If there is one country that is full of hundreds of urban legends, it is Japan, and today we will focus on one of them. The legend of the girl of the interstice, who would be nothing more than a spirit that would appear only between empty spaces…


The Girl of the GapCredit : Mikatoz

The girl of the interstice, or the girl between the spaces, would be the deceased mind of a child who would have the particularity of haunting the empty spaces. Indeed according to this Japanese legend, if you leave a few examples, a door, a drawer open or even if you have cracks in the walls of your house or apartment, then the ghost of this little girl will show its presence. Very little is known about this spirit except that it only attacks people who could have harmed it in her lifetime, so it would be a Onryō (or avenging spirit) according to Japanese beliefs.

Several Japanese testimonies report disturbing paranormal phenomena related to the girl in the interstice. Indeed and according to these statements, if you have the curiosity to take a look in the fine space of the crack of one of your walls or to direct your gaze towards a half-opened door, then it is said that you will meet this ghost who will have two alternatives towards you:

    • Either offer you an invitation to play hide-and-seek with her. And this is only if this is the very first time you have met her.

Either in the worst case, if your paths meet again, it will take you to another dimension or to a parallel world.

Whatever your opinion based on your open-mindedness about this urban legend, it certainly seems to be taken seriously in the land of the rising sun. From now on, you may no longer have the same type of look when you look discreetly into the door ajar…..

Front page image credit; by Germain Hiron


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