<Hanako-san, or Toire no Hanako-san (トイレのはなこさん, "Hanako of the Toilet"), is a Japanese urban legend about the spirit of a young girl named Hanako-san who haunts school bathrooms. Like many urban legends, the details of the origins of the legend vary depending on the account. Legends about Hanako-san have achieved some popularity in old Japanese schools where children may challenge classmates to try to summon Hanako-san.
>According to legend, Hanako-san is the spirit of a young girl who haunts school bathrooms, and can be described as a yōkai or a yūrei.
<The details of her physical appearance vary across different sources, but she is commonly described as having a bobbed haircut and as wearing a red skirt or dress.
<The details of Hanako-san's origins also vary depending on the account; in some versions, Hanako-san was a child who was murdered by a stranger or an abusive parent in a school bathroom; in other versions, she was a girl who committed suicide in a school bathroom; in still other versions, she was a child who lived during World War II, and who was killed in an air raid while hiding in a school bathroom during a game of hide-and-seek.
>To summon Hanako-san, it is often said that individuals must enter a girls' bathroom (usually on the third floor of a school), knock three times on the third stall, and ask if Hanako-san is present. If Hanako-san is there, she will reply with some variation of "Yes, I am."
<Depending on the story, the individual may then witness the appearance of a bloody or ghostly hand; the hand, or Hanako-san herself, may pull the individual into the toilet, which may lead to Hell; or the individual may be eaten by a three-headed lizard.
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Killer in the backseat
<The legend involves a woman who is driving and being followed by a car or truck. The mysterious pursuer flashes his high beams, tailgates her, and sometimes even rams her vehicle. When she finally makes it home, she realizes that the driver was trying to warn her that there was a man (a murderer, or escaped mental patient) hiding in her back seat. Each time the man sat up to attack her, the driver behind had used his high beams to scare the killer, causing him to duck back down.
In some versions, the woman stops for gas, and the attendant asks her to come inside to sort out a problem with her credit card. Inside the station, he asks if she knows there's a man in her back seat. (An example of this rendition can be seen in the 1998 episode of Millennium, "The Pest House".) In another, she sees a doll on the road in the moors, stops, and then the man gets in the back.
<In another version, the woman gets into her car and then a crazed person leaps out from nowhere and starts shouting gibberish and slamming their hands on the car. The woman quickly manages to escape from them but no matter how far or which direction she drives, every time she stops, the same crazed person appears and attacks the car. The woman then arrives at a police station and tells the police about the crazed person. The police calm her down and offer to drive her back to her house (or a safe place in other versions). But when they go with her to get her things from the car, they find the killer hiding behind the driver's seat. As it turns out, the crazed person that was chasing the woman was the ghost of one of the killer's victims, trying to either warn the woman or get at the killer.
The Bunny Man is an urban legend that originated from two incidents in Fairfax County, Virginia in 1970, but has been spread throughout the Washington, D.C., area. The legend has many variations; most involve a man wearing a rabbit costume who attacks people with an axe or hatchet.
Most of the stories occur around Colchester Overpass, a Southern Railway overpass spanning Colchester Road near Clifton, Virginia, sometimes referred to as "Bunny Man Bridge".
Versions of the legend vary in the Bunny Man's name, motives, weapons, victims, description of the bunny costume or lack thereof, and sometimes even his possible death. In some accounts, victims' bodies are mutilated, and in some variations, the Bunny Man's ghost or aging spectre is said to come out of his place of death each year on Halloween to commemorate his passing.
chino did you ever see the south ameri folklore gnomes
iri has similar folklore about faeries but they are dangerious and you should leave them alone :DDDD
this mp4 reminds me of simpler times on yli
Green Children of Woolpit
<The Green Children of Woolpit were two children of unusual skin colour who reportedly appeared in the village of Woolpit in Suffolk, England, some time in the 12th century, perhaps during the reign of King Stephen. The villagers of Woolpit discovered two children, a brother and sister, beside one of the wolf pits that gave the village its name.
>The children, brother and sister, were of generally normal appearance except for the green colour of their skin. They spoke in an unknown language, and the only food they would eat was beans.
>Eventually they learned to eat other food and lost their green pallor, but the boy was sickly and died soon after he and his sister were baptised. The girl adjusted to her new life, but she was considered to be "rather loose and wanton in her conduct". After she learned to speak English, the girl explained that she and her brother had come from St Martin's Land, an underground world inhabited by green people.
loose and wanton, just the way i like 'em
Frightening History Of The Devil’s Tree In New Jersey
In an open field near Bernards Township, New Jersey, is an old oak tree. The tree when it stands with a lesser gown of leaves in the colder months takes on quite a sinister appearance. Legend has it that this tree, cursed with the souls of the many who died from its branches, is not to be trifled with.
Around the trunk is a chain-link fence that prevents people from making their mark. If you look through the fence you can see the many cuts, scarred into the bark and wood from the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of axe swings by those tempting fate
Some of these cuts are quite deep and more than once it looks like the teeth of a chainsaw has bitten through to the heartwood, yet no one has succeeded in cutting it down, the tree still growing strong despite its wounds.
A story, a legend, exists that states that anyone who attempts to cut down the tree will be cursed – injury and death coming for them in the form of a car accident.
The other penalty for marking the tree with a blade concerns a black pick up truck that chases the offender down. People believe this vehicle to be driven by a demon or perhaps the devil himself.
The truck appears from nowhere, chasing those who dare defile the tree, out of the paddock and down the road, before disappearing to lay in wait for the next group of courageous (or foolish) people.
It sounds like the stuff of a classic horror movie but there are many who take parts of the legend seriously, especially the stories concerning how the tree became cursed.
Earlier in its history, Bernard Township was said to have quite a large number of KKK members. As with the style of the organization, at times they would lynch men and women (possibly children) from the African-American population.
In those days the area near the tree was much more secluded and set away from the population center of the town. It was from the boughs of this old oak that people would be hanged by their neck till they were dead.
As the tree was so far out of the township, the bodies may not have been cut down for some time, slowly swinging backwards and forwards in the breeze, until the police were informed or a kind passerby set to the work.
Psychics believe it is the dark energy from these events that have given the tree it’s curse.
Several suicides have also said to have taken place in the branches of the tree including that of one man who murdered his entire family and then hanged himself.
The hanging branch that grew horizontally out from the tree existed until recently when it was removed in an effort to lessen the want of people trespassing onto the field to visit this macabre piece of local lore.
Many times dummies and mannequins have been strung from the branch creating a very disturbing site for the passer by, especially in those who have heard the stories.
Some people who have taken the risk, usually on a dare, to climb the tree say they have heard sounds as if people trying the scratch and pound there way out from the inside.
Those who have taken a souvenir from the tree, breaking off a piece of bark and chopping a chunk out, tell of even more curious events, waking up to find an old man standing at the foot of their bed, seeing shadowy figures out of the corner of their eyes or worse still their hands turning black for a time before returning to normal.
The township’s plans to develop the land where the tree is located might have required its removal, but the township decided to protect the tree and keep it intact. In 2007, a sign was posted at the site stating when it is open to the public. The Devil’s Tree was surrounded by a chain-link fence following vandalism