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! 🙂

Thank you for reading, please feel free to leave a comment below!

Lee Evie

LEE EVIE is a podcaster, blogger and author of dark historical fiction set in old Korea. Discover Lee Evie’s historical fiction novels by clicking on the images below!


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