Is Kuchisake Onna Real?

Is Kuchisake Onna Real?

This article will be examining the Asian legend of The Slit Mouthed Woman, thought to have originated in the late 1970’s.

Is Kuchisake Onna real, and if so – where did she originate from?

Let’s take a closer look…


The Kuchisake Onna Myth

A teenager is walking down the street at nightfall and turns off a main road and into a smaller street. The noise from the city workers driving home soon sounds very distant.

The street he is now walking down seems near enough deserted…except for a young lady approaching him…wearing a surgical mask.

This may seem strange in the western world, but people frequently wear surgical masks in Asia to protect against the high levels of smog.

kuchisake onna wiki

The woman continues to walk towards the teenager, at first looking to walk past, but at the last minute, veering to stand directly in front of him.

“Am I beautiful?” the masked woman asks.

She has long dark hair that covers a lot of her face…but her eyes just shine out – she is clearly very beautiful.

The teenager tells her that he thinks she is indeed beautiful…

The strange woman then rips of her surgical mask to reveal a horrific grin, that has been cut across her face from ear to ear.

“How about now?” she asks.

The teenager has heard about the legend of Kuchisake Onna – The Slit Mouthed Woman, in school…and now she stands in front of him.

He turns to run in fear…but suddenly she is in front of him once again, holding a scissors.

The Kuchisake Onna Myth

The teenager is found stumbling around the street minutes later, after being cut from ear to ear, with a permanent smile.

This teenager is actually considered to be lucky – he survives the attack but he must carry the permanent smiling scars for the remainder of his life.


The Kuchisake Onna Sightings

Reports of The Slit Mouthed Woman first surfaced in the late 70’s, leading to the authorities in that part of Japan putting more man-power on the streets.

They were desperate to get a hold on the panic that these reports were creating among the public.

It even got to the point where schools would not allow children to walk home alone – they were forced into groups as soon as they left the school gates.

Teenagers were scared – they devised inventive ways to get away from The Slit Mouthed Woman. The most interesting of these was to answer her question with a question – never give her a definite answer.

The Kuchisake Onna Sightings

There were also a few ‘survivors’ from these incidents – apparently they simply told The Slit Mouthed Woman that they could not stop and talk, they were busy and were late for an engagement!

The stories and sightings died down in Japan, only to surface in South Korea through the 1990’s.

There are numerous ‘urban legends’ floating about on her identity – many believe she was a beautiful woman that was caught having an affair, and her husband cut her, to make sure she would never cheat again.

Another ‘origin’ points to her being the spirit of a woman who used to chase kids and scare them. She was eventually chased by the police and knocked down by a passing car.

The car managed to rip her face in half.

What do you think?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

Oriental Nightmare Death Syndrome

Oriental Nightmare Death Syndrome

In this article we will be taking a look at the phenomenon known as the oriental nightmare death syndrome that is reported among certain men in Thailand.

Are these unfortunate souls really being killed off in their sleep by the entities known as Window Ghosts?


Northeastern Thailand in 1990

1990, in northeastern Thailand, a mad panic breaks out within the male population – window ghosts were killing off men in their sleep!

Window ghosts are known to only target men, so, the younger male population started to wear women’s clothing and makeup, in a bid to confuse the deadly entities.

Northeastern Thailand in 1990

As well as this, they hung various penis models around their bed or even around their neck – apparently these phallic  symbols were very powerful in warding off window ghosts…


The Phallic Defences

Most of this ‘paranormal penis weaponry’ was carved from wood, some more crude than others. Some of their creators went as far as adding testicles made out of round fruit and pubic hair made out of fishing net material.

The locals who inhabited Ban Thung Nang Oak all banded together to create a very large, and very impressive communal phallus – which stood a meter high!

paranormal penis weaponry

Another Thai couple decided to go one step further…and created a scarecrow that had numerous penis models attached to it’s body.

They nailed a sign to the rather disturbing figure that read – The Widow Ghost Hunter.

At one point in time, during the end of the year, a village got wind of a rumor that claimed the window ghosts had devoured enough male souls…and now they were looking to ‘cross border’ and start with the females…

Of course, panic ensued.


Are Window Ghosts Real?

Well, to many people from East and Southeast Asia, they certainly are!

But what about this mass panic during 1990? What was behind this ferocious ‘window ghost attack’?

