This is a translated article from Koosang Koosom Magazine, written by Som of Chiang Mai in Thai Language, translated by Nye.
In the Buddhist era year 2525 (1982) I went to my sister’s wedding in Nan, which is a province in Northern Thailand. The wedding was held at the groom’s house. It was an old traditional Thai-style house that is absolutely beautiful.
We toured the house when we first got there, and the room used for the bride and groom’s bedroom had a beautiful antique bed. I fell in love with it right away. The headboard was decorated with a pair of peacocks design. It has compartments to store personal items and a decorated mirror around the edge. It was absolutely gorgeous. After the wedding, the out of town guests stayed in the guestrooms provided by the groom‘s family.
The next morning during breakfast, I noticed that my sister looked like she didn’t get any sleep. She had dark circles around her eyes. I teased them that it is typical for a newly wed to not get any sleep. She denied and said, “it’s not what you think.” She continued, “While I was sleeping on the bed, I heard an old lady crying all night and I didn’t get any sleep.” My brother in-law said that he heard the same thing but thought he must have heard things.
One week after the wedding, the newly wed couple returned home to Chiang Mai. They hired a mover to move the furniture from the old house and included in that was the antique bed. My sister refused to have the bed move into their bedroom. She said either give it to someone or sell it. Her husband said that he can’t sell it since it was an inheritance. It’s an antique bed that was almost 100 year old, his great grandfather gave it to his grandfather, who then gave it to him even before he passed away. His grandfather said not to sell it or throwaway.
I heard the conversation between my sister and brother in-law and asked if they would give it to me. My sister didn’t want me to take it home either, but at the end my brother in-law gave the antique bed to me. I hired the same mover to take it to my house and asked them to set it up in my bedroom. I had a new bed (but actually an old antique bed) that night.
After I rearranged the room and didn’t even shower, I was so tired and fell asleep. I didn’t think I had slept that long and suddenly woke up hearing a lady crying. It was an old lady and when I tried to listen the crying stopped. I was so sleepy and didn’t pay much attention after that and drifted back to sleep.
But before I was asleep, I woke up by a voice that was screaming and she said, “Why are you sleeping on my bed? Are you having an affair with my husband?” And this time the voice came with an image. It was an old lady, she seemed like nice person and pleasant looking, then all of a sudden changed to a ghostly looking and she was standing at the foot of the bed. It was scary and not only the sound and image, but also the foul odor that filled up the room. I was freaked out and didn’t dare go back to sleep on the bed again.
The next morning I went to my sister’s house, and told her of what I saw last night. She said she saw the same thing. I then told my brother in-law of what had happened. He called his mom to find out the history behind the bed, and said that his great grandmother died on the bed. She was upset after she found out that her husband had an affair with the nanny. She cried until she had a heart attack, and passed away on this antique bed.
We were wondering that this happened over 60 years ago and why didn’t she reborn. Why is she still haunting the bed or is it something that’s still connecting her to it. My sister and I decided to clean the bed. We found a secrete compartment in the headboard. In it had an old box, and inside was an antique gold ring. My sister took it to her mother in-law and she said that it belonged to great grandmother. She wore it all the time, but after she passed away the ring was missing. Great grandfather looked everywhere for it but couldn’t find. It’s very strange that it had been in the headboard all these years.
After I returned the ring I have not heard anything since.