Category Archives: Paranormal(超常現象)
Articles about the supernatural and paranormal.
Bad Luck Doll (日本人形災難)
By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS) One day back when I was operating an English conversation school, I got a phone call from a student who was a nurse at a large hospital. She told me that she’d been having all kinds of odd things happen to her in the past month or so. She normally wasn’t clumsy or anything like that but she kept banging into things in her apartment and had scalded her hand while cooking. Things at work had also apparently taken a turn for the worse and she found herself making silly mistakes that she would normally never make. She asked me if I could visit her apartment and check it out. I made arrangements to go there the next day early in the morning since she was off duty then and I had to teach classes […]
The Power of “Ki” (『気』の力)
By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS) When I was writing my book on shuriken-jutsu, I traveled to Kita Kyushu City to interview a famous master there. He was in his late seventies and was well-known throughout the country for his iaidō in addition to his shuriken skills. Apparently, he’d had many requests for permission to write about him, but he’d refused all of them. I was surprised when he gave me permission and kindly answered my questions about his life and background. The reason he gave me was that he viewed me as a “scholar” and knew that I would write about him and the art accurately and truthfully. He spoke of his youth and training in the various arts of the warrior including horsemanship, blow darts, swordsmanship, shuriken-jutsu and such. He also told me that he had trained as a […]