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Never Ride A Strange Horse

The Kelpie inhabits near the lakes and rivers of Scotland. It is often referred to as a “water horse” since this create is shaped like a horse, but can assume other forms to fool its victims. The Kelpie will appear as a friendly horse luring humans to ride on its bakck. Once a person mounts this monster they would find themselves glued to the creature sealing their doom. The Kelpie would then jump into the river or lake drowning its victim and consumed later.

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Beware the Baba Yaga

In Eastern European foklore, the Baba Yaga is a witch or supernatural entity often describes as a hideous old woman. Legends mention she wears or dress, with bright glowing read eyes, claws and pointed teath. The Baba Yaga is said to libe in a hut deep in the woods surrounded by a fence made from the bones of her victims. Often children are told to listen to their parents or behave otherwise the Baba Yaga would come for them.

The Dhampir

In Albanian folklore, a dhampir is the offspring of a vampire and a human. There are stories where husbands that became vampires returned back home to couple with their wives as they once did in life. Also, myths mention these undead beings would have strong sexual drives resulting in the deflowering of virgins. Often, the birth of a dhampir was horrifying and tragic. The legend may had arose to explain birth defects and deformatives. The dhampir possessed supernatural ablities such as enhanced physical traits, see the invisible, immunities to sickness, and cast magic. There are tales where those who claimed to be a dhampir were employed as vampire hunters.

Attack Of The Tall Women

Taka onna were once ordinary women who were not attractive to marry or even find work at a brothel. After death, through jealousy and angry, they transformed into ugly, malicious monsters haunting the red light districts. This yokai appears as an ordinary homely woman wondering back alley ways where they stretch out their bodies several meter height peeking to the windows of brothels. Often the taka onna seeks to scare humans, but some stories say she also looks for lustful young men to devour.

Ghosts Of The Deep Blue

Japanese folklore holds some of the most frightening and dark tales on the planet. There are stories about monsters that hunger for human flesh, house items coming alive to terrorize their owners and the dead arising from the grave to devour souls. Some legends warn if one been wronged in life, their spirit could return as a malicious force capable of harming the living. One such entity, fishermen and sailors fear lurking in the open water is the funayurei.

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