of England

Anne Boleyn was the second wife of King Henry VIII, with their marriage changing the course of English History. King Henry was already married to Catherine of Aragon and could not obtain a divorce from the Roman Catholic Church. In order to obtain his divorce he therefore created a reformed version of the Church, putting himself at the head – a direct challenge of authority to the Pope.

Having obtained his divorce and married Anne, the King’s most important desire was for Anne to conceive a male heir. His previous queen had only given him a female heir, Princess Mary.

On 7th September 1533 Anne Boleyn gave birth to a girl, Elizabeth (who was later to become Queen Elizabeth I). After her birth, the relationship between the King and Anne Boleyn deteriorated, and he began to court a new queen in Jane Seymour.

However, Anne became pregnant again, and there was a brief reconciliation, but the child was stillborn. Henry determined to get rid of Anne Boleyn and came up with a charge of treason, arresting and confining her to the Tower of London.

Her execution had been scheduled for 18 May 1536 but actually took place the following day as there had been a delay while a skilled executioner was brought in from France.

Queen Anne Boleyn is one of the most enduring ghosts at the Tower of London. Queen Anne is buried under the chapel’s altar, with her ghost being spotted there on many occasions. Anne Boleyn has also often been seen standing at the window in the Dean’s Cloister at Windsor Castle.

Anne Boleyn’s ghost also appears in the grounds of Blickling Hall dressed all in white, seated in a ghostly carriage that is drawn by headless horses, spurred on by a headless coachman.

Anne too is headless, holding her severed head securely in her lap. On arrival at Blickling Hall the coach and driver vanish leaving the headless Anne to glide alone into Blickling Hall where she roams the corridors and rooms until daybreak.

The Ghost of Anne Boleyn
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The Headless Ghosts of Blickling Hall

Little is actually known about Anne’s childhood or where she lived. Several locations are said to be her family home or places she lived when young, including Blicking Hall. However, the story of Anne’s life and death has everything needed for a good ghost tale:

– A violent and, probably, unjust death: Anne was beheaded at 8am on the 19th May 1536 at Tower Green.

– No proper burial: After the execution, it is said Anne’s body was dumped in an old arrow chest and buried in the tower, her head resting under her arm.

– Family betrayal: Her uncle helped in the treason trials testifying against those involved with her and her father Sir Thomas Boleyn did little to help.

– A large country manor house, Blickling Hall: Anne is said to be trying to return there. Ghosts usually haunt places they knew well when alive, or where they died.

The ghost of Anne Boleyn is one of the most famous in England. She is claimed to haunt many different historical buildings. She often appears as a headless figure just as she does in the Blickling haunting. However, Blickling is unique in having not one, but two ghosts, who are related to each other. The curse on Sir Thomas for failing to assits his daughter Anne lets the Phantom coach come into the story.”

The Headless Ghosts of Blickling Hall – origins … The legend of the ghost of Anne Boleyn probably started soon after her death in the …

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DO GHOSTS FLOAT, THEIR FEET NEVER TOUCHING THE GROUND?

1 The Rev Brian K  Smith, Lecturer at the Baptist Theological College in New Zealand, taught me New Testament Greek, Theology, Preaching and many other aspects of the Christian Ministry in 1978-81. A mentor and a friend, he continues to influence me even now, more than 30 years later, including in the way I teach English.

Brian had spent 14 years or more in India as a missionary with the New Zealand Baptist Missionary Union before returning to New Zealand.

He told me an interesting story of his days in India.

He had walked all day to a village. Approaching the place just as dusk was gathering, he noticed someone following him. Suddenly, the man said, “I am Jesus Christ!”

Now, you can’t fool someone like Brian into thinking that you are Jesus Christ. You can’t fool me either. We know the Bible too well to fall for that.

His problem was, “Is this guy crazy or a ghost?”

At once, he looked at the man’s feet. Yes, the man’s feet were on the ground! Not a ghost! He sighed with relief. He looked at the man’s eyes. Yea, he looked crazy all right. Ignoring the village idiot, Brian went on into the village.

“The Indians,” Brian explained to me, “believe that the feet of a ghost won’t touch the ground.”

That’s what many people tell me, too.

2 MY PULAU UBIN EXPERIENCE AT OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL, SINGAPORE, 1973.

My watch was on a 2-day, 1-night kayak trip. For the night, we were camping just inside a rubber estate. The instructor, after warning us not to wander around, and in particular, not to go down the little track leading deeper in the estate, left us to return to Outward Bound School HQ.

