This doesn’t surprise me in the slightest. I remember seeing a similar story after the Indonesian tsunami a few years ago that killed so many people so suddenly. Of course many dismiss perception of ghosts as superstition, and fear of ghosts often is superstition. Nonetheless, some perceive more than others, and it would be well not to dismiss these reports too lightly, just because “science” says they can’t be true. In fact, they can be, and sometimes are.
original story: http://news.yahoo.com/one-ghosts-stalk-japans-tsunami-city-073229608.html
One year on, ‘ghosts’ stalk Japan’s tsunami city
By Miwa Suzuki | AFP – Tue, Feb 28, 2012
A year after whole neighbourhoods full of people were killed by the Japanese tsunami, rumours of ghosts swirl in Ishinomaki as the city struggles to come to terms with the awful tragedy.
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My brother alerted me to this story from The New York Times [http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/21/world/asia/21japan.html?_r=1&emc=eta1] that to my mind shows the continuing impact of Western ways upon the rest of the world — not always to the non-Western world’s advantage. The old tradition seems pretty much gone, in Japan. Is that a bad thing? Good thing? Somewhat both? Neither? Your call. But one thing I know: We can and often do contact those on the other side. Some do it easier than others do, but if anyone at all can do it, then clearly it is a human ability.
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