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A small village called Ban Nong Khai Hia in Nakhon Ratchasima's Sida district is shrouded with fear.
Five cows have died this month and others have fallen ill. Some villagers -- according to news reports in local media including Matichon -- point the finger at pi porb, a ghost in Thai folklore, for coming to take those cows' lives away. According to this old belief, the ghost loves to devour animal carcasses.
I almost wish those poor cows died at the hands of this blood-thirsty spirit. Yet, the reality at Ban Nong Khai Hia (which means village of monitor lizard eggs) might actually be more frightening than the ghost.
Assistant News Editor
Bangkok Post's Assistant News Editor