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Monday, November 30, 2009

Kampong Paranormal

Remembering the old traditional kampong days are the greatest memories of the ancient times of my life that stays forever. Kampong Villages (traditional wooden homes) were situated at Upper Bukit Timah (used to call ‘88’ in old times) after Beauty World Plaza further up the road which linked to the forests.

If you have doubts, you may ask some old people who stayed there to verify the road name. Bukit Timah has a long history culture among old people living there just like my beloved grandma & grandpa in wooden houses (Kampong). They were origins from China. My grandpa passed away at the age of 45 after my great-grandma’s death.

I heard from my mother and an aunt that my great-grandma had taken her son (grandpa) along with her to the neitherworld because she loved her son most. So my grandma was living alone with all her 20 children and grandchildren in her huge kampong houses situated at Upper Bukit Timah Road.

Some of her children were stayed at ‘attap’ houses in the kampong in Jurong. One of my aunts’ roadside stall used to sell fish ball/prawn noodles (60 to 80 cents in old times) near their kampong houses. At the steep slope, we planted and owned some rambutan and durian trees at our backyard of kampong houses.

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The Devil's Jetty

This is a report written from my personal encounters and other witnesses' of a dangerous (both spiritually and physically) place at ECP. Coincidently a number of strange incidents happened, thereby the place is reputedly haunted. May it be paranormal or not, I hope this report would instigate some ripple effects to making it a safer place for anglers and visitors who hang out there.

Location is situated at St Patrick's canal, behind Marine Terrace. Commonly known to fishermen as "Four Pipes". At the jetty you can breath some fresh air, catch a good view of where a blue sky and sea merged at a horizon. It is simply relaxing to stroll along the sandy beach. Best of all, there are plenty of fish to catch. It seems like a serene getaway paradise from the busy urban life. Little anybody would know about its dark side. Read on, the following horror but factual incidents that took place right there, will thrill you.

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Traditional Magic Healers of Bali



Balian: Traditional Healers of Bali
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Captive Beluga Whale Saves Diver

A drowning diver has told of how she was saved by a whale that pushed her back to the surface when she suffered crippling cramps.



Yang Yun thought she was going to die when her legs were paralyzed by arctic temperatures during a free diving contest without any breathing equipment.

Competitors had to sink to the bottom of an aquarium's 20 foot arctic pool and stay there for as long as possible amid the beluga whales at Polar Land in Harbin, north east China.

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Mass hysteria in Brunei

The mystery phenomenon that has affected students from two schools in the capital is showing no signs of abating.

And rumours spreading wildly through the short message service (SMS) are apparently sowing more confusion in the minds of the public. Yesterday, more students were hit by the unexplained hysteria but this time at Sayyidina Hussain Secondary School in Jerudong.

It all began with a Form 4 student returning to the classroom from the restroom at around 10am, according to a teacher from the school. When other students started getting hysterical as well, the school asked all the students to assemble at the hall.But as the situation threatened to get out of control, the school called the parents and asked them take their children home, the Bulletin was told.

The Royal Brunei Police Force last night warned that anyone found guilty of spreading such malicious SMS would be dealt with accordingly. Following the hysteria cases that have occurred in schools in the country affecting several students in the past weeks, the police in a press statement advised the public not to be influenced with false rumours spreading through the short message service.

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Bigfoot believed living in China

Yearlong trek yields traces of what some say is undiscovered species.



BEIJING -- Yuan Zhenxin keeps up his search for Bigfoot. Yuan is convinced that between 1,000 and 2,000 of the apelike creatures roam the forests of central China, particularly the Shennongjia Nature Reserve in Hubei province.

Yuan dabbles in stories of abduction, including those of two farmers who say they were kidnapped by Bigfoot but escaped to tell the tale.

Another person claimed to have spent two hours in conversation with the creature, who reportedly gesticulated and mimicked bird sounds. They're very clever, said Yuan, a retired paleoanthropologist and member of the prestigious Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Yuan describes Bigfoot as more than 6 1/2 feet tall, with reddish brown hair, long limbs and a rather nasty case of body odor.

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Rains of Fishes in Singapore in 1861

Perhaps the most widely known and, because of the standing of its recorder as an ichthyologist, the most authentic case, is that made known by the Count de Castelnau in 1861. A careful translation of his account is given below. There was an earthquake followed by a tremendous rain at Singapore on February 20, 21, and 26, 1861. To this de Castelnau makes allusion and then continues:

"When the sun came out again I saw members of Malays and Chinese filling their baskets with fish contained in the pools formed by the rain. They told me the fish has ’fallen from heaven,’ and three days later, when the pools were all dried up, there were still many dead fish lying about. I found them to belong to the Clarias batrachus, which can live a considerable time out of water, and even move to some distance on dry land...."

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Indian Cops Called to Investigate Ghosts

Malevolent ghosts stealing your chickens and torturing you in the night? Who you gonna call? For farmer Sunil Das, his first call was the police, who laughed at what they thought was a joke.

But a judge in India's northeastern state of Assam saw little humour in Das' allegation that ghosts controlled by his neighbours were making off with his poultry at night. Instead of laughing, the judge ordered police to get to work and find the culprits.

Police working the case said it was a first for them.

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Malaysian Villagers Claim Sighting of UFO

KUALA LUMPUR, - An unidentified flying object was sighted hovering over a quiet village in northern Kedah state near the Thai border, the second such sighting there in two years, a report says.



A nine-year-old boy saw a slow-moving disc-like object about the size of a car emitting a greenish light spinning in the air over Banggol Cicar village near the town of Baling for about four minutes before it disappeared, the New Straits Times said.

Mohamad Amirul Syafiq said at first he thought it was a plane about to crash. "I then called my friends to look at the object which was hovering just over the top of a coconut tree behind my house," he was quoted as saying.

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Witch Doctor's Burial Of Banana Trees Spark Alien Rumors

Pasir Mas, Malaysia (AHN) - A ritual performed by a local witch doctor in a northern Malaysian village sparked rumors that space aliens had been buried in the neighborhood cemetery. However, the rumors were quashed Sunday when the witch doctor himself revealed the truth to the authorities.

The New Straits Times newspaper reports that a group of four people, comprising a man in his 50s, a woman and two youths, buried six unidentified bodies in a single grave. When the grave digger inquired about the bodies, the old man in the group told him that they were aliens.

The word spread and police stepped in; authorities arrested the witch doctor who had ordered the burial.

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Green streaks seen in sky

Green streaks seen in sky on Sunday likely a meteor: astronomers

SINGAPORE : If you are among many who sighted green streaks in the sky at about 7.30pm on Sunday, astronomers say you had probably seen a meteor.

James Chong could still visualise the green streak when he shut his eyes.

What he saw on Sunday evening was also spotted by many others in Singapore.



"I've seen shooting stars from the beach. It's sort of like an arc and it's glowing, but this one doesn't. It was not the same, it was green. The first time I saw it, I thought it was a plane trying to land," recounted James Chong.

But this was no plane, and experts tossed up a couple of theories.

One was that the green flash could be associated with the rising or setting sun, where the sunlight was scattered or refracted in the atmosphere, casting off a green glow.

Many astronomers here said the sightings could not have been a green flash because it lasted for some 10 seconds and presented streaks and trails in the sky. A green flash only appears for a split second.

