TRAVEL DIARY: A Korean ghost story

Seoul.

So here is a little ghost story my Korean language  teacher told me once. It is from the Joseon Dynasty.

Once there was a great famine sweeping the country, poverty rife amongst the peasant classes.

One family struggled so much to feed their starving children that the husband wife visited a fresh grave in the mountains. There they unearthed the recently dead corpse of man. They removed his leg and carried it home to feed the corpse-flesh to their dying children, except….

…the ghost followed them home, calling for his leg.

Creepy right?

Yup. Creepy.

I must admit, I totally used this story in one of historical fiction books, Promise Season! Haha! 🙂

Lee Evie is an author of historical fiction set in old Korea, during the Joseon dynasty.

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