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Cylinder
2005-Jun-27, 05:16 PM
Superstition keeps Asians from Phuket's beaches (http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/asiapcf/06/26/haunted.beaches.ap/)


Worries about another deadly tsunami are keeping many tourists from Phuket, the premier resort island of southern Thailand.

But hordes of Asian vacationers are staying away for another reason: Fear that the ghosts of thousands of victims may be haunting the beaches and bungalows.

A widely held superstition in Chinese societies holds that if bodies are not recovered and properly buried, the spirits restlessly wander the world. Some believe the lost souls try to drag living beings into their spiritual limbo land.

I thought this was an interesting cultural phenomenon. Talk about spooky imagery.

V-GER
2005-Jun-27, 05:53 PM
I'm pretty sure we'll see some reports like this when the new WTC eventually opens.

Demigrog
2005-Jun-27, 05:55 PM
Superstition keeps Asians from Phuket's beaches (http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/asiapcf/06/26/haunted.beaches.ap/)


Worries about another deadly tsunami are keeping many tourists from Phuket, the premier resort island of southern Thailand.

But hordes of Asian vacationers are staying away for another reason: Fear that the ghosts of thousands of victims may be haunting the beaches and bungalows.

A widely held superstition in Chinese societies holds that if bodies are not recovered and properly buried, the spirits restlessly wander the world. Some believe the lost souls try to drag living beings into their spiritual limbo land.

I thought this was an interesting cultural phenomenon. Talk about spooky imagery.

I'm not particularly superstitious, but I think I'd have a hard time vacationing there too.

collegeguy
2005-Jun-27, 07:07 PM
Superstition keeps Asians from Phuket's beaches (http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/asiapcf/06/26/haunted.beaches.ap/)


Worries about another deadly tsunami are keeping many tourists from Phuket, the premier resort island of southern Thailand.

But hordes of Asian vacationers are staying away for another reason: Fear that the ghosts of thousands of victims may be haunting the beaches and bungalows.

A widely held superstition in Chinese societies holds that if bodies are not recovered and properly buried, the spirits restlessly wander the world. Some believe the lost souls try to drag living beings into their spiritual limbo land.

I thought this was an interesting cultural phenomenon. Talk about spooky imagery.

I'm not particularly superstitious, but I think I'd have a hard time vacationing there too.

Yeah, with all that happened there, it is kind of hard to just relax.