Thai Village Calls Cops to Handle Troublesome Ghost

'The people who believe in the rumor are genuinely scared'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 28, 2017 6:58 PM CDT

(Newser) – Who you gonna call? The Royal Thai Police Force, apparently. Khaosod English reports a rural village in Thailand requested police assistance with a female ghost—known as a phi pob—that's been killing cattle, sickening authorities, and otherwise haunting the village in recent months. “The residents are frightened,” a local police chief says. "The people who believe in the rumor are genuinely scared.”

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According to the village's letter to police, they want regular patrols "to strengthen civilian morale, prevent panic, and boost their confidence in living their daily lives." Police were dispatched to the village this week. Meanwhile, the BBC takes a look at some other alleged phi pob cases from recent years and explains a few of the 20 types of spirits said to be haunting Thailand. (Read more ghosts stories.)

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