Unique! Pocong village, is the place as scary as its name?

Pocong Village

Not only about the natural landscape or culture, the uniqueness of Indonesia is also about the names of the regions. Like this one village that might make goosebumps goosebumps when you hear it. Yes, sound Unik, this place is called Pocong Village. Hiiiiiii… Is the place 'as scary' as its name? Don't move Travel buddy, find the answer in the following review.

 Strange but True

The name of the village in Tragah District, Bangkalan Regency, Madura Island is indeed unusual. Although it has a unique 'legitimate' name, but until now it is still not known with certainty about its origin. "From the start, the name of this village is Pocong Village. It's just that the history is not clear and it's still confusing with several versions," said Masduki, Chairman of BPD Pocong, as quoted from second travel which Gotravela Indonesia later quoted.

 Various perceptions about its origin

Meanwhile, according to the village head of Pocong H Masturi, there are many perceptions about the name of this village. However, he himself did not know exactly about the origins of the village he led. "The name Pocong itself has never known its history firsthand. In fact, I never heard the story directly from my grandfather who had been a village head for 52 years, before I became a village head,” he explained.


In the community there is a myth that this village was once a forest which later became a residential area. Well, the story spread in the community that the people who first lived in the area often saw the appearance of 'pocong'. "Yes, because of the frequent occurrences of residents who are haunted by pocong sightings, that's what makes this village called Pocong Village," he said.

Other versions

There is another version of the origin of this unique place. It is said that in this village there used to be a pucang tree under which there was a spring. From the name of this pucang then 'dibelokan' to Pocong. “In another version, it is said that there used to be a pucang tree that gave rise to a water source under it. From the name of this pucang tree, the name Pocong Village was then made," added the village head.

Another opinion is Ustadz Abdul Ghoni, who is one of the figures from Karang Anyar Hamlet who suspects the word pocong from 'pancong'. “In the past, I still saw many stilts along this river. It could be that Pocong Village is taken from the word pancong," he said. However, he also explained another reason behind the emergence of the name of this village. "There are also those who say, because of the long flow of water from the source that comes out of the pocang tree that reaches the Bangkalan city area, so the base is called pocong," he explained again. (y)

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