This is possibly the coolest news story I've read in quite some time. I've been following it since last year, and trying to see whether it would turn out to be a hoax. So far it hasn't.
When a couple returned home on December 12th 2008 from a vacation, they found their house had been burgled while they were away. Furthermore the burglar was still in the house. The couple found the 36 year old house breaker in a state of panic, fatigued and dehydrated. Once they were over the shock they called an ambulance and the police.
Here's where the story gets interesting. The unnamed burglar had broken into the house in Kuala Lumpa three days before the couple's return and claims that a ghost held him prisoner there without food or water until the family's return. He says that whenever he attempted to leave a supernatural figure shoved him to the ground, even when he'd given up trying to take the things he'd stolen.
Anyone else want a ghostly burglar alarm for Christmas?