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!
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.
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