This is a translated article from Koosang Koosom Magazine, written by J.K/Chiang Mai in Thai Language, translated by Nye.
The story that I’m about to tell you was a true story that happened many years ago in the province I was born and raised. Back in the days before we had the modern conveniences such as running water, and only the rich had their own private well water. So the community well was where people meet morning and evening.
One morning a shocking news spread like wildfire when someone found Pi Noy (Pi for female means older sister) that lived at the end of the street was murdered by the community well. I heard from the elders that she was raped and strangled to death. Since it happened in a small town and the law was not that strict back then. The police came to investigate a couple of days after the incident, and since her family was poor, her mom had a small funeral for her and there were no autopsy done nor further investigation.
Of course her death was a big thing in our small province and no one dare use the community well again. We had to buy water from those that have private well for usage, and as for drinking water we had to wait and collect from the rain falls.
A month had passed and the police still have not made any arrest and we didn’t know who killed Pi Noy. There were rumors that Pi Noy’s spirit was still around, especially early morning when someone saw a lady walking around the community well and when they went to look there were no one there. She made her appearances often that no one dare go near the well again.
As time passed the story of Pi Noy died down. We had an annual festival in our community and many young people that went to work in the city came back home to visit. One morning someone found 2 brothers by the well. It was Pi Kham (Pi for male means older brother) and Pi Keo, and both were the son of Loung Dum that just returned from Bangkok. Both were found by the community well, Pi Kham was not breathing but Pi Keo was still breathing and by the look of it he must have passed out. After he gained his conscious, he talked nonsense, and was frightened. It took him several days before he was back to his normal self.
Pi Keo confessed that several months back her saw his brother, Pi Kham raped Pi Noy by the well. By the time he got there Pi Noy was not breathing. Pi Keo was scared and worried about his brother and it appeared as if he was on the lookout for his brother. When Pi Kham came to his senses, he was shocked that Pi Noy was dead. Both left for Bangkok that same day and since the two brothers were good people no one suspected that it was them. Until the news had died down and they returned home, and this happened.
Pi Keo said that that day Pi Kham went by the community well. He saw and followed. He called for Pi Kham but no replied. And when he got closer to the well, the image that he saw was exactly the same image as what Pi Kham did to Pi Noy but this time Pi Noy was on top of Pi Kham’s body. And when she turned his way her face was pale white, eyes bloodshot and lips dark green. Pi Keo was in shocked , scared and fainted. Not sure how long he had passed out, and woke up when he heard someone calling his name.
After we heard the story from Pi Keo, we all thought that Pi Noy must have wanted to revenge and waited for Pi Kham to come back. The strangest thing was that after Pi Kham died no one have heard nor seen a lady by the community well again. The well water was cleared and full again, but of course no one dare go use the water. Many years have passed and modern convenience made its way to our province, which includes running water. The story finally faded as time passed.