Thai Students Advertise Ghost-Free Home Certifying Service

A couple of enterprising students from Thailand have come up with an innovative business strategy – sleeping in problematic houses and apartments to certify that they are free of ghosts and paranormal phenomena.

21-year-old Wifei Cheng, a Thai-Taiwanese student at Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna in Chiang Mai province, knew about the problems realtors had selling properties where deaths had been reported in the past, and decided that there was a market for ghost-free home certifiers. And who better for the job that himself and his colleague and associate, 22-year-old Sretthawut Boonprakhong? The pair recently started advertising their services on social media, offering to sleep in problematic houses and apartments and then issue ghost-free certificates to put buyers’ and renters’ minds at ease.

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The two young ghostbusters were featured by Thai news publication The Nation last month, and their ingenious business model went viral. At the time, the two had only just started promoting their services via social media and hadn’t yet secured a client, but Cheng was confident that there was a market for ghost-free home certifiers. He hadn’t even set a price for the service, but mentioned that the fees would be negotiable, depending on the assignment.

“I also accept similar jobs, such as spending the night at a funeral or other haunted venues,” the 21-year-old said.

As for Boonprakhong, he actually admitted to being afraid of ghosts, adding that this job would help him prove to himself that they don’t exist, while putting some money in his pocket. And in case they do exist, he makes sure to always bring some helpful tools with him.

“To be on the safe side, I would arm myself with sacred amulets if I was ever offered a job,” the Thai student said.

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