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Taxi Drivers Say They’ve Picked Up Ghosts of 2011 Tsunami Victims in Japan

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posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 10:32 PM
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Taxi Drivers Say They’ve Picked Up Ghosts of 2011 Tsunami Victims in Japan
www.theepochtimes.com...


Taxi drivers in Japan say they’ve picked up ghosts of victims of the 2011 tsunami.

At least seven drivers claim passengers have entered their vehicle only to vanish into thin air before they reach their destination.

One driver described a young woman dressed in a coat climbing into his cab near Ishinomaki Station and telling him: “Please go to the Minamihama (district).”

In response, the driver noted that the area was “almost empty,” and asked her if she was sure she wanted to go there, reported the Asahi Shimbun newspaper.

The woman replied in a trembling voice: “Have I died?”

When the driver turned around to look at her, no one was there.

Another driver, in his forties, said a young man climbed into his cab and asked to go to “Hiyoriyama mountain.”

The driver set off, but when he pulled over he realized the passenger had disappeared.

The accounts were compiled by Tohoku Gakuin University sociology student Yuka Kudo for her graduation thesis. She asked more than 100 drivers if they had experienced anything unusual in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami.


Now from disaster to the super natural...this would definitely be one scary taxi trip if I would say so myself. A lot of people died in that event...but to have been visited whilst driving a taxi? That is definitely strange.

Would be very interesting if some of the taxi drivers could install some sort of video surveillance on this as more proof. But then again, anything is possible...who knows, maybe the drivers could be suffering from radiation exposure and are seeing things???

Anyways, what do you think ATS??




posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 10:36 PM
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While I'm skeptical about the paranormal, I enjoy reading stories like the ones mentioned in the article. This reminds me of the ghost stories I have both heard and read about in the past. Usually it involves young women or children trying to go home, only for them to vanish mysteriously when they reach their destination.


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posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 10:42 PM
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"Have I died?"

Gave me goosebumps!



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 10:45 PM
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these stories always make me wonder...what are ghosts really.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 11:02 PM
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a reply to: Skywatcher2011
I remember reading about this in another thread about hitchhiking ghosts. Creepy.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 11:08 PM
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Trapped in a time bubble I think.....how I cannot say....
But theres something to it....



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 11:10 PM
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originally posted by: angeldoll
"Have I died?"

Gave me goosebumps!


I'm glad I'm not the only one!


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posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 11:31 PM
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now this is the stuff that brought me to ats!



posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 02:25 AM
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Don't cabs have cameras?


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posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 03:01 AM
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From the millions of stories about ghosts that are going around for thousands of years one can't deny that it has to exist.

I always question myself with stories like these , what made the ones who past away so violently suddenly at some moments in time to visualize themselfs into this dimension.

Its gotta be love , love for their homes and the ones they left behind, otherwise I can't figure out how they manage to gain power to do this..


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posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 03:19 AM
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a reply to: Skywatcher2011

Don't know if this is a rehash story or if they're still making these reports but the taxi drivers of Ishinomaki city were saying this 12 months after the tsunami Back in 2012 .

It's worth noting that the Japanese do have a cultural belief in Ghosts so may be naturally disposed to seeing them.



posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 04:10 AM
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Well in fact, it is related. This finding was based on interviews of 100 cab drivers in the area. I thought about posting this myself, but decided on simply adding it to your related thread instead. In any case, ghost stories are always welcome for me, and I kind wish I could go there now. I can only imagine how creepy and dreadful these vacant neighborhoods must feel now. There are probably Ringu's and Grudge's everywhere!
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posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 05:57 AM
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I have a vehicle that seemed to attract a ghost for years after I purchased it. It was a cop car before I converted it and operated it as a taxicab for years. I would feel pushing on the seatback as I was driving. Like you've got some kid in the backseat who is pushing on the back of the seat with his feet. It eventually stopped coming back, or at least I haven't felt it in a few years.

I never did find any evidence of mice to explain it or anything like that, so I thought it might have been the spirit of someone who had died in the car. It had been a cop car for years when I bought it, but I don't know whether or not anyone actually died in it. Could've been mice and they just eventually moved out, though.



posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 06:18 AM
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I am sold on the paranormal. I am working on my ghost post (poet didn't know it
now. I would L O V E to interview one of these Japanese cabbies myself! !!!

This is one of the things about this site that I truly value! Awesome thread Sky!!!

Applause





posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 06:48 AM
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I love paranormal stories, I used to read all the lit and watch the vhs tapes ou used to be able to mail order, ufo ones too, but I'd disagree, I can deny that ghosts 'have to' exist. There IS lots of anecdotal evidence, but ZERO real evidence. That said, I believe in shadow people, whatever they may be, so I will shush


Great thread Skywatch2011, S&F



posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 10:50 AM
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Great story!! I KNOW ghost are real. But not to the point that I could have a conversation with one and not know it. Any real evidence will always be ... Well ... Not real. It has to go with personal experiences.



posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 11:41 AM
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originally posted by: angeldoll
"Have I died?"

Gave me goosebumps!


Imagine that scenario! That is an unusual response from a ghostly encounter. I wouldn't know how I would feel. But if it were a real response, the idea is that person must have died very quickly. Maybe they died during a taxi ride?
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posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 11:57 AM
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So freaking awesome. As someone who has experienced the paranormal multiple times, I envy these taxi drivers.

I fully intend on specifically buying a house that someone has died in. I also dabble in ouiji.



posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 12:08 PM
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One thing links the spooky tales: the alleged ghosts are young. Yuka Kudo told Asahi Shimbun there was a logical explanation for this:

"Young people feel strongly chagrined(at their deaths) when they cannot meet people they love. As they want to convey their bitterness, they may have chosen taxis, which are like private rooms, as a medium to do so."


The culture is very strong when learning about tradition and values at a young age. The ones who died must have felt ashamed/humiliated for letting their parents down and may be searching for them to seek forgiveness?

It would really be interesting if this became mainstream in Japan and later become a possible tourist attraction? LOL



posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 09:05 PM
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I find it interesting that 'culture' causes enough ideological prefabrication to create physical manifestations...or perhaps the argument of "they believe in ghosts anyway" is bunk.



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