Scary For Kids
Mary San


Mary-san or “Mary’s Phone Call” is a Japanese urban legend about a young girl who receives creepy phone calls from the doll she abandoned. It is very similar to “The Antique Doll”.


There was a young Japanese girl who had an old Western doll that she cherished very much. The doll’s name was “Mary”. The girl’s father got a new job and the family had to move to a new town. During the move, the girl accidentally lost her doll.

One night, the girl’s parents went out and she was left home alone in the new house. All of a sudden, the phone started ringing. When she answered it, she heard a high-pitched voice on the other end of the line.

“Hello, it’s Mary-san. I’m at the garbage dump now.”

The girl got scared and hung up the phone, but it immediately started ringing again.

“Hello, it’s Mary. I’m at the corner store now.”

The girl hung up, but the started ringing again.

“Hello, it’s Mary. I’m in front of your house now.”

Trembling with fear, the girl cautiously opened the front door, but there was nobody there.

“Maybe it was just a prank call,” the girl thought.

She let out a sigh of relief and closed the front door. However, just as she was about to back upstairs to her room, her phone started ringing again.

“Hello, it’s Mary. I’m right behind you.”

The girl slowly turned around…

Later that night, when her parents came home, they found the girl lying in a pool of blood. She had been stabbed to death.

How to avoid being killed by Mary-san:

1. Lock all your doors and windows.
2. Don’t answer the phone.
3. Keep your back to the wall.
4. If she’s behind you, don’t turn around. Just run out the front door immediately.

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  • Little details go a long way. Lengthier (than this one) stories are more horrifying than short ones. I like your stories alot but this one can be a bit better.

  • Couldn’t the girl just kicked the doll across the room? How did it open the door? And why are there instructions on how to avoid it? This story doesn’t make sense on so many levels😪

  • asian horror movies are literally cringe. My little sister could even sleep through them

  • Yep…story definitely resonates with me. Anyways, I don’t have a phone. Dang, that doll must walk really fast and that’s kinda messed up isn’t it? I mean come on…it was just an accident.

  • SGK seriously are you replaced by someone…. I don’t recognize this part of yours.

  • Lol what the heck.this sounds ridiculous and stupid as hell.let alone being scary.

  • Sorry but this is more cliche than giving roses and chocolate to your valentine on valentines day, be more original!!!!! :D

  • too could have been more interesting if it was longer.sfk cud also have added something like the doll will come to r house this night if u read this.but still it’s good.
    (i always have my back 2 the wall when i read any story from this site)

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