A Ghostly Love Story?
By James Donahue
During my search of the
web for ghost stories to offer during the pre-Halloween season, I came across a strange story from a Chinese news agency.
It seems that an unidentified
youth came to a medium in Tampin with a problem. He said he was unable to sleep because he was being harassed by a female
ghost, or spirit. The story did not explain what was happening to him, but some spirits definitely have ways to disturbing
a household if they choose.
The medium said the spirit
was that of a 19-year-old girl who had committed suicide five years earlier. He said she was haunting the youth because she
was searching for a husband.
While the story was vague,
this bit of knowledge leads to some interesting speculation. Why did she choose to haunt this particular young man? Was he
the woman’s former suitor? Did he jilt her at the alter? Indeed, there is certainly some interesting history connecting
the harassed young man and this particular spirit.
Then, of course, he might
simply have moved into a house haunted by this spirit and inherited her “problem.”
The medium offered a
solution. He said he thought the ghost would release him if he found her a husband.
The story said a search
was made for a male ghost that agreed to marry the girl in a special wedding ceremony.
The ceremony was held
in Tampin, Negri Sembilan, and as far as we know, the young man lived in peace after that. We must assume the ghostly bride
and groom “lived” happily ever after?
How strange it would
seem to have a wedding ceremony for invisible spirits. I have to wonder who conducted this ceremony, and who attended. I also
wonder how the living people involved could go through such a ceremony with a straight face.
But when spirits are
involved, if you believe in them, there probably wasn’t much of a problem.