Authorities in Gowa, South Sulawesi have rescued a 6-year-old girl from the clutches of her family in a highly disturbing case that allegedly involves elements of black magic and cannib
Mysticism & The Supernatural
September 6, 2021
July 30, 2021
Abdallah Naem and Aisyah Llewellyn – As the Delta variant sweeps through Indonesia, causing a record 2,069 deaths on Tuesday (July 27), regions outside the worst-hit areas of Jakarta, s
June 26, 2021
Conor Skelding – Thousands climbed an active Indonesian volcano Saturday morning to perform a centuries-old sacrificial ritual, according to AFP.
May 18, 2021
The tragic and disturbing death of a 7-year-old girl in Temanggung regency, Central Java shocked Indonesians this week, after reports surfaced that her parents were heavily implicated i
April 30, 2021
The whole babi ngepet saga in Depok, West Java was fertile ground for a number of viral videos, including one featuring Wati, a self-proclaimed clairvoyant who may have started the whol
April 28, 2021
A shapeshifting boar demon was beheaded in Depok, West Java after it stole money and valuables over the past month.
March 22, 2021
Police in Bekasi, West Java are investigating a so-called spiritual guru for possible fraud after he claimed he can magically multiply money.
February 5, 2021
We didn't see it coming, but Indonesian shamans and psychics have formally established the Indonesian Shaman Association (Perdunu) in Banyuwangi, East Java.
June 26, 2020
There is always a rational explanation for mysterious events, but the horror movie junkie in us was hoping that there was truth to the rumor that a terrifying flying head monster was b
June 4, 2020
Ade Mardiyati – When Indonesian artist and manager Sulung Landung went to Bali in January, he met up with a long-time friend, well-known tarot card reader Noviana Kusumawardhani, for a
April 5, 2020
Ganug Nugroho Adi, Wonogiri – As COVID-19 continues to spread across Indonesia, some residents of Wonogiri, Central Java, have resorted to wearing amulets, which they believe will help
March 24, 2020
Asip Hasani and Severianus Endi, Tulungagung, East Java/Pontianak, West Kalimantan – Villagers in Wajak Kidul hamlet, which is located some 10 kilometers from Tulungagung regency, East
February 16, 2020
Marcel Thee – Dino Michael has spent a lot of time looking up at the stars in the night sky, ruminating on the possibilities of life out there.
February 5, 2020
Jakarta – The National Civil Service Agency (BKN) is using a detector to prevent talismans being used in a month-long competency test of civil servant candidates at Tasikmalaya city ha
Amanda Siddharta – Wili Lo spent all afternoon in the backstage area of a music festival in Bogor, a satellite city just outside the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, last Saturday.
November 7, 2019
Jakarta – The Gowa Police in South Sulawesi have declared a man a suspect of money-laundering and spreading heretical teachings after he claimed to be a prophet and mahaguru (grand mas
June 26, 2019
As demonstrated by real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (made famous by The Conjuring film series), you don't need irrefutable evidence to get people to take your
May 27, 2019
Jakarta – Police in Pemalang, Central Java, have caught a 15-year-old boy who had been dressing up as a pocong (shrouded ghost) and scaring motorists using Jl.
April 6, 2019
Yulia Savitri, Markus Makur, Ganug Nugroho Adi, Palembang, East Manggarai and Surakarta – Legislative candidates are resorting to the supernatural ahead of April's election, with many
April 5, 2019
By the time Fachruzio Alfarisi graduated high school last year, he'd seen a lot.
February 1, 2019
Indonesian Flat Earth Research (IFER), a community that rejects the objective reality that the Earth is round, is planning to hold its first national conference in Jakarta in October.
January 2, 2018
If you ever needed convincing that there is always a rational explanation for any supposedly "supernatural" phenomena, particularly in superstitious Indonesia, then perhaps this story w
January 31, 2017
Desperate and despondent after losing an Indonesian local election, Abdul Junaidi was the perfect prey for a charismatic cult leader promising great wealth and political success.
March 20, 2014
Ellya Rossa's search for a traditional healer to treat a chronic heart ailment brought her to Guntur Bumi, an ustad, or Islamic cleric, who has often appeared in television commercials