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My Mom's Haunted Childhood


My mom's story took place in Laos, A country between Thailand and Vietnam in Southeast Asia. She and my aunt have always been telling how haunted their family and how scary it was. I felt bad my mom and her family went through this and her relative disown them.

Back when my mom was younger, her dad and one of her grandmothers practiced shamanism and witchcraft. Especially my mom's grandmother, not her real grandmother, practiced a lot of black witch craft and all of these spirits that she had to raise them. My mom's grandmother used her witch craft to attack people, make people fall in love, steal other people's husbands, and etc. My mom told me a scenario when her grandma was using the bathroom. I know this sounds like in the 1700s but it was in the 1960s since Laos's economy was not advanced like America.

My mom's grandma went to use the bathroom in the woods. She used a stick to clean herself and she thought she threw it away really well. On her way from home, she met the same stick that she was cleaning herself with. My mom's grandma was upset and spoke to the stick; I can't remember how my mom imitated her words. It was something like why are you here, leave me alone.

My mom said, "It seems grandma's magic is not working because there are times her spirits freaked or harassed her on purpose." My mom also said that this type of magic or witchcraft will attack you if you don't take very good care of the spirits you are raising. My mom said that her grandma was getting crazier as she got older and died. This is the part where it gets really scary. My mom said since her grandma passed away things got really weird. There are times my grandfather's chickens and pigs would die the next day. At night time they would hear their chickens making noises. My grandfather knew it's not a fox or any wild animals.

My mom said the very next morning you would see small foot prints like a human infant feet all over the chicken coop and pig pen. There would be dead chickens. The thing didn't eat the chickens thoroughly but just chewed on the neck here and there. My mom had a feeling it was her dead grandma because her dead grandma was doing witchcraft. Also because when my mom's grandma was still alive she barely had any teeth so she couldn't rip things off.

My mom was thankful that my grandfather didn't practice witchcraft because my grandmother didn't allow it since it was too harsh. Shamanism was good enough. One night my grandfather was really upset because he was so tired of the chickens and farm animals crying and getting killed at night. He took out his shot gun and went outside. He kept on shooting at the air around the house, hopefully to stop something. My mom and her family lived in a secluded area not near the villagers. After the shooting, everything was calm until something happened to my mom's family...

To be continued...

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Kxiong123 (7 posts)
11 years ago (2013-08-22)
She didn't get haunt by her poo stick. A ghost didn't like what she did and tried to scare her. And also witchcraft is real. There aren't many around because the elders won't teach us new generations.
MoonMana (3 posts)
12 years ago (2012-05-29)
I don't understand why people call a story fake. Witchcraft is real... Some of us even try to avoid talking about it because we know that people won't believe us. One of my uncles used to sleep upstairs in an apartment above this Hmong lady. He knew she does black magic because his mom knows her. His mom and she would talk about spells or rituals to make guys fall in love etc. Well the theory is, you can send your "minions" to do your evil deeds, such as attack the person. For a price, of course. Now, if you attack them, and they also know black magic, you're pretty much screwed. They have their sources and they can find you with ease. Well, this one night, around 3am, my uncle heard some Hmong men coming to her door. They were talking, he couldn't really word what they said. After about 10 minutes they left. Then few minutes later, he kept hearing the Hmong lady shout from below "Ouch! It hurts too much! It hurts too much!". If you've seen "Art of The Devil", it's pretty similar. But I can understand why people don't believe in witchcraft. It's because they are definitely not something you can find with your internet browser. Witchcraft is not about voodoo dolls or broomsticks like you see in most movies. They are different... I'm just calling it 'witchcraft' because there are no other English word to call it by... My objective with this post is just to clear things up a little with all this witchcraft and black magic stuff. ❤

But I believe your story. My grandma is a victim of witchcraft as well.
Kltpl (4 posts)
13 years ago (2011-06-21)
Fake and the thing your searching for is that the small foot print and the bite mark on the neck is called jenglot search iti saw it all the time is small long claw big sharp theta small black long hair I saw the thing the other day when is was fishing with my friend my friend told me to look there's a jenglot but is dint believe it I thought is a plant but when I took a closer look it true is a jenglot died floating
cosmogal926 (9 stories) (1223 posts)
14 years ago (2010-10-14)
This is one weird story. First I just want to respond to the bathroom stick thingy and say... Ummm OUCH! How the heck would you...? 😕 Nevermind, I don't want to know. LOL! Ok so on to the little neck biting chicken killer. Do you think this could have been a manifestation of your mom's grandmother's spirit? Did she have a grudge against your mom's grandfather that would make her come back to harm his animals? The way you described it as being small but having human feet is very creepy. I never heard of anything like that before. I am eagerly waiting for part 2 😊
aherr (4 stories) (46 posts)
14 years ago (2010-10-14)

I don't know. I asked my mom was it a wild or weird animal that they don't know could attack the chickens? That's what I thought last year I was watching a show about the "chupacabras." I don't know if Laos have those kind of animals over there. The ghostly infant or toddler spirit will form to any shape or get into an animal body, especially the tiger, if they want to expose themselves during the daylight. At night time you cannot see them but know that they are bothering your farm animals.

My mom told me it is a little ghostly spirit that is a size of a infant of toddler will interrupt a person, or family. I asked how she knew, she said that the foot print is shape exactly like a human foot/feet. She also saw a clear image when one family took a picture of their dead ones during the funeral ceremony. She said from the picture, you could see a ghostly kid figure sitting on top of the dead person.

aherr (4 stories) (46 posts)
14 years ago (2010-10-14)
I know it sounds funny that she was haunted by her poo stick. At first I heard the story, I thought it was a joke. My mom said it was real. They felt so uncomfortable that they couldn't speak about the dead and etc.
Kapsoit (5 posts)
14 years ago (2010-10-14)
Your grandmother was haunted by her poo stick? This website just keeps getting weirder and weirder!
chingvang559 (42 posts)
14 years ago (2010-10-13)
Nice to see more Hmong stories on this site. Join us at because they have a 130 page ghost thread
CapricornMoonLady (4 posts)
14 years ago (2010-10-13)
This has me interested. Can't wait to read Part 2...
Silene02 (guest)
14 years ago (2010-10-13)
This story about the chikens it looks like the stories about "chupacabras" the only difference is that animals killed by chupacabras don't make noices

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