China Elevator Stories

Getting rid of ghosts

My Chinese husband gives me advice on how I can get rid of ghosts.


Ruth Silbermayr-Song


According to my Chinese husband, I shouldn’t put an open umbrella on our apartment floor to let it dry, because that would mean inviting ghosts in.

What can you do though, if you’ve already invited ghosts into your home because you didn’t know of this superstition? According to some old tales, the only thing you’ll need is a virgin boy’s urine. You’ll just have to take the pee and sprinkle it on the ghost to get rid of it – it’s as easy as that.

Do you know any other methods that are supposed to help get rid of ghosts?