Scary For Kids


The Kuntilanak is a female ghost from Indonesian folklore. She is usually described as a woman with pale skin and long black hair covering her face, dressed in a long white gown. They say that instead of eyes, she had vacant black holes in her face. The Kuntilanak also has a hole in the back of her neck.


The Kuntilanak is the ghost of a pregnant woman who died before her child was born. According to the legend, she stalks women, especially pregnant women, and tries to steal their babies. She makes sounds like a baby crying. If the crying is near, it means she is far away. If the crying is far away, it means she is near. SHe usually lurks in tall trees, old buildings and by the edge of a river or lake. Some Indonesian people believe that the sight of a Kuntilanak can drive you insane.

In the ghost photo above, a group of Indonesian teenagers were having a party in their backyard. Supposedly, they took a photo and were horrified to discover the ghostly figure of a Kuntilanak lurking in the background.

According to one story, a young Indonesian woman was returning to her college campus late at night. It was dark and there were only a few cars on the street. She decided to get a taxi and flagged down a mini-bus. On a darkened street, the mini-bus suddenly stopped. The girl looked out the window, thinking that another passenger must be getting on. She looked in the front seat and saw that the driver was gone. He had run away. Outside the door of the mini-bus, stood a woman in a white dress with an extremely pale face and long black hair. The woman was staring directly at her. She was trapped inside the mini-bus and could not escape. The next morning, people found her still inside the mini-bus, cowering on the floor with a terrified look on her face. She was sent to psychiatric ward and never recovered from the experience.

They say that the Kuntilanak is afraid of sharp objects and will not attack a woman if she is carrying either a nail, a knife or a scissors in her handbag. She can be killed by driving a nail into the hole in the back of her neck.

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  • Why fo most of the malaysian and indonesion ghosts wtitten here have a hole behind their back?

    Are the some kinds of robots with those holes charging points?

  • I have plenty of sewing needles, pins, tacks, and a pair a scissors…. I think I’m good

  • When I was on vacation in Indonesia, I have seen this ghost.
    I saw it in my cousins house at 22:00 I think.
    I was just drawing and wanted to throw some dirt from my eraser away when I saw her in the guestroom.
    She had indeed her hair in front of her face, but I did not heard a baby cry.

    The day after I drew her and my aunt recognized her and told me she sees her often at my cousins house.
    That was also the reason why my little cousin was always crying at their house.

    Also, I was always outside at night, sitting in front of the house at a manga tree. Nobody ever wanted to go with me, but they never told me why. :(

  • <.< I always have A needle hidden in a beaded necklace. I wear it a lot of the time. I'm safe. Plus I keep Daggers on a belt at times. c: I'm one hell of a weapon holder. ~Nikki

  • Kuntilanak doesn’t always appear as pregnant woman. Sometimes it appears as beautiful woman so people won’t realize if she’s a ghost. Btw i’m from Indonesia

  • I’m scared of dolls but for sum reson I have like 3. IS THERE SOMETHING WITH ME???? Oh I had a dream that my dolls ate my family and me!! Wait my dolls where in my room. Why r they in the living room?? (2 minites later….) AHHHHH HELP MEEEEEE I’M GETTING EATEN BY MYY DOLLLLLLLLSS!! HELPPPPPP MEEEE!!!!!!1

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