15： ムシゴヤシ(新潟県)：2008/07/06(日) 03:49:21.59ID:7fygRMqq0
30 years ago, an undersea cable providing electricity to a tiny island off the coast of Shikoku snapped.
When it was reconnected, they discovered that all the islanders had disappeared.
The police and power company could not figure out explanation for these events.
But apparently, the broken power cable “looked like something had bitten it off.”
This story also takes place in Shikoku.
Years ago, in a coastal village, a girl went missing while bathing in the ocean.
After searching frantically without finding her, her family members reluctantly declared her dead and held a funeral.
The morning of the funeral, they heard a large sound at the door.
When they went to look, the missing girl was there with a vacant expression on her face.
Just as the mother was about to run out the door to announce the good news, the grandmother said, “This isn’t her.”
When she said that, the girl dissolved where she stood, leaving only her clothing lying in a puddle in the doorway.
The grandmother said, “There’s a monster off the shore in these parts that steals people’s bodies. You must never let people who died in the ocean cross into your home.”
Even to this day, in this town, the bodies of those who die in the sea are never allowed in the home, but are cremated on the spot.
704： ブラクラ中尉(愛知県)：2008/07/06(日) 10:33:15.72ID:jH2ICKGW0
I love these especially Japanese stories.
67： ウプレカス(福島県)：2008/07/06(日) 04:04:04.08ID:HZyQPG3b0
The media never reports on murders when the attacker is handicapped.
For example, the Red Panda Murder of 2001.
On April 30, 2001, undergraduate student “A” (age 19) was on his way to a stadium in Tokyo to cheer on his friend at a Brazilian jiu-jitsu competition. A man wearing a red panda-shaped hat followed him down a street. Noticing the cap, “A” was surprised. Noticing his surprise, the man in the hat seemed to think he was being made fun of, and cornered “A” in a dark alleyway and stabbed him to death.
On May 10, Tokyo police arrested a 29-year-old man “Y” who had been spotted wearing a red panda hat in that area. At this point, the media, who had been covering the lurid subject of the murderer with the unusual headgear, learned that the suspect was a graduate from a school for the handicapped, and suddenly all news reports about the incident ceased. This was the last that was heard about the murder for quite some time.
A book written four years later about the incident reports that “Y” was an orphan, had four previous arrests for theft, and thought the red panda hat was a dog. He was found to have pervasive developmental disorders and sentenced to life confinement as a ward of the state.
Shimonoseki Station Arson [omitted... this was a similar media circus that ended abruptly because the perpetrator was handicapped]
103： ヴィグリ(長野県)：2008/07/06(日) 04:12:20.68ID:/l3aekg10
On April 23, 1994, in a trash can in a park in Tokyo, a park worker discovered two hands, two feet, a right shoulder, an ankle and scattered pieces of flesh and bone, totaling 24 pieces of a human body.
The head, chest, and genitals have never been found. The body was determined to be that of the first-class architect “S” (age 35).
The body was cut into 1-centimeter slices, and the muscle had been carefully cut away. After this, the body was carefully washed and drained of all its blood; this would require the skills of a highly trained medical doctor.
The body was not battered and there were no traces of poison, so the cause of death could not be determined.
129： マジュニア(宮城県)：2008/07/06(日) 04:23:23.46ID:D2Z81oiU0
Why throw it in a trash can after all that careful dissection?
140： レツ・コ・ファン(埼玉県)：2008/07/06(日) 04:25:55.35ID:YDaa0iVK0
Someone wanted it to be found?
351： ヴ王(滋賀県)：2008/07/06(日) 05:29:09.08ID:rJnyRvbp0
Cut it out with all these murders. Aren’t there other interesting stories to talk about?
372： ツレマスカ(長屋)：2008/07/06(日) 05:35:58.63ID:DMpcCPTN0
How about the mysterious person who walked right next to the open mouth of an erupting volcano?
