Teke-Teke (or Tek-Tek) is a legend about a girl who fell under a train and was cut in half. There are several other origin stories, such as a mutilated suicide, but the train story is the most popular one.
Anyways, legend has it she died a painful death, and now her ghost roams through Japan, dragging her top half along using her claw-like hands. Her motive is unknown, but many believe she is just angry at the world and wants revenge for her suffering.
She got her name from the sound she makes when she moves around, "teke-teke" sound. She wanders around holding a sharp object that looks similar to a scythe and drops in on unsuspecting victims. Then, she cuts them in half so that she's not alone with her disfigurement.
And if you're wondering why people don't run from her, it's because she's stealthy and can crawl at unbelievable speed.
A popular story that goes along with the Teke-Teke girl. It goes like this:
As a young schoolboy was walking home at night, he spotted a beautiful young girl standing by a windowsill resting on her elbows. They smiled at each other for a moment. The boy wondered what a girl was doing in an all-boys school, but before he could wonder more about the girl she jumped out of the window and revealed her lower half was missing. Frightened, he was frozen by his fear. Before he could run, she sprinted to the boy and cut him in half. His last sight before he died was her sitting there beside him, smiling warmly.
Overall, there are not really any real accounts of this girl actually being a person, so the legend is probably fabricated. However, she is a popular Japanese urban legend.
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