PHITSANULOK – A villager from Moo 1, Bankrang District, Phisanulok province, notified a journalist about a mysterious light that appeared inside an ancient Buddhist monastery at
News of the light caused a ripple of excitement for people living in the area, and a large group of villagers were seen gathered around a television, watching footage captured by the monastery’s surveillance cameras. (Photo above)
The abbot at the monastery, Athikankarun Paripunno, revealed that
The temples donation box had previously been stolen from on a number of occasions and the thieves were never caught. As a solution, the temple and its committee gathered a sum of money to purchase surveillance equipment.
On the twenty fourth of July, the camera instead captured a round shaped light, shifting and hovering around the monastery for six hours until it finally disappeared from sight.
Mrs. Noi Nainet, a 68 yr old villager in the area said she paid a visit to the temple after hearing news of the light, and that it was the weirdest thing she had ever witnessed. Most of the villagers, including herself, believe the light to be a source of power from Luangpo Suk, a sacred Buddha statue over a hundred years old, positioned in the monastery.
According to the villagers, the sacred statue must have been trying to let the people in the village know of its power. After the incident, many villagers have set off to the temple daily in order to rid their sins. They have even gathered together a dance crew, who practice ancient dance choreography, to perform sets in the monastery as a response to the Luangpo Suk statue.
Courtesy of Matichon
Note: 'Moo' is Thai for Unit or Zone Number
Writer: Adrian Tse & Chet Chetchotisak