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Whispers of the Chickenfoot God

Scenario: There is a satellite city in the east of Chongqing, called Fuling, White crane Liang, mustard, world famous. Between Fuling and Chongqing, there is a small town called Shituo, near the Yangtze River, is also a beautiful scenery This time the employer is stone Tuo a funeral one-stop service company. They said that they had met the rooster's foot God several times in a row when they were doing funerals for guests. In some villages or remote mountains, there is a legend that when a person dies three days later, there will be animal footprints in the coffin room, usually chicken footprints, which are the emissaries of the underworld to bring the spirits of the dead to the King of Hell. That's why they call it the chicken-foot God。
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There is a satellite city in the east of Chongqing, called Fuling, White crane Liang, mustard, world famous. Between Fuling and Chongqing, there is a small town called Shituo, near the Yangtze River, is also a beautiful scenery This time the employer is stone Tuo a funeral one-stop service company. They said that they had met the rooster's foot God several times in a row when they were doing funerals for guests. In some villages or remote mountains, there is a legend that when a person dies three days later, there will be animal footprints in the coffin room, usually chicken footprints, which are the emissaries of the underworld to bring the spirits of the dead to the King of Hell. That's why they call it the chicken-foot God。
I am a funeral service provider.
It was raining today.
The misty rain from the Yangtze River seeped into the air and into our hearts.
It was a rainy day, but the scenery was still beautiful.
The family of the deceased chose to settle here.
The town of Shituo is located on an isolated island in the middle of the Yangtze River.
The river water flows down, completely surrounding it.
There are only five or six families living in the town, and they have lived here for generations.
The deceased was a girl who had a baby before her marriage and had lived here for a few years.
The village is very small, and it is said that there are no suitable graves in the village, so they have to look for tombs outside.
We were not at all surprised that the family settled here, but the villagers were still surprised.
In these years, people like them can no longer be found in this place.
We were very busy today.
After the preparations were done, we were busy putting the deceased girl into the coffin.
Mei Ling called me twice before I heard it, so I took off my gloves and walked out of the coffin room to take a look.
I saw Mei Ling standing at the door of the deceased’s house with Zhang Wei and looking inside anxiously.
I quickly asked what had happened, but before they could answer, I saw Zhang Wei walking over to me with a solemn expression as well.
I was a little nervous, so I asked in a low voice, “What’s wrong?”
I followed their gaze and looked inside the house through the open door.
The deceased’s house had two rooms, with the coffin placed right at the entrance of the main room.
It was very quiet inside.
I could see some people sitting on the kang bed, but I couldn’t see their faces clearly because they were all hunched over.
There were also some people standing next to them, talking softly to comfort them.
It was very orderly inside.
I didn’t know what had happened.
Zhang Wei looked outside and said anxiously, “I didn’t expect that there would be a chicken in this house…”
I was taken aback, then I looked carefully at Zhang Wei and Mei Ling again and saw that there was still some mud on Mei Ling’s shoes as well as some grass inside the house.
It seemed like they had just come from outside.
They had just come from outside?
I was completely baffled by what they were saying and didn’t understand at all what was happening.
But before I could ask anything more, Mei Ling quickly pulled me aside and whispered to me anxiously, “When we came here just now, we thought we heard a rooster crowing in this house.”
I was a little shocked, then I turned around and looked at the side door of the room next to us that had been closed by Zhang Wei.
I suddenly felt a chill creeping up my spine for some reason and quickly asked them again, “What did you see?”
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Zhang Wei nodded slowly and replied in a low voice, “We saw chicken footprints on the floor of that room…”
Xiao Li: firstperson protagonist
Mei Ling: protagonist
Zhang Wei: side protagonist
(Xiao Li)
This was too strange.
What kind of situation was this?
We quickly went to take a look at the footprints that they were talking about with Zhang Wei leading the way.
We didn’t see any footprints on our way here either because we were all busy preparing for the funeral and didn’t pay attention to anything else around us.
So it was only after Zhang Wei said this that our hearts started pounding nervously as well as we followed him into that room with trepidation.
The footprints were left in front of a closet door in that room, as if something had walked out of it from inside that closet door.
It was very strange and scary.
I was the first to arrive, followed by Mei Ling, with Zhang Wei taking the lead.
We gathered around the footprints in a circle, not knowing what to say for a while.
I felt a little scared in my heart, but I still managed to control myself and crouch down to take a closer look at those footprints.
They looked like chicken footprints.
