No one understands more the type of power words have better than a writer. But have you ever considered just how much power they have? One of Japan’s most popular animes made, called Death Note, tells the story of a student who gained the ability to kill anyone anywhere by simply writing their name in a magical notebook. In reality, though, such a power could never exist. Or could it?
It seems there is someone out there who possesses an ability similar to the character in that anime. There is a young woman, who just so happens to be Japanese, who has become infamous for the trail of destruction that seems to follow her blog posts. The woman is named Aki Higashihara, also known as the “Death Blog Lady”.
She is a model (And a damn fine one at that) and actress who has become infamous for what is popularly known as her “Death Blog”. It seems that whatever Higashihara writes about on said blog… well… let’s just say things don’t end well for it.
What do I mean? Well, here are some examples:
- In 2007 she worked for a horse-racing program where every horse she picked to win, in fact, lost and lost big time. She was known as the “Favorite Killer” for that.
- In the 2008 Beijing Olympics all her athletic picks which she mentioned on her blog did worse than expected.
- In 2010 Higashihara posted about wanting to visit a famous shrine in a place called Kamakura. She mentioned in her post that she wanted to eat the ginko nuts there. Then two months after that post, a sacred ginko tree at the shrine was uprooted. That tree had stood there for 1,000 years!
- Last year, Higashihara posted about pandas in reference to parenting and the first baby panda to be born in captivity in Japan in 24 years died.
A BABY PANDA!!!
Now, in 2013, it seems her curse has not let up. On December 14 last year, she posted that her son loved planes, trains and other automobiles and she posted this picture:
That’s a toy Boeing 787 airplane. Sound familiar? Well, we’re now reading in the news that Japan has grounded all the Boeing 787 Dreamliners in their fleet due to a series of mysterious issues with the jets. It’s so bad the Federal Aviation Administration is getting involved and has grounded Dreamliners in the US as well.
But maybe she’s not a cursed blogger. Maybe all of this is just coincidence. A thousand-year-old tree was living on borrowed time. Right? Horses and athletes lose all the time. And the planes could all be faulty. Just because all these events happen to occur within one or two months after Higashihara posts about them on her blog, doesn’t mean she has some special power to cause death and destruction at the stroke of a keyboard.