Japan’s Space Agency Successfully Lands Rovers On Asteroid

I don’t know if anyone noticed, but this website erupted in a nightmare the other day. Stranger Dimensions went down for nearly a full 24 hours. I’m talking down. I had to use a backup from August 11 to get things running again. Let’s just say it was a fun and enlightening experience, and it’s …

Robot Dinosaurs Manage Front Desk At Japanese Hotel

Robot Dinosaurs Manage Front Desk At Japanese Hotel

There’s a hotel in Japan staffed by robots. But not just any kind of robots. As you walk up to the front desk, you might feel a bit confused when you see the two gesticulating robot dinosaurs greeting you in a handful of languages. Don’t worry; they’re wearing bellboy hats, so you’ll know they’re employees …

Stunning Funnel Cloud Captured Above Niigata Prefecture, Japan

It’s a bit haunting to watch: A thin funnel cloud slowly swirling back up into the heavens above Jōetsu City in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. As SoraNews24 reports, a resident captured the footage, and it was later shared on Twitter and YouTube by Weathernews, a weather information service based in Chiba Prefecture.

Yuki-Onna, The Snow Ghost Of Japan

Yuki-Onna, The Snow Ghost of Japan

In Japanese folklore, supernatural entities and phenomena are known as yōkai, and they come in many different shapes and sizes, good and bad. Some are monsters, some are demons. Others are shapeshifters, ghosts, or various inexplicable manifestations. You know, the sorts of things we often cover here. They’re all unique in their own strange ways, but …

Tsunami Survivors See “Ghosts” In Japan

The devastating earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan in 2011 left many far-reaching scars on the land and its people. The effects of nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the collapsed infrastructure, and the over 15,000 confirmed deaths are still felt to this day. This day, in fact, which marks the …