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Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: December 25, 2019, 07:54:16 AM »

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: The public health office of this north eastern province has launched a campaign to calm public disquiet after six people in several tambons in Nong Bunmak district died during the past two months.

Residents in Nong Bunmak district of Nakhon Ratchasima province show a red shirt hung in front of a house to
protect them from a ghost. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)

A rumour spread that the ghost of a widow had taken the lives of the six people. This prompted villagers to hang a red shirt in front of their houses, believing that this could protect their family members from the ghost.

Dr Narinrat Pitchayakamin, chief of the Nakhon Ratchasima Public Health Office, dispatched teams of medical staff to tambon Nong Mai Phai and other nearby tambons in Nong Bunmak district to investigate and establish the actual causes of the deaths.

The investigation revealed that of the six deaths, two died of stroke, two of cancer, one of complications from kidney disease and one died in their sleep.

Dr Narinrat said since the causes of the deaths could be scientifically established, there was no reason for people to panic.

Medical teams have been instructed to educate the people to take better care of their health by exercising regularly, refraining from smoking and alcohol use, and avoiding sugary, salty and fatty food to prevent disease.

In case of emergency, people are advised to call 1669 so that a patient can be taken to hospital for timely treatment, he added.

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Calling the results of not exercising regularly, smoking and alcohol abuse, and eatinging sugary, salty and fatty food a "widow's ghost" is so much easier. But hanging out a red shirt won't even have a placebo effect.
Posted by: jivvy
« on: June 12, 2018, 06:08:31 AM »

they don't even know stork from butter

They use their stalk (stork) to butter the girls up and wonder why they get fat....
Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 12, 2018, 12:14:37 AM »

When I was your age, children knew to respect their parents. We didn't give anyone any lip. We owned up to our responsibilities. We took advantage of our opportunities. We knew what was what. Kids these days have gotten everything all messed up. they don't even know stork from butter
Posted by: Taman Tun
« on: June 11, 2018, 08:38:52 PM »

These days kids know where babies come from:-

"Mummy, did you download me?"
Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 11, 2018, 06:18:24 PM »

santa, yes we were told a lot of what they call white lies when we were a kid, white lies are they supposed to be ok then or were they used by our parents to get us to do things they wanted. we believed them because we thought they knew better. kids ask a lot of questions and sometimes it’s just easier to lie.
eating carrots will help you see in the dark, well they have got vitamin A.

but the cruelist lie is go to sleep or the boogey man will get yer. some adults are still scared of the dark because of the things they were told as a kid.

where do babies come from, err the stork brings them

10 Crazy Lies You Were Told As A Child
Posted by: nan
« on: June 11, 2018, 12:59:36 PM »

The Spirits of Lai Thai
I know it must seem a bizarre story to non Thai people, but the lai thai spirits most believe in and theres no problem in hanging a red shirt on the tree outside your home, if it makes you feel safer, didn't you guys, tell your kids behave or santa will bring you nothing. hang a stocking at the bottom of your bed waiting for santa to come down the chimney, how big is santa and how wide was your chimney, so there you go.

but with modern health technologies the deaths might prove other than the spirits,as SUNDS (Sudden Unexplained Nocturnal Death Syndrome) can occur if you have a cardiac weakness. it is said that the Hmong descent,who may be more susceptible.

most thais will believe it's the spirits,an unhappy spirit can cause major problems,how many spirits are there,one for every occasion,the rice spirit giving a good harvest,some believe the spirits live in the trees, rivers and even in your own home,they all have a purpose to serve and cannot get involved in another spirit’s domain.

so don't forget your daily offerings to the spirit house that's the one that should keep your home safe.
Why shouldn't people have a belief we all must beleive in something or even someone. sleep tight. :)
Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 10, 2018, 04:07:29 PM »

If you see red shirts/tops hanging outside the front of peoples homes this is the reaon why,yes it is 2018/2561

'Widow's ghost' blamed for mysterious deaths

Villagers of Ban Sala in Phimai district in Nakhon Ratchasima hang red shirts to drive away the ghost of a widow believed to have taken the lives of two males in the village. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)

Villagers in tambon Dong Yai in Phimai district of this northeastern province have hung a red shirt in front of their houses, believing that it can drive away the ghost of a widow. A local medium said the ghost is responsible for the deaths of two men in the village.

Lamom Sermphimai, 62, a female resident of Ban Sala, said the villagers have hung a red shirt in front of their houses to ward off the ghost after two male villagers died mysteriously in their sleep over the past week.

The villagers went to see a medium, who then held a rite at a village shrine to invite spirits to explain the causes, Mrs Lamom said.

Through the medium, the spirits said it was the ghost of a widow who wanted to take the lives of four men in the village, Mrs Lanom continued. Since two died already, two more would soon follow.

Fearing that the widow's ghost would take the life of their family members, the villagers have hung a red shirt in front of their houses in hopes that it would drive away the ghost.

Some of the villages have even attached a note to the red shirt, read: "There are no men in this house, but only cats and dogs."

According to Mrs Lamom, no other men in the village have died in their sleep since the red shirts were hung in front of the houses - apparently proving that they had worked.