Chapter 145 — Deep Mountain Tomb
Bai Yunxi and Ye Fan took George and Chen Ran into Professor Li’s living room.
Professor Li wears glasses, looks refined and gentle, with the appearance of a typical intellectual.
“You want to know about the ancient house in Huai Village?” Professor Li asked.
Bai Yunxi nodded and said, “Yes.”
“That ancient house was built in the late Qing Dynasty. In the late Qing Dynasty, there was an official with a son and a daughter. That official did a good job, and they could be counted as peaches and plums all over the world. But a big tree invites a big wind. That official offended someone, his entire family was executed, except for one person, who was not only fine, but also had a prosperous official career. That person was the official’s student and son-in-law.”
“The son-in-law righteously destroyed his relatives and reported all the crimes of his father-in-law, causing his father-in-law’s family to be beheaded, even his wife and children were not spared.”
“Relying on the act of exposing his father-in-law’s crimes by destroying relatives in a righteous manner, this son-in-law has achieved great success, and soon married and had children again.”
“The good times didn’t last long. The officials’ sons and daughters died inexplicably one after another, which caused many people to talk about it, saying it was retribution.”
“Afterwards, this official asked celestial masters to take action to expel the evil spirits. Unfortunately, many celestial masters were invited, but they were all helpless. It only caused public resentment.”
“Afterwards, things got worse and worse, and the top also had opinions on this person. The official had to resign and go into seclusion. He built a house in Huai Village, which should be the haunted house you saw. Now, it seems that there is no one left.”
Chen Ran shook his head and said, “Self-inflicted, can’t live ah!” This guy is vicious enough, even his wife and children were not spared. What kind of righteous killing is this? This is clearly destroying and not recognizing the relatives.
“What happened to this official later?” Bai Yunxi asked.
“It seems that he died of illness soon after he resigned!” Professor Li said.
“Professor Li, do you know the Soul Snatching Lake in Huai Village?” Chen Ran asked.
Li Jiyuan nodded, and said: “I heard, when I was a child, I also went to that lake to play. At that time, the lake was not so mysterious, many people were swimming in it, but it can’t be done now. I heard that people who go down, nine out of ten will die. Moreover, I heard that the water in that lake is not drinkable. If you drink it, you will get sick. In the past, people from Huai Village used to wash clothes by the lake, but now no one dares to do it.”
Ye Fan squinted his eyes and said secretly: There are so many resentful spirits in the lake, no wonder it is like this.
“The people of Huai Village, have they asked someone to exorcise the evil spirits?” Bai Yunxi asked.
Li Jiyuan nodded and said, “They have, most of them came to toss around, and it was of no use. However, there was once a celestial master who came and didn’t receive any money, only saying that the grievances in the lake were too heavy, and he was powerless! All things are determined.”
Ye Fan curled his lips and said, “What this guy said is mysterious enough!”
Bai Yunxi asked curiously, “Professor Li, do you know what happened to the three temples around Huai Village?”
“The origin of this temple is a bit unusual. According to ancient books, thousands of years ago, Huai Village often had earthquakes. An expert once came to see it and said that there is evil under Huai Village. In order to suppress this evil, it is necessary to build three temples around Huai Village. After those three temples were built, the ground movement was much lessened.”
“The three temples built that year have long since fallen into disrepair. Later generations have renovated the temples, and their locations have not changed.”
Chen Ran said in surprise: “There is such a thing?”
George’s Chinese is good, but what Li Jiyuan said was a bit esoteric to him. He didn’t understand it very well. He scratched his ears and cheeks anxiously, but did not dare to interrupt the conversation of several people.
“Speaking of which, the location of the mansion that the official chose is not very good. The location of the haunted mansion is in the center of the three temples,” Li Jiyuan said.
Ye Fan’s eyes flickered. The house was located in the center of the three temples. If something was to be sealed, maybe it would be sealed under the ground of the house. The official building a house in that place was simply courting death.
Bai Yunxi asked curiously, “Didn’t he find someone to look at it when he chose the site?”
Li Jiyuan smiled and said: “When the official built his house, he needed a relatively large area, and there were not many places to choose from. There just happened to be an open space there. I don’t know if he invited a fake feng shui master, or maybe the person didn’t like him, so he pointed him to that place specially.”
“After the family’s successive accidents, a feng shui master passed by. The feng shui master looked at the mansion, and just shook his head, saying that the family’s ancestors did not accumulate virtue, and that the selection of the three yin extinct land is destined to cut off their children and grandchildren. Now, the mansion is deserted and people are also gone.”
Chen Ran frowned, feeling more and more that investing in Huai Village was not a good project.
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When they came out of Professor Li’s place, Bai Yunxi found an excuse and went separate ways with Chen Yan and George.
Seeing that Bai Yunxi and Ye Fan were busy with something, Chen Ran took George away very wisely.
Bai Yunxi looked at Ye Fan and said, “What’s wrong? We’re not going back?”
Ye Fan shook his head and said, “Not going back, the two little ghosts I put out and were exterminated. Those racers met some foreigners, and two of them have died.”
Bai Yunxi: “…”
“We have to hurry up and catch them. If they return to their country, it will be difficult to find them again,” Ye Fan said.
