Sunday, March 11, 2012

Fukushima, Japan: One Year Later (Yokai)

Cryptozoologist Richard Freeman; CC Liu, Seven, Wisdom Quarterly
Japan has the biggest city in the history of the world and the most "monsters" per capita. Nuclear catastrophes brought on by the Military-Industrial Complex are not helping.

Today marks the first anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in the wake of a HAARP 9.0+ earthquake and subsequent tsunami. It was not a natural occurrence nor an "act of God." But that is little consolation to the victims of General Electric and government incompetence or complicity. The second most tragic features of these devastating has been the LOW levels of radiation released. They are far more dangerous than high levels because they do not trigger the body's natural defenses. They seep in and do their damage over a long period leading to cancers and radiation damage rather than "radiation sickness," a series of telltale signs that can be directly attributed to nuclear disasters. Three Mile Island was an American Fukushima -- not the first, last, or worst -- that continues to affect exposed families without compensation being paid since the symptoms were neither obvious nor immediate.

AUDIO: Japan's monsters (begins at Minute 11:00)

The worst part for Japan, however, is the spiritual impact of so many more tragically killed victims not crossing over to ordinary rebirths. The island is already overrun by strange "mythical" creatures (hungry ghosts, nagas, garudas, shape-shifters, fairies, demons, the Wyrd, ogres, sylphs, water dragons, and monsters) that litter the individual imagination and national psyche. Zen Buddhist and Shinto priests do what they can to soothe nervous victims of the supernatural following the unbelievable human disaster. The variety and complexity of yokai boggles the mind and frustrates most attempts to catalog them. But Richard Freeman has put together an encyclopedia, The Great Yokai: The A to Z of Japanese Monsters. He talked about it on Coast to Coast, American paranormal radio.

The yokai as hungry ghosts, demons, fairies, hybrids, chimera, and shape-shifters

The Yokai
(COAST TO COAST) Richard Freeman from the Centre for Fortean Zoology reveals the many "monsters" (yokai) and strange cryptozoological creatures of Japan.

is a broad term ranging from a 1000-foot long water dragon to a dog with shape-shifting testicles it uses as weapons, a cat that animates dead bodies, ghosts of every kind, and bizarre entities with no Western parallel.

Some yokai are based on real animals, such as Japan's raccoon dog, which is said to possess mystical powers. Others appear to be deformed humans, like the Rokurokubi -- a woman whose neck grows extremely long and serpentine.

The aftermath of Fukushima reactor failures seeping radiation into the environment while the US government contemplates building more publicly-subsidized, privately-profitable nuclear power plants (

The sightings of dragon-like creatures in Asia continues suggesting that they may be based on a large, elongated marine reptile unknown to consensus-reality science. Freeman also details an elephant-like creature that sucks up nightmares with its trunk, a giant upright-walking rabbit that eats corpses, and a whale-sized flesheating sea cucumber that grows out of the discarded knickers of a girl.

Science does not want to be left behind. So there have been various expeditions to find unknown animals, including his hunt for the mysterious Asian Bigfoot, such as the human-like Orang Pendek often seen in Sumatra.

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