Tokyo’s Haunting Mansion

A mansion lying in near the city of Tokyo is one of the most haunted locations in all of Japan. The exact location of the Himuro Mansion is widely unknown but the legend indicates the mansion in a rocky region just beyond the city limits of Tokyo.

The said mansion is said to have been home of one of the most gruesome murders in modern history of Japan. Local lore has it that for generations, the Himuro family had participated in a strange, twisted Shinto ritual known as “The Strangling Ritual” in order to seal off bad karma from within the Earth, every half century or so.

The most popular version of the tale states that bad karma would emerge each December from a portal on the Mansions grounds. In order to prevent this, a maiden was chosen at birth by the master of the household and isolated from the outside world in order to prevent her from developing any ties to the outside world, which would in turn, jeopardize the effect of the ritual.

Local legend shows about the Himuro Mansion that that there are souls of the murdered family wander the mansion attempting to repeat the failed ritual using whomever enters the abandoned building. Blood splashes on the walls are reportedly seen, as if they were flicked from the blade of a sword that had recently sliced through flesh. Many have reported seeing spirits and apparitions dressed completely in white, rinsing cloths and preparing the grounds for the ritual.

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