First of all it is a fact that the majority of Thai people believe in ghosts, you can see evidence of this outside just about every house, dwelling, hotel or business in Thailand. A Spirit House, often 2, will be prominently positioned to provide a house for the spirits, offerings of food and drink are made daily to keep the spirits happy, and if suitably pleased the spirits may even bring a little luck your way.
“A female ghost sat on my chest and started whispering in my ear”.
That’s my wife’s account of what happened not many nights ago. I told her she was dreaming but she insisted she was one hundred percent wide awake. I told her I’ve had experiences which at the time seam real but it’s a dream. She insisted she too has had those, but this one was different, this was the real thing, a real experience involving a real ghost. The ghost apparently sat on her chest, effectively pinning her to the bed so that she could not move, then whispered some mumbo jumbo in her ear.
An offering to the spirits, “shock horror” that’s never happened before.
This is time to take it serious, an offering was made to the spirits, aside making offerings at a temple occasionally, my wife has never made such an offering at home. This was no half measure, as you see in the photo below, there was boiled chickens, alcohol, pineapple, bananas and other delicacies all neatly laid out on a table and presented to the spirit/ghost in front of the gate.
I’m not saying that I believe in ghosts, but being married to someone who adamantly believes in ghosts does have an effect, 12 years of living in Thailand, where probably 90 percent of the people openly practice “spirit worship” makes you wonder, why do they all believe in ghosts.
I don’t think my wife was traumatized by her experience, I believe most Thai people expect to see a ghost at some point. When we had our house warming party one of the wife’s elderly aunts from Buriram claimed she saw a ghost sat on the house roof, another of the aunts is some kind of spirit medium, so already it would seem our then brand new house already had a ghostly presence.
In conclusion, like I said I don’t believe in ghosts, for me seeing is believing. I have to admit though on occasions when I’m in the house alone, I can feel the hair on the back of my neck stand up and I’m a little scared uneasy about turning around.
Thailand Ghost Stories.
Ever experienced a haunting or paranormal activities in Thailand ?.
It would be spooky fantastic if you have a ghost story of your own, if you ever encountered a real life Nang Nak, Phi Lok, Phi Pret, Phi Hai or Phi Krasue. Use the “contact me” link on the top menu, alternatively use the comments form to tell us about you own supernatural experiences.