A strange case of the boy in red
This is a very bizzare incident that wildly reported in China a few years ago. Many believed the story invovled with evil occultism. One of my
friend was intresting in it for a while, so in the other day she decided to sumerize all the material(from a local TV program and multiple public news
source) that she can find and to translate them into english. And iam here to share her work with you, hope you guys can come out with some intresting
thought from your perspect.
Sorry this may be a bit long but it's real. I also posted it on tumblr with screenshots :mulcully.tumblr.com...
There is a TV interview about this case and I am wondering whether I should upload it on youtube. On November, 5
2009 a 13 year old boy named Zhijun Kuang was found dead in the family’s old house. The body was hanging from the wooden beam with both hands and
feet tied firmly. The victim was wearing a red dress and a woman’s swimming suit. There was a pinhole on his forehead and a huge weight tied around
This is one of the creepiest stories I have ever heard of. Almost five years have been past, there are lots of speculations but no final
conclusion on how the boy died. Some said the boy’s death is due to sexual asphyxia. For me it looks more like a ritual murder. And the police’s
conclusion is death by accident.
First I want to give you some backgrounds of this case. This whole thing happened in a villiage in Chonqing China. The victim was the only son in
the family. Before the tragic happened the boy’s parents who were once peasants were working in the north district of the city while the boy was
studying at a local boarding school in a small town in the south district. The family usually met together every weekend.
They had an old house in a village not far from the boy’s school. But since no one lived there it had been abandoned for a long time. The house
had three doors, one front door, one side door and one back door. The back door was very discreet and blocked by two wooden planks plus one rebar. If
you were not familiar with the house you wouldn’t even notice there was a back door.
The villagers said the boy was a nice and sensible boy except for a little introverted. He always went alone. They said they had never seen him
playing with other kids. His classmates told the journalist that his favorite book was LiaoZhai which was a very famous ghost-story book in China.
And here is the course of the event.
On October 25 2009, before returning to school the boy told his parents he was going to weed the old house next week. During the following week
his parents got no news from him and they started to get worried. On November 3 his father called him and no one answered. He contacted the school but
teachers told him the boy had been absent from school for the whole week. The school’s explanation was that due to the outbreak of influenza A they
had enough reasons to believe the boy was ill at home. The parents were shocked and totally freak out. They condemned the irresponsibility of the
The father immediately went to their old house. He found neither the front door nor the side door would open but the back door was not closed. The
two planks and rebar were taken off on the ground. Entering the house he found the boy was hanging from the wooden beam with his hands and feet tied
firmly. There was a huge weight tied around his feet. The body was wearing a red dress and a woman’s swimming suit. And there was a pinhole on the
forehead. He also found 32 Yuan in the boy’s trouser pocket. The cell phone was still in his school bag. Nothing was missing.
He called the police. On December 3 the police released a report said the death was an accident. They told the father that his son was
accidentally killed in some kind of game involving superstition which did not constitute a crime. They decided no to file the case. A journalist
called the police to inquire the case but the police refused to talk about it. The father couldn’t accept such answers so he applied for
reconsideration on December 11. Ten days later the police told him after a thorough investigation there was no clue of murder or suicide. The result
of reconsideration was sustaining the original. The father hired a lawyer and decided to appeal to the people’s procuratorate. I don’t know
whether there is a positive result because I didn’t find out any further news about it.
What made my hair stand on end is the detail of the case. Apparently this was not a robbing murder because no property loss. The autopsy showed
there was no trauma except the pinhole on the forehead and the marks of rein.
The first abnormality attracted my eyes was the red dress and the woman’s swimming suit. The farther recognized the red dress once belonged to
his niece. But there was no clue whose swimming suit was. Two crumpled black cloth was stuffed in the bra to form fake breasts. The mother told the
journalist that her son had never shown any signs of transvestism. i.imgur.com... i.imgur.com...
The boy was hanging from the wooden beam. But the rope was tied around his hands instead of his neck. The way of tying was very professional with
12 loops on each hand and foot. I have no idea whether a man could make such knots to bind himself by his own. i.imgur.com...
Why was there a pinhole on his forehead? Was there any kind of sadomasochism involving putting a needle into one’s brain? No idea.
Another creepy thing was that the mother had a weird dream two days before her son’s death. In that dream there was a tall man wearing a hat and
carrying a bag who she could only see his back. The mysterious man entered the old house through the back door. She didn’t know who he was. This
made her so nervous that she kept asking her husband to go check the old house. At the second day his return, an eighty year old neighbor told him she
saw a stranger who was wearing a hat and carrying a bag wandering in the village. And because of that hat the old lay didn’t see his face. Was this
just a coincidence?
Reflecting every detail the farther still couldn’t understand why and how his son was dead. If the boy wanted to kill himself why he had made it
so complicated. After all drinking pesticide was and is a major way of suicide in Chinese rural area.
The only suspect given by the father was the ex-husband of his wife. The boy’s mother married twice. He was the son of her second marriage. The
mother had another child with her ex-husband. When they divorced her ex-husband gained the custody. But that child disappeared many years ago. Her
ex-husband firmly believed she hid the child. Three years ago her ex-husband warned her if she would not hand over his child he would take revenge.
But there was no evidence to prove this man to be the murderer.
Chinese occultists shared their opinions on the net. The five fundamental elements in Chinese occultism are metal, wood ,water ,fire and earth.
The weight represented the metal. The beam represented wood. The swimming suit represented water. The red dress represented fire. Different from the
western culture, in Chinese occultism a person has three souls and seven spirits. In my understanding the soul is more like matter. It can be taken
out of the body a