For some people, nothing in life is worse than being laughed at, and for them the kerakera-onna
must be the most terrifying yōkai
of all. Usually her victims hear her cackling first, before they wheel around, startled, only to meet the apparition of an enormous woman looming in the distance, her derisive laughter filling the whole sky. When they try to run, the haunting sound follows them everywhere they go.