University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Boutau K. Efot

The Tale of Pupily-Eyeballs-Thing

A Truk Ghost Story

By: Boutau K. Efot

Translator’s note: In 1964-65 I spent ten months with my wife and two sons on leave from the University of Pennsylvania doing ethnographic research in Truk, an island group in the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. The story of Pupily-Eyeballs-Thing (Nifewunmeseccawerccawer) was told me there by Boutau K. Efot of Romònum’s Island.  About 47 years […]