[The video shows that two weeks later, the building the person had walked into was wrecked, and no traces of them were found. The person has never been identified. --Shii]
410： パン(大阪府)：2008/07/06(日) 05:51:23.29ID:l8EvRVfR0
Are “freak shows” a real thing?
Like, that’s too weird for me to even think about.
413： ウシアブ(巣鴨)：2008/07/06(日) 05:53:17.93ID:O310N/IA0
In America, human rights activists made a law to ban freak shows.
But the participants who had birth defects sued under the First Amendment to overturn the law.
Because the only way they could make money was from exhibiting themselves.
424： ウーブ(長屋)：2008/07/06(日) 05:57:09.19ID:FDYSUNzg0
I think there was something like that in Japan a long time ago, but it was comparatively weak stuff. They promised a “snake woman”, but it was just a woman eating a snake from the head downwards.
Just dumb stuff like that.
427： パン(大阪府)：2008/07/06(日) 05:58:11.86ID:l8EvRVfR0
Were there people with birth defects?
436： ウーブ(長屋)：2008/07/06(日) 06:00:13.91ID:FDYSUNzg0
Nope. Exciting billboards, but just dumb stuff to part children from their money.
551： ブライト・ノア(福島県)：2008/07/06(日) 07:19:22.78ID:2+Bg62iR0
Non-gasoline fuels, that could make gas good cheap as free.
722： ポリタン(横浜)：2008/07/06(日) 11:07:00.40ID:CnokzYMrO
They had something like that in my area, but the gasoline stands were pressured and shut down.
729： マッサーニ・ゲドー(大阪府)：2008/07/06(日) 11:13:32.30ID:B23G5CV/0
Are you talking about GAIAX?
I get the impression that it was suppressed by politics.
GAIAX was a high-concentration alcoholic fuel brand in Japan.
In 1999, the Korean company Gaia Energy began importing it.
Since August 2003 its sale has been prohibited by law.
782： 人造人間20号(巣鴨)：2008/07/06(日) 12:02:49.06ID:wC/hIYvE0
Wasn’t 2003 the year an undersea cable snapped in Hatsushima, and TEPCO said that it appeared to have been done on purpose?
794： モーネル秋田(巣鴨)：2008/07/06(日) 12:09:09.70ID:hyxMRrDU0
Indeed. [links article which I will not translate, as it says the same thing --Shii]
78： 本当にあった怖い名無し：2012/01/13(金) 03:04:02.33ID:bsG8zYuI0
Speaking of media taboos… what exactly is going on with the European economy right now, and why aren’t the media reporting on it?
[Does 2ch just not watch the news or something? --Shii]
84： 本当にあった怖い名無し：2012/01/13(金) 22:09:51.15ID:N+gbPsuo0
What’s happening in Italy? What effect will it have on Japan? Lamestream media won’t tell you that.
80： 本当にあった怖い名無し：2012/01/13(金) 20:42:27.17ID:3LHcTHWx0
Uhh I think it’s easy to find information about the Eurozone crisis. Just IMHO
The Wyoming Incident
997： 名無しさん＠涙目です。(東京都)：2011/06/17(金) 10:14:31.29ID:fKyRtrbW0
This is a lot scarier than your average “spirit video”, be careful
750： チョキちゃん(宮城県)：2008/07/06(日) 11:33:36.09ID:oc+yitO50
Kyohoku Middle School Drowning Incident
On July 29, 1956, the Ise Shinbun reported that “several schoolgirls had been pulled to the bottom of the ocean while swimming”, and that “on this same day and month in 1945, there was an air raid in this area, and local legend has it that hundreds of villagers drowned while taking refuge off the coast.”
The same newspaper report continues, “unidentified bodies of the dead were buried in the beach. This event occurrs ten years later to the day, on the place where they were buried.”
The same incident has been recorded in several recent history books.
In 1963, one fo the girls related her personal experience “escaping from the vengeful spirits” for a women’s magazine. In it, she wrote that she saw “several figures wearing the bonnets of the women’s brigades and work pants, swimming towards us. I began to lose consciousness just as I saw their expressionless faces.”
Original thread: Philosophy News nwk