Various Popular and Scary Ghosts in Indonesia 1

In the modern era, talking about ghosts is quite strange but many people still believe it. In fact, in Indonesia, the problem of ghosts is still often as a hot topic whether only rumors or even video sightings. The number of rumors invites everyone's curiosity about ghosts. Even in Indonesia, there are some various types of ghosts that are popularized by the story of the community. The following are various popular and scary ghosts in Indonesia.

Kuntilanak

Kuntilanak is a ghost that believed to come from a pregnant woman who died or a woman who died due to childbirth and the child has not been born. This myth is similar to the myth of the ghost langsuir that is known in Southeast Asia especially in the Indonesian archipelago. Generally, Kuntilanak is depicted as a beautiful woman with long hair and long white shirt. When Kuntilanak appears, it always followed with a smell of frangipani flower. Kuntilanak is said to like a certain tree as a place to stay.

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Kuntilanak 

Pocong

In Malaysia, this ghost is also known as a packed ghost. Pocong depictions vary. It is said that pocong has a green face with an empty eye. Those who believe in the existence of this ghost think that Pocong is a form of protest from the dead who forgot to open his shroud bond before his grave is closed. Although the pocong in the film is often described as jumping up and down, the myth of the pocong declares the pocong moves by hovering. The belief in the existence of ghost pocong only developed in Indonesia, especially in Java and Sumatra.

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Pocong

Genderuwo

Genderuwo is a Javanese myth about a kind of genie or spirits that similar with ape-man who is big and strongly built with reddish black skin and covered with bushy hair growing all over his body. Genderuwo is the most widely known in the community on the island of Java, Indonesia. The habitat of this ghost is usually at watery stones, old buildings, shady big trees or the damp dark corners. Genderuwo is believed to be the idle and obscene creature because of his hobby for teasing people, especially women and children. The origins of genderuwo is believed from the spirits of people who died imperfectly, can be the result of suicide, imperfect burial or accident. So, the person's soul is curious and not willing to accept his death.

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Genderuwo 

Wewe Gombel

Wewe Gombel is a term in Javanese tradition which means evil spirit or ghost who likes to kidnap children but not harm them. It is said that the children who are stolen usually the children who are neglected and ignored by their parents. Wewe Gombel usually will frighten the child's parents over their attitude to their children and after they aware, wewe gombel will return the child. Wewe Gombel is usually depicted with the figure of a wrinkled old woman with long breasts.

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Wewe Gombel 

Leak

In Balinese mythology, Leak is a wicked wizard. Leak can only be seen at night. In the daytime, it looks like a human being while at night he is at the cemetery to find the organs in the human body to create magic potions. It is also said that Leak can be a human head with organs that still hang on the head. According to the beliefs of the Balinese, Leak is an ordinary man who practices evil magic and needs the blood of an embryo in order to live. It is also said that Leak can transform itself into a pig or fireball while the real Leak form has a long tongue and sharp teeth. Some people say that Leak magic only works on the island of Bali, so Leak is only found in Bali.

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Leak 

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