Chapter 142 – Soul Snatching Lake
Several people left the Soul Snatching Lake, and the fog on the lake slowly dissipated.
George was suddenly full of blood and resurrected, “Oh, that lake is amazing, just as amazing as the legends say, it’s really a magical place.”
Bai Yunxi glanced at George and sneered, “That lake is very dangerous.”
George said with disapproval: “It’s okay, we may have encountered extreme weather conditions. It’s a pity, I was so nervous just now that I forgot to take pictures…”
Bai Yunxi: “…” love selfies, there really is no boundaries ah!
“If I had just filmed it, my friends would definitely admire me,” George said happily.
Ye Fan nodded and said, “Yes, they will give you a thumbs up.”
George looked at Ye Fan, thinking that he had found a bosom friend, “Otherwise, let’s go back now!”
Bai Yunxi: “…” This guy, George, has really healed and forgot the pain.
“Mr. George, there are water ghosts in this lake, so don’t get close,” The village chief said nervously.
Bai Yunxi found that the village chief was very enthusiastic about George, but he seemed to be hiding something.
“Water ghost, there are no ghosts in this world at all. The scene in this lake must have a scientific and reasonable explanation. Perhaps, an expert who studies weather can be invited,” George said eloquently.
Bai Yunxi rolled his eyes and secretly said: This guy was just scared to death, this time he’s saying there are no ghosts at all.
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Bai Yunxi and Ye Fan were sitting opposite each other in the room.
“What do you think about Soul Snatching Lake?” Bai Yunxi asked.
Just as Ye Fan was about to speak, there was a knock on the door.
Bai Yunxi opened the door and saw Chen Ran.
“Mr. Bai, Mr. Ye, I’m sorry to disturb you so late,” Chen Ran said apologetically.
“Mr. Chen is here so late, something is wrong?”
Chen Ran nodded and said: “There are some things. After George came to China, he looked for investment opportunities. A few days ago, the mayor above Huai Village heard about George’s investment ideas and that George likes supernatural events so he recommended Huai Village.”
Bai Yunxi secretly said: Are you attracting investment? The mayor has come forward, and the origin of this George seems a little complicated!
“This Huai Village is very strange, there are a lot of people who go out, but there are not many people who are promising. I heard that the people who go out from Huai Village rarely end well. Some broke their legs on the construction site, and some who gambled outside lost everything.”
“Now, many of the villagers are poor. I think the scenery here is not bad. Mr. Bai, do you think this is worth investing in?”
Bai Yunxi considered it for a while, and asked, puzzled, “Mr. Chen, why did you think of asking me?”
“When I saw Mr. Bai, I felt that Mr. Bai was not an ordinary person,” Chen Ran said.
“I don’t think Mr. George is an ordinary man either.”
Chen Ran smiled bitterly and said, “George has a good background, but after he got the marriage certificate with me, he was kicked out of the house by his father.”
Ye Fan blinked and said sympathetically, “Expelled from the house, his father is too close-minded. I heard that foreign parents are more open? Yunxi and I are together because of the support of the two parents.”
Chen Ran: “…”
Bai Yunxi thought about it for a while, and said politely, “I don’t know, has Mr. Chen noticed that there are obviously more men than women in this village.”
Chen Ran smiled and said, “It seems so.”
“Under normal circumstances, the proportion of boys and girls born should be about the same, but there are very few women in this village. Mr. Chen can check this information and then consider investing,” Bai Yunxi said.
Chen Ran was stunned for a moment, and quickly said, “Thank you, Mr. Bai for pointing it out.”
Ye Fan looked at Bai Yunxi and said, “Yunxi, you saw it too.”
“Almost, there are many drowned baby girls in the lake. The children may run to the lake to swim, but how could the baby girls run into the lake? The only possibility is that when they were born, they were drowned.”
Preference for sons over daughters has always been a bad habit in many places. In many places in China, the idea that not having boys is equal to extinction is still deeply rooted.
A few decades ago, there was a three-year famine. At that time, many people starved to death. Under extreme circumstances, people would do some terrifying things.
There were many baby girls in the lake, they should have died at that time, but there are still many more.
“When I was by the lake just now, I met a female ghost eldest sister!”
“Eldest sister?” Bai Yunxi asked suspiciously.
“Yes! There are now two factions in the lake, the female ghost faction and the male ghost faction. The female ghost faction are those who were abandoned by their parents and drowned in the lake, while the male ghost faction are those who were pulled down by the female ghosts and are deeply resentful.”
“So, it’s all boys who drown?” Bai Yunxi asked.
“Well, almost.” Ye Fan nodded. “There are so many grievances in that lake that it seems to have bred terrifying evil spirits!”
There are several villagers gathered in the village chief’s house.
