Prostitution is said to be the oldest profession in the world which existed within many societies throughout history. Often young men and women are warned to avoid such areas or districts in a city where only danger and misfortune await. In a few countries, there are legends told where supernatural threats lurking in the shadows of red-light districts hunting down unsuspecting victims. In Japanese folklore, young men planning on visiting the brothel should be wary of the kejoro.
As a teenager back in 90s, I would indulge myself with anything containing horror be it plays, shows, or books during October. This would include all-nighters watching some of the worst of B-rated movies to the latest multi-million dollar blockbuster release. Now, I seen my share of horror films and only on a few occasions come across a video terrifying enough to get chills. One such movie I recall had a scene involved a man appearing out of a closet with no face resulting in a few enjoyable seconds of fear. Today, the name of film escapes me but remembered the time spent in trying to discover what it was. Years later with access to the Internet, I finally come to learn the creature was a Japanese yokai called the nopperabō.
Cryptozoology is the study of unknown animals along with plants that have not yet been accepted by science to exist or be real. In some cases, cryptozoologists researched accounts involving large carnivorous plants consuming animals and even human beings. What would one do if encountering a tree starving for human blood spawned not from nature but by supernatural forces? In Japan, legends warn of such a vampiric plant called the Jubokko.
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!”
Abnormal Realm has teamed up with the fictional Northern Paranormal Hunter Group to host their website where the team’s investigations, research, findings, journals and other resources could be accessed. The NPH Group has been active for a couple of years and currently preparing for their largest project to study and examine Lake Gaakaminewinbaabii for paranormal activity. As mentioned off their website: