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Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Curse of Death Behind Tomino's Hell

What would you do if you read a poem that will lead you to your death? There's a lot of creepy urban legends that not only is out to scare the entirety of everyone who gets to know it. Some urban legends also come with a dark twist - a deadly curse. There's no such thing that can top the horror of knowing you will meet your hurried death by just reading a certain poem with an underlying dark meaning.

That is the premise of the curse behind "Tomino's Hell" and it is infamous for causing fear and paranoia to those people who gets to know their fate after reading the deadly poem. Are you brave enough to test your fate and destiny by delving deeper into Tomino's hell?

Tomino no Jigoku or commonly known as Tomino's Hell is another popular yet creepy tale from Japan and, just like the Red Room legend, tomino's hell also involves a curse. The legend is about “Tomino’s Hell,” in case you don't know, it is a poem in a book called The Heart is Like a Rolling Stone, written by Yomota Inuhiko. It is claimed by locals and urban legends enthusiasts that anyone who reads the poem aloud will be cursed to suffer just like the protagonist in the poem, Tomino.

Many believed that the curse causes its victims to suffer terrible accidents, while others strongly claims that death will surely follow. To be fair, it is hard to detect if anything creepy is known to have happened and how this particular urban legend sprouted from the darkest pits of Japanese imagination, but the mystery only adds more eerie factor to the whole legend from the land of the rising sun.

If you are curious enough to see and read the poem or you want to avoid it at all costs but you are meaning to know its content, what we can say is that the poem itself is truly weird and creepy read. It conjures a very dreadful and very graphic images that slowly shred apart the reader’s heart. There's even a time that you might start to question the intent of the author to include the dark words and phrases in this poem. If anyone wants to read the English version of the poem, you can read it here on the last portion of the article to avoid accidental reads from unwilling visitors.

There are some people who even dared to read the poem aloud and later claimed to have suffered no actual ill effects afterwards. On the other hand, there are a higher percentage of people who say otherwise. To conclude, the curse may be real or not, but it is still creepy to give the poem a read to be honest. But, if someone reading this article really has a strong desire and wants to test fate and challenge the curse on its veracity or not, locals suggest to make sure to read it in the original Japanese version. Good luck to those who will challenge Tomino's hell!

The English Version of Tomino's Hell Poem: 

Tomino’s Hell

Elder sister vomits blood,
younger sister’s breathing fire
while sweet little Tomino
just spits up the jewels.
All alone does Tomino
go falling into that hell,
a hell of utter darkness,
without even flowers.
Is Tomino’s big sister
the one who whips him?
The purpose of the scourging
hangs dark in his mind.

Lashing and thrashing him, ah!
But never quite shattering.
One sure path to Avici,

the eternal hell.
Into that blackest of hells
guide him now, I pray—
to the golden sheep,
to the nightingale.
How much did he put
in that leather pouch
to prepare for his trek to
the eternal hell?
Spring is coming
to the valley, to the wood,
to the spiraling chasms
of the blackest hell.
The nightingale in her cage,
the sheep aboard the wagon,
and tears well up in the eyes
of sweet little Tomino.

Sing, o nightingale,
in the vast, misty forest—
he screams he only misses
his little sister.
His wailing desperation
echoes throughout hell—
a fox peony
opens its golden petals.
Down past the seven mountains
and seven rivers of hell—
the solitary journey
of sweet little Tomino.
If in this hell they be found,
may they then come to me, please,
those sharp spikes of punishment
from Needle Mountain.

Not just on some empty whim
Is flesh pierced with blood-red pins:
they serve as hellish signposts
for sweet little Tomino.

Transportation is truly an important factor of our daily lives. It simply leads any individual to do what he/she needs to accomplish. That's why safety in transportation is an absolute concern all the time, anywhere, anytime. With transportation as anchor of our topic, what would you do if something unsafe and troublesome starts to unfold in your eyes? Will you let it happen and accept your unfortunate fate?

Or would you do all it takes to save yourself from danger? This question was answered in a famous urban legend from China. Folks, here is "The Midnight Bus from Beijing" urban legend. As the legend goes, a driver, conductor, and four passengers which includes a young couple, an old woman, and a young man were riding on bus 375 at midnight.

