Teke Teke a Japanese urban legend about the ghost of a schoolgirl who is claimed to possess been tied by her bullies onto a railway line, where her body was cut in half by a train. She is an onryō, or a vengeful spirit, who lurks in urban areas and around train stations in the dark .
The Teke Teke is universally portrayed as a woman or a girl , usually with long, black hair. She is usually portrayed as having claws rather than fingernails or fingers, as these help her drag her torn body around. The legend is named “Teke Teke” due to the sound she makes while “walking” and carrying the scythe.
Like most urban legends, there are numerous versions of the Teke Teke story that it’s impossible to understand what the first story was or where it began from.
Every locality has its own version with different details. In some stories, the Teke Teke was the victim of a tragic accident; in others, it had been suicide. In some stories, certain magic charms can protect you from its wrath; in others, nothing can protect you and you’ll certainly die. In some versions, the Teke Teke’s victims become Teke Teke themselves. There are many things in common between these variations, and the most common ones point towards a woman from Hokkaidō named Kashima Reiko.
In the years after war II, an office worker in Muroran, Hokkaidō was assaulted by military personnel. She was left injured on the rail tracks and was hit by a train which stop her body in half. The severe cold of the Hokkaidō night caused her blood vessels to contract and prevented her from bleeding out quickly. Instead, she squirmed and wriggled around for help for several minutes. She was seen by an attendant. Instead of trying to assist her, the station attendant just covered her with a bag . She died a slow, agonising death.
According to legend, three days after hearing this story, you’ll see the ghost of a lady with no lower half. The ghost will attempt to catch you, and escape is impossible even during a car; the ghost can crawl at a speed of up to 150 km per hour. Some say that the ghost is checking out her missing legs. Others say that she is just bent slaughter as many of us as she will .
Another version of the story suggests that the legend was designed to discourage people from bullying, abusing or assaulting others. In many variations of the legend, the Teke Teke was mistreated by others in life and this ill-treatment directly caused her death. The only reason why she rose from the grave was to get revenge on others, albeit rather indiscriminately.
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