Ghosts & Hauntings
Ghost stories still surround Japan Tsunami
By T.K. Randall
February 22, 2014 · 26 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.
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