The Chinese are at it again! They are looking for hot dead chicks… newly deceased bodies of young women are in increasing demand for superstitious families living in rural China. The bodies are used as, “ghost brides” for sons who died before marrying, to prevent the unmarried dead from haunting the family.
The 2,000 year old practice of spirit brides is becoming more difficult to sustain in a modern twenty-first century China, with its one-child policy, which leads to a shortage of women both dead and alive.
The acute shortage of young female corpses for ghost brides was highlighted by the recent arrests of five men from the Sha’anxi province, who were caught digging up the grave of a teenage girl who committed suicide, after failing her university entrance exams.