The legend starts with a young man who was on his way home late one night. The streets were usually empty except for the occasional motorists, and the only one at the bus stop with him was an old man, some says it is an old woman. The midnight bus arrived and they boarded it without any hesitation The old man took a seat near the front of the bus while the young man sat a couple of rows behind him.

 There was a couple who completed the set passengers with them. After awhile, the bus stopped and three new passengers climbed aboard and comfortably sat behind the driver’s seat. The old man was immediately disturbed by the men and kept looking back at them. After a few stops, the young couple got off leaving the driver, the conductor, the young man, the old man and the new passengers on the bus.

Several minutes later, the old man suddenly stood up and confronted the young man. He looked angry, and accused the young man of stealing his wallet. The young man was angry at being accused of something so preposterous. The argument became more heated until the old men angrily declared that both of them must get off the bus and settle their argument at the nearest police station. The young man at first did not want to go with the old man, but then gave in just to settle the matter and prove his innocence from the old man.

Once they reached outside, the young man was shocked to see that the old man was no longer angry -  in fact, he looked so relieved. When he asked the old man what the fuss was all about, the old man answered: “I just saved both our lives.”
To which the young man responded with a confused “Huh? What are you talking about?”
“Did you see the two passengers?” the old man replied.
“Yeah, so what?” replied the young man, more miffed and bewildered with what the old man is trying to say.
“Well, unlike you, I took a closer look. They have no feet; they were just floating on air. Those two were ghosts!” the old man responded with full conviction!

The old man apologized and explained further the reason why he was certain that two of the three men who had gotten on the bus were ghosts and that they were about to do something horrible to the bus. The young man was so shocked upon hearing it. Sure enough, the next morning the bus was all over the news as it was found submerged in a reservoir. Inside the bus, they found the decomposed bodies of the driver, the conductor, and an unidentified man. Without the two men in sight. Got some goosebumps?

One thing is actually clear here whether the legend is real or fake, there mightt be something more than the bus rides in Beijing that can actually cost your life.

Friday, May 19, 2017

It is a common knowledge already that many people are enthusiastic about the Anunnaki and its origins. Many people from all over the world believe in the story of the Anunnaki. How can it be impossible to be intrigued with this ancient and heavily powered alien race? The Annunnaki race are believed to be the creators of humanity who designed the first human beings half a million years ago and they also served as drone workers in the mines on planet Earth.

Get to Know the Igigu; Sumerian Gods of Heaven Against Annunnaki

It is a common knowledge already that many people are enthusiastic about the Anunnaki and its origins. Many people from all over the world believe in the story of the Anunnaki. How can it be impossible to be intrigued with this ancient and heavily powered alien race? The Annunnaki race are believed to be the creators of humanity who designed the first human beings half a million years ago and they also served as drone workers in the mines on planet Earth. But just like any other famous movie of triumph and awe, there are another species sent to obliterate the superior race. Meet Igigi, who opposed the supremacy of Annunnakis. They are also referred to as the Sumerian Gods of Heaven.


The Igigi or Igigu were speculated to be a second alien species which were also inextricably linked to the foundation of human civilization and the formation of intelligent life on the planet Earth. They are famously known as the ancient astronaut gods. Through  ancient textual research, researchers have discovered that these ancient astronaut gods are believed to be of a younger generation that the Anunnaki. The Igigi appears to be of Semitic origin, the implication is that they were based around Mesopotamia civilization when they resided on Earth. It is interesting to note that the city of Babylon appears to be particularly closely linked with this second species of alien beings. Initially, it is believed that the Igigi acted as servants for the Anunnaki. This race of alien beings is described in ancient texts as the ones who engaged in back-breaking and ceaseless labor at the behest of the Anunnaki on the planet Earth until they chose to rebel against their masters.

How did their rebellion fare? It is said that the ancient astronaut gods set fire to their tools and surrounded the house of the master Anunnaki, Evil, in the middle of the night. Such a sbeaky move and this action led to the Anunnaki releasing the Igigi from their obligations and designing human beings to serve as more compliant worker drones. That's the time when our own species were formed as the story goes.