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Zombie saw red

In 1993, for unexplained reasons, children in Chongqing, China were convinced that a American robot zombie was out of control and heading their way. It was believed that it would devour children wearing red and destroy the city.

Terrified children refused to go to school unless they were protected by garlic and crucifixes made from chopsticks.

The rumour that a US-made robot zombie was on the loose in a south-western Chinese city caused widespread panic among children and parents, according to the Chongqing Legal News, AFP reports from Peking. 'The zombie specialised in eating children wearing red clothes and it was said to have devoured several kids already,' said the newspaper.

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The Great Koro Epidemic of 1967 in Singapore

In the year 1967, Singapore was gripped by the fear of shrinking organs, an incident that has enterred the casebooks of psychiatric medical history. (Warning: risque content!)

While trawling the net for entirely innocent factoids, I came across this footnote of local history known as The Great Koro Epidemic of 1967.

Koro is a mental condition in which men become obsessed with their penis (err…. doesn’t this happen all the time?), believing it to be afflicted by shrinkage with the ultimate result of retraction into the body. Some sources cite a role in Chinese metaphysical beliefs, where abnormal sexual acts (visiting prostitutes, masturbation or nocturnal emissions) disturb the yin-yang balance, leading to a loss of the yang (or male) force with accompanying consequences on key organs.

Apparently, countless Singapore men were afflicted with a raging delusion that their penises were shrinking and retracting into the body, a fate which causes mass panic and mortal anxiety. This phenomenon, known as Koro, arose following press reports of Koro cases due to the consumption of pork from a pig that had been inoculated against swine fever. Needless to say, pork sellers had a bad year. The coy headline of the Straits Times on 5 Nov 1967 (A Strange Malady Hits Singapore Men) gave little indication of the true girth of the problem.

Professor Kua Ee Heok of the Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, in his monograph, Transcultural Psychiatry, has this to say of Koro:

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Bible teacher Randall Price to lead new expedition in search of Noah’s Ark in Turkey

From: Fox News

Saddened by the wickedness of man, God directs the righteous Noah to build an ark for his family and two of each species of animal.

Together, they ride the ark through 40 days and 40 nights of torrential rains that God unleashes upon the Earth. And when the waters subside, Noah and the animals return to land.

“That seems almost like a fairy story,” said archaeologist Randall Price, who is director of Liberty University’s new Center for Judaic Studies. “But we believe it was an actual event.”

This summer Price, 57, plans to continue on a journey to prove just that as he joins an expedition to Mount Ararat. His team believes that it is there, in Eastern Turkey, where Noah’s Ark remains preserved underneath layers of rubble and ice.

“There’s a whole trail of history pointing to it [Mt. Ararat],” Price said in a recent interview. “But in our age, people tend to think it is more of a story like Jack and the Bean Stalk.’ Our aim is to show that the Bible is good history.”

He pointed to Genesis 8:4, which states, “and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat,” in The New International Version of the Bible.

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The Archaeological Search for Noah’s Ark

As a science, archaeology seeks to reconstruct the remains of ancient civilization. The sources for archaeology include historical literary documents and the excavated artifacts from ancient sites. With respect to Noah’s Ark, the historical document is the Bible, which describes both the appearance of the ship and identifies the location of its landing.

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Batyr, The Talking Elephant

In 1977 the young elephant Batyr made his ability to mimic human speech known to his keepers at the Karaganda Zoo in Kazakhstan.

Batyr

Batyr apparently learned to produce about twenty words by using his trunk—placing it in his mouth and using his bottom jaw and tongue. A. N. Pogrebnoj-Aleksandroff studied Batyr, recording the elephant’s speech and writing many articles about him.

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'Gay' vulture couple split up at Jerusalem zoo, then become fathers

'Gay' vulture couple split up at Jerusalem zoo, then become fathers
By Jonathan Lis, Haaretz Correspondent

Gay Bird

It's an animal story that wouldn't shame an HBO series - the story of two female Griffon vulture chicks, offspring of what used to be Israel's first and only gay vulture couple.

Dashik, father to one vulture chick, and Yehuda, father to the other, once engaged in a fiery romance that made headlines in local and international media.

About ten years ago, the two male vultures fell in love, built a joint nest and became a couple. The staff of the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo provided the couple with an artificial egg, which the two parents took turns incubating; and 45 days later, the zoo replaced the egg with a real baby vulture. The two male vultures raised the chick together.

A few years later, however, the relationship broke up, after Yehuda fell for a female vulture that was brought into the aviary. Dashik became depressed, and was eventually moved to the zoological research garden at Tel Aviv University. There, Dashik too set up a nest with a female vulture.

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Rights group rejects Saudi witchcraft charges

Rights group rejects Saudi witchcraft charges

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia should overturn a death sentence imposed on a Lebanese national convicted of practicing witchcraft during a visit to the conservative kingdom, an international human rights group said in a report late Tuesday.

Human Rights Watch also called on the Saudi government to halt "its increasing use of charges of 'witchcraft,' crimes that are vaguely defined and arbitrarily used."

The report highlights the ongoing complaints over the Saudi justic system, which, while based on Islamic law, leaves a wide leeway to individual judges and can often result in dramatically inconsistent sentences.

Ali Sibat, a Lebanese psychic who made predictions on a satellite TV channel from his home in Beirut, was arrested by religious police in the holy city of Medina during a pilgrimage there in May 2008 and then sentenced to death Nov. 9.

Sibat is one of scores of people reported arrested every year in the kingdom by local papers for practicing sorcery, witchcraft, black magic and fortune-telling. These practices are considered polytheism by the government of this deeply religious Muslim country.

No officials could be reached to comment on Sibat's case or offer information on how many death sentences have been issued in witchcraft-related cases. Government offices in the kingdom are closed for the Muslim al-Adha Feast.

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Psychics predicted recent disasters in Asia

It was a few months ago when Filipino psychic Madam Suzette Arandela predicted natural disasters to happen and “will continue to take lives before the end of the year”.

A strong typhoon with international name Ketsana and local name Ondoy left more than a 100 dead in the capital region of Manila and nearby central Regions 3 and 4 in the Philippines, plus thousands displaced in the last few days of September due to typhoon Ondoy.

Still reeling from the effect of Ketsana, typhoon Pepeng pummeled northern Luzon which claimed some 16o dead plus some 70 missing due to the onslaught of the typhoon. This, aside from 300 million worth of damaged crops.

Printed in this blog last August, Arandela said, ‘Four strong typhoons will visit the country till November. Most affected parts are Metro Manila, central Luzon, Southern Luzon, Quezon Province and Batangas.”

This brings to nearly 600 the death toll due to the two recent typhoons, added up to the earlier sufferings caused in Manila. As this developed, aid from different parts of the world continue to be sent for the victims.

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Destination Truth – Yeti Hairs?

If you follow the show, then you’ll remember when the team discovered the infamous “Yeti footprint” about two years ago and made some headlines. Now on their third season, DT reveals another possible important find. Hair from an unknown primate from the Bhutan nation.

This season’s finale offered the world the possibility that maybe there is more than just legend when it comes to Bigfoot, Yeti, Yowie and the rest. Josh Gates sent the hairs to a forensics lab in Texas to be examined by Dr. Melba Ketchum. She ran a few tests and ran the findings against a database. The hairs seems to score high on the Human panels. Dr. Ketchum concluded that the hairs recovered from Bhutan were from a primate. An unknown primate.

