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Creepy Japanese Urban Legends By SchoolRainbow Characters: 4956

Updated: 2017-12-05 00:07

The Himuro Mansion, also known as the Himukyru Mansion, is a Japanese urban legend about the dark history of a mansion, and the horrible murders of a family that lived there. It is said the be one of the most haunted locations in all of Japan, and a video game was even made based off of the mansion“s backstory called Fatal Frame.

The thing that makes this mansion so illusive, however, is that nobody isn“t that sure where it is located. The urban legend says that the mansion is hidden just beyond the city of Tokyo, in the rocky regions within the area. Many say that if you accidentally venture close to the mansion, you witness a horrible sight, and possibly even be cursed by walking inside of the household.

But the most popular thing about this mansion is the rumored dark history behind it.

The mysterious mansion is said to have been home to one of the most gruesome murders in modern Japanese history. There are rumors that the previous owners of the mansion, the Himuro family, have participated in a strange and twisted Shinto ritual. The ritual, known as "The Strangling Ritual", was performed in order to seal off bad karma within the Earth every half century or so.

The most popular version of the tale states that towards the end of each year, a portal would begin to open up on the mansion“s grounds, releasing bad karma and negative aura. In order to prevent this, a maiden was chosen at birth by the master of the household and isolated from the outside

n the mountains in hopes to find it. But, to be honest, there are many facts out there that make this urban legend extremely sketchy. For example, there are no records from any police stations or newspapers of this mass murder taking place at all. So either this happened thousands of years ago in the middle of nowhere, or it didn“t happen at all, because there are no records at all related to a family murdered in a mansion.

Another weird thing is that Tecmo advertised Fatal Frame in North America with the tagline: "Based on a true story," yet the tagline was never on the original Japanese release. Because of this, some have theorized that the entire legend was fabricated by the game developers.

Either way, this legend definitely has some odd atmosphere to it. It gives a creepy, cult-like kind of vibe now that I think of it. Hopefully there“s no families out there that have demonic portals open up in their yards, or else we“re going to have a lot more haunted houses soon.

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