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BANGKOK 16 July 2019 12:57
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Have I just seen a ghost in a Buddha Cave in Wat Tham Sumano - near Phattalung , Southern Thailand

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Is this an actual Real GHOST sighting in a Buddha Cave near Phattalung City - Southern Thailand ?

The Buddhist temple of Wat Tham Sumano is located about 21 km from Phatthalung city on the Phatthalung-Trang road (Phetchakasem Highway No. 4). This remarkable, tranquil and beautiful cave is situated about half a kilometre from the main Trang to Phattalung road.

The large and beautiful Buddha cave features stalagmites and stalactites, as well as a huge hall thronging with bats and wildlife that is a natural and stunning work of art. The Buddha cave has two levels; the first is on level ground whereas the second is quite deep underground. The cave houses many Buddha images in many different postures. Apart from its natural tranquility, the Buddha cave is noteworthy as a famous place for meditation practice. The temple is well known for eschewing commercial activities and is currently home to three monks and is a place of pure Dhamma (teachings of the Buddha).

Whilst walking alone through the cave from the homestay resort which adjoins the other side of the mountain from the main temple entrance I was struck by the tranquil serenity and serene peace that the cave brings and I wished to continue videoing the place for a short video I was intending to make on the temple,cave and grounds.

On closely examining the footage on return I spotted a strange artefact on the video at about the 1 minute mark for a few seconds which appears to be a shadowy figure walking across the cave briefly.

Is this really the image of a ghost caught on camera - who knows - but what I can say for certain is I didn't hear a single soul in the cave and since it has a sandy gravelly natural cave floor as you can hear from the soundtrack - if there had been anybody else in the cave running away from me with the camera I would have caught that on the camera soundtrack to be sure - which I did not.

I would warmly welcome any comments that might help shed light on what I have experienced.

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Interesting - was there any small hole or cave on the right hand side? I didn't hear any foot steps from that area or that figure. Pity you didn't film the right hand side where that ghostly figure disappeared into. maybe another poster will know the history of the caves and any other reported sightings.

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It's quite a big cave and I entered by the main entrance in the temple and spoke with one of the monk's who was with his 99 year old father in the cave ! They hold meditation classes deep in the cave and in the dark - this time I entered the cave system from the rear via a homestay resort. You can quite clearly hear the sound of foot on the gravelly floor and I was completely unaware of any other sounds in the cave other than my own. My best theory so far barring ghosts is that there was a shy meditator quitely getting out of the way as I approached. But then again who knows - when I return maybe all will be made clear.

Amazing Thailand ......fer sure.

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Don't ever attempt to be a ninja.

Strange shadow looked solid, a rock perhaps? on returning go to spot and try to recreate

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The monk spoke pretty good English and the Wat doesn't tolerate clairvoyants, and selling stuff and the like so it is not much visited compared to other temples in the area. I remarked I would like this temple to get more visitors (but there are a huge amount of interesting temples in Thailand) and few farangs venture this far south or off the beaten track. Before I entered the caves we were drinking fresh coconut milk freshly cut from the tree by my friend's uncle and I was itching to have a look at the back steps to the caves. My friend told me to be careful and I joked it would be good to have some miracle or 'Buddha magic' to put this place on the map. And then I got this - beware of what you wish for in Amazing Thailand ..... end of the troubles would be nice though !

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What gets me and you can clearly hear my footsteps is that I heard no one else and was not aware of anyone else in there. That said the lights were on - my wife says it could be some shadowy local undesirables taking kratom or drugs but I somehow doubt it.

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Interesting video and interesting subject. Some other comments here say that the object looked solid. I don't know anything about apparitions but aren't they supposed to be transparent? The shadowy figure blocked out the steps behind it as it passed in front of the camera although did not disturb the gravel beneath. A mystery but I must say that the cave looks an attractive place to visit and perhaps meditate. Thank you for the video.

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Thanks for the kind words plastik - I have a load more footage that I intend to put together about the temple as a whole - minus the ghosts or whatever will post here when I've finished it.

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I think that is just a rock formation coming up from the floor. It doesn't appear to move to me. I looks like you actually go around the object as you can briefly see something at the 1:08 mark in the lower right hand corner of the screen. As I haven't myself been to the cave, I don't know.

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Surely the camera would have picked up sound from another person moving. The figure looks fully cloaked head to toe and almost seems to glide past. Did you look right when you walked past to see if anyone was walking off?

I don't know, but one thing I do know is that this would get you on that late night Thai TV ghost stories show everyone watches. Seriously, send it in, they will lap this up.

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