If this in other part of the world, I would say some guys cleaning/moving corpse, but since it in Indonesia, I'll say its djinn/spirits summoned by
black magic to help. It did not exist in western, australian, japanese, chinese, european and african culture/region. Not sure about India. Range is
about East Timor to around Egypt.
The djinn (I suspect) is summoned and asked to posses the body and walk it back to the proper grave. Its really unique anyway because I havent heard
things like this, usually the djin/spirit is sent to perform black magic/posession/nasty stuff on living people, not dead ones.
Djin exist only in Islam religion, they maybe be muslim or non muslim (mostly), Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, some central asia, and middle
east countries is where people usually have contact with this djinn species, mostly used for black magic - from possesion, torture and up to killing.
Some have used djin for alternative traditional medication purposes. Walking corpse is a new usage for me, I never thought its possible.
Usual modus operandi of black magic shaman:
1.Send a djin/spirit to posess a body, then people will call the shaman to help, the shaman ask his djin/spirit to go away, patients cured - get paid.
Basic way to get quick cash. Exorcism can cure this.
2.A spiritual booby trap is set (usually buried) when the person walkover it, a djin/spirit then triggered to insert "weird nasty stuff" eg "sarong
clothes" inside target body (stomach usually) in different dimension, patient will be tortured in pain and die if not cured. Modern equipment might
detect moving lumps/stone or might not detect anything. Spiritual surgery might and might not cure this. If the djinn/spirit too powerful, only the
sending shaman can pull/call it back. Think stomach that looks like a balloon.
3.A random target is choosen and attack using wind and sometime through food, this method usually just to test the shaman power or his yearly payment
to the devil/spirit. Patient/target usually cough up blood on the spot, while in medication "dangerous stuff" usually materialised (razor blades,
glass shrapnels/dust, bamboo thorns, centipedes, sewage water, scorpions etc) Usually Koran citation can cure this if its early (like exorcism).
4.Love potion, once swipe youre into her/him. Potion is made from a virgin corspe chin fat. Among other usage is to hypnotise people, beat the job
, makes people like you etc. The owner doesnt experience anything but those who live with him will be haunted. I dont know how they cure
A few more black magic, but walking corpse is truly new usage
Most of these activity reduced now while modernization take place, but I do believe its still practiced.
It might be shocking and unbelievable to you, but this is South East Asia and these things really happens, there are even clinics for these
edit on 18-9-2010 by RainCloud because: additional