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Cops Bust 'Ghost' in Indonesia

Cops Bust 'Ghost' in Indonesia

A police raid on a karaoke club in Indonesia produced a rather peculiar photograph that left some people wondering if it featured the face of a ghost!

The strange image, taken on Friday evening in the city of Probolinggo, shows authorities interviewing patrons of the club.

A woman seen sitting on a couch in the background of the photo appears to sport an almost demonic-looking face and eerie glowing eyes.

As one can imagine, the woman's ghostly appearance sparked the imagination of Indonesians seeing news of the police raid and the odd image spread like wildfire on social media in the country over the weekend.

The furor over the photo was so profound, in fact, that it wound up receiving national news attention in Indonesia and even prompted one media outlet to enlist a self-described psychic for insight into the image.

And Ahmad Hashim did not disappoint as he mused that the mysterious 'being' in the image was, indeed, an infamous jinn who had taken on the form of a vampiric female spirit from Indonesian lore known as a 'kuntilanak.'

Unfortunately for the psychic, it would seem that he spoke too soon, since police subsequently revealed that the woman's face had only looked distorted because she was wearing a black veil.

Authorities even went to far as to share additional images which proved beyond a shadow a doubt that there was nothing paranormal at work in the much-discussed photo.

The Probolinggo police department went on to ask residents to stop spreading the photo and fomenting false fears of ghosts.

While they did not name Hashim in particular, we're guessing that they weren't too thrilled about his 'psychic analysis,' although it's likely that, in retrospect, he wasn't either.

Source: Coconuts Jakarta

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