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Spirit of the pregnant woman at No. 24 Ly Tha To of Saigon

A paranormal urban legend from Vietnam

By Girl has a NamePublished 28 days ago 3 min read
Actual photo of 24 Lý Thái Tổ Street in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

In the heart of Saigon, a chilling tale has woven itself into the fabric of the city's folklore. The haunted house at 24 Lý Thái Tổ Street has become a symbol of fear and intrigue, its story echoing through the bustling streets and whispered in hushed tones by those who dare to speak of it.

The tale begins in the early 2000s, when a devastating fire engulfed the building. The flames, as if fueled by some unseen force, claimed the lives of seven innocent souls, including two children - one a mere three years old, the other still cradled in their mother's womb. The fire was believed to have been ignited by a mentally ill man who resided in the building. However, in a twist that only deepened the mystery, he vanished without a trace in the aftermath of the tragedy.

Since that fateful day, the house has been shrouded in an aura of unease. Late at night, when the city is cloaked in darkness, eerie noises echo from within its walls. The chilling cries of a child, the desperate pleas of a woman, and the maniacal laughter of a man blend into a symphony of terror that sends shivers down the spines of those who hear it.

Eyewitnesses swear they've seen the spectral figure of a pregnant woman on one of the upper floors. She is often seen rocking an infant to sleep on a balcony railing, her mournful eyes reflecting the moonlight. Her ethereal presence is a chilling reminder of the lives lost in the fire.

Despite the house's sinister reputation, various businesses have attempted to breathe new life into it over the years. Plans to transform it into an office space or a bank branch were put into motion, only to be thwarted by unexplained disturbances and supernatural events. Tools would mysteriously move on their own, lights would flicker without reason, and chilling drafts would sweep through sealed rooms.

Currently, an international partner is striving to restore the haunted house, planning to open it as a language center. However, they too have been touched by the house's eerie influence. Workers report hearing unexplained noises and feeling an unsettling presence while working late into the night. Some even claim to have seen a shadowy figure darting through the halls or disappearing into thin air.

Despite these supernatural disturbances, the partner remains resolute. They believe that by providing educational opportunities, they can help dispel the negative energy that clings to this infamous location. Yet, their efforts are met with resistance. Many locals view 24 Lý Thái Tổ Street as cursed ground, its tragic past casting a long shadow over their community. Some go so far as to protest outside the construction site or vandalize equipment during off-hours.

As you can see from the above photo, which is the exact location of the story, the house is still standing there without any sign of life, frozen in time, the tiles peeled off and the paint faded away; it seems that some shadows could appear in the windows anytime.

If you ever find yourself in Vietnam, would you dare to visit 24 Lý Thái Tổ Street? Would you brave its haunted halls, listen for the echoes of its tragic past, and perhaps come face-to-face with the spectral inhabitants who call it home? Or would you, like many others, choose to give it a wide berth, leaving its chilling tale to be nothing more than a ghost story whispered in the dead of night?


The Vietnamese version is taken from Words Vietnam; Provided with consent from the original post author in HiNews


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