Mystery of Si Manis Jembatan Ancol from Indonesia

The mystery of Si Manis Jembatan Ancol ghost always attracts people attention from time to time. Ancol Bridge is one of the haunted places in Jakarta according to some people. The bridge is believed to be a place where the sightings ghost often occurs especially beautiful female ghost, Si Manis Jembatan Ancol.

Si Manis Jembatan Ancol

In addition in this place, the fatal accidents often occur and cause death which is not clear the causes. The story continues to spread about this beautiful ghost. Even, the popularity of this ghost, Si Manis Jembatan Ancol is lifted to television and movies.

The Story of Si Manis Jembatan Ancol

In the early 19th century in Indonesia which at that time Indonesia was still colonized by the Dutch, lived a mother named Mak Emper and his daughter, Siti Ariah. They live in a pavilion that owned by a wealthy skipper. When Ariah was 16 years old, the skipper intended to marry Ariah. However, Ariah did not want to.

The reason was besides being a concubine, there was an Ariah's older sister who was not married. So, Ariah ran away from home to avoid the wealthy skipper. n her escape, Oey Tambahsia, a famous wealthy man in Batavia that time and had a villa in the Bintang Mas area. He then caught Ariah.

Si Manis Jembatan Ancol

Oey is also known like to collect young women and he was so fascinated by the beauty of Siti Ariah. Therefore, Oey ordered two of his subordinates to arrest Siti Ariah. Ariah ran and gave a very strong resistance to them. Until finally, Ariah was killed by them in the Dempet Dam near Lake Sunter which was known to be a very haunted place.

Her body was dumped in the rice field area, about 400 meters from Ancol Bridge. The incident occurred in 1817, according to Ridwan Saidi's record, a Betawi figure who conducted research on the Ariah legend from living witnesses in 1955 - 1960.

Sighting of Si Manis Jembatan Ancol Ghost

Departing from the story, there is often the appearance of this female ghost who is believed to be a ghost from Siti Ariah who demands revenge. Many people also have claimed to see Ariah ghost. H.Mohammad Husni, a resident of Kebon Jeruk, Jakarta painted the figure of Ariah in 2003 after feeling getting a message.

He said,” Ariah is an ordinary girl. If she is called beautiful, it is relative”. “Her skin is brown and about 160 cm tall. Her hair is long and her clothes are black spots with blue spots. Her eyes are slightly squinted." Mr.Husni added. There was Ariah's message that delivered through the painting. She actually was an ordinary girl who was persecuted.


The mystery of Si Manis Jembatan Ancol ghost is actually only o girl named Siti Ariah who was persecuted when she lived.

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