Ten men in small village,die suddenly .Some in their sleep,some while just walking .All were strong and healthy ,so a widow ghost is suspected .
"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."
They claim to have a medical explanation ,but it doesn't seem to be common outside of northern Thailand .
It also doesn't affect anyone but full grown,healthy men .
Your guess is as good as mine .
But I have never heard of this before,so I looked around,and found some background .
Some men even put lipstick or nail polish on ,so the ghost thinks they are female,as this seems to only happen to men .Or they leave a male doll outside their home,so the ghost takes the doll instead .
I have never heard of this kind of death,in the USA or Europe .Has anyone ?
This article,from 1990,says men died of the same thing ,in Malaysia and Singapore ,as well.
I dont think they have such folklore though .
Thailand has some very creepy ghost folklore ,if no one knows about it. Their magick is also pretty out there .
Thai horror uses many of these concepts .
Edited by Simbi Laveau, 17 January 2013 - 03:11 PM.