Tag Archives: Legends

Hitodama

In Japanese folklore, Hitodama are balls of light or fire that float in the middle of night. They are said to be spirits of the dead that separated from their bodies roaming near the place of their death. Hitodama can appear as blue, white or read with a tail.

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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.

Beast Of Bladenboro

Between 1953 and 1954, the town of Bladenboro, North Carolina was terrorized by some unknow creature that killed nine dog and several other household pets. It became known as the Beast Of Bladenboro. Some of the animals were found torn apart while others discovered to had their blood sucked out. The beast was believed to also killed hogs, chickens and cows. Witnesses described the cryptid as a large, catlike creature whose howl sounded like a ghostly baby cry. A hunt was organized to capture the Beast Of Bladenboro, however the event only ended with several bobcats killed. In 2008, similar attacks occurred, yet the identity of this cryptid remains unknown.

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.