‘Stop labelling our village as being haunted’


RESIDENTS from two villages in Sabak Bernam, Selangor, are fed up with the chatter going around that there are paranormal activities in their neighbourhood.

The two villages are among four where supposedly mysterious door knocking had been taking place, Kosmo! Ahad reported.

Such tales have been circulated via online videos.

“We have had enough. Stop labelling our village as being haunted, ” said a resident, Amirul Ashraf Hassan Shobir, 21.

“It has been three nights without any disturbance and we hope the public would stop sensationalising it, ” he said.

He also appealed for a stop to such sharing of fake videos on Facebook or other social media platforms.

The rumours, he said, might cause outsiders to be afraid even to pass by the village.

Another resident said he was worried that the gossip would lead to robbers taking advantage of the situation.

Kampung 37 Darat Community Management Council chairman Muhammad Nazri Saiman said he would lodge a police report against anyone sharing videos about the mysterious knocking.

> Kosmo! Ahad ran a spooky tale about “langsuir”, which is said to be a female blood-sucking spirit.

A man in Kuala Langat, Selangor, claimed that he had twice encountered spine-chilling situations where he stumbled upon the “langsuir”.

Sazarul Mustafa, 24, who works in a collection centre for crops in Teluk Panglima Garang, recounted his experience, which happened last month.“I was tasked to check if the chiller lorry was working or not as I was the only one living nearby.“Once I was done, I was shocked to see a figure of a woman with long hair covering her face sitting at the passenger’s seat of one of the trucks there.”

However, Sazarul said he didn’t think anything was amiss then.

Armed with a torchlight, he called out to the woman.

“There was no reaction.

“She then turned her head, her hair still covering her face, and shrieked.

“Without thinking further, I fled, ” he said.

The 24-year-old claimed there was a second encounter.

He was with a colleague, Ridzuan Sulaiman, then.

“My heart sank when I saw a woman in white (seated on a machine), ” said Ridzuan.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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