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PHUKET: Visitors to Nong Yai in Rayong, on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard, might wonder why residents have set up a shrine featuring a large wooden penis in the middle of their village.

The answer? A so-called “widow ghost”, which the women of Nong Yai believe has been mysteriously killing married men in their village for 20 years.

The spirit has killed so many local men that Nong Yai has earned the nickname “The Widow Village,” villagers told the Daily News.

The monumental penis is thus an offering to the malevolent spirit.

Each year the women perform a ceremony, sprinkling holy water on the item, which is about 60 centimeters long with a red shaft and a golden head.

Nattacha Butchali, 47, insisted the story was true and not just a case of “naive villagers” believing strange tales.

Mrs Nattacha said that for at least 20 years men had been mysteriously dying in the middle of the night.

Some families had even fled the village, lest the same fate befall the men of their households.

Mrs Nattacha said villagers had gone to fortune tellers and spirit mediums to ask them what was going on in the village.

They had all received the same answer: the ghost of a widow was haunting the village.

The spirit apparently makes men feel weak and exhausted.

The night before they die, they dream they are having sex with a beautiful woman. In fact, the woman is the widow spirit, and the ghost takes their souls.

When their wives wake up, they find their husbands are dead, the villagers explained.

— Daily News

 

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