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Matruculan

Matruculan is like a combination of ghoul and vampires.  The creature is said to enter the house of a virgin and impregnates her.  After some time it will return inside the house and eat the fetus of the mother.  There is also a different version of the story where the creature enters the house of a pregnant woman and ripped her abdomen to extract the fetus and eat it, killing the mother in the process.  In an attempt to drive away the creature, the husband would slash the air with a balisong (folded knife) while their wife is having labor.  The belief in Matruculan can be traced back during the Spanish Era in the Philippines.

Matruculan is one of the few creatures who attack the pregnant women.  This creature would first impregnate the woman and eventually returns to eat the fetus.  Though in some legends, the mother and the fetus are both killed.  There are also other stories saying that the woman involved is not a virgin and that she has a husband and is already pregnant.  The slash…

Conde Estruch

Conde Estruch is about a wealthy Catalan whose real name is believed to be Arnald Estruc or Wifred Estruc.  The legend about him started on the 12th Century.
During the reign of King Alfonso II, he was keen on eradicating paganism and witchcraft.  He vowed to fight against these practices which oppose Christianity.  He ordered Arnald Estruch to go to the Llers castle and see what he can do to dissolve the witch craft and paganism tradition in the Alt Emporda.  However, during his fight against the said culture, the Count died.  It was said that the Count lived a life full of sin.  Though he is a Christian and he is fighting the not so Christian practices, Count Arnald Estruch was said to be wicked and vile.  Having these characteristic was believed to be a possibility of turning into an undead creature.
And true to their superstitious belief, it was said that the Count rise from its grave as a vampire.  The villagers blamed the misfortunes that are happening in the town to the Count.  …

Bennington Triangle

Bennington Triangle is a name given to an area in Vermont wherein a total of five people mysteriously disappeared within the period of 5 years, these includes Middie Rivers,  Paula Welden,  James Tedford, Paul Jepson and Frieda Langer.
Middie Rivers, 74 years of age was reported missing on November 12, 1945.  He was reportedly out for a hunting trip.  Since Rivers was familiar with the area, he served as a guide for a group of hunters.  On their way back, Rivers went ahead and was never seen again.  Authorities conducted a thorough search but the only trace they could find was a single cartridge of a rifle.
In 1946, the most baffling disappearance in Bennington triangle happened.   Paula Welden, 18 years old disappeared on the 1st of December, 1946.  She told her friends that she’s going on a hike, she even invited the others but they all declined.  Many people recounted seeing Paula Welden that afternoon; at 4:00 pm she passed by a man who allegedly asked her “how far the trail went…

Asha Degree

What could make a 9 year old girl from leaving her room in the middle of the night that would lead to her mysterious disappearance?  Fourteen years later the case of Asha Degree remains to be a case that baffles us.
It was during the Valentine’s Day of 2000 when her parents went to her room to wake her up and they discovered that their daughter was not in sight.  Apparently, Asha shared a room with his brother who also has no idea of what happened to his sister.
A witness claimed that he saw a young girl that match the description of Asha walking on the highway at around 4:00 am.  It seems like Asha left the house on her own free will.  Authorities claimed that the action of Asha might be inspired by a story that she is currently studying.  The story is about going in an adventure after running away.  But then the case started to get more bizarre as one by one the things of Asha started to show up.
Approximately 3 days after she went missing her hair bow, marker and pencil were disco…

Stikini

Stikini is a vampiric creature found in the folklore of the people of Seminole.  Seminole people were known to be a native of Florida but were later forced to transfer to Oklahoma.  The legend of Stikini is also found in the tribe of Creek.
According to the legends, the Stikini just like some other vampiric creature appears human by day but at night they will shape shift in to a form of an owl and fly to the darkness of night searching for a prey.  Based on the stories, Stikinis can take the form of any animals, but they commonly use the image of an owl.
Stikini undergo a different kind of transformation, they will go into the deep woods at night and will start to regurgitate their internal organs.  They will then hang their internal organs in the trees in order to prevent other wild animals from eating them.   After vomiting their internal organs, the stikini can now take the form of animals.  They will change into an owl and flies to a nearby village and search for a victim.
They were…

Gandillon Werewolves

Gandillion Werewolves is about a French family of werewolves.  It includes a sister, 2 children, and a brother who terrorized Jura in the form of a werewolf.
The event may have been a case of clinical lycanthropy, since Pernette Gandillion has a delusion that she is a wolf.  One day when she thinks that she’s in a wolf form, she came across a boy and a girl, believed to be siblings, who are picking some strawberries.  Suddenly she felt the urge to attack the children.  She attacked the girl first but the boy was brave and aimed a knife to Pernette. She then attacked the boy, but the boy was successful in inflicting a fatal blow on her neck.  The news about Pernette reached the villagers, they were so angry that they tore the body of Pernette into pieces.
Not long after the said incident, the town’s folk accused his brother of witchcraft.   They believed that he was responsible for kidnapping children and bringing them to the witch.  They also indict him of having the power to shape s…

