Netizen Freaks Out After Seeing A Korean Ghost On Their Way To Work

They almost peed their pants.

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A netizen was recently on their way to work in Korea when they glanced at a small alley between two buildings—what they saw was terrifying.

This photo is for illustrative purposes only. | Unsplash

On November 8, a post titled “Today’s Commute Horror Photo” rapidly spread on online communities. The author attached a photo they took of a woman in white clothing sitting ominously on the stairs in the crevice between two buildings.

The woman had her face covered with long black hair, undoubtedly resembling a “cheonyeo gwishin,” a famous Korean ghost. Directly translated, cheonyeo gwishin means “virgin ghost,” which means that the woman became a ghost before she got married.

A netizen posted their terrifying sighting of a ghost on their way to work. | theqoo

The netizen who took and posted the photo was terrified to see this ghost and exclaimed, “I really peed 320 liters upon seeing this.”

However, it turned out that the “ghost” in the photo was not actually a ghost—it was a wall decal sticker. A well-known online shopping mall called Coupang sold this cheonyeo gwishin wall sticker for around ₩10,000 KRW (about $7.66 USD). It appeared that someone stuck this sticker on the wall.

The “cheonyeo gwishin” wall sticker is sold on Coupang. | Coupang

The sticker is usually used as a Halloween party decoration, and the ghost figure has hair attached to it to make it even more frightening.


As for why there is a ghost wall sticker outside the building, netizens speculated that someone hung it there to prevent public urination.

Source: Wikitree
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