What is the difference between “bad accident properties” and “safe accident properties”?
Accident properties” are now becoming popular. Some people willingly rent accident properties because they are inexpensive, and some real estate agencies specializing in buying and selling accident properties have appeared. However, the negative aspects, such as the occurrence of “psychic disorders,” are inevitably worrisome. Therefore, we asked Sequence Hayato, who is also known as a psychic comedian, about the borderline between “bad accident properties” and “safe accident properties,” how to distinguish them, and how to deal with them.
For six years “I lived with ghosts.”
Sequence Hayato, who is active as a psychic comedian who can see live spirits and auras, once lived in an accidental property.
When I was in my second year of performing, my parents’ house burned down, and I was introduced to an accidental property that I could move into right away.
The rent for the other rooms was around 200,000 yen, but the rent for that room was less than half, around 90,000 yen. My father and I, who is more psychic than I am, looked at the room and concluded that the room itself was not cursed, so we rented it.
It seems that he “lived with a ghost” for six years before he himself left his home.
There were ghostly things, but only the dangerous ones my father did something about, and the ones that didn’t seem to be a problem were left untouched. So when I went into the bathroom, there were times when strangers were in the bathroom before me.
Many people may imagine that “accidental housing = bad or cursed. However, according to Sequence Ya Tomo, if they are not malicious, there is no problem living with them.
What are the requirements for a “bad accident property?”
If not all accidental properties are bad and cursed, what kind of properties are bad?
I think there are many characteristics, such as the rapping phenomenon, but what I consider to be the most dangerous is that the people who live there are possessed by ghosts or their bodies are taken over by them. Specifically, after moving into a new house, one’s taste in food or clothing suddenly changes, or people around one’s house say, ‘You’ve been acting strange lately.
To avoid hitting such an accidental situation, it may be a bit troublesome, but it is to find out the reason for the death. I believe that what kind of feelings a person had at the time of death is what determines whether or not it will be a bad accident property.
If the person passed away without leaving any feelings in this world, it is not a problem at all. In many cases, such as the lonely death of an elderly person living alone, this is the case.
Solitary deaths of the elderly have become a social problem in recent years. In most cases, however, there is no “actual harm” in such cases.
What is worse, he continues, is when someone has a grudge against someone else, or when someone dies while holding on to regrets or grief.
It is best to avoid places that have been in the news for incidents or accidents in the past,” he says. I am sure that the person did not die peacefully.
Also, the place itself may have a history. A place that used to be an execution site is highly likely to be in trouble. Also, a place where a Buddhist temple was abandoned is also likely to be in trouble.
I once heard a story about an apartment building that was new and clean, but the residents changed frequently. When I looked into the location carefully, I found that it used to be a cemetery before the Meiji era.
Another gray-area case where the decision is divided as to whether you should move or not is …….
‘It’s just a matter of whether or not the people who live there care. Rarely, there are rooms where you hear footsteps and things fall over, even though no one is there. Of course, it can be scary, but in the end it comes down to ‘it’s noisy’ or ‘it’s irritating’ (laughs).
(Laughs.) In the apartment where I lived in the accident, the ground rumbled every once in a while. But eventually I got used to it, and everyone in the family was like, ‘Oh, no, not again. If you don’t mind the rapping, I don’t think you need to move.
How to find out if a room is yucky: “Take a bum shot at the preview.”
So, how can you tell if a place you are moving to is a bad place to live?
If a room is considered to be in bad shape, you can definitely take “orb” pictures of it. So, when you are viewing a room, take a lot of pictures with your phone, and if you don’t see any white spots, it’s probably okay. However, even if you see something that looks like an orb, it may be dust. If you get a picture of something that looks like an orb, you should have someone who is familiar with cameras or something look at it.”
Sometimes, people place heaping salts at the entrance to ward off bad luck or evil spirits. From a feng shui perspective, it is said to purify the room, but he personally does not recommend it.
Salt has the power of a passageway, from which no one is allowed to enter. In other words, it makes it impossible for the ghosts to go to heaven even if they want to. Therefore, if you have lived in an accidental house, it is better not to heave salt.
Once, my father used to play a video for hours at his parents’ house of a gomadori ritual to ward off bad luck and disasters. He said it was because there were bad things possessing him and me. After that, he actually got rid of the bad karma. Maybe it works for the dead, too.
He told me many things about how to find and deal with accidents, but the most important thing to keep in mind, he said, is not to assume that all spirits are bad, or that they are the cause of all misfortunes.
Most people think that ‘ghosts = dangerous guys who curse people’
It is a big mistake to think that the reason your job is not going well or you broke up with your girlfriend is because you are possessed by an evil spirit or because of the spirit behind you.
With the advent of ChatGPT and the expected further evolution of IT in the future, Sequence Yayatomo says that as values such as “data is everything” and “the computer’s answer is correct” spread, some people will, on the contrary, want to rely on fluffy things such as spirituality.
Therefore, he intensifies his words by saying that if you assume that all misfortunes are the fault of ghosts, it is as if you are ruining your own life.
The Japanese are non-religious, so there is no absolute guide to right and wrong.
I think it is okay to believe in both technology and spirituality, but if you live your life using them as excuses, you will become a useless person who has no self-esteem and no self-judgment.
To avoid this, perhaps it is better to think of both technology and spirituality as useful tools for living a joyful life.
Interview and text： Motoko Abekawa
Motoko Abegawa is a freelance writer mainly for the Web. She is also involved in the production of books and corporate PR magazines. She does not specialize in any particular field, but covers a wide range of topics that intrigue her, including history, comedy, health, beauty, travel, gourmet food, and nursing care.
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