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Does This Japanese Kleenex Commercial Contain a Deadly Curse?

The following 30-second spot for Kleenex tissues, which apparently aired on Japanese television in the mid-1980s, doesn’t appear to depict anything more than an oddball scene of a woman dressed in white playing with an annoyed red-painted baby while a sugary tune plays in the background. But some people are convinced this commercial is haunted […]

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Behold the Awesomely Creepy Horror Manga Cosplay of Mamakiteru

You may be thinking, “cosplay is so 2012″… but think again: now, the coolest thing ever is horror manga cosplay. Twitter user Mamakiteru has a unique cosplay specialty: she recreates individual panels from Japan’s beloved horror manga comics, with impressive results. Her favorite subject seems to be the works of Junji Ito — whose most […]

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Taxi Drivers Report Picking Up Ghosts of Japan’s 2011 Tsunami Victims

Several taxicab drivers throughout the coastal town of Ishinomaki in northeast Japan are reporting something terrifying. According to news agency Asahi Shimbun, at least seven different cabbies have told almost exactly the same story: after picking up certain passengers in Ishinomaki, the drivers claim that these clients responded very strangely when asked for their destination… […]

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KAGOME KAGOME — A Children’s Game With a Horrifying History

This viral legend takes its title from an old playground game enjoyed by Japanese children… but much like “Ring Around the Rosy,” which originated with Europe’s bubonic plague, its innocence is now tainted by a grotesque tale of war, sadism and unimaginable horror. The word “Kagome” can be roughly translated as “circle,” but also can […]

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Monster Squid Shocks Seaside Spectators in Japan

Recently, multiple witnesses at Toyama Bay in Central Japan were stunned by the sudden arrival of a real-life sea monster: a colossal red-and-white squid that normally inhabits much deeper waters. According to CNN, the colorful creature — of the species Architeuthis — was spotted by several people from a pier overlooking the bay last month, and […]

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‘Ghost Ships’ Carrying Human Remains Are Drifting Into Japan

In one of the most chilling, unexplained stories to hit the news lately, several unmanned wooden fishing boats have been appearing off the northwestern coast of Japan, several of which contain decayed human bodies. According to Associated Press reporter Mari Yamaguchi, Japanese authorities are investigating the arrival of nearly a dozen such boats in the […]

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Haunted Doll of Hakkaido: Its Hair Keeps Growing!

In 1918, a young man bought a doll for his baby sister, Okiku. Clothed in a kimono with a traditional black bob, Okiku loved her doll so much she named it after herself and the two were inseparable. Unfortunately, Okiku became ill and died at age three. When the family moved in 1938, they were […]