Pontianak in video causes a stir
Tue, Apr 15, 2008
MALACCA, MALAYSIA: SIGHTINGS of a pontianak (woman vampire) captured on video have caused a stir among locals in Malacca, reported Harian Metro.
For the past fortnight, droves of people have gathered at a bridge near Jalan Pulau Gadong, Malacca, where the 50-second video-clip was purportedly filmed.
Many stayed up to the wee hours of the morning hoping to catch a glimpse of the spectre.
The video clip, circulated via mobile phone, shows a woman with long black hair and clad in a white cloth floating in midair while whimpering.
A receiver of the video clip told the Malay daily that he had heard many stories about the pontianak.
"Some say she would appear like a damsel in distress but when approached, she would turn into a pontianak.
"I've also heard that the police were called in by several men who stumbled upon the apparition, who was asking if they had seen her missing child.
"As soon as the police arrived, she would turn into her true self and disappear," he said.