Beware Of The Hungry Ghosts!

Posted by : foongpc | Saturday, August 2, 2008 | Published in


One word. Horrible!

By now you may have already heard or read the news about the lorry that rammed into seven vehicles on the Cheras-Kajang Highway last Friday, killing two people and leaving five others in critical condition.

I shuddered at the thought. Reminds me of a scene from Final Destination.

Look at these photos of the accident taken from Star Online.

It seemed that the lorry driver had lost control of his vehicle and hit a motorcycle, killing the motorcyclist on the spot, before jumping the divider and crashing onto oncoming vehicles on the opposite side of the highway. Dear God!

Does this have to happen during this dreaded month? You know what I’m talking about, especially if you are Chinese. Call me superstitious, but I noticed such accidents happened a lot during the “Hungry Ghost” month.

If you really take notice, there seems to be more people dying during this time of the year. At least that’s what I observed every year without fail. Maybe I’m being superstitious, but don’t you notice there seems to be more funerals taking place around your neighbourhood?

For those of you who think it’s a total nonsense and ghosts don’t exist, what’s more hungry ghosts, well maybe you are right, then again you may be wrong. Who the hell knows?

But Hungry Ghost Festival is still very much celebrated by the Chinese in Malaysia in this modern age. This is evident from the sight of many food offerings and burning of joss sticks by the road side during the night.

Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, do not under any circumstances stand too long at these road side offerings as you are actually in the company of ghosts! Or worse, do not attempt to steal or take any of the food being offered or you may just incur the wrath of the hungry ghosts! The ghosts may just follow you back to your house! Now don’t say I didn’t warn you!

OK, time to end my post here. As I was writing this post, I was interrupted by a sharp clanging sound coming from my kitchen. Needless to say, I rushed to the kitchen and found my stainless steel ladle on the floor. How did it get there?! I’m shaking a little. If that’s not a sign, I don’t know what is!

So very sorry to end this post prematurely, there’s more I want to talk about, but clearly not tonight. I’m still shaking. Bye for now.

(14) Comments

  1. Anonymous

    I hope they reprimand the reckless person(s) responsible for this.

    August 3, 2008 at 12:38 PM
  2. Faerie-Lady said...

    That place is kinda of a regular spot for accidents. Last time my dad had met an accident at the same spot too, but nothing major (thank god). I notice that too, and this "Hungry Ghost Festival" just started and it already happened on the 1st day of it!! It's seems to be my mom says

    August 3, 2008 at 10:22 PM
  3. Anonymous

    This is scary, my colleague also canceled plan to pulau pangkor because of ghost festival. If you have any plan during this month, do it after the ghost festival. hehe..

    During this month, just be alert and go out less at night.

    August 4, 2008 at 12:53 AM
  4. Bernard Chung said...

    Walao, so scary la the pics
    Yet again stupid drivers on the road all the time!!

    August 4, 2008 at 1:48 AM
  5. Sherry Go Sharing said...

    creepy, there are some spot area which take notice about it.

    August 4, 2008 at 2:44 AM
  6. Sherry Go Sharing said...

    frankly speaking I have a bad feeling this month

    August 4, 2008 at 2:45 AM
  7. Anonymous

    Always feel a little uneasy this time of year. Stay safe!

    August 4, 2008 at 9:08 AM
  8. foongpc said...

    my bug life, unfortunately the person responsible ie. the lorry driver died in the accident. Not sure how he lost control of his lorry though. May or may not be his fault. You know what month it is!

    faerie-lady, I didn't know that's a regular spot for accidents! Thank goodness your dad's accident is not serious. Yes just 1st day already started!

    kenneth, good advice though I don't want to be too paranoid! : )

    bernardc, the cause of the accident may not be the driver himself!

    sherry, yes be careful of certain accident prone spots.

    cc, yes good advice to everyone - stay safe!

    August 4, 2008 at 10:59 AM
  9. Bengbeng said...

    i normally have experiences this time of the year. been having them since i was six. hopefully this yr will b the first of the rest of my life where i will b left alone :)

    August 4, 2008 at 3:21 PM
  10. Anonymous

    This is horrible. With that big lorry ramming into those small cars, it's a surprise that there are survivors.

    Oh, I believe in ghosts. I've seen quite a lot of them since childhood. This 'gift' runs in the family.

    August 5, 2008 at 10:56 PM
  11. foongpc said...

    bengbeng, you mean can see those things? I just read your blog on your ghostly experiences - now I know what happened to you at six years old! Tell me any new paranormal events this month - I don't want to miss your story!

    August 6, 2008 at 6:36 PM
  12. foongpc said...

    monaco, you can see ghosts too? Looks like we have 2 gifted bloggers who see dead people in our midst! : )

    August 6, 2008 at 6:38 PM
  13. thedeadcockroach said...

    Did you change your layout?

    August 2, 2011 at 9:39 PM
  14. foongpc said...

    the dead cockroach, no I did not. This is an old post. All older posts still retain the Blogger Commenting System. I switched to Intense Debate for the newer posts : )

    August 2, 2011 at 9:49 PM