According to cracked.com, The Shirime is a terrifying naked man ghost. It accosts people on long lonely roads and sexually harasses them. In one story, a samurai is attacked and when the samurai turns around to face his attacker, his attacker disrobes. When the samurai decides to flee, the naked man ghost bends over and exposes his anus. This is horrifying on so many levels. The most horrifying aspect of this is that the ghost has an eyeball in its butt hole. I did some research and I couldn't find any more to this story than this. Apparently the Shirime can be attributed to one Haiku poet from the 17th century. I haven't read of anyone who has actually encountered this spirit, so thankfully it seems to be just folklore. I guess we are all grateful for this.
I plan on continuing to write about Alabama State Hospitals tomorrow. As the doors close on Alabama's hospitals, I hope these posts will serve as a memorial, but for today I needed a laugh and there isn't a ghostly story out there that made me laugh as hard as the butt hole ghost.
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