ALOR STAR: A ghostly apparition which spooked some 50 schoolgirls in Langgar here on Sunday made an appearance again yesterday morning.
Another 17 girls from Forms One to Four of SMK Langgar became hysterical after they claimed they saw the apparition in the school canteen at 9.30am.
State Education director Shahidan Abdul Rahman, in an immediate reaction, advised those affected by the incidents to stay home.
"We are still investigating the matter and I advise those still disturbed by the incidents to stay home," he said.
One of the students, Nasroh Abdul Rahim, 14, said she fainted after seeing the apparition of a long-haired woman in a flowing white gown hovering in the canteen.
"I screamed and then blacked out after seeing the figure," she said when met at the school.
She was also one of the 50 girls who became hysterical when the "ghost" appeared the first time.
Nasroh and her friends, along with a few teachers, were reciting the yassin in the school surau when the "ghost" reappeared. Her screams sparked some of the others to become hysterical.
A bomoh, called in by the school to help check the problem, claimed he had caught a blurred image of the "ghost" on his handphone.
He said he was treating his daughter, Nur Fatihah Nani, who was among the 50 girls spooked in the first incident.
"Like Nasroh, my daughter is still feeling very weak," he added.