Did you ever come across any out of the ordinary instances that sent chills down your spine? You want to make sense of it with logic but things just don’t add up?
Like any other country, Malaysia has had its fair share of scary episodes. We have it: alien invasion, mermaids, animal hybrids, ghosts, haunted, paranormal activities, and many more. While we can’t confirm if all of the following stories are indeed 100% accurate, it’s still fascinating to read about them.
1. A dead mermaid, or is it?
- Date: August, 2006
- Location: Teluk Bahang, Penang
Back in 2006, a huge strange skeleton resemblind a mermaid-like creature was washed ashore on a beach in Teluk Bahang. Some even alleged that the alien creature is of extraterrestrial origin. Unsurprisingly, Hoax Slayer reported that the dead mermaid in Penang was not real but instead a sculpture by talented artist, Juan Cabana. According to the site, Cabana tends to create fictional stories for his aquatic sculptures before auctioning them off eBay.
2. Broad daylight UFO sightings
- Date: May, 2014
- Location: Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC
We’ve heard of multiple stories of UFO sightings during night time, but did you know that there has also been evidence of them in broad daylight? A number of eyewitnesses near KLCC spotted a weird object (approximately the size of a hot air balloon) silently hovering above the Petronas twin towers. It stayed stagnant for awhile before suddenly accelerating upward with a rapid speed, disappearing into the sky. Does this mean we’re not alone?
3. The “Naga Putih” hoax
- Date: June, 2014
- Location: Gerik, Perak
Legend has it that when a dragon enters your home, it’s supposed to bring luck. A Chinese durian orchard owner previously claimed that he shot dead a “white dragon with fur like a rabbit” when it entered his property. As it turned out, it was merely a hoax; what people believed to be a white dragon was actually a sculpture.
4. Eerie ghost in selfie reflection
- Date & Location: Unknown
At first glance, it seemed like a normal selfie. But take a closer look and you’ll feel the hairs on your arms stand on its ends. Do you notice the woman’s creepy reflection in the mirror? The reflected figure looked nothing like the woman in the picture, plus the head was turned the other way, which made the snapshot all the more scary!
5. Half-goat, half-human
- Date: April, 2016
- Location: Felda Sungai Mas, Johor
It’s not everyday one would come across a “half-goat, half-human” creature. A goat belonging to oil palm settler Ibrahim Basir gave birth to a deformed kid that bore a resemblance to a human baby. Unfortunately, the baby goat was already dead when it was born without an umbilical cord. Several netizens suggested that the phenomenon may have been caused by a genetic defect while some others suggested that it was a product of bestiality (cross-species sexual activity between human and animals). Ew!
6. Paranormal activity at a village mosque
- Date: May, 2016
- Location: Malacca
There is apparently a haunted village mosque located in Malacca. A video recording of a closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage at the Masjid Baru Kampung Tedong showed 2 wooden partitions, normally used as barriers for prayers, moving frantically without any human manipulation. The 2-minute clip was reportedly captured a week before the fasting month of Ramadan. The mosque’s chairman, Akhbar Ali, told Sinar Harian that the video was uploaded not with the intention to scare worshippers from entering the mosque but rather to “reflect the greatness of the Almighty as it happened in God’s house”.
7. Mass hysteria caused by school spirits
- Date: May, 2016
- Location: Kelantan
Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Pengkalan Chepa 2 was forced to close down for 3 days when more than 50 pupils and teachers were affected by hysteria attacks. The school had to be evacuated after many students started screaming and yelling for no apparent reasons. Some even claimed to have seen horrific black figures (ghosts) as well as other paranormal beings such as pontianaks and hantu pocongs at various locations in the school. “Our students were possessed and disturbed (by these spirits). We are not sure why it happened. We don’t know what it is that affected us. But the place is a bit old, and these children can be disobedient and sometimes throw their rubbish around the school grounds. Perhaps they hit some ‘djinns’ (ghosts) and offended the spirits,” a senior staff member told BBC.
8. Cross symbol on mirror
- Date: June, 2016
- Location: Miri, Sarawak
It’s fairly common to experience nightmares after watching a horror movie, but have you experienced a spooky encounter right after? Singaporean Damian Ng Yih Leong had just watched a late night screening of “The Conjuring 2” and was returning to his room with his beau at the Imperial Hotel in Miri, Sarawak. At 2:45am, Damian’s girlfriend, Lorde, woke up to brush her teeth when she spotted a ‘t’ or a cross symbol drawn on the bathroom mirror. She initially thought her boyfriend was pranking her, but Damien in turn thought she was the prankster. Totally frightened, the couple quickly requested for a room change. “After our room change, we did not encounter anymore weird incidents. This is my firsthand encounter with paranormal activity and it was certainly hair raising for us,” Damian wrote on his Facebook post.
9. Urban legend: Supernatural death at Karak Highway
It was another festive season, and like many other Malaysians, a young couple was travelling back to their hometown with their baby. While passing through Karak Highway, their car broke down. The husband got out and tried fixing the vehicle but to no avail. Seeing that it was getting late, he decided to walk to the nearest phone booth to call for help. After a few hours of waiting, a police patrol car approach the couple’s vehicle. 2 policeman got out and cautioned the wife to quietly walk towards them without turning back. Holding her infant close to her, she followed suit. When she was at a safe distance, she turned around out of curiosity and felt the blood drained from her body. Her husband’s bodiless head was on top of the car. It had apparently banged on the car roof and she didn’t hear it.
What are your thoughts on the supernatural incidents above? Have you experienced any similar scary episodes yourself? Share them with us in the comments below.