01 October 2018 | Your Stories
One of the most unusual articles we’ve come across lately—these are the most haunted parts of Asia as discovered by https://www.scmp.com. Take a look at some of these terrifying areas! You can read the original article by clicking here.
Superstition runs strong in many Asian cultures. Tales of the supernatural feature heavily in myths and folklore, and the region is dotted with spots believed to be haunted. Halloween is the perfect excuse to go ghost-hunting and explore the haunted houses and hotels, jinxed film locations and abandoned buildings believed to be inhabited by the dead. Here are some of the top places to delve into East Asia’s dark side.
Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok: built on a former graveyard, the airport is said to be inhabited by a ghost called Poo Ming.
Airport workers claim a string of sightings of Ming – the cemetery’s former caretaker – and other unworldly beings wandering throughout the terminals. Soon after the airport opened in 2006, a nine-week exorcism involving 99 monks took place, with shrines strategically placed to keep malign spirits at bay. They are still there today.
Mae Nak Shrine, Bangkok: the legend of Mae Nak is one of Thailand’s most famous. The hair-raising tale is believed to have originated in the 19th century, and spawned Phi Mak Phra Khanong (2013), the highest grossing Thai film in history.
Soon after young lovers Nak and Mak wed, he is conscripted, leaving his pregnant wife behind. Nak dies in labour and is buried with their unborn child. Mak arrives home to what he believes is his family, but is really Nak’s unappeased spirit returned to Earth with her son. Upon discovering the truth, he flees, with Nak’s ghost following and killing everyone in her path. Mak finds refuge in the Mhabautr Temple, where his deceased wife’s spirit is captured in a vase and tossed into a nearby canal.
Read the other terrifying locations on this list by reading the original article here.
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