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Shangri-La: has it been found?

Shangri-La, the mystical mountain fastness and magnet for some unusual beliefs (including being the target of a Nazi expedition), but has it been found?

Shangrila Cliff

Climber Renan Ozturk watches a local Tibetan look at an illuminated manuscript found during an August 2008 expedition to remote Himalayan caves in the ancient kingdom of Mustang, today part of Nepal.

The folio is part of a treasure trove of 15th-century Tibetan art and manuscripts that could be linked to the real-world inspiration for Shangri-La, a fictional paradise described by British writer James Hilton in his popular 1930s novel Lost Horizon.

Until recently few have been able to explore the mysterious caves--carved high into sheer cliff faces--because Upper Mustang is a restricted area of Nepal that was long closed to outsiders. Today only a thousand foreigners a year are allowed into the region.

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Ghost Sightings of Japan Train



It has been said that this railroad has suiside victims and ghosts appear around this area.........
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Friday, November 27, 2009

Most Haunted Places in Japan

The Japanese believe that all humans have a spirit or soul called a reikon. Ghosts are yurei, meaning “faint spirit.” If a person dies in a sudden or violent manner, the reikon is thought to transform into a yurei, which can then bridge the gap back to the physical world.

The yurei tend to remain near where they died. They usually appear between 2 and 3 a.m., which is like the western world’s bewitching hour of midnight, and a time when the veils between the world of the dead and that of the living are at their thinnest.

Many Japanese ghosts are connected with battlefields and military bases. Here are some to chillingly consider.

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Shapeshifter captured on video in Luoyang China

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Fake or Real Japanese Girl Ghost

Watch the video, I gaurantee you chill!!!

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UFO in Hong Kong

UFO footage in Hong Kong

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UFO Landed in Japan

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Asian Tsunami unveils strange creatures

Paranormal creatures of Asia

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Ghost & Paranormal Phenomena in Malaysia and Indonesia

Vivid Appearance of Ghost in Indonesia


Is this a Ghost?
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Ghost in Singapore University

Students Warned About Headless Woman and Marching Japanese Soldiers

The National University of Singapore has put up a notice “warning” students of a headless woman ghost in the campus, reported Sin Chew Daily.

The signboard was spotted at the front of the university’s Federal Building of its Bukit Timah campus.

According to the notice, many people had “bumped” into the ghost in white wandering around the upper quadrant of the building.

It also gives information on other spirits.

The notice also talks about the sounds of Japanese soldiers marching up and down the corridors and lights being randomly switched on and off.

“There is also an elevator at the Zoology Department that operates on its own, which is operated by the ‘resident spirit’.

“Chairs and tables would be thrown about in classrooms according to students who study late into the night,” it reads.

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Robbing By the Means of Paranormal

Even when I was little and growing up in Malaysia, I overheard tales told by older kids about how thieves had burgled such and such a home using black magic. In my childish ignorance I imagined the thieves, sporting fearsome beards and moustaches, striding majestically into homes, and with a wave of their wands putting the occupants of the homes to sleep before robbing them.

My father unwittingly strengthened this image all the more, when one day, he told us that a house nearby was robbed after the thieves threw a piece of thick smouldering knotted rope into the house before robbing it.

The copious smoke that issued from this rope and filled the home had apparently put all the occupants into a deep sleep, and allowed the thieves to rob the home at will. This case however cannot be classified solely under the paranormal category as the thieves may have soaked the rope in certain chemicals or plant juices which upon ignition could have produced the paralysing smoke.

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Unidentified, but however not UFO !

China: It’s an unidentified object, but ‘not a UFO’

For years, UFOs have fascinated people, from those in the serious business of science to the layperson. The debate still rages, most of all in the US, the center of the scientific world.

UFO

But the latest sighting, many claim, has been in China, even though the scientist who is supposed to have sighted it says: "That's false news. I said 'an unidentified object' not 'an unidentified flying object'."

Ji Haisheng, director of Nanjing-based Purple Mountain Observatory, pronounces each word carefully to clarify that he hasn't made any claim of seeing a UFO during the July 22 solar eclipse, which could be seen across China.

The Daily Mail, however, reported on Sept 7 that China had "confirmed (that) 40 minutes of footage of the object was captured during this summer's solar eclipse and that research has already started on a year-long investigation to find out what it is".

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UFO Sightings in China

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Search For Big Foot In China

The Chinese look for their own Yeti
Beijing, China (EFE)

In the center of China the Chinese have to their particular Yeti, the "man-monkey of Shennongjia", a being seen by hundreds of witnesses but never photographed, not even by the scientists who have been trying to discover if it exists or not for more than 30 years.

From 1924, the year in which the first recorded sighting took place, more than 360 people claim to have seen the legendary creature in 110 different areas of the Shennongjia mountains (province of Hubei), and although the scientists have still not managed to prove its existence, the long delay could be over this year.

Zhang Jixing, head of the investigation team that has been carrying out the search for three decades, thinks that 2003 will be the year when they are able to confirm if the man-monkey of Shennongjia — known in China as "Yeren" — exists or not.

The scientists led by Zhang have gathered more than 2,000 presumed tracks of Yeren, as well as reddish hairs, blood samples and droppings with which it is hoped to establish if the man-monkey exists or not, and if it is human or animal.

In 2002, an analysis of samples at a laboratory in the U.S.A., indicated they were from an unknown animal genetically closer to a human being that to other primates, "with characteristics more similar to those of western men than Chinese".

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Four Chinese Wildmen Reports From Shennongjia in Hubei Province

An investigation has been launched in Hubei, China after six people claimed to have spotted the Chinese Wild Man of Shennongjia. The 5 foot 5 inch, grey-skinned human-like figure, which had shoulder-length black hair and crooked arms and back, was seen walking across a road.

The Wild Man of Shennongjia, a Yeti-like creature, is said to live in the mountainous forests of Hubei Province. The six people who saw the creature were traveling in a vehicle in the Shennongjia Nature Reserve, reports the Hong Kong edition of China Daily.

One of the witnesses, Shang Zhengmin, a local reporter, said they saw the beast as they turned a corner on a mountain road. He said the ape-like animal was moving fast on the road and by the time the vehicle finished the turn, it had disappeared. Passengers got out of the vehicle and found several 12 inch footprints, newly broken branches and a large patch of foul smelling urine-like liquid" on the road.

Dozens of sightings of the Wild Man have been reported in the area and China organized several searches during the 1980s and 1990s but to no avail.

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Ghost or Dragon?

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Kanas Lake Monster in China's XinJiang Provnce

Unknown creature in Kanas Lake 新疆喀纳斯湖现湖怪群

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China's Tianchi Lake Monster spotted !

Lake Monster In China, Tianchi by Italian News.

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Bukit Timah Monkey Man

he Bukit Timah Monkey Man, commonly abbreviated as BTM, is a cryptid of Singapore said to inhabit the central forested Bukit Timah region. Its exact identity is unknown, and its existence disputed. Alleged sightings of the animal are rare.

