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"Where's my baby...?"

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The Bongcheon-Dong Ghost is a short horror Korean Webtoon about a nameless girl walking home after a late-night study session who meets a strange woman in the street. It doesn't go very smoothly...

Based on a "true story" and a Korean urban legend. It was written by HORANG and can be read here in English.

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There exists a 'prequel' (here, also in English) about a boy who has a similar experience with another strange (but completely unrelated) woman. There is also a third entry in the series, about a girl experiencing a supernatural haunting during a train ride, and a fourth installment about a taxi driver listening to a girl's account regarding a game she played in school.


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  • Creepy Monotone: From the ghost women.
  • Driven to Suicide: How the first ghost woman died. In the second, both man and woman are assumed to have killed themselves, but they were in fact pulled down by a ghostly hand.
  • Downer Ending: The second comic ends with the main character being pulled onto the train tracks by the ghost and getting killed by the train, alongside the "drunk" woman.
  • Facial Horror: The ghost woman has a distorted face, with blood dripping from her skull. Justified as it's how she died: jumping from her apartment building.
    • The child ghost in the third comic is heavily scarred and bloody, with facial features that make it look inhuman.
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  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: She controls your scroll bar!
  • Happy Ending: The first comic ends with the schoolgirl taken home by a neighbour who found her fainted in the park.
    • Like in the first comic, the protagonist of the third survives, waking up in a hospital after she is attacked. However, it could also be taken as a Downer Ending, given that the ghost appears in a patient's room.
  • The Hero Dies: In the second comic. People believe that they were lovers who committed suicide together, but further investigation reveals that they were unrelated.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The protagonist of the second short makes fun of the ghost lady at first, but then starts to feel concerned for her when he sees her get her head bashed against a wall and then subsequently fall onto the train tracks.
  • Mama Bear: She's just looking for her baby...
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Turns out the second woman is being brutally beaten by an invisible hand as it struggles to drag her into the tracks.
    • The child ghost kills all of the passengers by stabbing them to death. This includes the driver of the train.
  • Railroad Tracks of Doom: The second comic.
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    • This is fully in effect when the tunnel in the third comic becomes endless.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: By the time you see them it's already too late.
  • Slasher Smile: From the ghost woman, when she spots the protagonist.
  • Spooky Photographs: The second comic's protagonist is informed by one of his online friends there's a hand smashing the woman's head against the wall. The same hand pops up and presumably does the same thing to the poor guy.
  • Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl: Ghost woman.
  • Too Dumb to Live: The main character of the second comic; see a creepy looking lady moving in a really weird manner? Clearly she must be drunk out of her mind! You should laugh at her with your internet friends!
  • The Undead: The ghost women. Sort of ghosts, sort of zombies.
  • Very Loosely Based on a True Story: Based on "true personal accounts" and an urban legend.
  • Wham Line: From the first comic: "SHE WASN'T THERE!" (cue Jump Scare)
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: The first ghost lady. She committed suicide after the loss of her baby and walks the afterlife searching for her. Honestly, can you blame her for being royally ticked off when she learns that her baby wasn't in the area the girl told her about?

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