Gashadokuro

In Japanese folklore, Gashadokuro, (がしゃどくろ) also known as Odokuro, are giant skeletons, fifteen times taller than an average person. If a Gashadokuro sees a human, it will grab it and attempt to bite its head off. Gashadokuro are created from gathering bones from people who have died of starvation. The only way a Gashadokuro can be detected before it appears is by hearing a ringing in one's ears.

People who are being targeted by this mammoth- sized skeleton hear extremely loud bells ringing through out their ears. Gashadokuro targets people when they are alone.

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