The Carmen Winstead Story

The Carmen Winstead Story

This article will be covering the tragic Carmen Winstead story and the paranormal chain letter incidents that followed the 17-year-old’s death.


The Carmen Winstead Death

Carmen Winstead was a run-of-the-mill Indiana teenager who was tragically killed when she was pushed into a sewer by five other students. The incident happened when her school was in the process of completing a fire drill.

Carmen had been having a few problems with a group of female students – she stood out as a little different therefore she was picked on occasionally…and that is exactly what happened when she was pushed down the sewer entrance.

It was supposed to be a joke – a way of embarrassing Carmen in front of the school…but she did not reemerge from the sewer.

The Carmen Winstead Death

The police were brought to the scene and they soon located and recovered her body in the sewer. Her neck had been completely broken, probably happening when her head hit the metal ladder on the way down.

The students at the school were questioned but none of them witnessed what the group of girls had done – these girls did not own up to their actions. Instead, they told the authorities that it was a clumsy accident – Carmen had simply fallen through the open sewer cover.


The Carmen Winstead Chain Letter

A couple of months after the tragedy, numerous students at Carmen’s school started receiving emails and messages on their myspace accounts titled ‘They Pushed Her’.

These messages contained the truth about what really happened on the day of the fire drill.

The messages did not contain specifics on who pushed Carmen into the sewer…but they did warn that the guilty party needed to come forward…otherwise there would be horrible consequences!

The Carmen Winstead Chain Letter

Most of the students thought that this message was nothing more than a sick joke…but five girls got REALLY worried.

They had a right to be worried – within several days of the message going viral, each of the girls was found killed and disfigured in the same sewer Carmen had died.

Many now believe that Carmen is a very real entity, that is hell-bent on informing the world about her murder. Not content with the deaths of the guilty party, she will visit anyone who does not believe the story and forward it on to others.


Is the Carmen Winstead Story True?

Well yes, these events apparently happened in 2006…but the ‘entity’ of Carmen Winstead is regarded as a bit of an urban legend.

Some skeptics claim that Carmen never really existed – that this story started as a hoax and went from there. Many believe this…but if they receive an email entitled ‘They Pushed Her’…they always forward it…just in case!

Others believe that these events DEFINITELY took place, but they were in another part of the world. As a side note – this subject is often researched through search engines from various parts of the Philippines.

What are your thoughts on the Carmen Winstead story?

Do you believe in the Carmen Winstead chain letter?

If you do not forward the letter with the words ‘They Pushed Her’ in the title…will the spirit of Carmen come after you?

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

The Teke Teke Urban Legend

The Teke Teke Urban Legend

This article will be taking a closer look at the Japanese Teke Teke urban legend that started doing the rounds in 1969 – is there any truth behind this macabre creature?

Let’s take a closer look…


The Teke Teke Story

A teenage boy leaves school late due to the fact he was being held back for extra tuition. It’s a winter month – so the dark is rising already.

He opts to avoid the smog of the main city roads, instead taking a route through the cramped maze of city blocks. All of a sudden…he feels like someone, or something, is watching him.

He starts to quicken his pace, but in his haste, he takes a wrong turning, and ends up in a courtyard with several city block exits.

Tall buildings stretch up to the sky on all sides of him – he notices a light on in one of the windows…and a girl of similar age staring down at him. He decides to walk over to the girl’s window to ask for directions, but as he begins to walk, he hears the sound of a train.

Now he knows he’s lost – his usual route home takes him nowhere near the train line.

As he approaches the girl in the window her face suddenly changes from a caring smile into a horrible curled snarl. She suddenly launches herself from the window…then he realizes she only has half a body!

The Teke Teke Story

She lands on the ground and stands up on her hands, dark hair covering her snarling face. She takes several steps towards him, hand over hand, each step making a curious sound as it slaps the ground – teke…teke…

The boy turns and runs screaming through one of the block exits…but he can hear the sound of her hands following him (teke…teke…teke).

He notices a wire fence in front of him – maybe he can clear it and maybe she won’t be able to follow?

As he reaches the fence he feels a sharp pain in his back…

The body of the young boy is discovered the following morning next to a fence that runs along the train lines. He has been ripped in half…and there is a trail of hand prints leading to and from the body.


