Urban Legends

In a world, where people believe in all kinds of rumours and myths. Urban legends and conspiracy theories have always gone viral. Most urban legends are created out of a set of theories made up by really analytical people, who were part of some kind of cult, or maybe some person with a lot of free time in his hands.

Last night, my friends and I had been looking for Japanese urban legends, because they’re really popular. My friend talked about this website titled “Scary for Kids” (their punchline was “And for adults too”).

So, we read about this Face Slit Woman or Kuchisake Onna. She will ask you randomly on the street, if she’s pretty or not. Prior to that question, she takes of her mask, revealing her creepy slit mouth. It is slit from the sides. If you say ‘no’, you die (obviously). You can say that she looks normal,  because then that will confuse her, and she won’t haunt you. She also appears in Korea. I think, she’s spreading a moral message telling people not to be so judgemental. Also, South Korea is known as the plastic surgery capital of the world. That woman is a trailblazer.

Then, you have Tomino’s Hell poem. If you read it out aloud in Japanese, you die or worse, you go insane. It was a poem mentioned in this book titled “The Heart is a Rolling Stone”. You can read it in your mind. I really didn’t understand it. It was metaphorical. There is a YouTube video with this creepy picture and the audio. Listen to it, at your own risk. It is very scary.

Then, you have this poltergeist named The Bald Man or Ganbari Nyudo in Japanese. He’s a perverted old man who loves to pry at young girls in bathrooms and bedrooms.  If you say his name out aloud, his face will be stuck to your bathroom window, and drools a lot.

Then, you have the forbidden Cow Head story. I wouldn’t mention it here. It’s absolutely traumatic.

However,  the comments were hilarious. For the story of the Tripping Bathroom, a person had suggested to shuffle feet to avoid the tripping, and for the Bald Man, someone had written, and I quote this comedic genius:

MY KINDA MAN!

Then, there’s this urban legend, which isn’t Japanese, about a pale woman who applied a lot of tanning lotions and went for a lot tanning apointments to salon. Because of the excessive lotion and tanning, she had apparently cooked herself. 
I quote another comedic genius on the internet:

Roast organs! New dish!

The comments always kill the eerie atmosphere. However, you find people with crazy theories of their own. Also, Japan has the craziest, scariest urban legends, high suicide rates, suicide apartments, crazy perv cases, crazy obsessions, and haunted high schools. And so does Korea… Also, there are so many bathroom ghosts.

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