One of my favourite sites is the fabulous pinktentacle and I have shamelessly pinched their latest posting for this week’s unbelievable belief. As any of you that have seen, “The Ring” or “The Grudge” already know, the Japanese excel in psychological horror where awkwardly moving spirits of children terrorize adults. From pinktentacle we learn of another cultural ghoul, “Hanako-san” who is the spooky spirit of a girl that inhabits the school lavatories.
Apparently she favours haunting the third stall, and children across Japan regularly call out before relieving themselves to check if she is present. The toilets in Japan are notorious for giving unsuspecting Westerners a watery surprise upon flushing, but Hanako-san is one toilet terror I would prefer not to meet.