Records come mainly from Malay folklore, accounts from Japanese soldiers in World War II, and occasional unconfirmed reports from local residents, most occurring in recent years as the area has become more urbanized. The BTM is said to be hominid-like, grayish in color, between one and two meters (3 to 6 feet) in height, and moves with a bipedal gait.

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Taiwan’s Spooky Pod Resort

Haunted vacation resort or failed business venture? Those are the most common theories surrounding the dilapidated San-Zhi pod village, a building complex consisting of disc-shaped apartments of varying colors.

SanZhi

The Taiwan-based vacation resort dates back to the 1980s when it was built as a holiday retreat for the wealthy types.

However, these fancy plans fell through when a series of accidents resulted in the death of a number of workers.

These accidents ended up being bad publicity for the site as many rich holiday-goers were consequently put-off by the idea of visiting San-Zhi.

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Indian Spiderman Defies Death

Many of us wish we could emulate the spider-enhanced physical prowess of Peter Parker, known more commonly as Spider-Man, but not many of us have the guts to scale a wall without the aid of a safety net, a harness or wings.

Indian Spiderman

Enter Jyothi Rai of India. Unlike most individuals, who are content spending their lives with two feet firmly planted in the safety of the soil, Rai enjoys spending his time climbing the walls of the Chitradurga Fort, a large stone construct located in the Chitradurga District of Karnataka, India.

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Can someone live to be a supercentenarian?

A woman in central Asia claims to have just celebrated her 130th birthday, a new record for keeping the grim reaper at bay



And you thought you felt old: Last week, in the village of Prishakhtinsk in central Kazakhstan, Sakhan Dosova celebrated what she, her family and Kazakh officials all agree was her 130th birthday. If true, her advanced age would shatter the old-timer record set by Jeanne Calment, who died in Arles, France, in 1997 at the age of 122.

Dosova has a passport and an identification card verifying she was born March 27, 1879; she doesn't have a birth certificate but apparently that is because such records were not routinely kept where she grew up in the late 19th century. Soviet census records, however, list her as being 46 years old in 1926, further supporting Dosova's über-Methuselah status. (To add perspective, if Dosova's story is true, she was pushing 40 during the 1917 Russian Revolution and when World War I ended in 1918, and she was born the same year as Albert Einstein and Joseph Stalin.)

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Boy chosen by Dalai Lama turns back on Buddhist order

As a toddler, he was put on a throne and worshipped by monks who treated him like a god. But the boy chosen by the Dalai Lama as a reincarnation of a spiritual leader has caused consternation – and some embarrassment – for Tibetan Buddhists by turning his back on the order that had such high hopes for him.

Instead of leading a monastic life, Osel Hita Torres now sports baggy trousers and long hair, and is more likely to quote Jimi Hendrix than Buddha.

Yesterday he bemoaned the misery of a youth deprived of television, football and girls. Movies were also forbidden – except for a sanctioned screening of The Golden Child starring Eddie Murphy, about a kidnapped child lama with magical powers. "I never felt like that boy," he said.

He is now studying film in Madrid and has denounced the Buddhist order that elevated him to guru status. "They took me away from my family and stuck me in a medieval situation in which I suffered a great deal," said Torres, 24, describing how he was whisked from obscurity in Granada to a monastery in southern India. "It was like living a lie," he told the Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

Despite his rebelliousness, he is still known as Lama Tenzin Osel Rinpoche and revered by the Buddhist community. A prayer for his "long life" still adorns the website of the Foundation to Preserve the Mahayana Tradition, which has 130 centres around the world. The website features a biography of the renegade guru that gushes about his peaceful, meditative countenance as a baby.

In Tibetan Buddhism, a lama is one of a lineage of reincarnated spiritual leaders, the most famous of which is the Dalai Lama.

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'Haunted' Indian station reopens

A Indian railway station which was abandoned for 42 years because of fears that it was haunted has reopened in the eastern state of West Bengal.



Locals and railway workers say they lived in fear of a female phantom who frequented Begunkodor 260km (161 miles) from the state capital, Calcutta.

In 1967, a railway worker is said to have died days after he saw a "woman ghost" draped in a white sari.

Officials say the story was made up to avoid postings at the remote station.

They argue that it was primarily railway employees who expressed fears about the "woman ghost" at Begunkodor.

"Soon all railway employees fled Begunkodor and trains stopped stopping there. It made life very difficult for locals," said Basudeb Acharya, former chairman of the parliament's standing committee on railways.

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China's "Nessie" sighted

Ten tourists from Guangdong and Hubei provinces were the latest to report a "water monster" sighting in Kanas Lake, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

They told local media that they saw a giant black creature on July 5 that stirred waves over 1 meter high and left a wake over 10 meters long for 20 seconds about 100 meters away from their boat.

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David Farrier to embark on hunt for Mongolian Death Worm

Two New Zealanders will leave for Mongolia's Gobi Desert next week on an ambitious expedition to find the fabled acid-spitting and lightning-throwing Mongolian death worm.

The worm has never been documented but some Mongolians are convinced it exists. They call it Allghoi Khorkhoi, or "intestine worm" because it resembles a cow's intestine and is about 1.5m long.

They say it jumps out of the sand and kills people by spitting concentrated acid or shooting lightning from its rectum over long distances.

Auckland-based journalist David Farrier, who is organising the expedition, and Motueka-based cameraman Christie Douglas, leave on Tuesday to spend two weeks in the Gobi, trying to verify the worm's existence and making a documentary about it.

They will hire local Mongolians to help them; a guide, translator and cook.

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Mysterious Orang Pendek apeman spotted by British expedition

A mysterious ape man reported to inhabit an island jungle has been spotted by British explorers who even managed to get pictures of its footprints.

The team of four British explorers and their Indonesian guide tracked through dense and treacherous jungle in the Kerinci National Park of Sumatra where two of them caught a glimpse of the Orang Pendek - or short man.

The team have brought back hair samples and a piece of palm they hope will provide DNA evidence of the Orang Pendek - a creature sighted in the area since colonial times and reputed to be immensely powerful.

A sample of hair thought to belong to the ape is also being analysed.

The team hopes that by sending the sample to several labs, they will find DNA evidence of the Orang Pendek.

Sightings of the creature go back to the time of colonialism.

Witnesses have described it being about five foot tall and say that it walks on two legs, like a human.

It is also thought to be extremely powerful - with reports of witnesses seeing it ripping apart logs.

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'Spy' used voodoo to shield general from Taliban

A British Army translator accused of spying for Iran was a voodoo priest who used black magic to protect the commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan from the Taliban, a court heard.

Iranian-born Daniel James, 45, who was the personal interpreter to General David Richards, told the Old Bailey that he used pictures, dust, candles and seashells to cast spells protect his boss.

He also said he did Tarot card readings for other personnel at the Allied HQ in Kabul to predict the future.

James is alleged to have passed on secret information about Allied troop movements to the Iranians - who then passed it on to the Taliban.

Giving evidence, James swore on the Bible but said he embraced all religions before telling the court how he converted to Voodoo while on his yearly trips to Cuba to research salsa in 2003.

He claimed to be a priest who had recorded 10 Voodoo DVDs.

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Japanese fishing trawler sunk by giant jellyfish

A 10-ton fishing boat has been sunk by gigantic jellyfish off eastern Japan.

