STORY: In mediaeval Japan, a gruesome headless monster became a mascot. Known as the Antlers, but confusingly called Gonwhee, the monster that grew out of the ground and through the trees in Japan – they named its head – was modeled on a clan of beasts called the Nerigi , which had previously threatened village life in the area. Researchers even studied and used fragments of its bone structure as tools in a technological breakthrough at the time.
MUSIC: The song is unlikely to turn any heads (apart from perhaps the Japanese), but the skull has already become a cult object. The Japanese language broadcaster Nippon TV posted a report online highlighting its creepy appearance, while others have stated that the sound of two spikes rattling off into space sounds the music.
There are calls online for a rock opera about the Monster.
LOCATION: The image of a haunting-looking killing machine stares out from the Japanese coast guard ship as it watches the manatees returning from their breeding season in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s hard to see what’s so scare-worthy about this.