Culture | Ghost stories infuse Indonesia's politics of fear

Ghost stories infuse Indonesia’s politics of fear

There is a ghost, ghoul or kindred spirit for nearly every occasion, a belief system that endures from the island nation's pre-Islamic era

Medan, Sumatra, March 18, 2018 4:30 PM (UTC+8)
A stone carving of an other-worldly spirit among the Batak tribe in Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo: iStock/Getty Images
A stone carving of an other-worldly spirit among the Batak tribe in Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo: iStock/Getty Images
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