The Mysterious Case Of The 'Chicken Church' In Magelang

Some say it was a failed poultry farm, some say it was a cloister for monks, and some say it was an evangelical church...

There are conflicting stories about the true origins of the Gereja Ayam (Chicken Church).

According to this blog post written in Bahasa Indonesia, the church was set up by an evangelical man known as 'Daniel Alamsjah'.

Daniel had a vision in which God told him to build a church in the shape of a dove to bring together all the world's Christians.

Supposedly, after the 1997/1998 Asian Financial Crisis hit, Daniel's funding dried up.

The Church is located about 2km west of Candi Borobudur.

Apparently the church was built as a place to cure the possessed, drug addicts, and other various afflictions. 

If you ever want to visit the remnants of this spooky and now abandoned building, take a look here for more information.

That is, unless you're... chicken.