Navy Assists Widow Call the Spirit of Her Husband Home

The Taiwan(ROC) Navy used two high-speed motor-launches to convey a grieving widow, mourning family, and a Daoist priest to the spot where her husband was killed by a missile two days ago.

The mourning party led by the priest performed a ritual to invoke the spirit of the fishing-boat captain. Huang Wenzhong was killed by a missile, accidentally fired while equipment was being tested prior to a drill.

Mr. Huang’s eldest son called out ‘Dad, come home’.

After invoking the spirit, they proceeded to shore to accompany the deceased man’s spirit to view the damaged fishing vessel, which was towed back two shore July 1. The family then returned to Kaohsiung by train.

a daoist priest is seen with mourners on the deck of a navy vessel in Tainan, Taiwan
The family of a fishing-boat captain killed in an accidental missile strike prepares to disembark a naval vessel in Tainan after being taken to the scene of the accident. Photo: United Daily News
A daoist priest leads mourners in a ceremony in Tainan, Taiwan July 2, 2016
A daoist priest leads mourners in a ceremony after an errant missile caused the death of a fishing-boat captain in Taiwan on July 1, 2016. The party went to sea to call the spirit of the man home. Photo: United Daily News
A Daoist palanquin is brought aboard a naval vessel
A Daoist palanquin is brought aboard a naval vessel in Tainan Taiwan, July 3, 2016. Photo: China Times
high speed motor launches of the ROC navy
Naval vessels used to ferry mourners to the site where an errant missile struck a fishing boat, July 1, killing the captain and injuring 3 crew. Photo: China Times
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