A vampire is frightening enough, but imagine one with iron hooks for feet This unpleaseant undead is called the Asasabonsam and lurks in the forests of Ghana. Legends say this vampire hangs from tree branches waiting for victims to pass by. It drops down driving its hooks into the person’s shoulders and then lifts its victim into the trees to be devoured alive. If the Asasabonsam can’t get hold of a human, it’ll feed upon animals instead.
Colonel Remy Van Lierde was a Belgian fighter pilot and served during WWII. He serving for the Belgian air force in 1959 in the Congo area. While flying back to base he encountered something extraordinary. Lierde spotted on the forest floor below him a giant snake, emerging from a hole in the ground. After several passes the co-piolt took this picture. Lierde estimated the length of the snake to be around 50 feet, judging by the foliage around it. While the photo has not been verified untampered, Lierde insisted the photo was genuine until his death in 1990.
In Japanese folklore, one of the most recognized yokai is the Kappa. Legends described this entity with the face of a monkey with the beak of a turtle and the top of his head has a plate-shaped depression. The Kappa has green, reptilian skin and often has a turtle shell on his back. Many myths mention this yokai has webbed hands and feet along with the ability to elongate its arms and legs