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'Widow ghost' blamed for deaths in Thailand

Posted on Friday, 18 January, 2013 | Comment icon 27 comments | News tip by: Simbi Laveau


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Village residents have taken to hanging red shirts outside their homes to help ward off the entity.

At least ten men have reportedly died in the Thai village of tambon Tha Sawang under mysterious circumstances. Villagers have described how the victims allegedly had either died in their sleep or simply dropped dead when walking around. The culprit, they say, is a spirit called the 'widow ghost', a rumor that has been spreading through the districts. Hanging a red shirt outside one's home is said to help ward off the spirit and keep those inside safe.

"Some of the men who died did not show any sign of sickness, they were perfectly fine," said one villager. "When I heard about the rumour, I respected people's beliefs and put a red shirt on my front door as well." According to an analysis of the bodies by local doctors the victims had all died of respiratory failure.

"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."

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Comment icon #18 Posted by KainFall on 19 January, 2013, 9:06
Uh.... what? There is one Google hit for "abstract mind condolence" or "abstract mind condolences", this thread. What on earth does that phrase mean and what does it have to do with airborne illnesses? Rabies would be a good example of an airborn illness that causes Abstract Mind Condolences... My bad.. Rabies isnt airborn... But i think its a fair example to a broader explanation to things.
Comment icon #19 Posted by KainFall on 19 January, 2013, 9:10
Dear Kainfall! I believe in God,the Power almighty,Maker of Heaven & earth & in Jesus Christ,His only Son, Our Lord,who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,born of the Virgin Mary,suffered under Pontias Pilate,was crucified,dead & buried!On the third day he rose from the dead & ascended into Heaven & sitteth on the right hand of God! We are gods children are we not... Lucifer and "Jesus Christ" Were apperently GODS chosen "disciples" But the devil had other things in mind.. honestly I still believe that im a tripper in time and that all the memorys and fabrics of reality lye wi... [More]
Comment icon #20 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 19 January, 2013, 19:20
This must be a cultural thing. In the 90's my roomate from Laos told a similar tale. Another common haunting over there is the unquiet ghosts of mothers who died in childbirth forever crying out for thier children. Lots of this,all over Asia .less developed countries ,its more of a spooky thing . Since Japan's main form of birth control is abortion,there's a god just for the souls of aborted babies ,and they do small homages to calm their souls ,especially on o bon .
Comment icon #21 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 19 January, 2013, 19:25
I start a simple little ghostly thread and.......
Comment icon #22 Posted by King Cobra 1408 on 19 January, 2013, 19:43
someone please keep me updated yeah.ill keep myself as updated as possible but it would be great and nice if someone else could help me as well to keep me updated as well that is:)my email is KingReaper1260@hotmail.com
Comment icon #23 Posted by TheSuperJodi on 19 January, 2013, 22:08
Lets be logical for a minute, just because no one can see any obvious physical reason for why they may have died, doesn't mean there isn't a medical reason. Did all of the deceased have anything in common? Did they go to any of the same places, see the same people, eat the same food, ect.. They would need to do a full autopsy to find out the cause of death. This reminds me of the dark ages when people didn't understand why something happened so they assigned words like ghosts, devil, god, ect.. to it since they had no other way to explain it.
Comment icon #24 Posted by KainFall on 19 January, 2013, 22:23
Lets be logical for a minute, just because no one can see any obvious physical reason for why they may have died, doesn't mean there isn't a medical reason. Did all of the deceased have anything in common? Did they go to any of the same places, see the same people, eat the same food, ect.. They would need to do a full autopsy to find out the cause of death. This reminds me of the dark ages when people didn't understand why something happened so they assigned words like ghosts, devil, god, ect.. to it since they had no other way to explain it. Theres also the once every 75 years comet... Than c... [More]
Comment icon #25 Posted by Archimedes on 20 January, 2013, 0:45
Theres also the once every 75 years comet... Than comes between the earth and the moon... That can also cause medical issues to Some People.. whether airborn or not.. Honestly. Wheres the true science in everything.. What comet is that?Halley's Comet has an orbital period of 75-76 years but has never come between the earth and moon in recorded history. It has never been known to come closer than ~3 million miles (12 times the distance from the earth to the moon) to the Earth in recorded history. During its last orbit, it's closest approach to the Earth was ~40 million miles (over 150 times the... [More]
Comment icon #26 Posted by KainFall on 21 January, 2013, 4:47
What comet is that? Halley's Comet has an orbital period of 75-76 years but has never come between the earth and moon in recorded history. It has never been known to come closer than ~3 million miles (12 times the distance from the earth to the moon) to the Earth in recorded history. During its last orbit, it's closest approach to the Earth was ~40 million miles (over 150 times the distance to the moon). That's assuming it's Halley's Comet you're talking about. So what comet are you talking about with a 75 year orbit that comes between the earth and moon and what evidence do you have of it cau... [More]
Comment icon #27 Posted by Scotty the Paperman on 22 January, 2013, 0:17
So red shirts keep you safe eh?, tell that to the crew if the USS Enterprise.


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