Japanese Urban Legends

Teke Teke

Teke-Teke (or Tek-Tek) is a scary Japanese urban legend about a girl who fell under a train and was cut in half. She took a long time to die and now her ghost roams through Japan, dragging her top half along using her claw-like hands. Every time she moves, she makes a “teke-teke” sound.

Teke Teke

There is a story about a young boy who was leaving his school one evening when he heard a noise behind him. Looking back, he saw a beautiful girl sitting at a window. The girl had her arms propped up on the window sill and was just staring out at him. He wondered why she was there, because it was an all-boys school.

When she saw him looking back at her, the girl smiled and hugged herself so that she was holding her elbows. Then suddenly, she leaped out of the window and landed on the ground outside. The boy realized with horror, that she was missing the lower half of her body.

She made her way towards him, clawing along the ground and running on her elbows making a teke-teke-teke-teke-teke sound. The boy was filled with terror and revulsion. He tried to run, but he was frozen to the spot. Within seconds, she was upon him and she took out a scythe and cut him in half, making him into one of her own.

When kids tell this story, they warn each other about Teke-Teke. They say she carries a sharp saw or a scythe, and if she catches you, she’ll cut you in half and you’ll become just like her. She is said to chase children who play at dusk. She is also known as “bata-bata” (again, the sound of it running on its elbows) or “The Girl That Runs On Her Elbows.”

It is also similar to the story of Kuchisake-Onna (the Slit-Mouth Woman) and the story of Kashima Reiko. The American version is called Click Clack.

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  • No legs with a scythe hmmm..so it’s gonna be like :

    Teke2 : *Slash with a scythe
    Me: *Evade ~ what the hell man!?
    Teke2 : *Struggle to slash again dragging it’s half upper body
    Me: *1 step backward and evade again
    Teke2 : Stand still you idiot! Don’t you have the sense of respect for the disable!?
    Me: *Middle finger

  • Omg this scares me so much. I always feel Teke Teke is watching me waiting for me in the bathroom ;-;

  • By the American version, ‘Click Clack’, is that the one where the lady crawled around on her nails, and killed the girl while the mom was sleeping?

  • I wouldn’t just stand there…I WOULD RUN. seems like it would take her awhile to catch you seeing well..she’s missing part of her body

  • hmm i have long nails i dont go around killin ppl like a no life loser i just cut my nails recently

  • @ritsuka-x-soubi-100 Yup, where a girl goes to her friends house since her mom trusts her but her door is locked and the pounds on the door and screams but her friend thinks its CCS tricking her so CCS killsthe girl who was going to her friends.

  • hmmm if i was the boy i wouldn’t even have looked back..i would’ve ran if i heard the sound

  • U didn’t say where to post it. And in that click clack story, wouldn’t the girl just say to her friend’s mom, “Mrs. _______, it has passed 6:00 and you don’t want me to do die, do you? So may I pease stay here until it is safe to come out again?”

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    The fire that closed down the mental institution was set by one of Emily’s alter-egos. Then, at age 32, she had attempted to escaped the asylum after by hiding out during the evacuation of the building. She died in the fire that day, so near to her escape, and never made it out. It is thought her spirit lives there still but wanders the entire Sarasota area.

    RE-POST THIS IN THE NEXT 12 MIN OR SHE’LL FLY TO UR LOCATION AND HAUNT YOU AT YOUR BEDSIDE THE NEXT TIME YOU’RE BEING TREATED FOR ANYTHING. SHE’LL SCREAM HER NAME, “EMILY,” FIVE TIMES IN YOUR EAR. YOUR EARS WILL RING AND YOU’LL BEG FOR YOUR DOCTOR TO FIX IT. IT DISAPPEARS AFTER 72 HRS.

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