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Friday, 19 October 2007

Uba-Yo-Sare

*If you are afraid of going to toilet alone in the middle of the night you'd better not read this kind of story. I have warned you!

A man woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. He got up and groped his way to the door in the dark. He was about to open it when someone knocked it three times from the other side. This was strange, since he lived alone in the house. He thought he must have a friend staying over without remembering it, as such things often happened after a night of drunken revelry. He therefore opened it without much concern.

But instead of a familiar face of his friend, he saw a strange old woman dressed in kimono, with a bent back and downcast eyes, standing still in the doorway. Her face was unusually pale.

And the old woman, without words, took him away to some faraway place, and the man was never seen again.

If you have read this story, you may have a visit from the same old woman within three days. If you hear the knocks three times in the middle of the night before you open a door, do not open it immediately, but chant the word "Uba-Yo-Sare" three times. This will make the malicious old woman go away. If you don't follow the instruction, well..... you know what happens.

41 comments:

steeple333 said...

In .hack//GU, a game that takes place in a MMORPG, had a rumor board, and there were a few like these... Like, "You'll see some black dots, and you'll hear a girl asking, 'Will you play with me?' If you say yes, she'll pull you to the other side. If you say no, she'll curse you and you'll fall into a coma. You have to say, 'You're mom's here to pick you up?' When she says, 'Where is she?' say, 'Behind you'. The girl will scream and will disappear."

This is like that, I guess.

Jimmy said...

There is lots of stories like this where if you read it you'll be cursed and you'll have to do certain actions to save yourself.

Sugar said...

Oh cool I didn't read this b4.But as u noe, fear attracts the fearful and I couldnt help reading dis!

Anonymous said...

Hi Saya,

I've read this story many times. What are the chances of the old woman visiting? Also, what happens if I never opened the door until daytime?

Anonymous said...

Does it explain what to do if the door is already open? Because my bathroom door is never closed unless I'm using it to drop a duce and need the light on. Does this make me immune to the whole thing, or will I just randomly find my door "closed" on one random night? Oh and one more thing, if I hear knocking on any door that I know is empty from the other side, I'm running like hell. And sence the door has to "open" for the lady to take me away, welllllll I guess I'm safe :D

Anonymous said...

I got one question about this story. If he never was seen again, then how was this story conjured up. The details of the woman had to be eye witnessed by the victim, but the victim was never seen again. Contradiction.

Kitten said...

usually things like that only happen in folk lore.

but I have to admit any one who is spiritually aware and reading these should probably think it through logically before suspecting a curse. for instance how old is ur house. do you get feelings from certain rooms, you can look up the records of the history of the area before intergoing the chance of a haunting but none the less gr8 scare for the overly sensitive.

Happy Apple said...

I wonder if it matters how loudly you chant. Saya, do you have an opinion?

Anonymous said...

AHHH I TOTALLY READ THIS LAST NIGHT AND THEN THIS MORNING AFTER MY MOM LEFT SOMEONE KNOCKED THREE TIMES.

I was so scared I whispered the words and stayed in my room a whole extra hour.

It's been like three hours but I'm still scared to go do my chores.

Buriedalive said...

...I hope this isn't true...cause I read it and...well...yeah...but wait...

Why would a japanese ghost woman be at a house in america?

iktikn said...

I have two BIG windows besides the front door (would never open the backdoor at midnight) and I always look from them before opening the door. So what would happen?

>Why would a japanese ghost woman be at a
>house in america?
Why would a japanese ghost woman be at a house in Mexico?

P.S. I've always wanted to know if there is more to this existence. I guess is time to know.

Anonymous said...

alright genius so if everyone that experienced this is spirited away....who is telling the story?

Crissyroxx said...

Well then.. we'd have o sleep with a chainsaw and lots of friends shall we?

Legi said...

i live in mexico, i wonder if she will handle the troubles of transportation with the hurricane going on...