Bai Yunxi said anxiously: “Then what are you waiting for, get in the car!”
Ye Fan quickly got into the car and started the car.
“Why do those foreigners stare at those racing drivers? Could it be that the black bird eggs are in their hands?” Bai Yunxi said inexplicably.
Ye Fan nodded and said, “Yes, there seems to be a strange instrument in the hands of those foreigners that can determine the position of the mysterious bird egg.”
Bai Yunxi suddenly thought of something and said, “Those racers, they raced to decide the ownership of that… egg?” Because the top’s investigation was relatively tight, they said that it was something that was dug out of the ancient house.
Ye Fan nodded and said, “It should be that one.”
“Hurry up,” Bai Yunxi said.
Ye Fan turned his head, glanced at Bai Yunxi and said, “You don’t like me speeding!”
Bai Yunxi: “…” He doesn’t like Ye Fan driving cars fast, but it’s a matter of priorities! Now they are in a hurry, if Ye Fan drives slowly, won’t he be impatient to death?
“It’s not an unexpected situation? Hurry up and catch up with those foreigners!” Bai Yunxi asked.
Ye Fan smiled and said, “Don’t worry, I won’t lose them!”
Bai Yunxi: “…”
Ye Fan drove the car to a remote hill.
Bai Yunxi looked at Ye Fan and said, “Why did you drive the car here?”
“Who told those people to come here? However, it’s impossible to drive in this place,” Ye Fan said.
Bai Yunxi said inexplicably: “This place is desolate and uninhabited. There is no village in front, and no store in the back, will they be here?”
Ye Fan nodded and said, “There are no people here, but there are tombs! Those foreign devils had already planned to retreat, but their equipment seemed to have found something, so they turned back.”
Bai Yunxi: “…”
Ye Fan crouched down and said, “Come up, I’ll carry you, we have to go up the mountain quickly.”
Bai Yunxi was not polite, and lay directly on Ye Fan’s back.
Ye Fan jumped in the air, which was dozens of meters high. Ye Fan quickly rushed to the mountain with Bai Yunxi on his back.
“Is it here?” Bai Yunxi asked.
Ye Fan nodded and said, “Yes, they’ve gone down to the tomb.”
Bai Yunxi frowned and said, “Let’s go down too.”
“Wait a moment.”
Ye Fan threw out a few formation flags and blocked off the entrance to the tomb.
“What a weird smell!” Bai Yunxi said with a frown.
“There are many dead pigs in this tomb,” Ye Fan said.
Bai Yunxi took a cold breath. Ancient China often had the custom of sacrificial burial.
Rumor has it that a tomb raider dug up the tomb of Duke Yu of Jin and found more than a hundred sacrifices inside, except for one man, the rest were all women. Some of these sacrifices were sitting, some were lying, some were standing, with clothes and skin color similar to normal people.
The custom of sacrificial burial has been prevalent for a long time. According to the preferences of the tomb owners, the things to be buried are also different. Some people like to be buried with beautiful women, some like soldiers, and some like livestock.
“How many pigs are there?” Bai Yunxi asked.
“Oh, there should be hundreds! There may be more than a few hundred!” Ye Fan said.
Bai Yunxi narrowed his eyes and said, “It seems that this tomb owner liked to eat pork very much before his death!”
Ye Fan nodded and said, “Well, this tomb owner is really weird. He likes to stay in the same tomb with pigs. Does he want to be reincarnated as a pig?”
Bai Yunxi: “…”
Ye Fan pitched a tent next to the entrance to the tomb.
Bai Yunxi looked at Ye Fan and said, “What are you doing?”
“I think those guys shouldn’t come out so quickly, so maybe we have to spend the night here,” Ye Fan said.
Bai Yunxi looked at the direction of the burial chamber, and said somewhat puzzled: “Those people are really below? Could you be mistaken?”
Ye Fan said dissatisfied, “How could I be mistaken?”
A violent earthquake sounded, and Bai Yunxi said in a horrified voice, “There’s an earthquake!”
Ye Fan pulled Bai Yunxi behind him and said, “It’s not an earthquake, it’s a fight from below.” Ye Fan felt a strange force of vows. There are many Buddhist practitioners in the world of self-cultivation who practice the power of vows. The power of vows originated from faith, which is not very clear to Ye Fan.
From the entrance of the tomb, there was a rustling sound, and Bai Yunxi couldn’t help but let out an exclamation, “Snakes!”
Dozens of black snakes leaped out of the hole, and a strong fishy smell hit Bai Yunxi’s nose.
“Carrion snakes!” Ye Fan’s expression changed suddenly.
Carrion snakes live on rotting corpses and are highly poisonous. As soon as the carrion snakes came out, they rushed everywhere and crashed into the illusion formation arranged by Ye Fan.
Ye Fan originally wanted to use the illusion formation to deal with those foreigners, but now it trapped the carrion snakes instead.
Ye Fan casually threw out a talisman, killing the snakes that came out.
“Ye Fan, are those foreigners still down there? Will they die?” Bai Yunxi asked.
Ye Fan shook his head and said, “They didn’t die, they are not easily killed, but their situation is not very good.”
kekeke, the tomb owner be like “I suddenly reincarnated as a pig one day” XD