This story has often been told in Asia for a long time, and it has had its variations in at least Indonesia and Japan. Here's what I heard in Indonesia, the story dates to the 1970s.

One evening, there was a lone jogger. He's just your ordinary guy, who chose to jog in the evening because the air was colder. Back then, some parts of the city don't have electric lights, especially those near small forests and parks. So he jogged carrying a flashlight. Then, the day gets darker, and he's somewhat lost in one of these lightless roads. Luckily, there seems to be a sidewalk food vendor in the distance. Feeling a bit hungry too, he decides to order a snack. In some stories it's a noodle vendor, while some say it's meatball soup (bakso) vendor. "Excuse me sir, can I order some noodle/ bakso?" the jogger asked.

"Allrighty, one noodle/ bakso coming up!" the vendor said. Now, due to the old oil lamp he's using, his face was obscured by the dark, you see.

"By the way, where's the direction to downtown?" the jogger asks.

"Oh, over by that way, over there" the vendor said, while making the snack. Well, the jogger waited on the side of the road, waiting for his order. Ah, the order's done, here comes the vendor, the jogger thought. To his horror, the vendor carried his order, but… he has no face.

"Here's your order, sir!"

Perfectly smooth, no cracks, no wrinkles, just plain smooth skin.

Of course the jogger freaked out and ran away as fast as he could. He ran and ran and ran until he met a guy standing near a streetlight, selling cigars. The jogger came from behind the guy, and relieved he found another human, tapped him on the shoulder.

"Thank god! Man, I saw a ghost back there!" the jogger said, panting.

The cigar guy nodded and said, "Does the ghost look like this?" while turning around, pointing to his face. Another smooth face. "And oh, you forgot your flashlight." at this point, the jogger had fainted.

When he woke up the next day, he found out that he's smack dab in the middle of a Chinese cemetary.

Author Information: Unknown
Story Title or Titles: Faceless
Original Source: Unknown
Date: Unknown, presumably the early 1970's. Posted by carriontrooper at the Foundation wiki on 17 Oct 2009.
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