Monday, August 8, 2011

POCONG

A Pocong is a ghost from Indonesia or Malaysia that is said to be the soul of a dead person trapped in their suit. The pocong suit is used by Muslims to cover the body of the dead person. They cover the dead body with white fabric and tie the clothing over the head, under the feet, and on the neck.

According to native beliefs, the soul of a dead person will stay on Earth for 40 days after death. When the bonds are not untied after 40 days, it said that the body jumps out of the grave to warn people that the soul needs the bonds to be released. After the bonds are released, the soul will leave Earth and never appear again. Because of ties in the feet, the ghost can not walk. This makes the Pocong to hop.

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