They were very clear, as if they had just been left behind.
A few minutes ago, someone walked past here.
I couldn’t help but think of the rooster crowing sound in this empty house just now.
Could it be that there was really a chicken in this house?
I was suddenly stunned when I thought of this.
But it was still hard to believe.
Mei Ling also crouched down beside me, looking at the footprints on the floor with her eyes wide open.
She looked puzzled, but also a little scared for some reason.
Zhang Wei crouched down on the other side and saw us looking very shocked.
He quickly explained, “It’s possible that someone came here earlier and painted these footprints on the ground as a prank.”
I shook my head subconsciously when I heard this.
Mei Ling also looked up and said, “No, it’s impossible for someone to sneak into this house to do this.”
This was because we saw all the doors and windows of the house locked when we came in just now.
Moreover, this place is so remote, not like a village or something.
It is almost impossible for anyone to come here to play pranks either.
Zhang Wei heard this and nodded before he stood up helplessly.
He held his breath and glanced around before he asked us carefully, “There are no outsiders here, right?”
Then he stretched his hand out and pressed his index finger gently on one of the footprints on the floor before quickly lifting it up again.
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Seeing this, I also bent down to stretch out my hand.
The footprints were still a little wet, but they were already dry.
Mei Ling also stretched out her hand, poked one of the footprints, and then looked up strangely.
She said with some surprise, “What does this mean?
There are really chicken footprints on the ground, right?
But there are no chickens in this house.
Where did these footprints come from?”
After hearing this, I couldn’t help but frown even tighter.
Could it be that we really did something wrong that caused the deceased to leave the coffin?
But if that were the case, how could there be chicken footprints leading to the coffin room?
We looked at each other in silence for a while, but after a long time, we couldn’t find any clue from each other.
I felt a little scared in my heart.
This kind of thing is so bizarre.
It is hard to believe that there is really only one explanation for it.
While I was still thinking about it, I suddenly heard a soft voice from Mei Ling, who was beside me.
She said, “Let’s go and finish our work quickly.
We must not let the family see these footprints.”
Hearing this, I quickly nodded and stood up with her help.
I took a deep breath and tried to calm down my rapid heartbeat before I said to them, “This kind of thing is really scary, but we still don’t know what happened here.
So let’s focus on our work first and try not to disturb the family members, okay?”
Zhang Wei nodded immediately and said, “Yes, let’s do our work first.”
After hearing this, the three of us quickly walked into the coffin room to continue our work.
But because of what had just happened, the originally quiet coffin room was filled with a tense atmosphere in an instant.
The three of us were all very nervous, so the work that should have been done quickly was dragging on very slowly.
Finally, it was already dark outside when we finished all the work.
After sending the family members away, the three of us went back to the house to start the night vigil.
We sat in a row and lit a few candles before we started the night vigil for the deceased one by one.
The atmosphere was particularly quiet, and none of us spoke for a long time because of what had happened earlier.
I couldn’t help but lower my head and look at the floor while I was thinking about it.
The image of the chicken footprints seemed to be still etched in my mind, and I felt a chill running down my spine for some reason.
The whole house was very quiet, but it was broken by Zhang Wei’s voice all of a sudden.
He stared at the place where the chicken footprints were before he asked, “Do you think these footprints have anything to do with the funeral today?”
Mei Ling and I couldn’t help but look up when we heard this, and then we looked at each other in silence before Mei Ling said, “I don’t know, but when I came over today, I heard some villagers talking on the way here.”
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I was confused by what she had said, so I asked her, “What did they say?”
After thinking about it for a while, she continued, “They said that there are many chicken footprints on the road leading to this house from the village these days.And they also said that they saw a few chickens when they passed by the road today.”
Hearing this, I couldn’t help but frown again, and Zhang Wei also nodded and said, “No wonder I thought that the chicken footprints looked very fresh today.”
After saying that, he stood up and strode towards the place where the chicken footprints were.
I hurriedly followed him, and not long after we got there, Zhang Wei bent down and stretched out his hand to touch one of the footprints on the ground.
He said excitedly, “There are still traces of blood on it.”
Seeing that the blood hadn’t dried yet, Mei Ling and I couldn’t help but become even more confused.
The three of us looked at each other for a while again, and no one could figure out what had happened today.
However, at this moment, Zhang Wei suddenly changed his expression and exclaimed in surprise, “Look!
When we heard this, the three of us quickly moved away from the footprints we had been looking at before and looked forward along the footprints.
