See "living ghosts" who die when they touch another person, who also dies

See "living ghosts" who die when they touch another person, who also dies

Startling photos have surfaced online showing the mysterious "Living Ghosts of Benin," locally known as Egunguns.

Local villagers in Benin believe that Egunguns are intermediaries between the ancestors and the living world.

They also believe that an Egungun dies when he comes into contact with a person, and that the unfortunate person also dies.

See "living ghosts" who die when they touch another person, who also dies

Locals believe the Egunguns are intermediaries of ancestors

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See "living ghosts" who die when they touch another person, who also dies

Villagers believe that if the Egungun touches a person, both he and the person will die

See "living ghosts" who die when they touch another person, who also dies

Egunguns are dressed in heavy attires to symbolize the power of ancestors

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