On October 25, family members of a 22-year old Malaysian woman reported her disappearance to police and that the woman had sent them a text message stating that she was being held captive by orang bunian (fairies).
This was not the first disappearance for Siti Balqis Mohd Noor of Kampon Gong Nanka, Malaysia. She had previously reported multiple "strange experiences" in which she apparently vanished into thin air and was later found in unexpected places, including the roof of her house, a nearby cement mixer, and a cemetery ten kilometers from her home. After all of these occurrences, Siti would report that she had no memory of what had happened. She has stated that, "“I can’t seem to recollect what happened or how I ended up at those places. There were times I could see my family next to me, calling out my name. I shout out to them or try to touch them, but I seem to be invisible to them. Once, I ended up in an abandoned house. My uncle was just next to me but he could not hear or feel me.” She said the cemetery episodes were the scariest thus far.
When her family learned to recognize the pattern of her disappearances, they arranged to keep her under constant watch. As her mother has stated, "all it takes is to look away for a split second, and she's gone". Although the family engaged the serviees of a number of bomohs (shamans) to deal with the disappearances, Deputy Committe Chairman Datuk Din Adam has gone on record as speculating that Siti suffers from schizophrenia and likely needed a psychiatrist.
Police later traced the text message to a friend's house in the town of Jelebu, 600 kilometers away where she had travelled by bus on her own. A police team has been sent to bring her home.