Japanese Taxi Drivers Report Picking Up Ghosts of Tsunami Victims
Taxi drivers in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, which had been devastated by the tsunami and earthquake of March 2011, began having strange encounters the summer after the devastation — and in record numbers — the summer after the tragedy.
One driver picked up a woman wearing a coat. She climbed in his cab near Ishinomaki Station and told him,“Please go to the Minamihama (district).” The driver asked her, “The area is almost empty. Is it OK?” Then, the woman said in a shivering voice, “Have I died?”
Surprised at the question, the driver looked behind him at the backseat. No one was there.