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UWMC group watches as Hmong ghost stories evolve (with video)

8:57 PM, May 4, 2013
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Shadowy, ghostly figures that sit on you in the night. Shape-shifters that make screeching noises and could eat you alive. Misshapen little girls and older ladies who follow you through the woods.

These are just some of the otherworldly characters that inhabit Hmong ghost stories, tales of the paranormal that have become online staples for many Hmong-Americans and others.

Some of the stories have been told around cooking fires by the Hmong for generations. They reflect living in the jungles and mountains of Asia, with shades of shamanism and ancestor worship thrown in. Some have a ...

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