Jellyfish

The trawler, the Diasan Shinsho-maru, capsized off Chiba`as its three-man crew was trying to haul in a net containing dozens of huge Nomura's jellyfish.

Each of the jellyfish can weigh up to 200 kg and waters around Japan have been inundated with the creatures this year. Experts believe weather and water conditions in the breeding grounds, off the coast of China, have been ideal for the jellyfish in recent months.

The crew of the fishing boat was thrown into the sea when the vessel capsized, but the three men were rescued by another trawler, according to the Mainichi newspaper. The local Coast Guard office reported that the weather was clear and the sea was calm at the time of the accident.

One of the largest jellyfish in the world, the species can grow up to 2 meters in diameter. The last time Japan was invaded on a similar scale, in the summer of 2005, the jellyfish damaged nets, rendered fish inedible with their toxic stings and even caused injuries to fishermen.

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Did the Japanese capture Amelia Earhart ?

Cousin: Japanese captured Amelia Earhart

Wally Earhart of Carson City, the fourth cousin of Amelia Earhart, says the U.S. government continues to perpetrate a “massive coverup” about her mysterious disappearance in the Pacific 72 years ago.

Because of the current surge in interest about the pilot's fate spurred by the recent release of the film “Amelia,” starring Richard Gere and Hilary Swank, it is time the American public “know the truth about Amelia's last days,” said Earhart, who will portray Abraham Lincoln as grand marshal of the Nevada Day parade today.

Amelia and her navigator, Fred Noonan, did not die as claimed by the government and the Navy when their twin-engine Electra plunged into the Pacific on July 2, 1937, Wally Earhart said in an interview.

“They died while in Japanese captivity on the island of Saipan in the Northern Marianas,” claims Earhart, a 38-year Carson City resident who often portrays Lincoln and other historical figures at appearances sponsored by groups such as the Nevada Historical Society.
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The Search for Ghengis Khan In Mongolia, Ambivalence Greets Efforts to Find the Great Khan's Tomb

According to legend, when Genghis Khan died in 1227 in what is now northern China, his lieutenants wanted to keep the death a secret from the Mongols’ enemies. So as the party accompanying his body made its way back to Mongolia, they killed every person they saw on the way - more than 20,000 - so news of the death wouldn’t spread. Then, when they buried Genghis, they either redirected a river to cover the site, or set horses to trample the ground so no trace would be seen, or killed all the people who buried him, and then killed those killers.

There is no hard evidence that any of those things happened. It may well be that they are after-the-fact embellishments designed to explain a remarkable circumstance of history: the location of Genghis’ tomb remains a mystery.

The Mongol Empire receded almost as fast as it spread -- a fact that may have played a big role in keeping Genghis’ final resting place a secret. For centuries, the people of Mongolia retained a traditional, nomadic lifestyle that left little time to contemplate the distant past. In the 20th century, the Soviet Union dominated Mongolia and, while it modernized the country, it feared Mongolian nationalism, and so discouraged any deep look into the nation’s history.

But the last 20 years have seen a burst of interest in Genghis Khan. Abroad, his reputation as a bloodthirsty barbarian has undergone a substantial revision, thanks in part to books like the bestselling Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World. Meanwhile, a new, high-budget museum exhibition is touring the United States that emphasizes some innovations developed by Genghis Khan, including intercontinental commerce, religious pluralism and meritocracy.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ghostly Expression in Zouk Singapore

From: HyperSeek@AsiaParanormal

The picture was taken in Zouk discotheque in Singapore 2008.


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Ghost Girl?

From: HyperSeek@AsiaParanormal

This photo was taken in 2004, the location was not revealed...


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Banana Tree Spirit in SouthEast Asia

Article from Ms. Ching

A lot of stories had been written about the Banana Tree Spirit. I am sharing my personnal encounters. The spirit of banana tree is well known in countries of South East Asia such as China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan and especially among the Chinese communities. The myth originated from old villages during our grandfather generations from the 1930s. What is the banana tree spirit? Banana tree spirit is believed to be supernatural beings that possess magical attributes. The banana tree spirit is different from the common Chinese folklore spirit where the soul leave the body of a decessed and remains to roam the land. Banana tree spirits are special beings that can reside in any creation of nature, particularly in deep forest. It is not transform from a soul of a dead person. It is a natural spirit with higher level of inteligence. The spirit of banana tree is usually more sinister and evil compare to a common spirit.

Banana Tree Ghost

It was told to me by a Bomoh (A Malay priest) that beside banana trees, there is spirits in rocks, water and soil. The banana tree spirit is believed to take form as a young attractive female girl. The bomoh does not quite agree with this but he couldn’t conclude any answer either. These spirits are usually not harmful but certain taboos we must follow when hiking the jungle to avoid agitate these spirits.

When I was a kid in the 60s, I used to live in a Kampong (Malay term for village) in Kluang JB. There were dozens of banana trees near the loo. In those days, we do not have the convenient of toilet facilities, the toilet is shared among neighbors in the same kampong. We have to travelled pass a distance from our home to the loo to carry out our business. The proximity of street lamps was about 50m apart. The path will be in almost darkness as early as 7 pm in the evening. When we do our business, especially the big one, we have to endure the 15mins in that confining wooden hut. The leaf of the banana tree will keep flapping on the openings on the top of the toilet with its shadows flickering in the half lit environment as if it has a life of its own. We had become used to it. I have heard legends about communicating with the spirit inside banana trees.

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Unknown Figures Spotted in Yangon Zoo Myanmar

From: HyperSeek@AsiaParanormal

This photo was taken in Yangon Zoo Myanmar in 2007. What make it more questionable was that, it was taken during the day time.


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We adjust the contrast and lighting to see what is reflected on the transparent glass from the back... We suspect that the figure was not 'normal' because seldom do we see black ghostly figures in the day.


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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ghosts in culture

By: Monstrous.com

In many societies, the spirit world is accepted as fact, and people's daily lives are interwoven with rituals and beliefs, which take into account the needs of their ghostly companions. Objects and places may be associated with particular spirits, and people will call on spirits to intervene on their behalf to deal with life's problems. In the East (such as China), many people believe in reincarnation. Ghosts are those souls that refused to be 'recycled' because they have unfinished business similar to those in western belief. Exorcists can either help a ghost to be reincarnated or blow it out of existence. In Chinese belief, besides reincarnation, a ghost can also become immortal and become demigod, or it can go to hell and suffer till eternality, or it can die again and become "ghost of ghost".

Here are a few ghosts from other cultures:

The Duppy is a West Indian ghost who will appear if coins and a glass of rum are thrown on its grave. Duppies are pure evil. If they breathe on someone that person will become very sick, and anyone touched by a duppy will have a fit. If they don't get back to the grave by dawn they can no longer do anyone any harm.

The Indian Mumiai (pronounced moo-mee-eye) is like a poltergeist, a ghost who throws things around and attacks people. They especially like to make trouble for people who are lazy or criminal.

The Bugaboo is an Indian ghost or spirit, which is said to be friendly, guarding its village against evil spirits
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Hotel Hantu Indonesia (Ghost Hotel)

From: HypeSeek@AsiaParanormal

This photo was taken in during a short holiday to Pulau Seribu in Indonesia on 2003. Despite that the picture was taken in 2003, we did not notice anything unusual until my sister-in-law spotted something in the photo in 2005...


