Compiled by YENG AI CHUN, TAN SIN CHOW and A.RAMAN
THE mystery behind the appearance of a pocong, a corpse-like ghost which has been haunting road users near Kampung Padang Temu in Malacca, was solved after one of the victims caught the “phantom”, reported Harian Metro.
The pocong, which has caused much fear, turned out to be a prank by a group of mischievous teenagers.
The pranksters were exposed when a victim, Abdul Rahim Abdul Majid, 51, caught the “wraith” when he was returning from work at around 1.30am.
Abdul Rahim had a shock when he reached the turning near a surau on his motorcycle and saw a white object floating from a huge tree.
“I had an uneasy feeling and thought for a while whether the object was really a pocong or not. So, I turned back and went towards the object.
“I found that it was only a telekung (prayer attire) that had been hung from the tree using a string,” he said.
Abdul Rahman said when he pulled down the telekung, he found that a pair of eyes had been drawn on the “head” with red paint and a polystyrene float was found inside it.
He took the telekung to the village council for action to be taken.
Meanwhile, the council met up with a group of teenagers who they suspected were behind the act and advised them not to repeat it.
Source : thestar.com.my