It’s happened again. A primary school in the town of Pabna in Bangladesh has fallen victim to what many there believe is, in fact, a haunted toilet.
The incident began last Wednesday after a student of the Bordanagar Government Primary School used one of the school’s toilets, became ill, and later died. Since then, around 10 other students who found themselves near the toilet also reported becoming sick, leading to the school being closed completely.
As is typical in these situations, several locals tried to help rid the facility of any potential ghosts, going so far as to invoke some kind of ritual sacrifice. That said, this particular school has long been thought to have housed spirits, including one that possessed a nearby palm tree.
As The Daily Star reported, Ataur Rahman Tota, the chairman of the Saikola union parishad, had this to say on the matter: “After the schoolgirl died, locals believe that it was the same ghost now taking shelter in the toilet. That is why we have taken a step to remove the ghost from the school.”
As bizarre as this tale is, back in 2013 I shared a similar story involving another toilet spirit in Bangladesh, this one haunting the restroom of a garment factory. But whatever the true cause – ghost or not – here’s to hoping they find out what’s been making those students ill.