A watch member explained that the track led to a Muslim burial ground. That was what our instructor had said.

After dinner and cleaning up, we sat around a campfire, exchanging stories and telling jokes. Bed time came quickly for we were all tired out from paddling kayaks all day.

I slept in a 3-man tent. I was 23, and the other two were young boys, 17, so I got the place beside the tent flap that kept out mosquitoes. It was my duty to keep the mosquito coil burning.

At about 6am, or maybe just before, I was woken up by the buzzing of mosquitoes on the outside of the tent flap. That meant that our coil was finished. I lit another, and was about to go back to sleep when I noticed someone standing on the other side of the clearing, maybe 15 feet away.

I put on my glasses, looked, and wondered what he was doing there so early in the morning.

“Encik!” I said, “Cari siapa? Mahu apa?”

No reply. Just a slight stirring of his long, white gown in the gentle breeze. No word.

Ever so slightly, he turned away, moving, moving, floating…..and he floated away down the path that led deeper into the estate.

Okay, he’s gone, so it’s time to sleep.

Suddenly, several things occurred to me.

He did not walk but floated. Huh? All the stories I had heard before about ghosts floating, feet not touching the ground, shot through my mind. Veins turned cold with ice!

He had a LONG, WHITE SHEET, the kind Muslim men were buried in! And he floated off deeper down the track to where there was a burial ground for Muslims. Sheesh!

He had no face! HE HAD NO NO NO NO NO FACE!!!!!!!

IT’S TRUE, ghosts float, their feet not on the ground. AT LEAST IT’S TRUE OF THAT ONE I SAW.

WAS HE UGLY? HOW WOULD I KNOW? HE HAD NO FACE.

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OF HOTEL ROOMS, STRANGE APARTMENTS AND SUCH PLACES

MY FIRST EVER HOTEL ROOM GHOST

In 2000, I went to Penang with another teacher and two students for the annual Trilingual Speech Competition of the Chinese Independent Schools. We were put in a hotel along Penang Road.

There was no room for me with the others for the first night as I was a late registrant, so the hotel put me in the old wing. It was almost 10.30pm when I got the key to my room. A room all to myself. How lucky to sleep alone. Nobody to disturb me!

As soon as I walked inside, I could sense something odd.

It didn’t take me long to realize certain physical facts. The window faced the lift shaft. It was an old wing, and they built the new wing on the other side of the lift shaft. The windows had been painted black. No sunlight ever came in! Bad. All the time, you could hear the lifts going up and down on the other side of the window.

Two beds. As always, I take the one nearer the door. Quick exit if necessary.

Almost immediately, I sensed another presence, something roundish, even fat. A woman! Er, a female hantu. I couldn’t see it but I could sense its presence.

By the way, I can FEEL the shape of most hantus I’ve ever met. Tested this odd skill with a good friend who can SEE them.  He waits for me to tell where a hantu is, and then tells me if I am right or wrong. I may describe the shape, and he’ll confirm if it’s correct. Proven right every time. (Incidentally, this friend came to spend a night in Ipoh and I booked him into a hotel. He called me at about midnight and said, “Thanks, haven’t had a haunted room for so long.” Huh? Yea, I had got him a room on the 4th floor. That hotel is haunted on the 4th floor but it had slipped my mind.)

Back to this Penang hotel room ghost. It sat right beside me when I sat on the bed. This was weird but the part of the bed where she sat seemed to sink down, so heavy she was! She exuded COLD! Immediately, I said in a loud but controlled voice, “Don’t sit here! Sit on the other bed. I like to be alone.” She moved over to the other bed.

Not a good idea, I realized. Too near. But what else could I do? She was INSIDE when I came in, so she was probably the resident ghost! HER room. I was only the guest.

Well, I had to shower, change and get ready for bed. I left the bathroom door open afterwards, bathroom light on. I left the little light on the far wall on as well. (I NEVER EVER sleep in a completely dark hotel room.)

Tired, I slept almost at once.

Wheeze, it was SO COLD! I awoke with a rude shock that the female ghost had lain herself down beside me!

“GET OFF MY BED! GO THE THE BATHROOM AND STAY THERE!”

Immediately, she left. Phew, what a relief! But what if I had to go to the bathroom? No, no way, not going there. If I had to urinate, I would do it in a bottle!

How wonderful it was when morning came! No sense of anything untoward around.

At 6.30am, I got up, showered, packed up and left.

