Ghostly figure allegedly captured at Johor's immigration complex gets hearts hammering

Do long queues at immigration checkpoints get your heart racing?

Well, an eerie sight got some hearts doing that and more when a ghostly figure was captured at the Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine Complex in Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI) in Johor Bahru, Malaysia recently.

The figure's appearance —  long black hair and white flowy apparel — does match the description of the legendary pontianak, a female blood-thirsty ghost that is a staple in Malaysian and Indonesian folklore.

Two photos of the figure have been circulating on social media and have gotten netizens buzzing.

In one of the photos, the figure appears to be looking down at a motorcycle lane while in the other, it is standing next to an immigration counter.

Despite the high human traffic the immigration point usually experiences, it appears to be eerily quiet in the pictures.

The sight has sparked some interest in the history of the Causeway that links Singapore and Malaysia.

Built in 1924, it is now 99 years old.

During World War II, two bombs were set off along the Causeway by the Allied Forces to hinder the Japanese Army from invading Singapore.

Although there was significant damage, the plan did not succeed in Japan taking over Singapore from the British Empire.

Although some netizens claim that the ghostly figure is a 'common sight', Johor works, transportation and infrastructure committee chairman Mohamad Fazli Mohamad Salleh told The Star that he has never encountered such figures during his constant visits and checks at BSI.

"Even with the ghost, the operations at BSI have not been affected and are quite smooth," he said.