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After my sister-in-law had pointed to us on the mysterious expression in the photo, it immediately send me trembling with chill. We were sure that it wasn't anyone of us in that bathroom when the photo was taken. I upload the photo into my laptop and took a zoom in view amd this is what i see...


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Supernatural Goal Keeper in Singapore

This photo was taken by a camera handphone in Singapore on 2008 when a group of friends was having a soccer match. It seems that we have a substitute for the goal keeper...


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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Photo of Martian Dune Field

Posted by: HypeSeek@AsiaParanormal
Source: BoingBoing



Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
This is my new favorite picture of Mars.

From Phil Plait:

The eternal Martian wind blows the heavy sand into dunes, and you can see the hummocks and ripples from this across the image. The sand on Mars is from basalt, which is a darkish gray color. The red comes from much smaller dust particles which settle everywhere. But what are those weird tendril thingies?

In the Martian winter, carbon dioxide freezes out of the air (and you thought it was cold where you are). In the summer, that CO2 sublimates; that is, turns directly from a solid to a gas. When that happens the sand gets disturbed, and falls down the slopes in little channels, which spreads out when it hits the bottom.

This High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment site has more photos so can zoom in and look for Dejah Thoris.
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Ghost Tales From a Korean Classroom

By Karli Vezina

Believe this story or not. I was with my level 4 class who were roughly 11 and 12 years old and one of the classes with the best English abilities. We were talking about Halloween. Ghosts became the topic of the hour when I started asking each student if they’d ever seen a real ghost. In my mind I thought they would take my question as a joke and was surprised by their serious faces while they scrambled for my two English-Korean/Korean-English dictionaries to help tell their stories. Out of the eight kids in my class, almost everyone said they had seen one.

This is what they told me: Dean and Mike, two boys who shared the same elementary school classroom as well as mine, said they saw a ghost outside their school. I could tell by their intense faces and similar sporadic English that they weren’t lying. They saw it while walking outside in the school yard. They were late to class and everyone else was already inside. It was a man, white and foggy, bent over a garbage can riffling through it. They said he was an old man and looked mean

Jae-Sang, another boy in the class, was playing near a creek when he saw a male figure hunched over and walking around near the water’s edge. This ghost was red and he didn’t seem friendly. When asked if they spoke to the ghosts, each boy shook their heads severely implying “No.”

Laurie, a classmate of the boys but not particularly their friend, had been watching me closely the whole time, waiting patiently for me to ask her the same question. Through her broken words I understood she has a ghost in her house that she has seen in her bedroom many times. Upon my reaction, the other children all asked her in Korean what she had just said. She quickly regurgitated the tale in Korean to many a gasp and open mouth. I hushed them all and reminded them to ask questions in English and listen to Laurie’s story. The ghost in Laurie’s house was also red, but was a nice ghost she said. She was a young Korean woman who often spoke to Laurie, but she could never understand what she was saying.

Other children with weaker language skills saw ghosts as well, but due to the language barrier, I couldn’t get a clear story out of them and conceded to nod with wide eyes at the stories I couldn’t understand.

On another day, in my level 2 class (much weaker English skills than the level 4’s), were the kids were around eight years old, I had been teaching my students how to answer, “How was school today?” They would answer “good,” “bad” or “so-so” and I would ask them what happened throughout their day. I was usually inundated with sputtering words, hand actions and doodles on the board explaining that day’s art class or math test.
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Pulau Hantu - (Ghost Island)

Author: Wild Singapore

Uniquely Singapore! The reefs of Pulau Hantu are only half an hour from the city centre by fast boat! More about our city reefs.

Legends of Pulau Hantu
"Hantu" is the Malay word for ghost and Pulau Hantu is aptly named as "island of ghosts". It was here that ancient Malay warriors once dueled to the death and their ghosts is said to wander the isle.

Today, however, the island is a peaceful and idyllic getaway. Complete with swaying palms, surrounded by white sands and rich reefs. There is even a tiny patch of mangroves.

Double GhostsPulau Hantu is actually made up of two islets: Hantu Besar (Big Ghost) and Hantu Kecil (Little Ghost). Hantu Besar has two swimming lagoons and a public toilet with fresh water. Both islets have shelters and picnic areas.

The current island is the result of massive reclamation. Pulau Hantu Besar used to be 2ha and P. Hantu Kechil 0.4ha, surrounded by fringing reefs with a common reef flat in between. Land reclamation from 1974-75 increased land area to 12.2ha using 400,000m3 of sand, leaving a narrow strip between rock bund and edge of the reef (about 20-30m). The original bit that stuck out above water at high tide is marked by untidy plant growth, near the restrooms.

At low tide, it is possible to walk across the shallow lagoon between the two islands; but not at high tide. So be aware of the tides and make sure you are on the correct side when the tide comes in.

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Kuchisake-Onna

Author: CreepyPasta.com

Kuchisake-Onna is the legend of a Japanese woman, mutilated by her jealous samurai husband who murdered her for infidelity scarring her horribly and leaving her repulsive.

Her jealous Ghost still haunts places in Japan, usually on foggy nights, wearing a surgical mask when she will approach people and ask shyly: “Watashi kirei?” (Am i beautiful?) The person usually responds, yes.

She then pulls down her mask to reveal an ear to ear grin, cut by her jealous husband to mar her for her life. “Even like this?” she will persist. If you answer no. She will take a pair of scissors, and cut the same gruesome smile into your own face. If you answer yes, she will disappear, and the second you go home will reappear at your door and finish the job.

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The Himuro Mansion Haunting

According to urban legend, lying just beyond the city of Tokyo is one of the most haunted locations in all of Japan. The exact location of the Himuro Mansion (or Himikyru Mansion as it is sometimes known) is widely unknown but the legend puts the mansion in a rocky region just beyond the city limits of Tokyo.

Himuru Mansion

The mansion is said to have been home to one of the most gruesome murders in modern Japanese history. Local lore has it that for generations, the Himuro family had participated in a strange, twisted Shinto ritual known as “The Strangling Ritual” in order to seal off bad karma from within the Earth, every half century or so.

The most popular version of the tale states that bad karma would emerge each December (other versions simply say “toward the end of the year”) from a portal on the Mansions grounds.




In order to prevent this, a maiden was chosen at birth by the master of the household and isolated from the outside world in order to prevent her from developing any ties to the outside world, which would in turn, jeopardize the effect of the ritual.

On the day of the Strangling Ritual, the maiden was bound by ropes on her ankles, wrists, and neck. The ropes were attached to teams of oxen or horses to rip her limbs from her body, quartering her. The ropes used to bind her appendages would then be soaked in her blood and laid over the gateway of the portal. They believed that this would seal off the portal for another half century until the ritual had to be repeated.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Tree Ghost of Russia

Posted by Oregon Chang

Photo source: Richard Wiseman

Tree Ghost

Saw the creature in the top corner of the tree at the corner right?
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Candle Light Ghost

Picture Source: Richard Wiseman

Candle Light Ghost

What does it seem to be , to you?
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Ghost Under the Moonlight

Photo Source: Richard Wiseman

Ghost under Moon Light

Is it a mere Moonlight reflection or is it real?
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Water Ghost

Posted by Oregon Chang

Photo source: By Richard Wiseman

Water Ghost

I have ramdomly came across this picture which is believed to be taken somewhere in Asia. It has claims of water ghost.

