A Taipei-area woman thought she saw a ghost in her storage room. The “ghost” turned out to be a lingerie enthusiast trying on her bra and panties. When the woman found out that the intruder was a pantie thief rather than a malevolent spirit, she was furious. “I just bought those,” she said, “now I don’t want to wear them.” In his haste to flee the scene, the lingerie enthusiast left behind all his clothes and a bag with his ID inside.
Did you know that the seventh month of the lunar calendar is traditionally the Ghost Month here in Taiwan? For one month out of the year, the gates of the underworld are open ghosts are free to roam among the living. Although not all ghosts are bad, it’s just as well to appease them to be on the safe side. Every year before the doors to the underworld close again, we throw the ghosts a huge party to send them off.
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