I’m not really sure where I stand on the whole ‘are there such things as ghosts?’ argument. I am not so arrogant to believe that I know absolutely everything that goes on in the universe. However, I am sceptical enough to realise that there are usually perfectly normal explanations to to what some people think is ‘paranormal activity’. Still, even I had to have a chuckle at this story coming from China, where what residents thought was a haunted house, actually turned out to be a brothel!
Strange Goings On
A 58 year old eastern Wenzhou resident named Li reported some strange goings on at an abandoned warehouse to the police. This particular storage facility lay next to a graveyard, so one expects the locals to be a little unnerved already.
Apparently, whilst he was walking past the graveyard one night, he saw a light suddenly go on in the warehouse, followed by moving shadows and muffled voices.
Other villagers had the same kind of experience. During the day it would be deathly silent, but when night came around, the lights would go on. Obviously thinking it was haunted, they decided to report it to the police.
Well, it seems the police didn’t need that guy from ‘The Exorcist’ to help them out. As soon as they entered the building, they saw a used condom on the floor, and instead of a good Hollywood movie, they had a prostitution case on their hands.
Well, after monitoring the place for a while, they found that the warehouse was being used by two women, and a man who would bring clients to the ‘establishment’.
They were eventually able to arrest five men, including the ringleader, a man named Chen, who admitted to setting up the operation.
All joking aside, apparently the place was really messy and had a repulsive smell, so it probably would have been better if it was ghosts. The real reasoning seems rather horrible.
Chen is now being held by the Chinese police. He had better not have been doing anything too illegal or there is a rather large likelihood that he will soon become a ghost himself. They don’t mess about over in China.
In the end, this is probably a good indication that what you think is a ghost, he usually something a bit simpler. Rather than ‘Casper, the the Friendly Ghost’, it is more likely to be ‘Chung, the Friendly Prostitute’.
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