 Further research on the Igigi is an incredibly difficult process as it is believed that these beings have never actually been encountered by humanity.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Evidence of Angels Existence Supported by Soviet Cosmonauts

The world we live in is truly filled with mysteries. We grew up believing in different perspectives and we are all in unison that there's freedom in choosing what we want to believe. One perfect example of that would be the vast amount of religions we are free to choose from. And with this beliefs, we are filled with different concepts from religion. One concept or idea that stemmed from religions would be the existence of angels. Are they for real? Well, a new evidence captured by soviet cosmonauts points out that they might be real. The common human perception of angels would be them flying them to Earth from heaven or the clouds in our endless skies but the new evidence, conspiracy theories, and even reports have shown that might be far from true because where the real angels reside is actually somewhere much further than our Earth's atmosphere - they live in. They are now allegedly seen living in SPACE.

You might find this claim a weird thing because space is endless and left unexplored. There are still many questions  that was left to be unanswered even when technology advances at such a rapid pace. However, a current report of angels existing in space has actually been around for 32 years. Back in 1985, Russian cosmonauts who were on the space station were getting worried as their space station has been blacking out and smoke appearing out of nowhere. They were getting bothered that the space station was close to be shutting down. Then, one day, the orange smoke was worst than ever and even caused a white light that blinded all cosmonauts residing at the space station. When their vision was finally cleared, all cosmonauts claimed to see a floating being outside the space station's window which had wings and was huge in size.

At first, they panicked but they calmed down eventually by the smile present on this otherworldly being's face. Immediately after the incident, the cosmonauts reported to their supervisor on Earth. The suprevisor made the conclusion that they had gone mad from being isolated on the space station for too long. He then sent another new team of cosmonauts such that the ones on space could be sent back home and given evaluative check-ups. The shocking revelation was that the new team of cosmonauts claimed to also see the same thing, but they were already checked to be all in good health.

 Is there such thing as ANGELS in SPACE? This claim by the original cosmonauts is further backed up by other proofs. There was a retired NASA craft operator who has claimed that he once saw a large alien being able to talk to 2 cosmonauts. He had worked for NASA for over 34 years, and only released the information when he finally retired. The original leak from the Russian cosmonauts back in 1985 was further supported by a Hubble Project engineer, who has further claimed that the Hubble telescope had captured pictures of these angels for awhile. These startling evidences gives us the million dollar question - Do angels really live in space? Watch the full report about the 1985 incident here.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Who is Teresa Fidalgo? The Story Behind the Ghostly Urban Legend

Chain letters are very creepy most of the time especially if it resembles a legitimate horror story that even goes with a video or picture of the said "ghost" Teresa Fidalgo is a notable example of the  horrifying "chain mail" phenomena that went viral in the 2000s. Let us all go a trip down memory lane as we revisit one epic yet freaky urban legend of Teresa Fidalgo. They refer Teresa Fidalgo as a ghost of a car crash that terrifies commuters, drivers and even computer-savvy peeps out there.


Teresa Fidalgo

Ever had that day when you come home from school or work. And then you try to relax so you open and check your phone. You browse various apps and you stumble upon a certain video and see a message attached to it. You read it and you realize it's a piece of chain mail with a threat! The catch is if you don't forward it to 10 people, you'll get a horrifying consequence! Well, it is not a brand new experience for everyone 'cause it has been going on for a long time already.
"I am Teresa Fidalgo and if you don’t post this on 20 other photos I will sleep with you forever, A girl ignored and her mom died 29 days later. You can even search me on google."
 That was the chain mail that went viral years ago from a certain Teresa Fidalgo. Sure thing it would be creepy to see a message like this. What more if you watch a video of Teresa terrifying her innocent victims? There was a video uploaded to various sites before that seems to be the found footage short wherein we get to see a car of friends driving in the mountains when they pick up a hitchhiker going by the name Teresa Fidalgo. Teresa was seen in the video as an innocent yet mysterious young lass. Mostly silent, the video turns to a horror route as she eventually points to a spot in the road ahead of the car where she "died" and it caused the group of friends to panic. The fear intensifies with the camera panning back to her to show her face suddenly bloody before the car crashes. You can watch the video below,



Teresa Fidalgo

Who is Teresa Fidalgo?  Is there a concrete evidence to her real existence? Sources say that Teresa was a girl living in Portugal. In 1983, she took a car in a highway but the car later met an accident. The accident cost her life. That's where the ghost stories turns to life as some years later, she was found to be standing in the same place where she died. A couple even accepted her for hitchhiking and they were having a conversation in the car. 

