Well-known Phuket medium found hanged

Well-known Phuket medium found hanged

The house where a well-known medium for the highly revered spirit of
The house where a well-known medium for the highly revered spirit of "Toh Phra Thaew" is found hanged in Thalang district, Phuket province. (Photo supplied by Achadtaya Chuennirun)

PHUKET: An elderly woman, a well-known medium for the highly revered spirit of "Toh Phra Thaew", was found hanged in her house in Thalang district of this island resort province on Sunday morning. She was believed to have committed suicide.

After being reported, Pol Col Amnat Kalong, the Thalang police chief, led a team of police to house No.35/2 in tambon Sri Sunthorn for examination.

The body of Wanna Sae Iew, 70, dressed in white, was found hanged with a white nylon rope from a beam of the house. The feet were 85cm from the floor. A wooden chair was found nearby.

There were no traces of physical attacks on the body. She was believed to have died about 12 hours previously.

Narumol Wuthichan, 65, a younger sister of Wanna, said her sister had acted as a medium for the spirit of "Toh Phra Thaew" for over 20 years. She had gained recognition from a large number of loyal followers who believed she was able to communicate with the spirit to get advice.

Those followers had sought advice for various problems including a cure for people believed to have become sick under a magic spell.

Wanna was also a reputed fortune teller and counsellor for people seeking to know the auspicious time for setting up a shrine or holding a house-warming ceremony.

On Dec 20, Wanna told her disciples that she would meditate in the house for about two months and told them not to disturb her. She also told them that, if she died, she wanted her body to be cremated at Wat Pa Khlok temple in Thalang district.

About 10 disciples came to the house at about 7am on Sunday and found her body.


Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (19)

Korea held responsible for 1968 massacre in Vietnam

A court in Seoul on Tuesday delivered a landmark ruling holding the South Korean government accountable for a massacre committed by its soldiers in the Vietnam War, ordering it to pay compensation.

7 Feb 2023

PTTEP expects sales record in 2023

PTT Exploration and Production Plc (PTTEP) expects its sales of oil and gas this year will reach a new high of 470,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), driven by gas supply from the Erawan field in the Gulf of Thailand.

7 Feb 2023

Parents warned: Pot snacks and kids don't mix

A doctor is warning parents to be cautious with cannabis-infused products, after an eight-year-old girl was admitted to hospital after developing a serious adverse reaction to gummy candies containing an extract of the plant.

7 Feb 2023