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Ghost stories still surround Japan Tsunami


Posted on Saturday, 22 February, 2014 | Comment icon 27 comments

The disaster killed thousands. Image Credit: Samuel Morse
A series of strange tales and incidents have appeared in the wake of the devastating 2011 tsunami.
Nearly 20,000 people lost their lives when an undersea earthquake produced a huge tidal wave that struck the east coast of Japan. Now as the country and its people continue to rebuild in the wake of the disaster a strange new subculture of eerie tales and ghost stories has arisen surrounding the fate of its victims.

Some of the more well known stories include that of a fire station in Tagajo which started to receive a series of odd phone calls. The calls seemed to originate from buildings that had been completely demolished by the tsunami and which no longer had working phone lines. Only when the firefighters prayed for the spirits of those who had died did the mysterious phone calls cease.

Another story from the region is that of a Sendai cab driver who claimed that one day he picked up a sad looking man who asked to be taken to an address that had been destroyed in the disaster. A short time later the driver checked his mirror and realized that the man had disappeared, but drove to the requested destination anyway and opened the cab door so that his ghostly passenger could get out and go home.

Source: Newser.com | Comments (27)

Tags: Japan, Tsunami, Ghost


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #18 Posted by coldethyl on 28 February, 2014, 16:47
Interesting dream K. Thanks for the links.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Ceridwen_9 on 1 March, 2014, 14:33
hello, i'm new but this subject (feeling something like this before it happened) pulled me out of lurking mode.i believe that some of the stories could be true,of course there are always people like the woman that faked being in the world trade center,on the other hand there are cases that are very true as well. i have always had a feeling of impending doom i guess you could call it when something bad was about to happen to a loved one or friend. i do believe in ghosts and have been living in a haunted house for about 5 years now,and i have tons of random pictures i took and still take o... [More]
Comment icon #20 Posted by Vance665 on 1 March, 2014, 23:34
Post your photos, I would like to see them.
Comment icon #21 Posted by DestinyRoad on 2 March, 2014, 6:56
It's not hard to believe a place like this would be haunted. Just thinking of the intense emotions all those poor people went through and they're bound to leave an imprint.
Comment icon #22 Posted by bLu3 de 3n3rgy on 2 March, 2014, 16:29
Yup that's why lol. I love your avatar btw
Comment icon #23 Posted by davros of skaro on 4 March, 2014, 17:11
I wonder if Hiroshima, and Nagasaki have ghosts, or did they get vaporized along with the flesh?
Comment icon #24 Posted by Erowin on 26 June, 2014, 6:53
Japan is so nice to its ghosts
Comment icon #25 Posted by Rose-Red Howler on 26 June, 2014, 8:54
People did report seeing phantoms of the former cities. Many hear the sounds of ghostly screams.
Comment icon #26 Posted by EllJay on 26 June, 2014, 9:06
If you are interested in ghosts after the tsunami in Japan, you should read this: It is a bit long, but pretty rewarding.


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