X-Files : The Legless Girl In Red At The Night market
My son's friend, JH visited a Thai-Cambodian border town with his family a couple of months ago. They went shopping at one of the popular night markets. As the norm in most night markets, the place was overcrowded with people from all walks of life, from traders doing brisk business to browsing customers choosing and haggling for lower prices for their wares.
JH and his family joined the throng of people and soon JH was jostled about in the crowd. He wandered off alone and he soon found himself in the quieter part of the night market where the crowd had thinned. There was this stall selling clothes. Like all the other stalls, it was brightly lit but there was no one manning the stall.
Then JH noticed a young girl wearing a red dress engrossed in touching and choosing the clothes on display. The scene looked normal until JH noticed that the girl in red did not have legs below her skirt. JH stood there transfixed with shock and he couldn't move or open his mouth to speak. Just then, he heard his mother calling him and felt her touched his arm. He responded to his mum and when he looked back to where the girl in red was, the night stall was still there, but the girl in red was gone.
JH is no wimp. He is a tough little man. Yet, when he came back home to Kuala Lumpur, he came down with fever and was sick for a few days.