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The Ghost Of A Child Is Supposed To Bring Good Luck, But This Video Is Just Creepy

DECEMBER 3, 2015  —  By Mike Cahill  
Mike Cahill

Mike Cahill

Mike is ViralNova's resident Editor of the Weird. If it makes you say "OMG! That's terrible!!!" then Mike probably wrote it. Despite the subject of his articles Mike is surprisingly well adjusted. When he's not writing, he's making music, performing, and producing podcasts.

In Japan, it's said that being haunted by the ghost of a young child is actually a good thing. These zashiki warashi, as Japanese people call them, are believed to bring good luck to everyone who sees them. If they inhabit a family home, their presence is said to bring the family living there good fortune.

But just because they're supposed to be helpful doesn't mean that they're not also terrifying. One man claims to have caught a zashiki warashi on film, and he's now sharing that video with the world in hopes that it will bring viewers good luck. Nice of him, but also not.

Ghost child, or hoax?

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(via The Daily Mirror)

Well, hoax or not, I am thoroughly unsettled by this video. If the price of good luck is having to see a ghost, I think I'd rather be left alone.