As we got closer to the door, we suddenly found that there were more footprints on the ground than before.
The footprints seemed to have already reached the place outside the yard gate at this moment!
I couldn’t help but frown when I saw this and said with some confusion, “That’s strange.
How did these footprints get here?
Zhang Wei also frowned tightly before he said with some uncertainty, “It’s weird.Could it be that someone deliberately painted these footprints on the road from the village to the house?”
After hearing this, Mei Ling couldn’t help but retort back immediately.She said with some dissatisfaction, “But how could it be possible?This house is remote from the village, so how could there be chickens walking around on the road leading to this house?”
After hearing this, I agreed with her very much and said to Zhang Wei immediately, “Yes, that’s impossible.”
Zhang Wei couldn’t help but frown when he heard this, but he didn’t refute our words either.
Instead, he stood up and walked forward to check the footprints again.
The three of us followed him closely behind him again until we reached the stairs leading to the second floor of the house.
At this moment, we found that these footprints had actually reached these stairs!
We couldn’t help but become more confused when we saw this because the stairs were very high from the ground!
Zhang Wei seemed to have thought of something at this time, so he said to me immediately, “Shall I go up and take a look?”
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After saying this, he looked at me and said with some uncertainty once again.
When I heard this, I couldn’t help but frown.
I didn’t speak before I suddenly turned my head to look at Mei Ling next to me.
She seemed to have sensed something at this time.
She immediately looked at me with a look of uncertainty.
When she saw this, she said to me immediately after she frowned tightly.
“What are you looking at me for?
Do you want me to go up with Zhang Wei?”
After hearing this, I shook my head slightly and said to her immediately.
“No need for that!”
As I said this, I turned my head to look at Zhang Wei next to me once again.
He was a little confused when he saw this.
He didn’t know what I meant.
After he saw that I didn’t answer him immediately at this time,
he walked forward without waiting for me to speak.
Then he stepped over the footprints on the stairs leading to the second floor of the house and went up the stairs directly.
We hurriedly followed him closely behind him again.
At this time, as we looked up the staircase again,
we suddenly discovered that the footprints had actually stretched all the way to the second floor of the house!
The footprints were very clear here!
There was also a staircase leading to the third floor on the second floor of the house,
and when we looked up again,
we found that the footprints had already stretched up there!
Zhang Wei seemed to have thought of something at this time,
so he hurriedly walked towards the third floor while saying to us,
“Let’s go up too!”
Then he went upstairs straight away without waiting for us to speak again!
I hurriedly followed behind him after seeing this,
but when I was about to step onto the footprints on the stairs leading to the third floor of the house,
I suddenly stopped my footsteps!
At this time,
Mei Ling had also followed me upstairs,
so when she saw this,
she turned her head to look at me with some confusion!
After she saw that I had stopped moving forward,
she asked me directly,
“What happened to you?
Why did you stop moving?”
I pretended to be surprised when I heard this,
so I said to her directly,
“Don’t step on these footprints on the stairs leading to the third floor.
Let’s not go up there anymore!”
When I heard this, I immediately turned around to look at Zhang Wei who was already upstairs.
He saw that I was looking at him at this time,
so he raised his head to look at me.
He asked me with some uncertainty at this time,
“Xiao Li,
what are you doing?
Why didn’t you come up?”
When he saw that I still didn’t answer his question,
he frowned slightly and said to me next.
“Why shouldn’t we go up there?”
When I heard him ask me like this,
I pretended to be a little confused once again.
I asked him in return.
“Didn’t you see it just now?”
When he heard me say this,
he was a little stunned.
He looked at me in confusion at first,
but then he turned his head to look upstairs.
Then he suddenly understood what I meant.
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Then he walked down the stairs quickly and said to me directly,
“How is it possible?
Will we really…”
He said these words while looking at me with a stunned expression on his face!
But when he said this to me, I interrupted him directly.
Before Zhang Wei could finish speaking,
I interrupted him directly and said to him in a very serious tone,
“Zhang Wei, don’t try to do stupid things anymore!
You know what would happen if we stepped on these footprints.
Do you really want us to die here tonight?”
When he heard me say this,Zhang Wei looked at me with a puzzled expression on his face.
It seemed that he couldn’t understand why I suddenly said such words to him!
So he asked me directly,
“What are you talking about?
These are just a few chicken footprints!”
But after he said that,I directly reached out my hand and pointed to the footprints on the stairs leading to the third floor of the house!
Then I said to him directly,
“The footprints on the stairs on the third floor have gone all the way down here!
