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I love Asian based horror stories as much as any story, they are wonderfully ingenious and make fantastic horror films, though I cannot say I always like the Western remakes as they sometimes miss the reason they were scary as they budget up and add in CGI none the less….

There’s a tale that a young woman who fell on to a railway line was cut in two by an oncoming train, becoming a vengeful spirit she is armed with a scythe and travels on her hands or elbows, she makes the strange tek-tek noise and anyone too slow that encounters her at night is cut in half, mimicking her own fate.

The legend says s school boy walking home saw a beautiful girl resting herself against a windowsill, he was wondering what she was doing at the all-boys group but he couldn’t ask. She leapt at him and he saw her lower-half was missing. Now before he could run he was cut in half.

Another version of the urban legend gives the name to her, Kashima Reiko, who haunts bathroom stalls and asks occupants where her legs are. To save yourself in such an incident you tell her they are at the Meishin Railway and you answer Kashima Reiko if she asks you who told you this. The ghost sometimes just asks your for her name, if you then use Kashima Reiko she will attack you. You must use Kamen Shinin Ma – Mask Death Demon – and now once you have heard this story she is said to appear one month later (incidentally I read and wrote these notes longer ago than that if you’re concerned).

Another lovely urban legend, it has been used for a horror film Teke-Teke. The story has also been used in some manga tales, including the first anime episode of Ghost Stories.

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By Dr.LantisOwn work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

 

Chenzhuang Village, Nankou in Changping District has an unfinished amusement part, it is about 20 miles away from Beijing. It was going to be a massive project by Thailand based property developer Reignwood Group. in 1998 however, the construction stopped following financial problems with local officials. A further attempt was made in 2008 but again it also failed.

The site had a number of structures there such as a castle, medieval outbuilding etc and people had reported that there were still parking attendants there, this was presumably to keep an eye on the onlookers and curiosity seekers.

In May 2013, the site was finally razed. There will be no finished project for the amusement park and instead where it once lay there is a strong chance there will now be a supermarket, however the last information suggests they are going through the planning formalities.

Now if this writer were to create any legends for those urban seekers I’d probably go with the following:

  1. The park can be seen reappearing once every xx years and reports have even suggested lights and working rides.
  2. The Parking Attendants were actually secret officials and it was never meant to be an amusement park, instead it was briefly used for a secret testing facility underground.

What would you make for  a story here?

Credit for the picture: “Wonderland Park near Beijing” by Tormod Sandtorv – http://www.flickr.com/photos/tormods/7416462642/. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wonderland_Park_near_Beijing.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Wonderland_Park_near_Beijing.jpg

 

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