“The room’s yours again!” were my parting words.
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AT AN APARTMENT IN PENANG

“Uncle,” the Malay woman said, as I shut the apartment door, “place your shoes at odd angles.”

“Thanks,” I replied.

What was she talking about? The Malay cleaning lady was kind enough to remind me that, in case there was a hantu (ghost) around, she would likely step into my shoes and then, go with me everywhere I went. Not only at night but also in the day.

I did not laugh after she had left. I did not dismiss her words as mere superstition.Having slept in quite a number of hotel rooms and apartments, I accepted that suggestion with gratitude.

I am a believer in Jesus Christ, western educated with 5 degrees including in Sociology, Philosophy and Theology. I am as rational as anyone else, probably more so. I am NOT superstitious.

I am a pragmatist.

I don’t go through life ruling out the supernatural. Unlike some people, I don’t say that there are no ghosts.

Nor do I see a ghost whenever a book falls off the shelf or someone close to me gets terribly sick.

Sometimes, I have had to say, “No, no ghost here.” At other times, rare enough for me to still be mildly taken aback, I have said, “That is a hantu.”

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Month of the Hungry Ghosts

It doesn’t matter whether you believe in ghosts or not. Hordes of Chinese do. Superstition or fact, it matters not. What matters is perception. Such a great number of Chinese believe in ghosts that they act accordingly.

This is August 2012. In the Chinese Lunar Calendar, it is the 7th Month, not a good month to be out and about at night. It is believed that the Gates of hell are open, to release hungry ghosts to wander and search for food.

It is also said that some ghosts look for substitutes, unsuspecting people whose lives they take so that they, these ghosts, can be re-incarnated.

Some years ago, one of my students was killed in a motorcycle accident. It was tragic! At the wake, his mother, heart-broken, sobbed as she explained to me, “I told him that if he wasn’t afraid of dying, to keep going out till late at night…I warned him that this is the Hungry Ghost festival! But he laughed and said that he wasn’t afraid. Now, he’s dead!”

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Superstition thrives in modern Singapore

By:
11:11 am | Monday, August 20th, 2012

Singapore – Whenever Christina Tang is overseas and returns to her hotel room, she always knocks on the door before entering even if she is the only occupant.

The 25-year-old Singaporean marketing executive said knocking on the door is meant to seek permission from the “good brothers” – spirits that might have taken over her room while she was away – for her to stay over for the night.

“It’s just like visiting a friend. You would definitely not barge in without the courtesy of a doorbell or a knock on the door, right? To me, it’s just respect.”

Singapore might be one of Asia’s wealthiest and most well-educated societies, but quirky superstitions are part of daily life in the predominantly ethnic Chinese city-state.

Superstition comes to the fore during the month-long Hungry Ghost Festival, which began on Friday.

Chinese superstition holds that the gates of hell are opened for spirits to wander across the mortal realm before they return to the underworld.

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Superstition thrives in modern Singapore

Singaporean lives dictated by superstitions

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The Hungry Ghost festival

The article describes about the popular Chinese festival, the Hungry Ghost Festival.

Just as Halloween is for Americans, the “˜Hungry Ghost festival’ is for the Chinese. For those who have never heard of this festival, here are the essential “˜spooky’ facts on this festival.

Hungry Ghost festival is a popular occasion that is taken very seriously by the Chinese. This festival that falls on the 7th month of the lunar New Year is celebrated mainly in China and other countries like Singapore & Malaysia. It is believed by the Chinese that during this month, the gates of hell are opened to free the hungry ghosts who then wander to seek food on Earth. Some even think that the ghosts would seek revenge on those who had wronged them in their lives. The reason why the Chinese celebrate this festival is to remember their dead family members and pay tribute to them. They also feel that offering food to the deceased appeases them and wards off bad luck.

Celebration

Another belief among the Chinese is that the dead return to visit their living relatives during the 7th month and thus they prepare a sumptuous meal for the “˜hungry ghosts’. The Chinese feel that they have to satisfy the ghosts in order to get good fortune and luck in their lives.

During the 7th month, the Chinese offer prayers to the deceased relatives and burn joss sticks. In Singapore, it is a common sight to see entertaining “˜wayang’ shows and concerts performed on outdoor stages in some neighborhoods. These events are always held at night. There is a belief that this entertainment would please those wandering ghosts.

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The Hungry Ghost Festival – Essortment Articles: Free Online …The article describes about the popular Chinese festival, the Hungry Ghost Festival.www.essortment.com/hungryghostfestival-31140.html – Cached

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