Saturday, March 12, 2016

Japanese Urban Legend: The phone call from Mary

Translated from Japanese by Shishou(師匠)


Urban Legend

Mary san image
You are all alone at home and suddenly your phone starts ringing.

You pick it up and the person on the other side says,

"I'm Mary. Right now, I'm at X."

Even if you cut the phone call, it will ring again.

"I'm Mary. Right now, I'm at (Some place closer to your house)."

And then it rings again.

"I'm Mary, Right now, I'm in front of your house."

 You daringly open up the front door only to find nothing.

You think someone was playing prank on you.

But the phone rings again.

"I'm Mary. Right now, I'm behind you."

If you look back, she stabs you with a sharp tool, and you die due to blood loss.

How to survive:

1. Lock all the doors.
2. Don't take the call.
3. Stand with a wall behind your back.
4. Even if she is behind you, don't look back.
5. Escape from the house using anything other than the main gate.
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  1. Do you ever plan on editing these stories so that they read more smoothly in English or do you leave them closer to their raw, literal interpretations for a reason?

    I would be willing to help re-write them so that they are more natural to English speaking readers.

    1. I translate them in such a way that the translated text remains closer to the original text. This is because it helps to maintain the originality of the text. But I would like to give a try to your idea. If you like you can send the re-written version to my mail Id. I'd put your name in the credits.

    2. Thanks for replying. This particular one would not be such a good example for this because it's like a Japanese version of Bloody Mary. It's pretty much just and explanation and instructions, which is what this is. Let me poke around with one of the other stories and I will get back to you.

    3. OK. I'll look forward to it.

    4. You have mail! I sent it to the Gmail address on your contact page. Thanks for your time.

    5. OK, I'll take a look and reply to your mail.

  2. Ah I have watched the anime version of this story in Gakkou no Kaidan (Ghost at School). Very creepy though she could call your number and enter your house freely. More like a stalker to me XD

    1. Gakkou no kaidan is the one that got me into the world of Japanese horror. It had good urban legends. She is the classic example of a creepy urban legend creature.

    2. Yes they had good stories ^^

  3. Koishi-chaaan! ~ :3

    And this Urban legend about Mary-san phone call is interesting and thats so frightening for me xD

    Sorry for my bad English.

    1. Thanks for reading. Yeah, it's scary if you are alone at night.

  4. Wow, this is the first time I read about how to escape from Japanese' Bloody Mary. Thanks, maybe I could use this for my fic!


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