Bajang

Bajang is said to be a vampiric spirit on Malaysian lore.  Though they associated it more to a vampire, the bajang usually takes the form of a fox which is similar to the Gumiho of Japan.  But in this case the true form of a Bajang is a muscular male with a brown skin.  Its eyes are orange and the hairs are flimsy. The feet of a bajang are similar to the talons of a vulture.
It is believed that this creature loved to prey on children, and can be used as a familiar by a certain family that is practicing craft and handed down from generation to generation.  If not a familiar, the bajang will dwell on a dense forest far away from the village, since it is afraid that his shelter might be cut down.  Cutting down the trees where the bajang lives means ending its life.  But if it is a familiar, the bajang is kept in a bamboo that was made into a vessel they called “tabong”.  They should be constantly nourished with foods such as milk or bread.  Neglecting their daily meal would result to his…

Sasabonsam captured

In 1939, West African Review reported about a captured Sasabonsam.  Sasabonsam was originally a vampire creature of the Ashanti myth though others claimed that it is another name for kongamato.
The newspaper shared their accounts about the killing and the examination of the sasabonsam.  Based on the account, the creature was a humanoid with wings similar to a bat that is attached to its long arms. The wingspan is measured at around 20 ft.  The other description of the creature turns out to be so odd.
It is said to have two short horns located on its head.  The creature hand can also be retracted and it has a nose similar to a human.  It also has a noticeable ridge in the middle of its chest.  The hind legs of the cryptid are described as slim and long, the hair on its head is stiff and it possesses sharp teeth.   Furthermore, they say that the creature is unlike any other creature that we are aware of.

The description of the captured sasabonsam bears a striking similarity to the owlman …

Nagasjatingarong blamed for the death of 5 husband.

A Nagasjatingarong is an Indonesian vampire.  It is believed to have the ability to possess the body of a beautiful woman that she uses to seduce her victim which is usually young male.  The nagasjatingarong would bite her victim in the neck and feed on their blood.  Surprisingly this creature won’t leave a mark indicating that the victim has been bitten by a vampire.  The only way to tell that he was attacked by this creature is if he was diagnosed with the condition of anaemia.
The Daily Reporter newspaper reported about an incident on March 18, 1975 about a woman who has 5 successive husbands.  Apparently all 5 of them died after only months of marrying the 25 year old beautiful woman. The parents of a woman are worried about their daughter so they consulted a witch doctor.  The doctor confirmed that the woman is under the influence of the nagasjatingarong.  It feeds on the blood of her husband that caused their anaemia that eventually led to their death.  All of her 5 husband died …

Nightmares caused the death of 18 Laotian Refugees

On a report published on May, 10 1981 by the NYTime, 18 Laotian refugees were reportedly killed by a nightmare. Federal Center for Disease Control was conducting a thorough examination about the death of 18 Laotian refugees in four years.  One of the cause they are looking at is that they were frightened by a nightmare while they were sleeping.
Surprsingly, unlike similar cases, this case involves a young Laotian woman.  The 17 men and a woman was a member of a Laotian group called the Hmong.  Most of the refugees went to United States to escape after it was overrun by Pathet Lao on 1975. By the time that the incident happened, there were at least 35,000 Hmong living in the US.
Members of Hmong grew up in a very isolated place like the Indian tribes.  Aside from that , very few of them can speak the English language.  The death of those 18 Laotian remained a mystery.  The deaths were said to be associated with irregular heartbeats and “probable cardiac Arrhythmia”.

Dr. Roy Baron said th…

Aripa Satanai

Aripa Satani belongs to a vampiric race in the lore of Romania.  According to the legends, the creature usually takes the appearance of an old woman that sits in the entrance of a nearby cemetery or lurking on the crossroads.
The Aripa Satania would appear to be a helpless old woman and lure her victims deep into the woods of Transylvania where her kingdom is said to be located.  The Aripa Satania would then transform to her true form and attack those unsuspecting travelers who believed in her promises.  Aripa Satanai is said to be the “Queen of the Forest” and bears a striking resemblance to the old gypsy who warned Jonathan Harker in the novel written by Bram Stroker, Dracula.
The creature’s hunger is said to be insatiable.  When the woods in the Romania can no longer provide a shade for them to transform on their original form, the vampire would strike a nearby village at night.  She will assume the form of an old woman mourning or a gorgeous woman dressed in red.
Legends did not spec…

Beast of Neffer

The Beast of Neffer of Austria is said to have existed during the 16th Century.  It terrorized the people of the village named Neffer.  The werewolf is said to be so huge that when it walked to the dense forest located at the outskirt of the village, people could already see his head.
A wood cutter went to the forest to cut some woods so that he would be able to sell them to the market and earn a few cash for his family.  While cutting some woods, the woodcutter heard a noise behind him.  He looked back to see what happened but it was dark and he couldn’t see anything.  But when the woodcutter looked up, he saw a massive creature with the head of a wolf.  The werewolf had this evil grin and had her hand outstretched as if it’s trying to reach the woodcutter.
The woodcutter feared for his life and started to run as fast as he can.  He didn’t even dare to look back as he can hear the large stomp of feet at his back.  He must have been ran miles away from his village when finally he can n…