Teresa Fidalgo

At first, Teresa Fidalgo appeared to be calm and they had a lovely conversation. But soon, the face of Teresa Fidalgo became bloody and she screamed seriously. The couple was scared and shocked and their car clashed. When the police found the clashed car, the car was badly damaged and the couple died. There was no sign of the appearance of Teresa Fidalgo because her body was not found there. The ghost story was so identical with the horrifying video that was uploaded in the internet during the early 2000s. The police found a video which recorded the conversation mentioned above. In other words, the video was one of the evidences showing the existence of the ghost of Teresa Fidalgo. According to the police and their official record testifies that Teresa Fidalgo really died in 1983 for a car accident. 

Teresa Fidalgo

Therefore, it is safe to say that the Teresa Fidalgo ghost story created many rumors and gave birth to chain letters. Many people think that it was a real thing but some people thought that the video was just a horror film and it was not something true at all. No matter what its real origin, the video had created a lot of discussions between people. Many people said that the video was just a horror movie clip.

IS SHE FOR REAL?                                       

If you think it ends there, think again. Many years have passed and a certain ‘survivor’ came out and he was called David. He was mentally ill so he could not tell everything clearly. But according to people who assisted him, David was one of the survivors in the accident who left the place after the accident occurred. Therefore, the police did not find him at that moment. Of course, this is not a valid thing according to some people. They have found that in the conversation between the couple and the ghost there should only be three people and David could not be the forth. Although David claimed himself to be the cameraman at that video, some people still doubted whether that was a true thing.

Teresa Fidalgo got a scary reputation since then and was later regarded as the white lady. It was partly because she wore the white dress when she was in the video. This somehow increased the mysterious feeling of many people because this type of white dress and horror situation greatly matches the traditional concept. Until now, some people doubt whether this was just a tricky video made by a widely imaginative person.


The debate whether her story or existence is real is still True or not. Teresa Fidalgo undoubtedly cemented the horror part in chain letters during the early eras and maybe up until now as new chain letters have gotten the inspiration from her story.

Monday, May 1, 2017

6 Bizarre Superstitions From Japan that may Freak You Out

Every country has its own share of culture and it must be observed in order to show respect. Of course, there'll be many aspects of each country's culture that we might odd or bizarre. Some would be too funny that you may disregard its genuineness. But, then again, it must respected. Every country also has their own superstitions. Superstition is the belief in supernatural causality that one event causes another without any natural process linking the two events such as astrology and religions, like omens, witchcraft, and prophecies, that contradict natural science. The word superstition is generally used to refer to the religion not practiced by the majority of a given society regardless of whether the prevailing religion contains superstitions. It is also commonly applied to beliefs and practices surrounding luck, prophecy, and certain spiritual beings, particularly the belief that future events can be foretold by specific unrelated prior events. In in this article, let us run down the scariest and oddest superstition from the land of the rising sun; Japan.

Japan is known for their uniqueness that makes them stand out. Let us take a look in their horror lore, their lore is so rich and imaginative and you might wonder where they got the inspiration to their highly appreciated Horror films. By knowing some of their superstitions, you can find it more easy to understand the "supernatural" and "paranormal" link in Japanese culture. Like every country, Japan is full of its unique and borderline bizarre superstitions, we will tackle variety of those, from unlucky sleeping positions to rituals which will curse people you dislike. Let's get started!

1. Don't Show Your Thumbs from Funeral Cars

First off, Japanese believes that everyone who still has their parents should observe this superstition, if you still want to have your parents alive for a long time. The Japanese word for “thumb” is oyayubi which translates into “parent finger”. Observe this superstition whenever you encounter funeral cars anywhere or else you will hear “your parents will die young if you don’t hide your thumbs!” It’s believed that spirits of the dead, vengeful or not, hang around the funeral car with their casket. 

