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Have you heard about the Slit-Mouth Woman (Kuchisake-Onna)?
During the Heian period of Japan’s history, a beautiful, young woman was disfigured by her husband making her no longer beautiful because she was planning to leave him for another man.
Kuchisake-Onna was described as having a rough, bloody scar mirroring a smile which is covered with a cloth/surgical mask, fan or scarf and holding a large scissor to target the innocent victims.
The modern version of Kuchisake-Onna is linked to a mentally unsteady woman who used to frighten local children even after her death around Nagasaki, Japan. A recent discovery of a woman wearing a red mask was often reported for chasing children in South Korea.
Kuchisake-Onna demands her victims to react to whether if she is pretty by uncovering her face to reveal the malicious grin, baring teeth and tongue. She repeats the question.
There is no definite answer that will appease her.
If the victim answers yes or runs, she will brutally mutilate their face so it will resemble hers.
If the victim answers no, she will leave them for now but she will follow and kill them at their home.
However, throwing fruits or hard candies at her can distract and offering the victims an opportunity to run.
Responding using these lines such as, “You are ok” or “So-so” can prompt her to contemplate or by questioning her “Do you think I am pretty?” or mentioning that there is an urgent commitment that the victim needs to attend to, leading her to depart.
Thank you for reading, fellow humans. I hope you never encounter her 😈😈😈