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Malaysia 10-0 World Cup qualifier loss caused by spirits

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Word was going around that Malaysia’s terrible loss in the World Cup qualifier was due to “paranormal beings”. Nope, said an official, paranormalism is a “spiritual virus” that caused the people to stray from teachings of Islam and blame evil spirits for the loss. In other words, Get your head in the Game. Terengganu’s former…

Malaysian school disrupted when girls claim to have seen a phantom

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News snippet: A school in Malaysia had a bout with “mass hysteria” last week. The learning session at a secondary school in Pokok Sena, Kedah was interrupted Wednesday when about 30 girls went into hysteria. Source: Pandemonium broke out in Pokok Sena school as pupils are hit by hysteria | Astro Awani It was reported…

Malaysian minister believes disrespectful tourists caused earthquake

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This was the silly lead paragraph of story by Digital Journal: A group of western tourists who stripped naked at the peak of Mount Kinabalu last month will be prohibited from leaving Malaysia, as their act of “disrespecting the mountain” could have caused the devastating earthquake that killed at least 13 people. Could have? No…

Mysterious light pillars of Malaysia

Some seemed to think it was a meteor but the explanation is more likely light pillar due to atmospheric conditions

Pillar shaped lights are seen in the sky over a town on the island of Borneo. Do they have an earthly cause? Sabahans abuzz over mystery lights in the sky | The Star Online. Mysterious lights streaking across in the night sky here Tuesday had Sabahans abuzz in social media, with no one able to…

Muddy prints feed Bigfoot lore in Malaysia

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A set of huge footprints have made the news as possibly from the Malaysian version of Bigfoot. Man, it’s A BIG FOOT. A Big deal about footprints – Nation | The Star Online. It’s a strange sight indeed – three sets of muddy footprints, one set looking like it belonged to a tiger, another like…

Haunted highways in Malaysia or do accidents just happen

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Malaysia continues to be plagued by people who say they are plagued by bad spirits… Blackspot or black spirit? LET me clean the highways, self-proclaimed Raja Bomoh Sedunia Ibrahim Mat Zin had implored the good folks of Malaysia recently. As the KLIA coconut-waving bomoh told a local online news website, there is a need for…

I see dead people thanks to this app

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I really don’t think it was that the app worked… Woman ends up in hospital after seeing spirits everywhere – Nation | The Star Online. A 23-YEAR-OLD woman is in hospital after she allegedly saw spirits while trying out a so-called ghost-hunting application on her smartphone, Kwong Wah Yit Poh reported. Not much to go on here.…

Missing flight 370 sparks mystery mongering (Several Updates)

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As each hour goes by with no sign of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 strange ideas evolve about what happened to it. Mystery and conspiracy sites are abuzz with imaginative explanations including UFO abduction. It’s been days since the passenger flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, China, disappeared (8 March 2014) with 227…

Mysterious carcass stinks up Malaysian beach

Remains of an unknown animal washed up on shore. Photo Credit: Mas Adib Saie

I feel obligated to pass along reports of all mystery carcasses. So here is the latest. Not much to look at. Mysterious creature washed up in Santubong – New Straits Times. A remains of an unidentified sea creature was found washed up at Pantai Pasir Pandak in Santubong earlier this morning. “The creature is three…

Not Bigfoot prints in Malaysia

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Footprints on property caused a man to panic and think it was Malaysia’s Bigfoot. Giant footprints are not that of Bigfoot, says Wildlife Department – Nation | The Star Online. The Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN) has poured cold water on bizarre claims by villagers that they found footprints belonging to a Bigfoot…

Exorcism death of 2yr old in Malaysia results in jail time

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Exorcism: Still used and still killing innocent children. Jail does not bring back the child but it can be used as a deterrent for people to continue this torture. Family jailed over child’s ‘exorcism’ death. A Malaysian high court on Friday jailed three family members who suffocated their two-year-old to death by piling on top…

Death of a child during exorcism results only in fines

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Six members of a Malaysian family are fined for the exorcism death of a little girl. Just fined, that’s all. Exorcism death fine ‘insufficient’ | Asiaone News. The RM55,000 (S$21,000) fine imposed on a family, who caused the death of a toddler in an exorcism ritual that went wrong almost a year ago, has been…

“Bigfoot” trackway publicized in Malaysia

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Large footprints found in Malaysia village scares the locals. Village in panic over bigfoot prints – Nation | The Star Online. ABOUT 200 Bigfoot-like footprints have been discovered near Kampung Kepis Baru, Kuala Pilah, causing panic among villagers, reported Harian Metro. Adnan Pungut, 48, claimed he discovered the footprints when he was clearing rubbish and…

Spirit channeling via genital mutilation

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Sometimes truth is just too bizarre. Man Severs Father’s Genitals, Then Cuts Off Own Penis In Malaysia. In a savage attack in Malaysia, a man cut off his father’s genitals, before severing his own, local news outlets report. Police believe the 40-year-old man was “influenced by a false religious belief he picked up from the…

Rods are majorly mysterious in Malaysia. Meh.

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This article is really awful but it is currently the most popular on the Malaysian news site. ‘Flying Rods’ discovered in Sabah. A mysterious insect-like creature that has been captured on film in several parts of the world but never physically and also not scientifically explained because of the tremendous speed at which it travels…

A stinking badger

Palawan Stink Badger  (Mydaus marchei) highly resembles the carcass

Here is a strange story from Serawak in East Malaysia: Villagers mystified by strange animal An Indonesian plantation worker and a 75-year-old farmer got the shock of their lives when they were attacked by an unknown animal species in two separate occasions earlier this month. The farmer, Aris Kuna of Kampung Paon Gahat, was attacked…

‘Virgin Mary’ image on Malaysian hospital window

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‘Virgin Mary’ draws hundreds of Malaysian Catholics. Hundreds of Catholics have gathered in prayer and worship outside a Malaysian hospital after seeing an image said to resemble the Virgin Mary on one of the windows. Pictures of the image have gone viral among local Christians on Facebook and large crowds have gathered at the Sime…

Malaysian woman wins case against clairvoyant and accomplice

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Woman conned out of RM1.6mil by ‘clairvoyant’ wins case – World Updates | The Star Online. A woman who lost more than S$650,000 (RM1.6mil) after being persuaded to part with it by a Thai fortune teller has won her case before the Court of Appeal. Estate agent Sarah Tee was told by the clairvoyant that…

Malaysia government hospitals may soon offer patients choice with traditional medicine bill

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Malaysians may soon have a choice between modern, traditional or complementary medicine when seeking treatment in government hospitals. Government hospitals may soon offer alternative treatment – Parliament. Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said even though this was not the current standard operating procedure at government hospitals, traditional and complementary medical services could be…

Industrial sound responsible for Malaysia sky roar

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Mystery of strange sound solved The strange sounds heard over Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, had nothing to do with alien space ships, Sumatran earthquakes or US based research programmes. Instead the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation has a very simple explanation – it was created by an oil palm factory testing their boiler pressure on…

The ‘oily man’ or orang minyak terrorizing Malaysian village [corrected]

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Correction: I goofed! Thank you to commenter for pointing out this was Malaysia, not India! The ‘oily man’ strikes fear. The supernatural phenomenon purportedly terrorising Kampung Laksamana in Gombak has rallied the residents to stand together in defence of the young girls in their community. Around 40 residents all divided into groups of about five…