Don't Show Your Thumbs from Funeral Cars

The Japanese superstition suggests that if you don’t hide your thumbs while a funeral car passes, then the spirit will enter your body from underneath your thumbnail and it will cost your beloved parents' lives. This is quite spooky that's why some even go to the extent of following this belief that they will even hide their fingers as they pass a graveyard or a funeral as well. 

2. Don’t Sleep Facing a North Position

Don’t Sleep Facing a North Position

Sleeping is said to be a precursor on how long you can live in this world and Japanese believe that sleeping towards the north means that you will have to die at a very early age. Many Japanese have a strong belief in this one, This sounds very scary and to some foreigners, this is one of the top Japanese horror superstitions. Locals say that during funerals, corpses are positioned so their head is facing north. When setting up beds, Japanese people are attentive to the direction that their heads will point. Sleeping with your head facing north is called kita makura. One might easily disregard this belief but this is heavily blamed when someone who slept with their head facing north receives bad luck as a consequence. The worse consequence is death  and it will welcome whoever sleeps with their head north.

3. Never Write A Person’s Name in Red Ink 

Never Write A Person’s Name in Red Ink

This one should be taken seriously. If you are in Japan now, DON'T EVER WRITE a person's name using red ink since it is considered inauspicious or not good for that person's life or career. Why? .Japanese tombstones or "bohi" are marked with the names of family members, with names written in black and red ink. The deceased members have their names marked in black, while those who are still living will have their names written in red. Writing someone’s name in red is inauspicious. Today this ties into business and social etiquette too, so make sure to change your red pens for another color when traveling within Japan, just to be safe. 

4. The Dreaded, Unlucky Dates and Numbers

The Dreaded, Unlucky Dates and Numbers

Aside from hating numbers especially if you hate mathematics in school, Japanese firmly believes that there are certain numbers to have bad luck behind it and must be taken carefully. It’s believed that at a certain age of life, people will experience their unluckiest years. The unlucky years are called yakudoshi, Japanese believes that it varies between men and women. The main unlucky years known as honyaku or also known as the time when a person experiences bad luck are the ages of 25, 42, and 61 for men, and 19, 33, and 37 for women.

The number four or 4 is considered to be unlucky because the word for four is shi closely resembles the word for death. Likewise, the word for 9 or ku sounds similar to the word for pain and suffering. This is why gifts should never be presented in fours, but rather in sets of three or five. Remember this if you don't want ot have your act of giving to be taken negatively.

5. Visiting a Shrine to Make a Curse or Make a Wish

 Visiting a Shrine to Make a Curse or Make a Wish

You have already seen some movies or mangas set in shrine visits and something creepy starts to happen after the visit. There is an actual ceremony that is called ushi no koku mairi, it is known to be the time where people visits a shrine during the “hour of the ox” (1:00 – 3:00 AM) and they will bring a straw doll known as a waranigyou that represents to person who will receive the curse and use a long nail called a gosunkugi  to nail the doll to the shrine’s holy tree. Wherever the nail strikes the doll is supposed to bring pain to the same part of the cursed person’s body. It’s believed that after seven days from the nailing have passed, the hate that someone has felt will disappear from their body, however, if the person making the curse is seen while committing the curse, then the curse will reverse itself and bad luck will fall upon the one who made the curse instead. 

Shrines are not evil wish granting factories. You can also see a shrine to make a wish and if you’re making a big wish, consider doing it there or in a temple. This ceremony is called ohyakudo mairi which means “the one hundred times pilgrimage”. To do this, walk from a shrine’s gate to its altar one hundred times while praying for your wish to come true. See, the shrine can grant what you want depends on how you do it.

6. No Cutting of Nails at Night

No Cutting of Nails at Night

Some countries such as the Philippines or Korea also has their own superstition about cutting nails at night but Japan has a different take on it. They say that cutting nails at the hours of darkness can cause you an early death and you will never be reunited with your parents after they die. It suggests that there is a possibility of being dead before your parents die as well. 

And there you have it, 6 of the spookiest superstitions from Japan. It may be not enough to feed your curiosity but stay tuned for more superstitions that may freak you out. Not only from Japan, but also from other countries!