urban legends

The Tengu Newspaper

The Tengu Newspaper is an urban legend that spread through bulletin boards on the internet. Supposedly, the Tengu Newspaper would publish the names and dates of people who were about to die. This newspaper was, as the name suggests, written by tengus, and its readers were other tengus and shinigamis. It was just like a story out of Kyofu Shimbun, but before long, people were posting that they had seen the real Tengu Newspaper themselves. Stories of it became so popular that it was even featured in the video game Touhou Project.

On a similar note, another rumour states that if you watch the white noise after a program has ended on late night Japanese TV, you might suddenly catch it change to a completely different scene. A scene with captions that scroll through a list of names of people scheduled to die the following day.

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