Ahsan Ismail, 37, an e-hailing driver in Kuching—the capital and most populous city in the state of Sarawak in Malaysia—said recently in a Facebook post that on May 2nd he had given a ride to a ghost.
The post has since been removed from Facebook.
According to Harian Metro, Ahsan said that he had received an order at around midnight to pick up a passenger near the Samarahan Heart Centre and take them to the Pending Islamic Cemetery.
Although initially skeptical of the drop-off location, Ahsan said he assumed that the passenger had merely selected a nearby landmark.
“As soon as I arrived at the [pickup location], I saw a woman in a dark-colored baju kurung [traditional dress] and tudung [headscarf]. The area was dark so I don’t see her face. After all, she’s a woman, so I don’t want to see very much for fear that she is uncomfortable,” he said. “But I could hear her delicate voice when she asked me to lower the back window.”
Ahsan did not chat with the woman and only focused on driving to the intended destination.
During the drive, he did not suspect anything unusual about his passenger.
“What I remember is that [her] scent was very fragrant, but I still didn’t think she was a ghost or anything, because it’s normal to smell a passenger’s fragrance,” he said.
It was when they arrived at the cemetery that Ahsan noticed something strange was going on.
“As soon as I arrived at the location, I told the woman that we had arrived but she didn’t respond. I called again but she was silent,” he said. “I thought she was asleep but was surprised to find that the passenger was gone when I looked back.”
All that remained of the woman were several banknotes on the seat.