Have you ever seen a ghost? I vividly remember the first time I saw one when I was just six years old. It was after a game of football with my neighborhood friends, and I was walking home on a street lined with tall coconut trees. Suddenly, I saw round, shadowy figures floating alongside the trees. They moved and swayed, hovering in the air.
I was terrified and ran home as fast as I could. That experience stayed with me, and I’ve always been fascinated by ghost stories. In Asian cultures, ghosts play a significant role in folklore and are believed to be present in daily life. If you’re curious about the supernatural and want to know more about how to see ghosts of Asian people, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 ways to see ghosts of Asian people that will give you chills and make you question what’s beyond our world.
The ways to see ghosts
1. Light a candle at 12 o’clock at night
To perform this ritual, prepare candles at midnight – men should prepare seven, while women should prepare nine. Light a number of candles that corresponds to your gender, then turn off the lights and sit in front of a mirror. Comb your hair and call out to the ghost of the deceased that you wish to meet. The time that the ghost appears depends on your psychological state; even strong individuals may not be able to make contact.
2. Go to the cemetery
If you want to see ghosts, the easiest way is to visit their typical locations – such as cemeteries. You can visit a cemetery late at night, starting from 10 pm onwards. Walk around until you feel someone is following you, then stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and look down towards your groin.
3. Using an umbrella
At about 12 o’clock at night, you open the umbrella to go indoors and turn off the lights, or go to the garden in a deserted place, after a while you will hear a voice whispering in your ear: “Are you crazy!”.
4. Using mirrors
On full moon days around 12 o’clock at night, you hold a mirror and hold it towards the moon. You will then see an area of white light appear in the mirror.
5. Willow leaves and blood of black dog
Another way to see ghosts that people say is to take 2 branches of willow leaves and dip them in the blood of a black dog, then hold those 2 willow leaves in front of your eyes (remember to close your eyes) and wait for about 2-3 minutes, then you will see that the world darkened.
6. Go to the bathroom
Go to the bathroom, turn off the light, then turn it on again, then flush 3 times and then turn on / off the light one more time. Look directly in the mirror and call name the ghost you want to meet.
7. Using white powder
If you suspect that there may be a ghost in a certain area, you can try spreading tapioca or white chalk all over the place at night, and then hide somewhere else to see if any ghostly footprints appear.
In addition, if a loved one in your family has recently passed away and you want to check for the presence of ghosts, you can spread white powder around the bed and room of the deceased person. Check for footprints the next morning to see if any ghosts were present.
8. Brush your hair in front of the mirror
At exactly 12 o’clock at night, hold a comb in front of the mirror, brush your hair, brush and laugh for about 15 minutes, then call the name of the ghost you want to meet 3 times, that ghost will appear and smile with you in the mirror.
9. Sleeping in an abandoned house
If you want to see ghosts, the best way is to go to an abandoned house rumored to be haunted and spend the night there. Before going to sleep, you should go around to see if there are any “bad guys” to avoid loss of property, then you pray to see ghosts.
10. Using rooster blood
Draw rooster blood on the hand bagua mirror on a full moon night, then point the mirror towards the moon and call out the name of the ghost you want to meet.
Above are 10 ways to meet ghosts that Asian folk recount. If you want to see the spirits of the dead, try one of these 10 ways!