Kowabana: 'True' Japanese scary stories from around the internet

By Tara A. Devlin

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 Mar 27, 2019

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 Sep 3, 2018

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Each week on “Kowabana: ‘True’ Japanese scary stories from around the internet,” horror author and translator Tara A. Devlin presents a selection of Japanese horror, creepypastas and urban legends translated from the deepest, darkest parts of the web. Creepy ghosts and vengeful onryo, cursed technology and haunted shrines. Discover horror like only Japan knows how to deliver. Brand new and exclusive stories translated each week. Find out more at http://www.kowabana.net/

Episode Date
The Evil in Our Safe Spaces
00:46:33

Episode Notes

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Spirits and monsters don’t just lurk in empty, dark spaces. Sometimes they hide in plain sight, or sometimes they’re with us all along and we never notice. Perhaps they’re with you right now…

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Sep 13, 2019
What Lurks in Abandoned Buildings?
00:47:53

Episode Notes

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Abandoned buildings are an endemic in Japan. From old houses to hospitals, shrines to hotels, you’ll find all sorts of buildings left empty… or are they? Find out what really lurks in the shadows.

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Aug 30, 2019
Encounters with the Supernatural
00:45:00

Episode Notes

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Sometimes things happen that can’t be explained, and often, you’re better off not even trying to find out why. It won’t always lead to an answer you like. This week we share six tales of the supernatural, and how it changed people's lives forever.

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Aug 16, 2019
When Yurei Attack: Ghost Stories From Japan
00:31:04

Episode Notes

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A phone call with a ghastly voice on the other end. A photo that changes each time you look at it. An alarm from an otherwise empty room. Japanese ghosts haunt buildings, objects, people, and even nature itself. These are their tales.

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Aug 02, 2019
Neighbourhood Hauntings
00:29:53

Episode Notes

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It’s not just houses that get haunted. Sometimes there can be a strange happening at the workplace. Something off at school. Something weird about that park down the street. These five haunting tales are from all around the neighbourhood.

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Jul 19, 2019
Kinkisaki -Pandora-
00:52:13

Episode Notes

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It’s the 50th episode! This week we have a very special story to celebrate: Kinkisaki -Pandora-, the tale of a ritual cruel beyond comprehension, and its long-lasting and far-reaching effects.

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Jul 05, 2019
Haunted Places
00:30:02

Episode Notes

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Japan is full of haunted places. With these three tales, uncover the terrifying truth behind the paranormal encounters of everyday people simply going about their lives.

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Jun 21, 2019
Supernatural stalkers and soul snatchers
00:32:24

Episode Notes

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And you thought your job was bad. At least you’re not being stalked by the supernatural as it attempts to take your life, and possibly, your soul. How will these protagonists survive, and will they ever be the same again?

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Jun 07, 2019
Round Hole in the Basement
00:32:26

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Your friends want to infiltrate a new, if slightly creepy, religious establishment on the edge of town. What could go wrong, right? As it turns out, everything. And it was potentially doomed from the start…

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May 24, 2019
SPECIAL: Toshiden: Exploring Japanese Urban Legends - Sukima-onna
00:12:18

Episode Notes

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Sukima-onna, aka the Gap Woman. Once she infests your house, there's no getting rid of her. She'll watch you from every nook and cranny, literally. Who is she, and where did she come from? Find out right here.

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May 17, 2019
Best of Japanese Horror 2018 (Part 2)
00:28:56

Episode Notes

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This week we’re looking at part two of the most read and highly rated Japanese creepypastas from 2018. Interested in what’s scaring Japanese audiences these days? Find out right here.

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May 10, 2019
Best of Japanese Horror 2018 (Part 1)
00:28:09

Episode Notes

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This week we’re looking at some of the most read and highly rated Japanese creepypastas from 2018. Interested in what’s scaring Japanese audiences these days? Find out right here.

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Apr 26, 2019
Monsters in the shadows
00:30:07

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What monsters lurk in the shadows? What monsters lurk in the light? Discover three tales of mystery that will have you thinking long after they’ve ended. Was that really a yokai, or…?

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Apr 12, 2019
Visitations of the supernatural
00:25:20

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Think you understand what’s going on in the world around you? These three tales will make you question what is real, what isn’t, and whether you should look over your shoulder to check on that noise or not…

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Mar 29, 2019
Mysterious and deadly encounters
00:32:38

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You find a box buried deep in the mountains. Do you take its contents? People warn you not to walk down that street at night. Do you heed their advice? Find out what happens when these folk encounter the deadly and forge on regardless.