Is this real or fake?
what do you make out of this pic?
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True Singapore Ghost Stories - Tuas Stood Still









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Pocong Caught (Indonensian Ghost) Flying



cariest indonensian ghost (Pocong) caught flying upon trees
Gambar Rumah Hantu Seram

A ghost sighting in a old graveyard in Indonesia. It's called pocong, a kind of ghost wrapped in white cloth (kafan) used in local funeral.
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The Mysterious Yeren

A fascinating look at the search for China's "Yeti".

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The Yeren ( Bigfoot in China ) 野人



The Yeren (野人), variously referred to as the Yiren, Yeh Ren, Chinese Wildman or Wildman of China, Man-Monkey, or Man Bear (人熊), is said to be an as yet undiscovered hominid residing in the mountainous and forested regions of China's remote Hubei province.
The Yeren is sometimes described as a large, hairy bipedal hominoid, and some believe that this animal, or its close relatives, may be found around the world under different regional names, such as Bigfoot of the United States and Canada, the Yeti of Tibet and Nepal, and the Yowie of Australia.
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Thai Ghost - Phi

Ghosts and Spirits (Phi) are alive and well in Thailand. Ghosts and Spirits stories are extremely popular and come in many varieties from the comic to the gruesome. Cinemas are guaranteed a full house for the opening of a new Thai ghost movie or indeed a re-run of an old one.

Ghost of Thailand

In Dansai near Loei there is even an annual Ghost Festival. But ghosts and Spirits are no laughing matter in Thailand. If pressed, the majority of the Thai population will admit to believing in ghosts and many claim to have seen them. This phenomena is not restricted to the elderly in rural villages but is even taken seriously by university students and people in all walks of life and is particularly strong in Northern Thailand. It is bad luck and tempting fate to talk about ghosts but nearly everyone has a tale to tell.

Many Thais wear amulets to protect them against evil spirits and everywhere you go in Thailand you will see Spirit Houses (San Phra Phum). In Dansai near Loei there is even an annual Ghost Festival.
There are many different kinds of ghosts in Thailand all of them to be feared and each posing a different threat. To combat this proliferation of evil spirits Thailand has its own special kind of "Ghost Buster", the Mho Phi or ghost doctor. Different techniques are employed depending on the type of spirit to be banished and some of these Mho Phi have gained celebrity status.

Phi Graseu
Phi Graseu is always depicted as a female with a head only and entrails hanging out. This is possibly the most feared ghost and she is always on the hunt for dead bodies or human excrement but will gladly consume live bodies. She is said to haunt the area around cemeteries and has the effect of lowering property values in areas around them.

Phi Tai Hong
The Phi Tai Hong is a ghost with a grudge. These are the spirits of people who have died in particularly bad circumstances eg. murder or traffic accidents or even a baby who has died shortly after birth. Their untimely deaths makes them want to take it out on the living.

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Strange Happenings in Thailand

Author: Vanelle22

This is my first story share of my experiences and definitely not my last, I can start off first that my mother is from Thailand and my father is from Harlem, NYC. So my mom always told me her beliefs in the spirit world. My dad on the other hand always told me, that spirits can't hurt you physically.

I moved to Thailand with my family in 1994. We were transferred there for six years and since my mother was from there , my dad figured it would be nice to know that side of the family. I was in the 4th grade, in a new country and trying to adjust to our new home. My room was enormous and I had my own bathroom. My room was at the end of the hall, my younger brother’s room was in the middle of the hall and my parents were on the other end.

I believe this was a month after we moved in. I was taking a bath. I had carpet on my bathroom floor by the way. So when I was finally done, I put one foot out and BOOM! Something pushed me out the tub and I fell and caught myself on the counter. Now mind you, I had carpet on the floor so I know I didn't slip out the tub. I felt some type of force push me out! I ran naked to my parents room and told her what happened. That same night she called my grandmother (her mom) and my grandmother said we should have had the house blessed.

So that very weekend, it was a lot of monks that came if I can remember it was 8 or more. They came to bless the house .We had to pray and I was told to wear these 3 black and gold Buddha bracelets for 3 months. I still have them to this day. Afterwards everything seemed fine but little things every now and then would happen. For instance we had a housekeeper Khun Tong Phoon (her name) she had her room beside the kitchen but she always ended up in my room sleeping on the floor. She would tell my mom she would hear knockings on her walls, movement in her room when she was the only one in there. Now from what I was told Thailand has numerous names, The Land of the Smiles, The Land of the Dead or The Land of Spirits. Everyone in my building had a housekeeper, so what they did would get together and talk about different occurrences in my building and the other buildings that were housed with American families. Each building had what its called a spirit house and my mom would go downstairs every weekend and pay her respects.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thai Ghosts and Spirits

From: Bangkok Post

Spirits and ghosts live almost everywhere in Thailand. Most large trees are said to have a ghost or spirit living inside of it and old trees are held in particular respect. The favourite place for female ghosts to live is in a banana grove. There are many species of banana plants in Thailand, but a 'tani' banana grove is the preferred haunting place.

Thailand Culture

Seen and unseen forces operate in daily Thai life. Flowers, incense, or food is placed in front of shops, on the bows of boats, in front of Buddhist icons and spirit houses. Brightly-coloured ribbon is wrapped around trees or other objects. These are all offerings to the spirits that reside there. A cement pole near my house receives many gifts. There have been too many accidents at this pole and local residents are trying to placate its bad spirit. Keep your eyes open for these offerings when in Thailand and you will be amazed at how many you see.

When I told my Thai girlfriend at work I was writing about ghosts and spirits she exclaimed, "Oh! Even when you just say the word 'ghost' the hair on my arm stands straight up! Look!" Indeed, every hair on her arm was in the vertical position.

Most Thais wear one amulet or more. Amulets are medallions that both men and women wear around their necks and which they believe will protect them from harm or provide them with other forms of assistance. A monk might tell you that the amulet is worn only as a reminder of Buddha's Teachings, not for protection Different amulets have different powers. Some help the wearer attract women while others offer protection against weapons. All amulets offer well-being to the wearer and help keep bad spirits away. Most amulets are given away at temples but there are some amulets which, for a variety of reasons, become very expensive over time. The reasons for this can range from simple popularity to the belief that certain amulets have very strong powers.

There are many tattooed men. Tattoos are often religious passages or religious symbols that offer protection to the wearer. The more superstitious the person, the more tattoos they are apt to have. The properties of tattoos are believed to be similar to those of amulets in the sense that they can offer protection from harm and can been seen as attractive. Tattoos have more recently become modern fashion for some of the men and women who wear them.

'Yan' is the drawing of religious mystical symbols to protect the area from ghosts and bad spirits. Most automobiles, taxis, and busses are adorned with 'yan' and amulets to ensure safe trips. 'Yan' is also painted on the doors of houses to keep unwanted and unseen visitors outside.

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Ghost In The Train

I am an Australian. This was my experience with a ghost when I was traveling from Hatyai to Bangkok.

I boarded the Express train at Hatyai Train Station. The journry was to be an overnight one. I would arrive in Bangkok sometime noon the next day. I had a sleeper ticket, which meant my seat would be unfolded into a bed at night. That would only be around 8pm. Before that, I had to endure sitting through the long and arduous six hours journey on the stiff seats.

