Exorcism or Prosecution? The Nimitz Loses a Sailor

USS Nimitz Loses Sailor, Time for an Exorcism

A sailor assigned to the USS Nimitz, an American aircraft carrier on patrol in the Arabian Sea, was lost overboard on August 6th. The Nimitz is assigned to the Fifth Fleet, headquartered in Bahrain.

The Fifth Fleet certainly has been the victim of bad luck in the past few years. Perhaps a limpieza (a santería excorcism) would help. Or perhaps it is the ghost of Thao Suranari, demanding justice.

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Her killer was not punished for the crime.

“*Phi Tai Hong

One of the most feared and most dangerous ghost types in Thailand is that of the Phi Tai Hong. Said to be ghosts of people who suffered violent or sudden deaths, Phi Tai Hong are angry and dangerous in their afterlife.*


In view of the Fifth Fleet’s troubles, a Buddhist ceremony to propitiate her angry, dangerous ghost might be a solution. The justice obtained through a nolle pros decision or a transfer to CONUS or even a general discharge is not enough to satisfy a phi tai hong.

Prosecute her killer. That’s what we do in the West when we don’t believe in ghosts.