Anqeni said...

what if you sleep in the bathroom for a week....will she be able to get you? or will she knock on the other side of the door? also...like the others said....who is the one telling the story? is it her herself? is she warning everyone? what if i leave food(offerings) in there for her...will she still get me? i'm sorry for asking so many questions.....but you know what they say "the only stupid questions are the ones that go unasked."

Dave said...

One must pity a spirit doomed to haunt bathrooms.

Zamtraic said...

ok this one really creeps me out so saya is this tale true? I can't tell as of right now and one last question about this will it only manifest at the required time or will it show up any time after that if you don't say the words?

Simon said...

Saya how could you? Now I'm scared for my life D:

Oscar said...

Well Saya I don't go to the bathroom any more
I have to do my business out side

SAYA said...

@Oscar - you know I liku the name Oscar, because I like Oscar Wilde!

I don't know if that's wise, dear. I don't know where you live but it's certainly getting cold in Japan.

THANK YOU THE REST OF YOU FOR COMMENTING! And I'm sorry I've scared you! :P

Lily said...

if you run away maybe she'll follow you...n if you turn on the lights maybe she'll curse you...eeeekkk...but seriously whos telling the story????

Lily said...

oh and 1 more thing...whats uba-yo-sare means???

kittyspark said...

i am prone to waking up at night and gah why did i read this >.> nuuuuuuu this had better not be real D:

SAYA said...

@Lily: uba-yo-sare roughly means "hag-go-away." :)

@kittyspark: don't you worry! Just remember the words! :D

Anonymous said...

so this real saya?

kyle said...

saya is the sotry is real or fake im too scary too real it.

Anon said...

What happens if you don't open the door at all? Or if you live in a big house with two toilets? Surely she can't be in both of them.

HORROR@japan said...

read it. -.-" but i thought it was an ordinary story... oh well... ( writing the words on her hand)

XD i hope that i'll remember to tell everyone about what happened... the only thing is... i live in Romania. so what's the possibility of her reaching here? ...

nd i listen to girugamesh all night long. >:D let's see how you match satoshi old hag!

HORROR@japan said...

so i tried it. and nothing happened. XD of course, not even ghosts come in romania T^T

Anonymous said...

SAYA

please tell me its not true D:


im only 12

Anonymous said...

I tried this, but nothing happened, I was worried something would happen, but i'm still here, so yeah.

Anonymous said...

if she does get me i hope she drops me in japan with all the awsome ladies oooooh yaaaaaa

Priyanka said...

Priyanka said.....
Man SERIOUSLY, who is telling the story if the man was never seen again. So now i wonder if this is really true??????????
SAYA please tell me!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AND........... i dont think japanese ghost would come so far in India!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

Priyanka said...

Man SERIOUSLY, who is telling the story if the man was never seen again. So now i wonder if this is really true??????????
SAYA please tell me!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AND........... i dont think japanese ghost would come so far in India!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

sasusaku said...

Man SERIOUSLY, who is telling the story if the man was never seen again. So now i wonder if this is really true??????????
SAYA please tell me!!!!!!!!!
AND........ i dont think japanese ghost would come so far in India!!!!!!!!!

Aoyagi Ritsuka said...

I'm so scared that I don't think in sleep or go to the bathroom...
Sayaaa-chaaan I work at night, who to not go to a bathroom?!

SAYA said...

@Aoyagi Ritsuka: don't you worry, dear, you'll be fine! Ghosts don't come to good people like you and me :) Relax and have a good time at work!;)

Aoyagi Ritsuka said...

I really love you, Saya. <3

SAYA said...

@Aoyagi: I know. I'm just so wonderful lol. I'll send my love to you! Take care :)

Ahmad Williams said...

Hi

I read this and i want to know is this suppose to be a curse or urban legend???

Wendy Permana said...

Real ghost, real curse, real story, and real dangerous, if you go to Bermuda triangle and area 51. These two places that will take you toward the another dimension. Your imagination is good, you should have been better suited to make a novel about ghosts. Like a horror novel "Goosebumps".