It was on June 10, 1912, when an obscure butcher crawled into Josiah Moore’s home and slaughtered everybody in it, Josiah, his wife Sarah, and six kids aged 5 to 12. An axe was used for the murder. The killer was never known and the house turned into a wellspring of disgrace for Villisca. Children from surrounding schools would insult Villisca school groups with a serenade of “axe murder town!”
What makes a haunted house more frightening is the tale of events to occur within the building’s past resulting in ghost to now occupying it. Here is a YouTube I found involving haunted places on earth along with their backstories. Hope you enjoy it.
The Japanese folklore told over the centuries contain horrifying tales of demons, monsters and spirits. Such stories still continue today in the form of urban legends depicting supernatural forces to haunt forests, homes, offices and schools. There are many myths said among the populace within Japan for even the bathroom holds its share of terrors. In concluding this three part series of unearth entities to curse the toilet, here is the legend of Kashima Reiko. You may not want to read any further, as the urban legend warns hearing this ghost story could result in a visitation by the spirit within a month. Proceed at your own caution.
One element I always enjoyed in researching about the paranormal was reading legends from ancient times to urban myths. I covered a vast amount over the years, skimming through tales of vampires, bizarre deaths, haunted houses along with the outlandish such as cursed underwear. However, when I believe there could be nothing more disturbing out there to learn, urban legends involving bathrooms comes around. Not even the toilet is spared from stories where one could encounter demons, ghosts, portals and even death. In this second installment of supernatural entities to beware of when going to the bathroom here is the Japanese urban tales of Toire no Hanako-san.
Over the years, I learned about certain locations people avoid entering after dark and warn their children not to play in, as it’s rumored to be haunted, surrounded by death or told in some urban legend. There are few places within the world, where actual events occur revealing something unnatural lurking within and entering it would endanger your life. Such a place lies within Japan, at the foot of Mount Fuji, a forest called Aokigahara or the Sea of Trees.