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Mar 15, 2019
A grandparent’s love
00:28:14

Episode Notes

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Look after your grandparents and they’ll look after you, even from beyond the grave. Discover four tales of the elderly from Japan looking to help—or hinder—their grandchildren well into the afterlife.

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Mar 01, 2019
Redemption and revenge from beyond the grave
00:34:43

Episode Notes

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Uncover two tales of women looking for redemption and/or revenge from beyond the grave. Will you figure out which it is they're after before it's too late?

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Feb 15, 2019
Horrors in the Japanese skies
00:35:26

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Discover four tales of terror that'll make you question whether you really want to get on that flight to Japan or not. Sometimes the flight itself is not the real thing you have to worry about…

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Feb 01, 2019
The mysterious and unexplainable horrors of Japan
00:32:27

Episode Notes

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Sometimes things occur that are beyond understanding. Discover three tales of terror that defy explanation and make you question the nature of your very reality.

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Jan 18, 2019
Cursed boxes
00:30:14

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The Kotoribako isn't the only cursed box around. Discover two more boxes haunting the countryside of Japan, and the horror that lurks within them.

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Jan 04, 2019
'True' ghost stories from real haunted locations
00:33:34

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To celebrate the release of “Reikan: The most haunted locations in Japan,” this week we’re looking at various ghost stories from ‘real’ haunted locations around Japan!

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Dec 21, 2018
Well in the Basement
00:27:58

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There have long been rumours of the tunnels underneath Tokyo holding a dark secret. What really lurks in the darkness beneath the largest city on Earth? Find out as one young man takes you on an adventure you won't soon forget.

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Dec 07, 2018
Nightmare on Yume Street: Dreams that kill
00:27:55

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Monkey Dream may have been the first, but it’s not the only dream that can kill you. Discover four tales straight out of Japan featuring dreams that will kill you in waking life as well.

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Nov 23, 2018
Our entire class fought an evil spirit
01:15:09

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A special double-length episode thanks to our patrons! Find out what happens when an entire class is forced to fight an evil spirit for their lives. Pre-order Kage at https://amzn.to/2SQUTCY

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Nov 09, 2018
Classic Japanese creepypasta champloo
00:33:07

Episode Notes

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Enjoy a healthy sampling of nine classic Japanese creepypastas from beyond the grave. First put online at the turn of the century, these were some of the very first Japanese horror stories to make it big online. Come and take a listen, if you dare.

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Oct 26, 2018
Mysterious and deadly objects
00:35:44

Episode Notes

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Cursed video tapes. Cursed boxes. If you can think of it, Japan probably has a cursed version of it. In this week’s episode, find out the horrific secrets behind the mysterious and deadly objects that everyday people have come across.

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Oct 12, 2018
Origins: the best of early Japanese horror
00:31:35

Episode Notes

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Japanese creepypastas started to infect the internet around 2000, and over the next 10 years grew in size and infamy. This week, discover three of the most popular Japanese horror stories from that early period of the internet.

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Sep 28, 2018
Horror Baito: Supernatural on the job
00:29:32

Episode Notes

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Ever hated your job? Try working at these places. What if the true horror wasn’t the low pay and poor working conditions but the other things lurking nearby? Find out what’s haunting these people at work. It’s not just their boss…

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Sep 14, 2018
Obake Yashiki: Home sweet haunted home
00:31:35

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Japanese houses. So comfortable. So inviting. Yet what creeps across the tatami mats and hides in the deepest nooks and crannies of the closet? Discover 5 haunting tales of residents who just refuse to move on. After all, there’s no place like home!

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Aug 31, 2018
Obon special: horror from the afterlife
00:34:40

Episode Notes

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August in Japan marks Obon, the Buddhist festival where the spirits of one's ancestors return home and ghosts return to the living plane. Discover six stories of the strange and supernatural that occur during one of the biggest festivals of the year.

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Aug 17, 2018
Oden Special: A hodgepodge of horror
00:31:24

Episode Notes

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Like a good old-fashioned meal of oden, this week comes with a wide variety of short horror tales to scratch all those hard to reach itches and satisfy your hunger for the unnatural. Ghosts, curses, creepy traditions and more, there's a bit of everything.

