They turned up during a match between the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters and the Yakult Swallows.
A baseball game in Japan was bizarrely interrupted recently when two ‘ghosts’ entered the field of play and faced off against other.
But far from being the stuff of nightmares, the moment was an inspired promotional stunt for Sadako v Kayako, a much-anticipated horror film that’s about to be released in Japan.
The film is a tie-in sequel to Japanese horror films Ringu and Ju-On: The Grudge, and will see the ghosts from each film pitted against each other.
However, it seems that their rivalry seemingly extends to baseball too, after the pair showed up during a match between the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters and the Yakult Swallows.
They are seen running on the pitch before Sadako hurls the ball at her rival, while the ghost child from The Grudge looks on silently.
It’s strange to say the least, but comes ahead of the film’s release, which has been teased in a series of promotional videos.
Sadako v Kayako is expected to secure a UK release before the end of the year.