SuaraSoreang.id – Gedung Sate turns out to have mystical stories in it.
This West Java icon has been built since 1920. Until now, the old building, which is located in the city of Bandung, still stands strong even though it is already one century old.
The old building that has been used since the Dutch East Indies government has a strong mystical aura according to those who can feel it.
Curious what are the rumors circulating in the community about Gedung Sate?
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The following is a review of some of the mystical stories circulating about Gedung Sate, which we have summarized from various sources.
1. There are bodies buried in Gedung Sate
If you have ever visited Gedung Sate, you will see that on the front page of the building there is a monument that reads, “In defending Gedung Sate against the attack of the Gurhaka troops on December 3, 1945, seven youths died and were buried by the enemy in this courtyard”.
In August 1952, the bodies of Suhodo, Didi, and Muchtarudin were found, which were later reburied in the Cikutra Heroes Cemetery.
The bodies of Rana, Subengat, Surjono and Susilo remain here.” Bandung, August 31, 1952.
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The community believed that many bodies were buried in Gedung Sate, but their whereabouts were not found.
It is said that the guards of Gedung Sate often feel the presence of a young man in ancient clothes at night.
2. There is an underground passage
The next myth about Gedung Sate is the underground hallway. This mysterious alley is believed to be directly connected to the official residence of the Governor of West Java (Gedung Pakuan). It is believed that this hallway has existed since the first time Gedung Sate was built.
He said, this hallway was used as a place for prisoners of war who were left alone which eventually made the prisoners die tragically.
This myth got attention because it was associated with a room in Gedung Sate that was never opened to the public.
The existence of the room is also on the ground floor, this makes the rumors feel true.
3. The ghost of a red woman
Usually this female ghost appears at night when the Gedung Sate area is considered deserted.
According to circulating stories, this female ghost is believed to be the spirit of a hit-and-run victim who had an accident not far from the Gedung Sate area.
4. The big, haunted tree
There is a large tree in the backyard of Gedung Sate, people believe the tree is haunted.
Because according to the confession of several traders who sell around Gedung Sate, the tree is inhabited by spirits who rule Gedung Sate.
In fact, he said, there was a merchant who accidentally urinated near the big tree, then he got a mystical disturbance for four days in a row.
5. Grandpa with long beard
It is believed by many that the existence of an old man with a long beard is the guardian of the Gedung Sate area.
Regarding the large tree in the backyard of Gedung Sate, it is said that the figure of this grandfather often appears in the tree.
According to the building guard, he was once visited by a bearded old man with very sharp eyes. Not just once, in fact he experienced it twice.
6. Genie Team
Usually at night, thick and large puffs of smoke are often seen around the Gedung Sate area.
This puff is believed to be an army of jinn and only certain people can see it directly.
7. Museum Pos Indonesia
The museum, which is located behind Gedung Sate, is believed to have a mystical story in the form of a basement that holds a large collection of statues.
According to rumors, the statues will come to life when night falls.
Those are some mystical stories circulating about Gedung Sate.
Regardless of whether it is true or not, we should appreciate the beliefs that circulate in the community.
Contributor: Shafa Maura Zahwa