PETALING JAYA – Dashcam footage of a ghostly figure dressed in a red kebaya “captured” during a night drive in Kulim, Kedah has gone viral, re-igniting an urban legend.

In the 55-second video dated March 28, a car is seen travelling on a winding road at 3.25am when it drives past a woman in red walking slowly by the roadside.

The car moves on ahead for several metres, but the same eerie figure crops up repeatedly.

The figure, shown walking slowly on the left side of the road, appears two more times.

The car comes to a halt and immediately reverses from the scene and the video ends.

Netizens were spooked by the video, which has been shared 2,700 times since it was uploaded on Facebook on Wednesday (March 28).

While social media speculates on the authenticity of the video, mStar Online, the Star Media Group’s Bahasa Malaysia news portal, reported that a man had jokingly told a WhatsApp chat group that he created the video with the help of four friends.

Other netizens speculate that the video is a publicity stunt for actress Nur Fazura Sharifuddin’s upcoming horror flick The Legend Of Pontianak.

Earlier in February, Nur Fazura had shared a photo on Instagram of herself wearing a red kebaya taken on the set of the movie.