Case File: Ishinomaki Ghosts
Location: Ishinomaki, Japan
Date: 2011 to present
Description: Ishinomaki is a city located in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.
History: On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck Japan. The earthquake triggered several powerful tsunami waves which struck several cities throughout Japan. The earthquake and tsunami caused over $360 billion in damage and killed over 15,000 people. One of the municipalities that was among the most severely affected was Ishinomaki. Nearly half of the city was inundated by the tsunami.
Since the disaster, many residents of Ishinomaki have reported strange and unexplained phenomena. Several taxi drivers have reported experiences with "ghost passengers" following the disaster. In each case, a passenger would enter their cab and then disappear by the time they reached their destination.
Background: Coming up
Investigations: Coming up
Extra Notes: This case was first released on October 19, 2020 as a part of the second volume of the Netflix reboot of Unsolved Mysteries.
- Ishinomaki Spirits on Unsolved.com
- Taxi drivers in tsunami disaster zone report 'ghost passengers'
- Taxi drivers see 'ghosts' after tsunami