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.
Jikininki, in Buddhism, are spirits who were cursed to eat dead human flesh because they were greedy, selfish or evil before they died. They were normal humans who couldn’t die properly because of the curse and now only exist as creatures that scour around for human corpses to eat. The name Jikininki literally translates to human-eating ghosts. According to several myths, the Jikininki cannot control their desire to eat human flesh and are often remorseful about it.
This past weekend got an early Christmas gift from a friend which was a high quality podcast microphone. In testing it out, took the creepypasta Windigo Eyes to create Abnormal Realm’s first audiopasta. I had posted it here and also on YouTube for anyone to check out. As always feedback, comments and suggestions are welcomed as come the New Year I’ll be exploring other projects to produce with this new microphone.
I would like the announcement the publication of The Numinous Storm. A supernatural tale by David Calvert adapted, and co-authored, from a short story by Vince Bios. Check out the story by either the links or going to The Numinous Storm Section on Abnormal Realm. Let us know what you think of the story in the comments and as always feedback is welcomed.