Numerous reports were released that suggested certain autopsies revealed the men had died due to poor nutrition.

These males had apparently lived on a diet of nothing but sweet rice…which led to overproduction of insulin and numerous other nutrient deficiencies.

Are Window Ghosts Real?

Now it’s over to you – what are your thoughts on the oriental nightmare death syndrome and window ghosts?

Do you feel that these men died in their sleep through poor nutrition and lifestyle…or do you feel that they were taken by these Asian entities?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

Korean Urban Legends – Disturbing Reading

Korean Urban Legends - Disturbing Reading

This article will be covering a selection of rather disturbing Korean urban legends. From the paranormal to the occult – these reports will ensure that you struggle to get to sleep tonight…


The Dead Relative in Water

An anonymous Korean family had just lost their grandmother to old age. The father of the family then began to experience a rather disturbing dream every night.

He said that he dreamed his grandmother was beckoning him over while she was waist-deep in water. He wanted to go into her embrace…but for some reason it felt wrong…so he resisted.

The Dead Relative in Water

His wife did a bit of digging into this dream and found out that going into the arms of a dead person, in water no less, was a sure sign that your soul was going to be stolen by some version of a demon.

The father suddenly realized that he had kept one of her possessions after her death – something he was pretty sure she would not have wanted him to have. The family got rid of the object, and paid respects to her once more.

The dreams suddenly stopped…and never returned.


Virginal Ghosts

These Korean ghosts are known as Cho-nyo-Gwishin and they are frequently discovered in abandoned buildings, hospitals and schools.

They are always wearing a long white dress or garbs and their hair covers their facial features.

Virginal Ghosts

Apparently these virgin ghosts alert you to their presence by changing the temperature of the air around you and even changing the direction of the wind!


Paranormal Bathrooms

I don’t know what it is, but a lot of Korean paranormal reports center themselves around bathrooms or toilets!

One of the most famous of these reports comes from a female bathroom located in an old Korean high school. Apparently, in one of the stalls, towards the back, is where a girl killed herself and now haunts it.

Paranormal Bathrooms

There are numerous reports of the door locking itself shut and sticking in place, the toilet also flushes itself when nobody is in the stall.

Other reports suggest that the spirit of this girl frequently looks back out you from the mirror above the sink basins. There are also those who insist they have heard the sobs of a young girl, coming from inside the walls of the bathroom…


Don’t Use Red Pens

Korean folklore often points to red ink being the writing of the devil, or some sort of demon. As a matter of fact – most households ban the use of red pens among children.

Writing your name in red ink will result in extremely bad luck…and even death in some cases. Red ink is used to write the name of the deceased, not the living.


Am I pretty?

This paranormal ‘legend’ bears striking similarities to the Japanese urban legend, Kuchisake-onna, but it’s still as freaky as hell, all the same…

For some reason, plastic surgery is BIG business in a lot of Asian countries, along with the pursuit of total beauty. Most of the time, this involves trying one’s best to look more ‘western’ in your features!

So with that in mind…

A guy gets on a empty subway car and a tall woman follows him and sits opposite him. He notices that her dark hair covers most of her face…but he gets the feeling that she is quite attractive under that mound of hair.

Suddenly she looks up and reveals a red surgical mask around her mouth. She then asks “Am I pretty?”.

Taken back, the man stammers, “Yes.”

She then rips off the red surgical mask to reveal huge gashes from ear to ear and screams “Am I pretty now?”

Then man jumps up in terror and runs through the gap in the closing subway doors. The woman just stands there looking at him…with a scalpel in her hand.

Am I pretty?


The Cockroach

A teenage boy, who suffered from terribly disgusting acne, had just about had enough of his appearance. After A LOT of research online he came to an article that claimed to have the answer…

Simply catch a cockroach and place it on the pillow next to you as you sleep at night.

It sounded like a bit of a ‘far out’ story to him, but he was desperate, so he decided to try it anyway.

That night he managed to catch a cockroach, and placed it on the pillow next to him as he slept. The following morning he woke up to find his face completely clear of acne – he was cured!

Later at school that day, he began to get this itching sensation all over his face. He took a closer look at his skin and found that his pores had been filled with cockroach eggs….

If you have any disturbing Korean urban legends that you would like to share with us, please use the comment section below.