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« on: May 14, 2011, 08:53:24 AM »
Ting Mong – Cambodia’s Creepy Scarecrows


If you ask me, common scarecrows are creepy enough, but the Cambodian Ting Mong carry real firearms and instead of birds they scare off evil spirits.

Scarecrows usually belong in  the fields, protecting villagers’ crops, but in some Cambodian villages you’ll see them in front of houses, by the gate, or on garden paths, and you can bet they’re not there to scare some man-eating birds. Ting Mong are a part of old Khmer culture, and even though Budhism came to Cambodia thousands of years ago, there are still some rural areas where people believe in spirits and their power over the living. These creepy “scarecrows” are actually guardians who ward off evil spirits and protect against disease and death.

Many Khmers believe a powerful force is embodied in the Ting Mong, which will keep spirits from coming inside, and to make them even more effective, they equip the life-size dolls with real or sculpted weapons. Some carry machetes and swords, while other carry modern weaponry like revolvers, AK47s and even sculpted bazookas. Even a bad-ass spirit wouldn’t dare approach a Ting Mong carrying this kind of firepower.


By Spooky on May 10th, 2011 http://www.odditycentral.com/

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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2011, 08:57:28 AM »

"Go ahead, make my day, punk evil spirit!"


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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2011, 09:02:26 AM »

"There can be only one, Kurgan evil spirit!"


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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2011, 09:15:52 AM »

"We both have guns. We aim, we fire, you die, old evil spirit..."


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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2011, 09:18:06 AM »

Cry "Hamok!" and let slip the scarecrows of war...


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