The members of my family have been annoyed by sleep paralyses. My sister often gets a kanashibari. Once she saw a black shadow of a person in her room. It was at midnight. My mother has had this problem for a long time. Once when she was paralyzed, she saw a pair of hands reaching out to grab her neck. Another time, she saw a fireball flying around her room. After a while, it vanished. When I was a first year student in high school, I was paralyzed for the first time. At that time, I was tired from many changes going on around me, so I thought I was just fatigued and it was a nightmare. But it has happened many times. Once, I saw a little girl wearing white clothes standing by my door. She reached out for me. There is a temple next door to our house. Many graves of people who died many years ago are there. I’m not sure, but there might be some connection between our troubles and the graves.
– Daichi Tsushima
Taken from the book Kanashibari: True Encounters With the Paranormal In Japan by Thomas Bauerle – available in paperback and Kindle formats
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