It was a hot day and the train was slow. It stopped every half an hour, or so, at small town stations where more passengers and food vendors would aboard; it was good in a way—I could have a snack or two.

The seat in front of me was vacant, and an old woman was pushing her way through the small aisle towards it. She was struggling with her luggage. Naturally, being the nice guy that I am, I gave her a helping hand. I was amazed that her luggage— two heavy bags—were very heavy, too heavy for someone her age to manage.

She sat in front of me but avoided eye contact. I didn’t really expect a “thank you” anyway, so I went about reading my book. Once in a while I would sense her stealing glances at me. Every time I looked at her, she avoided my eyes. I assumed it was normal for 'Thais' to feel shy towards “farangs.” (Caucasians) Also, I doubted she spoke English.

Things started getting interesting when I had to take a leak. I smiled a courtesy smile at her as I moved one of her bags aside to make way. My, was I shocked! She looked YOUNG! Much younger than the 70 years old woman I saw just now. She had lost 40 to 45 years in two hours. She had become gorgeous.

I swear, I was more confused than scared.
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Superstitious?: Penang Island & The Annual Hungry Ghost Festival

Author: Benjamin Chan

The annual Hungry Ghost Festival is an occasion observed by the local Chinese community, combining rituals of superstition and traditional beliefs.

The Hungry Ghost Festival is certainly nothing new to a lot of people around this globe. Let’s face it, as long as there are Chinese, you will never miss out the chance to see a colorful something for every occasion. The Chinese have got the Chinese New Year, the Cheng Beng (the equivalent of the Chinese All Soul’s Day), the celebration of a new born baby, birthdays, weddings; I mean, just name it!

But if there is a festival of which the community tends to be more a little more solemn and superstitious about, it certainly has got to be the Hungry Ghost Festival. What this occasion has in common with the others is basically – food! Except this time, the feasting isn’t for the living!

Some may argue that the Chinese do the same for Cheng Beng, that the food brought to the graves are an offering to the loved ones who have passed. However, others have countered this and say that the food brought over was in fact, not as offerings for the dead, but merely food for the living. This was because in the old days, family members travelled long distances to visit and clean the graves of their ancestors and simply needed to eat. As it was customary to bring food, the generations that went by somehow misinterpreted the customs and instead used the food as offerings.

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Haunting Environment and Feng Shui

Author: Ms Ching

A haunted house is believed to be dark, old and dilapidated with unnatural forces or ‘Ghost’. In Feng Shui point of view, a haunted house is cause by accumulating of negative forces that developed through time with the absence of ‘yang’ energy. Most of time, the negatives forces developed are cause by the negligence of human.

I am sharing my personal ghostly encounter several years ago when spending a weekend in a friend’s apartment. My friend with his wife was married for a year before they acquired an apartment in Tanglin Halt.

During that time, they were planning for kids and they bought a four-room apartment. They planned to rent a room to foreign students, save a room later for their kids and occupied the master bedroom themselves. Soon, the empty rooms were made into storerooms, as they could not find the appropriate tenant. They dump whatever that is unsightly into these rooms and left these rooms unattended beside area cleaning. They will leave the windows, doors and the curtains of the unoccupied rooms shut when they leave house for work. These rooms were void for a year after they moved it to the apartment.

I was the first guest to spend a weekend in these rooms. There was only one room with a bed and my friend offered me to that room. I decided not to bother about the opening the windows as I simply prefer the comfort of an air conditioner. I spend the first night without much annoyance accepts that I could hear a very mild voice coming from the other empty room that resembles a human tone. The next morning, I took a little time to speak about the anonymous voice with my friend. He was surprised, as they did not encounter anything of this sort for the past one year. I drop the subject as his wife is getting very skeptical and I excused myself that I am just hearing things due to tiredness.

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Angels, Demon & Ghosts - Feng Shui and Paranormal Phenomena

Aurthor: Vicki

In Asia there are unethical people running around scaring the horses. They tell their clients or their potential clients that they have ghosts! That they need an expensive ‘clearing’ ceremony to clear out these hungry ghosts who disrupt the energy of the household.

I personally have not seen ghosts, or angels or demons for that matter. I prefer to search for physical explanations for unexplained events first up. I never default to the ghost explanation.

There is an energy that is apparent when using a Luopan (Chinese Geomantic Compass). The needle on the luopan reacts in a particular way when severe yin qi is present. In fact I have had many experiences with this severe yin qi. The interesting thing is that underground water, specifically ‘black” streams will give a very similar reading. It is not exactly the same – there are subtle differences.

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The Lady at the Window

Actually this story happened to my mom. It was during the 60’s, when she was still sleeping with her brothers and sisters in one house. They have inherited a big house from my grandfather (he was a doctor), so having a couple of her cousins sleeping over is not a problem. Their house was built near a river with a wooden bridge over it (you’ll know what the wooden bridge is about later on my story).

Window Ghost

Here’s where her story begins. All of them came home late from a party (back in the 60’s parties were great and being invited to one means you are popular), they were all tired and decided to call it a night and went to their own rooms. My mom was staying with 2 of her sisters in one room. Her bed was located right beside a big window that’s made out of wood and would just open from the middle then the shatters will just slide from side to side.

That night, due to excessive drinking, my mom woke up because she needs to go to the bathroom. So she went and went back to bed. When she was about to doze off, she could feel something or someone was watching her. She opened her eyes and she saw a lady with long black hair outside their window, she was also wearing a black dress and her eyes were red. The lady was staring at her with a creepy grin on her face. My mom couldn’t move. The scary part of it was my mom’s room was located at the second floor; in short the lady was floating.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Japanese Ghost Soldiers of Taiwan










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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Most Incredible Ghost Photo ever?

by Charlie Tan

The photographer who took this photo claimed that this woman did not exist when he took it! However, it is so life-like that viewers will immediately think of it as a real photo of a real woman! Whether is it real or not, only the photographer will know.

Ghost Girl
Picture is (C) copyright to Unexplainable.net
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養小鬼 Having Chinese Child Ghost

解不開的巫術之謎(5/5):養小鬼逆天謀財難逃雷劈報應

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Ghost and Haunting Definitions

Author: Tony Tan

What IS a ghost? The popular idea is that a ghost is a spirit. However, perhaps surprisingly, this idea is not supported by the evidence from actual ghost and haunting investigations. The following 'natural history of a ghost' is based on the results of over a century of serious paranormal investigation.

What are ghosts really like?

Graveyard

When: Ghosts have been seen at all times of the day or night and any time of year. There is certainly no bias towards Halloween or Christmas, as some people assume. A recent survey found that two thirds of reports of haunting activity occurred in the afternoon. Many ghost reports are one-offs, not associated with any pre-existing haunting.

The duration of ghost sightings can be summarised as brief - usually seconds rather than minutes. It can feel longer to witnesses as weird sights often leave a strong impression.

Where: Ghosts have been reported in many different places, but particularly where people live and work. This may simply be because potential witnesses spend most of their time in such places. Ghosts are not, contrary to popular belief, reported more frequently in graveyards. A recent survey*** found that older buildings produced the most reports of hauntings. Many ghost reports are one-offs, not associated with any pre-existing haunting.

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