Japan's Mythical Preserved Remains Found in Buddhist Temples

 - Mar 12, 2009   Updated: May 10 2011
References: pinktentacle & uniquedaily
These fairly freaky historical remains can be found lurking in dark corners of Buddhist temples and museums across Japan. Known as monster mummies, they are, in fact, the preserved remains of demons, mermaids, kappa, tengu and raijū. Or should I say things that people thought were demons, mermaids, kappa, tengu and raijū.

They are not pretty, but they are really fascinating.

Implications - The fascination with the supernatural has gained speed in the entertainment industry. The release of Twilight, True Blood and slasher flicks has given new life to horror with modern interpretations. Whether these are produced to shock or to show a more peaceful side of the supernatural, producers and directors have effectively catered to varying age demographics who can enjoy horror for what it is.