“Village Chief, can you let these outsiders in? If you let those guys know, then…”
The village chief took a puff of cigarette and said, “Then what do you say? The surrounding villages are getting rich, only our village is getting poorer and poorer. The farmers who grow crops are not growing it well, and those who go out to work often have accidents. Looking at the intention of the top, that foreign devil is a rich man, if you take him, let alone hundreds of thousands or tens of millions, even hundreds of millions are not a problem, won’t you be rich by then?”
“Will he be willing to invest?”
“That’s a rich second-generation investor who doesn’t lack money. He’s young and doesn’t understand our situation. Let’s serve him well, and we won’t be afraid that he won’t invest!”
“That foreign devil seems to be a rabbit master. This foreign devil likes people who don’t lay eggs. If two men are together, isn’t this going to be extinct?”
“I heard that for people from abroad, family extinction is popular!”
“What does this foreigner think? How can they think so differently?”
“The two people with that foreign devil seem to be a couple too. They look quite rich. It’s strange that the rich now like men. In the future, who will the property be left to?”
The village chief glanced coldly at the person who was speaking and said, “Don’t care who they leave it to, it will definitely not be left to you.”
Bai Yunxi’s phone rang, Bai Yunxi answered the phone and a little bit of joy flashed on his face.
Bai Yunxi nodded and said, “Yes, the towing company I contacted earlier has already repaired the car and shipped the car over.”
Ye Fan said excitedly: “Great, so we don’t have to ride other people’s cars.”
Bai Yunxi glared at Ye Fan and said, “How dare you say that? If you didn’t drive like that, how could the car break down?”
Bai Yunxi went out and made a handover with the people from the towing company.
Bai Yunxi was a little surprised to find that a bunch of red hair and green hair followed the people of the towing company into the village.
Bai Yunxi got a rough idea from the words of a few rich second generation.
Ye Fan mistakenly broke into the race of several rich second-generation racers, and finally drove away from these guys, but these guys were not convinced and came to challenge Ye Fan.
Ye Fan looked at the few people in front of him, “Racing? I’m not interested!”
“Does your Excellency look down on us?” a red-haired man said displeased.
“Your speed is too slow, besides, racing is not my hobby,” Ye Fan said lightly.
Ye Fan was telling the truth, but several rich kids were stimulated by Ye Fan’s condescending attitude, and each one of them turned red-eyed.
“Then what are your hobbies?”
“Hobby? My hobby is treasure hunting!” Ye Fan said.
There are many ancient tombs in this place. Treasure hunting is a euphemism for tomb robbery. Ye Fan said that, and several rich second-generations expressed contempt for Ye Fan!
Chen Ran hid and sneaked around a few villagers, and went to the police station of Huai Village to inquire about the affairs of Huai Village, and found some surprising clues.
When Chen Ran came back, he saw Ye Fan being besieged by several rich second-generations.
Ye Fan had a hard time getting rid of the few rich second-generation.
“Those guys are so troublesome!” Ye Fan walked into the house with a bit of depression.
Bai Yunxi rolled his eyes and said, “If it weren’t for your arrogant attitude, people wouldn’t bother you so much.”
“It’s true that I drove faster than them!”
“You cheated, what’s there to be proud of?” Bai Yunxi said coldly.
“I don’t cheat, and I drive fast too!” Ye Fan said.
Chen Ran blinked his eyes and said, “I saw your car at the door. It’s a very nice car!”
Bai Yunxi smiled and said, “It’s alright. Mr. Chen came to see us for something?”
Chen Ran nodded immediately and said, “There’s something. I went to the police station and checked the population records of Huai Village. Decades ago, during the three-year famine, the number of baby girls born in Huai Village dropped sharply. And the ratio of males to females has been imbalanced since then.”
“There are few girls from Huai Village, so they can only marry wives from other villages, but I don’t know why, people from other villages are not very willing to marry, so people in Huai Village can only buy women from human traffickers. However, not all villagers can afford it, and many villagers can only play as bachelors.”
“Girls are born less now. You can use the relationship and do the technique of distinguishing between males and females. If it is a girl, it will be aborted.” Although the state explicitly prohibits this method, for money, there are always some people who can take risks.
“However, there should be no such means at that time, I don’t know what happened to those baby girls!” Chen Ran said with some confusion.
“Those missing girls ah! They are all in the lake,” Ye Fan said casually.
Chen Ran wanted to say something else, but his face turned pale with fright by Ye Fan’s words. “Mr. Ye, what did you say?”
Ye Fan smiled and said, “It’s nothing.”
Chen Ran calmed down and said, “That Soul Snatching Lake has existed for hundreds of years, but the abnormality seems to have occurred decades ago…” So it was almost at the time of the three-year famine.
Chen Ran suddenly thought of a possibility. When the country encounters a famine, people always choose to protect themselves. At that time, many baby girls were drowned. After that, the state planned family planning, and infant drowning became a habit.
Chen Ran’s heart was pounding, and he secretly said: If the problem with Soul Snatching Lake is due to the grievances of the dead baby girls, it is no wonder that whenever George asked the source of the abnormality of Soul Snatching Lake, the village chief always covered it up.