Early dawn June 22, 1983
XX Prefecture, Shishibone County, Hinamizawa village – a wide spread disaster has occurred.
From one of the Hinamizawa district’s water sources, Onigafuchi Swamp, has emitted volcanic gases (hydrogen sulphide & carbon dioxide) that shrouded the entire village.
88;Over 1,200 victims confirmed.
88;Over 20 people reported missing.
Approximately 600,000 people were evacuated from the surrounding communities, making this an unprecedented catastrophe.
Later investigations showed that directly under Onigafuchi Swamp, there was a magma reservoir and hot springs;
Leading to the conclusion the erupted gases causing this disaster originated from here.
In addition, immediately after the disaster’s occurrence, one after another people claimed the disaster as the “Curse” in accordance to Hinamizawa folklore stirring early confusion.
In Hinamizawa, when a curse is set, noxious gas said to erupt and wipe out the village accordance to folklore;
Leading scholars to believe in the past a similar gas eruption happened and has remained as folklore.
One particular fanatical weekly magazine reports, that this is a mere extension to the bizarre deaths which has spanned the past several years in Hinamizawa village, aggregating it as the “Oyashiro-sama Curse Theory.”
Furthermore, the relatives of the Hinamizawa citizens who escaped the disaster complained of failing physical health and were hospitalized one after another following the disaster;
Among a portion of them, past away from an unknown disease, further escalating the chaos.
On top of that, few of the relatives self proclaimed they were possessed by Oyashiro-sama’s Curse and committed suicide in such outrageous ways,
...there was no longer any way to stop the wide-spread shock over the nation.
The delusion of poisonous gas seeping in the dead of night silently, sparked fear across the entire Japanese nation;
Resulting increasing complaints of sleeplessness, troubled breathing, headaches, dizziness, etc.
Amongst them, few proclaimed they were possessed, and committed to odd behaviors.
This is likely due to subjective influence from radical information, however,
...later, this mental distress caused by the Hinamizawa Catastrophe elevated to an epidemic dubbing this condition as the Hinamizawa Syndrome...
Targeted by various rumors and speculations, presently the Hinamizawa district has been restricted and even flight over the area has been prohibited.
As the gases level dropped, and the restriction was lifted, however, in the Fall of the same year once more a gas outbreak was confirmed, and the surrounding area was again restricted.
Local stories tell the rotting village still has the remains of civilization, as if in a coma sleeping continuously...
In the end there was a lone survivor, a male living at Hinamizawa XXXX block, Maebara Keiichi (1X).
At the time of rescue, he had trouble breathing suffering from pulmonary edema due to the gasses, however, from grave rescue efforts his life been saved.
Presently he is hospitalized in the general hospital within the prefecture.&
Several reporters have tried pursing for an interview daily, but all were refused.
......What did he see at Hinamizawa?
From 6/21 to 6/22, what happen in Hinamizawa?
Even to this day, he has continued to keep his silence.