Ghosts Haunting Cab Drivers
On today’s episode of “Aww Hell Naw!,” we learn that there are ghosts with “unfinished business” running around a Japanese region, haunting taxi drivers and giving them hell.
All the 18,000 people who died when a magnitude 9.0 undersea earthquake stuck off a Japanese coast and caused a tsunami in 2011 didn’t all make it to the other side.
Story from The Inquisitr:
On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 undersea earthquake struck off the coast of the Sendai region of Japan (about 250 miles northeast of Tokyo). The earthquake, and resulting tsunami, devastated the region – Ishinomaki (population: 145,000) in particular – and left over 18,000 people dead.
Tohoku Gakuin University sociology researcher Yuka Kudo interviewed over 100 Ishinomaki cab drivers, asking them if they had any “unusual” experiences after the earthquake and tsunami. Most of her interview subjects got angry and refused to talk. But seven of them did speak, and what they told her is downright creepy.
One driver, in his 40’s, reported picking up a ghost passenger, a man in his 20’s. When the cabbie asked his passenger his destination, the man would only point forward and say “Mount Hiyoriyama.” Once they arrived at the destination, the cabbie said, his passenger had disappeared.
Another cabbie, in his 50’s, said he picked up a woman near a train station, who asked to be taken to a part of town still in ruins from the tsunami. “The area is almost empty. Is it OK?” he asked her. Shivering, she responded, “Have I died?” When he turned to speak to her, she was gone.
Ms. Kudo tells Japanese newspaper Asahi Shinbun that the ghost passengers, who all took the guise of young adults, are victims of the tsunami who never got the chance to say goodbye to their loved ones.
Let us find out you gotta douse yourself in Holy Water before catching a cab in Japan. Crazy.