The town is haunted by the ghost of a taxi driver who died in a car accident in the cursed tunnel Anamaneki (穴まねき?), filled with the restless spirits of those who died there, while he was trying to get home for his daughter's birthday. Since then, Anamaneki uses him to lure wanderers into his car and then bring them into the tunnel where they are attacked and deprived of their energy. The driver's soul is freed when Satsuki and the group encounter him. When Satsuki and the others are trapped in the tunnel, Kayako, through a telepathic conversation with Momoko, helps them to fight against the power of Anamaneki. They escape from it with the help of the taxi driver's ghost, after his evil side is exorcized.