When Phunsak Phathong died while sleeping in a Blenheim farmhouse, his fellow migrant workers from Thailand spent several weeks bunking together in the living room.

The first night the unnerved Thai workers returned to their own rooms, they awoke to find Ulai Buapatcha -- who was sleeping in Phathong's old bed -- also dead.

That, the surviving migrants say, is more than a coincidence. It's proof of something supernatural.

Despite their gentle and accommodating nature, the group is refusing to move back in.

"They're concern is that the place is haunted," said Derry McKeever of the advocacy group Friends of Farmworkers. "They asked me (Monday) night, 'What is going on here?' "

The surviving Thai men still are working at the mushroom farm owned by Rol-Land Farms Ltd., but are staying with friends.

Phathong, 37, was found dead in the home on March 23. Police said his death was due to natural causes.

About a month later, on April 24, Buapatcha, 39, was found dead. An autopsy has been done and toxicology tests are expected to take weeks.

McKeever said the house, which is on Chatham Street South meets adequate living standards. But he doesn't plan on spending much more time inside.

"Is there a toxin in that house? Is there a pathogen loose in that house? I wasn't comfortable going in there," he said.

Assadang Langsub, an award-winning London chef who grew up in Thailand, described his home country as much more spiritual than Canada.

Using a fatal crash at the intersection of Oxford Street and Highbury Avenue as an example, Langsub said many people from Thailand would be wary of driving in that area.

"They believe the spirits (of the people killed) are there and the spirits will one day . . . want to take some people to replace them," he said.

"Then they can leave."