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Aug 03, 2018
Haunted Japanese houses of horror
00:32:17

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Japanese horror at its finest. Five tales of things that go bump in the night, the yurei hiding in the nooks and crannies of your safe space. Find out what's haunting these houses and never look at your home the same way again.

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Jul 20, 2018
Unbelievable and unexplainable sightings
00:27:42

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Cryptids in basements, impossibly tall figures, floating severed heads and other things the eye just can't explain. Six tales of the unbelievable and unexplainable fresh from Japanese shores to your ears. This is Japanese horror.

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Jul 06, 2018
The truth is out there... experiences in the supernatural
00:32:01

Episode Notes

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Things that go bump in the night. Things that make no logical sense. What is real and what isn't? Discover five tales of the unexplainable from the land of the rising sun. But be careful. Sometimes there's no going back.

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Jun 22, 2018
Gakkou Kaidan, ghost stories from Japanese schools
00:27:13

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You think you've got it bad? Try going to these Japanese schools of terror. Five terrifying tales of ghosts, haunted classrooms, things that go bump in the night and more scares than you can throw a piece of chalk at. Maybe homework isn't the real horror.

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Jun 08, 2018
SPECIAL: Toshiden: Exploring Japanese Urban Legends - Kuchisake-onna
00:28:52

Episode Notes

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"Am I pretty?" she asks before removing her mask, revealing her mouth cut from ear-to-ear. Kuchisake-onna is the Japanese urban legend of urban legends. Find out how she came to be and the truth behind her story right here. More information at Kowabana.net or get early access at Patreon.

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Jun 01, 2018
Kankandara: The secret behind what lurks in the forest
00:57:11

Episode Notes

Japanese horror is full of iconic ghosts and creatures of the night. But have you heard the story of Kankandara? The monster hidden deep in the forest with a curse so terrifying that all who come across her true form are doomed to an excruciating death.

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May 25, 2018
Noroi, the inescapable Japanese curse
00:33:52

Episode Notes

Sadako from The Ring. Kayako from Ju-on: The Grudge. Noroi, or curses, are a Japanese horror staple, and once one latches on to you, it's impossible to escape from. Discover five creepy tales of ghosts, grudges and inescapable Japanese curses.

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May 11, 2018
Attack of the yurei
00:29:38

Episode Notes

Yurei. Those misunderstood spirits everyone blames for everything wrong in the world. They just want you to join them... in the afterlife. Five creepy tales of Japanese ghosts and how they haunt the living world. Beware. They could be watching right now.

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Apr 27, 2018
The legend of the Kotoribako
00:59:45

Episode Notes

Discover the truth behind of one of the most fearsome urban legends of all: the Kotoribako. What is the truth behind this mysterious box, and why do people keep dying around it? Some curses weren't meant to be broken, and some grudges were never meant to fade away.

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Apr 14, 2018
The true terror behind cursed dolls
00:27:50

Episode Notes

Be careful of mistreating your dolls, they may remember what you did to them. A young woman discovers the terrifying secrets behind the family doll that scared her as a child, and a young man gets more than he bargained for in a home teaching job.

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Mar 30, 2018
A curse upon your family and all within it!
00:36:10

Episode Notes

A young medium receives a request for help; something supernatural is going on in this man's home, and it's not going away. The truth will shock them both. And there's more than meets the eye with this dark transfer student. What's his real secret?

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Mar 16, 2018
Life-changing childhood experiences
00:31:38

Episode Notes

A young boy visits his grandparents' chicken farm for the summer holidays, but why do they check the incubator at midday and midnight every day without fail? Another young man muses on the strange boy he befriended as a child that changed his life.

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Mar 02, 2018
Kisaragi Station and other trains of horror
00:34:35

Episode Notes

A woman gets on the train but it doesn't take its normal route. She ends up in a place called Kisaragi Station, where no-one is around but she can hear drums in the distance. Find out what happens, plus other train hauntings that'll send you off the rails.

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Feb 23, 2018
The monsters in our villages
00:30:39

Episode Notes

In this week's episode we're looking at the gods, monsters and yokai that haunt Japanese villages! Find out who Gomiko-san is, the mysterious woman who lurks in the mountains of Hokkaido. Who is Yorikata-sama, the monster slash deity that haunts a young man's village and dreams? And find out why a beautiful young woman is shunned by her entire village.

