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TikToker Brian Chira’s death sparks online debate over Sanpaku eyes myth

The sudden demise of TikTok sensation Brian Chira has ignited a flurry of discussions across social media platforms, with users expressing a various opinions regarding the circumstances surrounding his passing.

Chira, known for his engaging content and vibrant personality, tragically lost his life in a hit and run incident after leaving a local club.

While the news of Chira’s untimely demise initially prompted an outpouring of condolences and tributes from his devoted fanbase, a peculiar narrative has emerged online, linking his death to an alleged association with a mythical phenomenon known as “sanpaku eyes.”

Sanpaku eyes, characterised by the visibility of the sclera (white part of the eye) above or below the iris when looking straight ahead, have been cited by some online commentators as a sign of misfortune or even an indication of impending doom.

According to these beliefs, individuals exhibiting sanpaku eyes are purportedly predisposed to accidents, ill-fate, or premature demise.

The online discourse surrounding Chira’s death has been marked by conflicting perspectives.

While some users dismiss the notion of sanpaku eyes as a mere superstition, others have pointed to alleged observations of Chira’s eye condition preceding his fatal accident.

A post shared by a user identified as Kwamboka drew attention to Chira’s purported development of sanpaku eyes in the months leading up to his demise, prompting a flurry of responses from fellow social media users.

“Mombasagal” expressed a sense of personal concern, admitting to checking their own eyes upon encountering discussions about sanpaku eyes.

Meanwhile, “Wambugha” sought to clarify distinctions, suggesting that sanpaku eyes arising from external factors such as alcohol consumption or lack of sleep differ from innate occurrences.


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Further contributing to the debate, “Assignment helper” provided a medical perspective, outlining various potential causes of sanpaku eyes, including hormonal imbalances and hypertension.

The discussion also delved into the myths and interpretations surrounding sanpaku eyes, with references to traditional Eastern beliefs associating the condition with health imbalances and the potential for an early demise.

Here are myths surrounding individuals with Sanpaku eyes:

Health and Well-being

In some traditional Eastern belief systems, sanpaku eyes are thought to be an indicator of imbalance in the body and mind. It’s believed that having sanpaku eyes could signal physical or mental health issues.

Danger or Early Death

There’s a superstition that individuals with sanpaku eyes are prone to accidents, misfortune, or even an untimely death. This belief gained traction in the West after the publication of George Ohsawa’s book “You Are All Sanpaku” in the 1960s.

Association with Celebrities and Notable Figures

Some people believe that certain notable figures, including celebrities and political leaders, have had sanpaku eyes, and this feature is sometimes interpreted as a sign of their destiny or character traits.

Spiritual and Psychological Interpretations

Some interpretations suggest that sanpaku eyes are linked to spiritual or psychological traits.

For example, it’s been suggested that those with yang sanpaku eyes (when the white is visible above the iris) may be more prone to aggression or instability, while those with yin sanpaku eyes (when the white is visible below the iris) may be more introverted.

It’s important to note that while these beliefs exist, there’s no scientific evidence to support the idea that sanpaku eyes are linked to health, fate, or personality traits.

Sanpaku eyes are simply a variation in eye anatomy and can occur naturally without any significant implications.