The Japanese Teke Teke Legend

The Teke Teke entity is that of a Japanese schoolgirl who committed suicide in 1969. She was a victim of bullying and she took her own life by lying in front of a train…resulting in her being sliced in half.

Her spirit is extremely vengeful, and unable to rest due to the horrible life she led when she was being bullied. She seeks revenge on those who seem similar to the ones who bullied her.

She gets her name from the hideous noise her hands make as she drags her body across the floor…towards you!

Legend suggests that she only hangs around near the location of her death – so it’s best to avoid all train tracks if possible.

Once you have locked eyes with the Teke Teke – there is no escape. Even if you manage to outrun the grotesque creature…it will find you and kill you within three days.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the Teke Teke urban legend, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Suicide Drawing

The Suicide Drawing

This article will be covering the suicide drawing that a young woman created, scanned and uploaded, shortly before she killed herself. Now a rather famous internet urban legend – does this picture really contain an overpowering paranormal darkness?

Let’s take a closer look…


The Suicide Picture

The picture is thought to have originally hit the internet sometime in 2004 – all of a sudden it started appearing in various online forums and chatrooms.

People claimed that the picture was originally created by a young Japanese woman before she took her own life (this young woman remains anonymous).

This disturbed young woman was supposed to have put all of her dark feelings, grief and despair into the image, before she uploaded it for the world to see…

The Drawing


Don’t Stare

Legend has it, that if you stare deep into the eyes of the drawing you will experience the emotions she went through during the last few hours of her life. Apparently the eyes will eventually draw you in – no matter what section or feature of the image you are concentrating on.

Once those eyes have captured you…emotions of a deep sadness, darkness and despair will overwhelm your soul.

The image is also thought to be set up so that it changes slightly to mirror the type of mood you are in. Many ‘victims’ claim that the mouth will actually morph into a happy, yet sinister grin, if you stare at the drawing when you are in a good mood.

Others claim that once the feelings of despair are shared with you – the image begins to smile just as you pull away from it…smirking away at you when it realizes you have had enough of the power it contains.

Not really the type of thing I want hanging on one of my walls…

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the suicide drawing please leave them 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.

Himuro Mansion in Japan

Himuro Mansion in Japan

In this article we will be taking a look at the Himuro mansion in Japan. Located on a rocky area within the outskirts of Tokyo, this impressive building hosts many malevolent spirits due to its dark and twisted history…


The Himuro Family

Legend suggests that the Himuro family had a dark responsibility thrown upon them – every half century they were tasked with performing an ancient Shinto ritual.

This ritual centered on raising a woman in secret so that evil forces might eventually enter the world through her limbs (she was effectively torn apart by being strapped to large and powerful oxen).

The final woman that was sacrificed (said to have been in the early 1900’s) managed to strike up a relationship with a local man before her death.

This secret love essentially negated the sacrifice and the heads of the Himuro family became frightened about the demonic force’s response.

Taking a traditional sword, the patriarch murdered his entire family – he felt that this death was a much better option for his family than what the evil forces had in store for them!


Apparitions

Ever since the mass murder of the Himuro family there have been a wide variety of paranormal incidents reported at the location of the house.

The most common of these reports usually involves apparitions of the family members combing the area. These sightings have taken place both in the day and at night.

Apparitions

Witnesses have also reported seeing hand prints made from blood on the mansion walls along with blood splatters…similar to the blood markings left behind by a sword swipe.

Legend has it that the spirits of the mansion have also claimed a few lives over the past century – several bodies have been found with rope marks burnt into their wrists and ankles…


The Twist…

An interesting report from Japan right? But is it true?

The Himuro Mansion is actually best known to gamers who fell in love with the video game Fatal Frame. The creators of this game claim to have based it on the legend of the Himuro Mansion.

The Himuro Mansion is actually best known to gamers

So where is the exact location of this mansion?

Well that seems to divide opinion…but why? Why would the location of such a famous paranormal property be kept under lock and key?

Over the last few years numerous people have come forward online claiming that this story is actually an American urban legend – it has nothing to do with Japan!

There are also those who claim this was a consciously created urban legend – for a viral marketing campaign linked to the game itself!

The urban legend - game screenshot of mansion

Was the presence and the power of the internet the main reason this paranormal report (story) became so popular?

Why do some people still insist that this mansion actually exists and the legend is true?

Is it nothing more than a rather successful attempt at marketing a popular video game?

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