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Aka Manto (The Red Cape)
In Japan, the bathroom is a terrifying place to be. There are tons of urban legends of bad things that can happen to you inside a public restroom. Aka Manto is said to be an extremely handsome spirit who was so attractive in life that he would cover his face with a mask to avoid unwanted advances. He now hides in the last stall of school bathrooms and when you enter he comes out and asks ” Which do you prefer, a red cape or a blue cape?” Uh oh.
If you say red he will slit your throat and your blood will flow down making it look like you’re wearing a red cape. If you say blue he will choke you until you turn blue. If you ask for another color he will drag you down to hell. So hopefully you have a good imagination and can come up with an answer quickly to avoid these scenarios. Like “No thank you, I don’t really need a cape” or maybe you can distract him by asking him a question, like “where did you get your cape?” The important thing is to stay calm, and Never to go to a public bathroom by yourself. This legend may have originated around 1935 when there were rumors of a man in a red cape who was hiding in an elementary school basement. In the 1980’s there were Stories of girls who were kidnapped in bathrooms inspiring all kinds of scary stories of the Red Cape.
Another version of this story is Red Paper, Blue Paper. Girls who go into the bathroom hear a man in the next stall ask them, “Do you want red paper or blue paper?”. If you answer red, he will skin you alive and wear your skin like a cloak. If you answer blue, he will drain all of the blood from your body leaving you to suffocate. If you ask for yellow, he will drown you in the toilet. Hopefully, by saying “no paper” he will leave you alone, but….
The Deadly Hairdo
A stylish teenager in the 1960s was Tired of always teasing and spraying her hair to achieve the perfect beehive hairdo. She washed her hair in sugar water to get it to harden in place so she would never have to do it again. At night she would Wrap the beehive tightly in a towel to keep its shape and sleep on a special pillow that prevented her from knocking the shape out. Whenever it became itchy she would simply Spray it with more hairspray instead of actually washing it. One day her mother called her down to breakfast and when she didn’t respond, she went upstairs and found her daughter had died during the night. When she removed the towel Hundreds of tiny spiders began crawling out from her hair. As she looked closer she saw that the spiders had been gnawing away at the girl’s skull and had Eaten right into her brain, which was fully exposed and rotting.
Another version of this story is that there is a Guy with dreadlocks who goes into a barbershop to get them shaved off. As the barber starts cutting his hair, he feels something stinging his scalp. He thinks the barber is cutting his scalp and He gets angry and leaves. His girlfriend finds him the next day, suffering from multiple spider bites to the skull. Hygiene over vanity my friends, please wash your hair.
The Pishtaco is a South American Vampire who hunts people to steal their body fat. Stories of the Pishtaco began around the 1500’s when the Spaniards arrived in Peru. In the Andes region, in particular, Body fat represents strength and vitality and they made regular sacred fast offerings to their gods. When the Spanish came, the local people observed them using body fat for unusual purposes like Oiling their armor and dressing battle wounds. This along with the plunder and diseases they brought to the area created the Pishtaco.
The Pishtaco is usually pale and a stranger with tall boots and a beard, Wielding curved blades and human skin lassos. With their inferior body fat, the European monsters would ingest the stolen fat to benefit from better health and prosperity- sucking it from their victims or, in later times, taking it with a syringe.