Saturday, June 30, 2012

Aka Manto

Nothing is more horrible then going to a public restroom!
The horror...

Or even worse... school restrooms!

To make it even more scarier I will introduce you to Aka Manto, a Japenese Legend.

Aka Manto or Red Cape is a malicious spirit who haunts public- and school toilets.
He used to be a handsome man and hides his face with a mask for his admirers. He mostly haunt women restrooms to be with girls and women.

If you are sitting on the toilet (usually the last stall), a mysterious voice will ask you if you want red paper or blue paper. If you answer red paper, you will be sliced apart until your clothes are stained red. If you choose blue paper, you will be strangled until your face turns blue.

Any attempt to outsmart Aka Manto by asking for a different color will result in you being dragged to the netherworld.

So to be saved, you must answer with 'No'.
If you say that you do not need toilet paper he will leave you alone.

Aka Manto is sometimes referred to as Aoi Manto (Blue Cape).
The voice will ask you if you want a cape rather than paper.
If you agree to red, the skin on your back is ripped off to resemble a red cape.
If you ask for blue, all the blood is drained from your body.

One popular version of the story changes the choice from red paper to a red vest:
A police man and woman were called to a school after a student reported hearing a male voice in the girl's bathroom. The police woman went to the bathroom while her male partner waited outside.
When inside the stall a voice asked “Shall we put on the red vest?”
The police man outside, who was listening at the door, heard his partner answer “Yes”.
A sudden scream and loud thud followed.
When the policeman opened the bathroom door, he found the police woman decapitated.
Her blood had soaked into her vest, turning it red.

What is the truth?

This is like a typical elementary school joke, to scare your little friends with.
The legend is more funny then scary. And it has a little perverse side to it. Why is the ghost of a man hanging around in the lady`s restroom.

The most freaky and disturbing thing about this legend is... the restroom itself.


Indiansakura said...

I've read all your blogs, they are amazing, thanks for posting them....

CherryRed5 said...

Thank you!

Chii Chobits said...

I love stories like these. So glad I found your blog.

Timothy Clax said...

Appreciated it Chii!