HachiShakuSama (八尺様)

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Area(s) Reported: Japan: Fictional
Date(s) Reported: 2008, August 26

On August 26, 2008, a strange account of an eight-foot tall woman with a talent for making children and teenagers disappear was posted on a website in Japan... and from there it grew far past the woman's substantial height. According to the story, a being called 'HachiShakuSama' was accidentally released from a shrine in a small farming community where she had been entrapped for fifteen years; and only through an extraordinary effort was the author of the initial account saved from the tall woman's attentions.

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  • PRIMARY SOURCE: "八尺様 (Eight Feet like)," by user VFtYjtRn0, page in the 死ぬ程洒落にならない話を集めてみない? [rough trans: Have you collected a scary story?] website, posted 8-26-2008, viewed 8-26-2016. Online in the Internet Archive [Japanese]: Click Here!
  • Earliest presentation of story in English [that I've found]: "Eight Feet Tall," page in the Scary For Kids website, posted 10-5-2015, viewed 8-24-2016. Online: Click Here!
  • "MORIJIO Salt Piles (盛塩)- A Deeper Look," by Avi Landau, page in the TsukuBlog website, posted 12-18-2017, viewed 11-2-2021. Online: Click Here!

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