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[–] guinness2 [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Broken Video Link: Here's a working alternate link to the video.

And here's a secondary backup because many of these video links are becoming broken / being taken down.

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[–] Thyhorrorcosmic103 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Do taxi doors automatically open in Japan?

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[–] guinness2 [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Yeah, that's weird!

I watched the video again a few times to see if the "ghost" opened the door... (i.e. was just a person perhaps hidden due to video compression artifacts) and the apparition was visible at that stage but still a fair distance from the taxi. Perhaps taxi doors do automatically open in Japan?

Correction: Yes, taxi doors do automatically open in Japan!

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[–] Thyhorrorcosmic103 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Thank you kind sir or maam

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[–] CANCEL-CAT-FACTS 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Taxi drivers picking up so called “ghost passengers” has been a phenomenon in the Ishinomaki area of northeast Japan since the tsunami and earthquake hit the area in March of 2011.

When so many people die all at once, their essence might linger as spirits and seek to get home to a familiar place by whatever transportation is the norm in their area. That's why we also hear of ghost trains and ghost ships. Very spooky.

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[–] guinness2 [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

That reminds me of the Greg Bear novel Psychlone in which the spirits of American prisoners of war who died in Japan during the 1945 nuclear strike started arriving en masse at American towns after spending decades walking across the ocean to get back home. The key difference about that story was the concept that the nuclear blast was such an unnatural way to die that it's victims souls were too damaged to transition normally to the afterlife. Yeah, spooky!

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[–] CANCEL-CAT-FACTS 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Sounds creepy. I will have to check that book out.