Another troubling sign of impending doom and gloom has been identified in Japan. The Sessho-seki, more commonly known as the ‘killing stone’ has split into two nearly equal parts. Locals and visitors to the famous boulder near Nasu, Japan were horrified to see it broken apart. There is a great fear that the evil spirit which had been trapped inside for more than 1,000 years would be enacting vengeance on the world.
The Killing Stone Backstory
The killing stone is a giant boulder located near ancient volcanic mountains in Nasu, Japan. The area has been registered as a historical site since 1957 and is a popular spot for tourists to visit. It is said to have contained the spirit of and evil nine-tailed fox named Tamamo-no-Mae. The fox had the ability to shape-shift into a beautiful and desirable woman. While in the female form, Tamamo-no-Mae attempted to assassinate the 74th Emperor of Japan, Emperor Toba (1103-1156). Unfortunately for her, the diabolical plot failed.
Tamamo-no-Mae was a courtesan of Emperor Toba, likely one of his favorites because she was both beautiful and quite intelligent. Legend says she made the Emperor quite ill, so ill that he was on the brink of death. If it wasn’t for his loyal Astrologer, Abe no Yasuchika, who was summoned to find the root cause of Emperor Toba’s illness, her plot might have succeeded. The Astrologer exposed her as the fox spirit and she fled to the Nasu area and embedded herself into the Sessho-seki stone.
After her self-imprisonment, the stone released poisonous gas, which killed everything that came in contact with it. Nearly five hundred years later, a Buddhist monk supposedly exorcised the fox spirit, but there is no proof of this claim other than stories. Another five hundred years would pass until the stone split, quite possibly freeing the spirit of Tamamo-no-Mae to possibly renew her previous reign of terror.
Prior to the Split
The Sessho-seki stone that held the spirit of the Tamamo-no-Mae had previously been surrounded by a long cord, which had been secured around the circumference for many years (as seen in the photo below). But on March 5th, 2022, that rope and the stone were no longer in the same position. The stone which had been previously cracked, finally gave way and structurally split. Officials claim it was a natural occurrence. but many skeptics disagree. The world has been in a state of chaos, with unrest and unease everywhere. If there was a time when the demons and spirits of evil were expected to arise, it could be now.