“The Yūrei”: An Introduction To The Japanese Ghost!

Did you know that Sadako (the ghostly killer from “The Ring”) and other figures from Japanese horror movies/ghost stories are a unique kind of spirit called a Yūrei? These are ghosts that have a long and fascinating history here in Japan. This is my attempt at a brief introduction to this kind of ghost. For more information, great resources are “Yūrei” by Zack Davisson and “In Ghostly Japan” by Lafcadio Hearn.

About Andrew

Co-founder & lead investigator of Paranormal Encounters. I've experienced the paranormal all my life, having encountered ghosts, angels and demons. I live in a haunted house and when not exploring and researching the unknown, I enjoy single malt Scotch whisky & potato chips (though not necessarily at the same time).