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Feb 16, 2018
What's haunting Japanese schools?
00:28:10

Episode Notes

This week's episode is a school hauntings special! Find out about the creepy ghosts, games and places that are terrifying Japanese schoolkids today.

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Feb 09, 2018
Sugisawa and other cursed villages
00:34:26

Episode Notes

This week's episode is a cursed village special! Find out what really happened in Sugisawa, perhaps the most famous cursed village of all. A young man relays the tale of a local legend called "Kotori Kozou" and the fate that befell his small village, while another man talks about the history behind his village's founding.

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Feb 02, 2018
Cursed video tapes & the horrors they hide!
00:35:15

Episode Notes

This week's episode is a cursed video tape special! A young man wants to find out what really happens to his body when he undergoes sleep paralysis, so he sets up a camera to film himself. But will he like what he sees the next day? A group of friends go to the woods to film a fake ghost video, but little do they know of the true horror that awaits them. Press play, if you dare.

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Jan 26, 2018
The inaka spectacular & countryside creepies
00:32:58

Episode Notes

This week's episode focuses on the 'inaka,' the countryside of Japan. A young boy playing in the mountains with his cousins stumbles across a strange abandoned building. What history does it hide? A young man learns the truth about the strange ritual his family carries out whenever someone dies, and a group of friends get more than they bargained for when they stay in an empty house for the holidays. Uncover the terrors that lurk deep in the countryside of Japan!

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Jan 19, 2018
Kokkuri-san, kakurenbo and other creepy childhood games
00:33:27

Episode Notes

This week's episode focuses on creepy Japanese childhood games. Kaidan, the practice of telling scary stories, one by one, until 'something' appears at the end. Kokkuri-san, the Japanese ouija board game that should not be messed around with. Kakurenbo, the hide and seek game where you may not like what you find. Find out about these games and more in this week's special episode!

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Jan 12, 2018
Kunekune, exorcists and creepy little ghost boys
00:33:04

Episode Notes

This week's episode features three tales of supernatural delight. The first is Kunekune, a creepy urban legend that haunts the empty rice fields of Japan. What would you do if you saw a creature you weren't supposed to see? The next features a young man recruited by a gang of exorcists, but what do they want from him? Lastly, a young lonely boy makes an imaginary friend, but is he really imaginary?

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Jan 05, 2018
New Year's ghosts and goblins
00:28:24

Episode Notes

A New Year's special! Find out how Japanese people bring in the New Year and the ghosts and goblins that plague them as they do. Scary superstitions, sake-drinking yokai, haunted shrines, tunnels and hotel rooms, oh my!

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Dec 29, 2017
If you're going to kill yourself, why don't you sleep with me first?
01:10:00

Episode Notes

A special double-length episode for the holiday season! A woman is about to jump from the roof of her building when a man approaches. He's rude, and says things no-one in their right mind would say to a suicidal woman. Who, or what, is he?

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Dec 22, 2017
True but mostly fictional horror in the Japanese workplace
00:29:37

Episode Notes

Ever wanted to work in Japan? Probably avoid these jobs. Or any jobs. A young office worker goes missing after investigating a mysterious room. A ghost photo refuses to be edited. Who's haunting the convenience store, and who's in the empty karaoke room? Find out as this week we explore various strange happenings in the Japanese workplace.

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Dec 15, 2017
Terrifying gods, scary demons and horrific yokai
00:26:33

Episode Notes

This week's episode is a Japanese mythology special! Featuring five scary stories of horror ranging from people's experiences with vengeful gods, nasty demons and both friendly and vindictive yokai, aka Japanese monsters.

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Dec 08, 2017
Magagami-sama, haunted tunnels and bridges, oh my!
00:30:10

Episode Notes

This week's episode features three chilling tales of horror. First is Magagami-sama, a mysterious presence that lives deep in the mountains. The second features a hairdresser with a love of ghost stories who visits a nearby haunted tunnel, and lastly, a young man and his friend visit a haunted bridge, but they accidentally bring something back with them.

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Dec 01, 2017
Hasshaku-sama, dark country roads and abandoned buildings
00:28:33

Episode Notes

This episode features three chilling tales of horror. First is Hasshaku-sama, aka the Eight Foot Woman you can't escape from. Second features a mysterious figure on a dark country road, and lastly a haunted old hospital has some unexpected guests.

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Nov 24, 2017