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Zombies. China

ID #1675511673
Added Sat, 04/02/2023
Author July N.

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In ancient Chinese folk customs, there is a taboo: not to let cats, especially black ones, near the corpses.

As soon as a black cat crosses a human corpse or coffin, the dead are resurrected as zombies.

Rumor has it that in 1995, in a small mountain village in the north of Heilongjiang, China, a family quarreled. The son and his wife quarreled with their mother over a trifle and even escalated into a fight.

The old woman felt that she was not respected, and was very angry and desperate. That night she hanged herself.

The old woman's body was so ferocious that her tongue was sticking out of her mouth, and her eyes were always open with an angry expression. According to local customs, for such people who die of hatred, the next of kin should pacify them next to them all night before they are buried.

But the old woman's son and wife fell asleep while escorting the old woman's body, and the black cat stepped over the old woman's body. The cat died, and the old woman came back to life as a zombie with a cat's face. He killed his son and daughter-in-law in anger, and then fled the village.

There are rumors that an old lady with a cat's face will hunt children who go out alone at night, and then eats them. The belly of the dead will be filled with dead rats.

Additional information:The old lady with the cat face is one of the four main urban legends of modern China, and her origin is the earliest.

 It can be traced back to 1924, when the old woman's body was destroyed by a black cat after her death, she turned into a zombie and viciously took revenge on her naughty children. After being passed down from generation to generation, the story turned into a version of Heilongjiang.

At that time, some schools in Harbin even warned their students to pay attention to safety. But some Chinese netizens say that this story is popular in northeast China because at that time there were many criminals in the area who abducted and sold children. They kill children and steal their organs.

The Urban Legend was filmed in 2016 and released in mainland China.


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