To help guide the spirits to the places of entertainment, the Chinese place triangle-shaped flags, like the one pictured above, near tents or stands where shrines are set up during Ghost Month. More flags denote you are getting closer to the actual location of the festival.
Jennifer's trainer, who is of Chinese descent, excitedly exclaimed "Jennifer, you'll be so excited! Hell has opened up!", and then warned us not to venture outside while Ghosts are roaming the world. We were so curious, that Jennifer, Craig and I attended the Penang State Hungry Ghost Festival at a local park a few minutes from our house anyway, just to experience the excitement.