Is that a sweet baby angel or a cursed demon doll sitting beside you?
Coming soon to a plane near you, dangerous undead angels from Thailand. Is that suspiciously silent baby beside you a harmless Luk Thep or a malicious Kumon Prai? Learn the difference now before it’s too late.
Thai people summon these angels at a temple with help from a monk who uses a charm or two or three in a complex ritual to trap an undead spirit inside a creepy baby doll.
These undead child angels demand to be taken everywhere, make you cater to their every whim. They order restaurant meals for instance, even though they don’t eat. They want to ride the bus with you, go to your classes with you or sit beside you at work. They can never be left alone. In return they may promise to make your wishes come true. Or they may not.
Last week airline Thai Smile announced they would permit these child angels on flights, and now every Luk Thep and her spirit dog wants a seat. Problem is, some of these little angels are less than angelic. In fact these dolls can be downright demonic. Master Ohm Mahamontra who performs these mystical angel-binding ceremonies himself wants to remind the world that these angel dolls do not all host the innocent spirit of an undead baby angel. No, these evil dolls imprison the restless demon of a dead person, a “Kumon Prai.”
Luk Thep, Kumon Thep or Kumon Prai?
Almost the same thing as a Kumon Thep but not quite. Once long ago, real dead baby parts would have been used to summon an unborn angel spirit who promised to make your wish come true. But today the two Theps are largely made with store-bought dolls. Or so they say…
The difference between the two Theps is this. A Luk Thep angel doll isn’t “locked.” The angel spirit inside it can come and go, probably roaming among many such dolls. While inside the Kumon Thep, an angel is trapped. See below.
If you find a Luk Thep besides, count yourself lucky. They’re curious so they may stare at you and change the channel on your screen when you’re not looking but p probably won’t attack. Overall creepy but not as bad as the Kumon Thep (below).
This is an undead baby spirit trapped inside a doll, bound to it by a practitioner of the black arts. Are they happy to be trapped there? Not so much! They demand to be worshipped like a god and may or may not grant your wish. Depends how worshipful you can be.
If there’s a Kumon Thep on your plane, things could get weird. They’ll order in-flight service only to spill it all over you. They’ll get up to go to the restroom every five minutes. You’ll find flight snacks in your hair. And the probability of attack is elevated.
But even then, better to have an unhappy Kumon Thep in the seat beside you than a demon doll or Kumon Prai.
These dolls are packed with the ashes of a person killed in a sudden and tragic incident. In the past, it was often the hair of a woman who died in childbirth but today Kumon Prai are more often made with the ashes of traffic accident victims. Sometimes with added soil from seven different cemeteries just for good measure.
Needless to say these little angels are very unhappy indeed. If you see one boarding your flight, I hate to break it to you, it’s probably going down, down, down. Tell security immediately and don’t get on that flight, whatever you do.