He suddenly saw a crowd of ghosts standing in front of him.
In the first year of Yongming of the Southern Qi dynasty, Ma Daoyou, the historian of the Secretariat of the State, was sitting in the palace when he suddenly saw a crowd of ghosts standing in front of him. The people around him could not see them.
After a while, two ghosts entered his ears and pushed out his soul, which fell on his shoes.
Ma Daoyou pointed to his soul and showed it to the people around him: “Did you see that?” The people around him could not see it.
When they asked what his soul looked like, Daoyou said: “My soul looks like a frog.” He also said: “I must die, the ghosts are still in my ears.”
The people around him saw that his ears were swollen, and he died the next day.