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Five most haunted places in Cambodia

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New Straits Times - October 26, 2019 @ 12:55pm
WITH tales from the brutal war, khmertimeskh.com has listed five interestingly haunted spots worth visiting especially for those daredevils who love to venture to such places.

Toul Sleng Genocide Museum

This former high school was transformed into the ghoulish Security Prison 21 (S-21) by the merciless Khmer Rouge, which became the final destination to 17,000 prisoners.

It is said that the souls of the victims, who were detained, starved, tortured and executed, are now roaming the S-21 hall with guards testifying they hear moaning and chains rattling at night.

Listverse, an America-based top-10 site in 2017 listed it as one of the “Most Terrifying Places on Earth” – next to ‘Mines (catacombs) of Paris’.

Champa Pagoda

This place is well-known for being a place where hundreds of people died from traffic accidents. A local radio programme called The Horrific Night, allows Cambodians to call in and share their paranormal experiences.

One of the callers, a government official residing in Stung Treng, claimed he was once almost killed by the “ghosts” while travelling along the road in front of Champa Pagoda, in Kandal’s Kien Svay district.

His story: “It was 10 pm and I was on my way home from work. Suddenly, a bike ran into me. I avoided it and fell over. And then the bike just disappeared into thin air.”

Champa Pagoda

This place is well-known for being a place where hundreds of people died from traffic accidents. A local radio programme called The Horrific Night, allows Cambodians to call in and share their paranormal experiences.

One of the callers, a government official residing in Stung Treng, claimed he was once almost killed by the “ghosts” while travelling along the road in front of Champa Pagoda, in Kandal’s Kien Svay district.

His story: “It was 10 pm and I was on my way home from work. Suddenly, a bike ran into me. I avoided it and fell over. And then the bike just disappeared into thin air.”

Ghost House in Kampong Chhnang

The house became famous following stories that the original owners of the house had a dream that a ghost offered to buy the house for 3 taels of gold.

They woke up to find the gold just outside the house but refused to move out until one day, found themselves in a nearby field with their belongings around them.

Built on National Highway No. 5, a cemented shrine now stands on the exact spot after the house became too rundown.

Superstitious Cambodians will pray when they pass the house or leave offerings at the entrance.

While shooting a horror movie at the site, an actress claims she had gone to the restroom one night and encountered a mysterious woman who was not in her team.

Bokor Hill Station

Some travel websites listed it as one of the most haunted sites in Cambodia. A beautiful site but building it had cost the lives of 1,000 local construction workers due to harsh working conditions.

The signature landmark, however, offers cool climate in whatever season and contains the Than Sour Bokor Resort, a luxurious hotel with breathtaking views from the mountain top, apart from a casino, a Catholic Church and a number of settlements.

At the end of the Khmer Rouge regime in the late 1970s, it became a stronghold for the Khmer Rouge soldiers, who refused to surrender and remained so until the early 1990s.

Koh Kor

KOH KOR is a scenic isle on Bassac River, about 25 km on the waterway from Phnom Penh but it could not shed its past as a Khmer Rouge prison and execution site during their brutish regime from 1975-79. It was also the mass grave for thousands of victims.

The residents living on Koh Kor have reported seeing ghosts in black shirts and hearing eerie cries for help at night, and sometimes even during daylight.

The glass cabinets displaying skulls and bones are gruesome testimony of the fourth dimension.
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everywhere
you see them if you know your local history
everywhere, here
and so fresh, those faces. almost still alive
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I haven't been to any of those places but always felt that Phnom Penh in general was creepy in a haunted way, essentially full of ghosts.

That feeling and the bridge incident of 2010 influenced my decision to leave.
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SternAAlbifrons wrote: Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:24 pm everywhere
you see them if you know your local history
everywhere, here
and so fresh, those faces. almost still alive
Yep everywhere...

There's loads of them in those Spirit Houses.

When my son goes to the Province they are always filling his head with this superstitious bullshit about ghosts.

I have to educate him every time that there are no ghosts and it's people you should be afraid of.

And snakes. Those snakes. My cousin got bit coming home after dark. We all laughed at his giant leg. After another incident the snake was sadly hunted, killed and eaten.
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Mishmash wrote: Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:46 pm
SternAAlbifrons wrote: Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:24 pm everywhere
you see them if you know your local history
everywhere, here
and so fresh, those faces. almost still alive
superstitious bullshit about ghosts.
Source please, Mish.

(I'm a wannabe scientist, i need to know this stuff. chuckle)
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SternAAlbifrons wrote: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:22 pm
Mishmash wrote: Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:46 pm
SternAAlbifrons wrote: Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:24 pm everywhere
you see them if you know your local history
everywhere, here
and so fresh, those faces. almost still alive
superstitious bullshit about ghosts.
Source please, Mish.

(I'm a wannabe scientist, i need to know this stuff. chuckle)
:lol:

Please send a letter to:-

Spirit House Residents
#38B Plov Lum (Small Street)
Ang Taminh
Sangkat Kakab
Khan Porsenchey
Phnom Penh

and wait their reply

Warning - it could be some time before the reply arrives.

Alternatively - your local fortune-teller (whose house unexpectedly burned down recently) can put you in touch with her "spirit guides" to make you rich.

Or as a last resort - the village black magician can arrange for your proofs at the risk of you both being lynched, murdered and set on fire by the outraged locals.
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I just talk reasonably with them, directly. And listen.
'Interesting stories, it adds depth to my history readings.
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SternAAlbifrons wrote: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:38 pm I just talk reasonably with them, directly. And listen.
'Interesting stories, it adds depth to my history readings.
Intriguing..

Have you a story to share?

Come on bro - I have taken the bait. Don't hold back now.
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Mishmash wrote: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:44 pm
SternAAlbifrons wrote: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:38 pm I just talk reasonably with them, directly. And listen.
'Interesting stories, it adds depth to my history readings.
Intriguing..

Have you a story to share?

Come on bro - I have taken the bait. Don't hold back now.
Sorry Mish, you can't escape step #101
Start by reading up some of the Gatiloke
Mystifying at first - but at the very least, a delightful flight straight into understanding the world view of your everyday Khmer.
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SternAAlbifrons wrote: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:59 pm
Mishmash wrote: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:44 pm
SternAAlbifrons wrote: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:38 pm I just talk reasonably with them, directly. And listen.
'Interesting stories, it adds depth to my history readings.
Intriguing..

Have you a story to share?

Come on bro - I have taken the bait. Don't hold back now.
Sorry Mish, you can't escape step #101
Start by reading up some of the Gatiloke
Mystifying at first - but at the very least, a delightful flight straight into understanding the world view of your everyday Khmer.
Awww - you're like those 10000 Riel clip joints bro.

All tease and no please.
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