If we step on them again…
But when I said this to him,
he suddenly reacted as if he had thought of something.
Then he looked at the footprints on the stairs leading to the third floor with a serious expression on his face!
When he saw this,
he finally understood what I meant.
So he nodded at me seriously.
Then he said to us,
“Let’s go back to the coffin room first.
We’ll talk about this later!”
After he said that,
he hurriedly walked back downstairs.
Mei Ling and I could only follow him downstairs in a hurry.
But when we arrived at the coffin room,
we still couldn’t find any way to solve this weird phenomenon.
So we were still discussing this matter nonstop.
However, after discussing this for a while,
we still couldn’t figure out how these footprints appeared!
So after discussing for a while,
Zhang Wei suddenly thought of something.
Then he said to us,
“Could it be that a spirit made these footprints?
This is a coffin room.
So it’s not impossible for something like this to happen!”
But when we heard Zhang Wei say this,
Mei Ling couldn’t help but roll her eyes at him.
Then she said to him with some dissatisfaction,
“Zhang Wei, don’t joke around now.
Is this place really haunted by spirits?
Even if there were really any ghost, no matter how it did that, it would still leave some traces behind.
But isn’t there anything in this room that is related to ghosts?
If it’s not a ghost, then how do you explain those footprints?”
Although what Mei Ling said was correct,
I still didn’t want to believe that this was done by a ghost.
So I quickly said to her with some dissatisfaction,
“Mei Ling, don’t scare yourself now.
Spirits don’t exist in this world at all.
They’re just something made up by people.
There must be some logical explanation for those footprints on the stairs upstairs as well as in this room!
We just haven’t found out about it yet!
After I said that,I stared at Mei Ling seriously with my eyes wide open.
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I really wanted to solve this weird phenomenon quickly so that we could continue with our work!
But after Mei Ling heard what I said,
she also stared at me with wide eyes.
Then she couldn’t help but ask me curiously,
“Really?
What do you think could cause those footprints on the stairs earlier?”
After she asked me that,I was relieved to see her reaction.
I thought that she had finally believed me!
So I quickly said to her with a serious expression on my face,
“I think…
It should be…
a live chicken or something like that!”
When Mei Ling heard me say that…
She suddenly rolled her eyes at me as if she had seen through my lie.
Then she sneered at me and said sarcastically,
“Xiao Li, you’re really good at lying, aren’t you?
It’s already so late now.
How could there be any live chicken in this place?”
When I heard Mei Ling say that…
I was suddenly at a loss for words!
Because I had no idea how to explain why those footprints appeared on the stairs earlier either!
Just when we were still thinking about this matter…
Mei Ling suddenly said something.
She said to us,
“I remember now!
Not long ago, I heard someone say that the footprints on the stairs were made by something called ‘Chickenfoot God’!”
When we heard Mei Ling say this,
we were all shocked!
Because we had never heard of this thing called “Chickenfoot God” before!
So we couldn’t help but ask Mei Ling curiously,
“What is this Chickenfoot God?
What does it have to do with this place?”
When Mei Ling saw that we wanted to know about this matter,
she hurriedly said to us,
“I heard from others before that this Chickenfoot God is an emissary of the underworld!
If a person dies and turns into a ghost,
the Chickenfoot God will lead its ghost to see the King of Hell three days after it dies!
When the Chickenfoot God arrives at the house of the deceased,
it will leave some footprints on the stairs leading to the coffin room,
as well as in the coffin room itself!
That way, the family of the deceased will know that their family member’s soul has been guided by the Chickenfoot God.
Because the footprints of the Chickenfoot God will only be left in the house of the deceased!
After all, it is an emissary of the underworld!
So it won’t leave any footprints in ordinary people’s houses!”
When we heard Mei Ling say that,
we were all shocked!
Because what she said was really terrifying!
So after we heard her say that,
we all felt as if there was something amiss in the atmosphere!
I even felt chills running down my spine!
But then,
Zhang Wei suddenly stood up!
Then he said to us with some dissatisfaction,
“Mei Ling, stop scaring yourself and others!
There’s no such thing as the Chickenfoot God in this world!
You’re only making things worse by saying this!”
But when I heard Zhang Wei say that,
I immediately reprimanded him angrily.
I said to him,
“Zhang Wei, don’t talk nonsense now!
This is someone else’s home!
We mustn’t be so disrespectful to them!”
After Zhang Wei heard what I said,
he hurriedly shut his mouth.
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