Arikara’s Headless Warrior

It was on the night of 1872 when a group of people watched how a medicine man of Arikara tribe as he whacked the head of a warrior that is on the platform.  People who witness the incident were so shocked that some of them fainted and lose their consciousness.  Others ran out of the area to escape the horror that is going inside the venue.
Some of them who stayed saw how the medicine man picked the head on the ground.  The medicine man walked around the guest as if boasting to them the head of the warrior that he just slashed.  Then the unthinkable happened, the medicine man raised the headless warrior, he placed the decapitated head on the trunk of the headless warrior while chanting some words that only he can understand.  The witness testified that they saw the headless warrior walked. 
Among those spectators were American Soldiers who came for the purpose of seeing the medicine man do his wonders.   The Soldiers walked near the warrior to examine it, they were astonished to see th…

Another zombie-like attack

It seems that all this zombie-like attack happens frequently in Florida.  In September,  Richard Cimino Jr. was held responsible for jumping on a woman and chewing on her head.  The incident bears a striking resemblance to the “Causeway Cannibal”.
The suspect allegedly drove his car on the 12th of September 2012 in a road near Hawley Pennsylvania, and just like what Rudy Eugene did; all of a sudden he got out of the car take off his clothing except his underwear and attempted to enter a house nearby.
The homeowner shouted at him and he ran away.  He took off his underwear before entering an empty house.  Cimino didn’t stay too long in the house; he jumped out of the window from the second story house that injured his arm.  He went back to the street where he stumbled upon two walking women.  By this time Cimino is already covered with his own blood caused by his injuries.  He suddenly jumped on one of the women smothering her with his blood and gnawing her face while producing an anima…

Arif and Farman Ali

On April 15, 2014 the police arrested a cannibal and on a search for another after discovering the head of a boy believed to be three years old.  Mohammad Arif Ali confessed that he cooked a curry out of the boy’s body.  He was arrested after his neighbors complained about the foul stench of a decaying meat coming from the house of Mohammad Arif Ali.  The authorities thought that they might dug up the body of the dead boy in a grave site and cooked it.  They are now searching for his brother Farman who shared the curry with his brother.
During the inquest, Arif confessed that they chopped the body and cooked it but blames the entire incident on his older brother.  The two of them were already jailed back in 2011 for digging up a dead woman’s body and cooking it in the same process.  They were sent to prison for 2 years for cooking the lower limbs of a dead woman.
The man who led the search on the duo’s house shared his experience on the incident that shocked him.  He said that they dis…

Aptrgongumenn

Aptrgongumenn is a vampiric being from the Norse legend whose name literally translates to “Walking dead”.  This particular creature was not cursed nor doesn’t it live a sinful life.  It so happened that a powerful necromancer summoned his body up from his grave.
The Aptrgongumenn is then forced to do the bidding of the necromancer who summoned him.  He’s not a familiar of the sorcerer but more of a slave.  There were binding runes often placed on top of the graves of the deceased in order to prevent him from rising up.
Based on the Legends, Aptrgongumenn must be killed in a very specific way to completely put it to rest.  First the grave of the suspected vampire creature must be found and the body must be exhumed.  Then the head of the supposed Aptrgongumenn must be decapitated.  One of its feet must also be severed to prevent it from walking.  The two severed parts must be then placed in the location of each other and the body must then be reburied.

One of the more popular runes th…

Apsaras

Apsaras is a celestial vampire creature of the Indian lore.  They were said to be created when the God Vishnu used the Mt. Mandara as a churning rod in one of the legends in India.  As he was doing this, Vishnu was able to create magnificent treasures and creatures.  But aside from those he also created 35 million apsaras.  Their name was believed to be derived from this legend which means “from the water”.
The apsarras are known for their love of dance, their unimaginable beauty that can rival the goddesses, their talents and their love for wines and dice.  They were said to be sent to the land of the mortals in order to defile the virtuous men.  The creature would use her beauty and charm to seduce the men in committing sin causing him to lose all the merit that he accomplished.
Apsaras is said to possess different abilities.  They can put a hex on someone and cause him to be insane; they also have the ability to take full control on the animals of the forest.  Apsaras can also bring…

Apotamkin

The Native American referred to the vampire as Apotamkin.  The Native American uses this story as a way to scare the kids from wandering to the woods.  But still, the Native Americans believe that Apotamkin is real.
Apotamkin is known as the Cold One.  Their skins are known to be very cold that is why they were called with such name.  He is a hairy vampire with long fangs. They are also known as a blood sucker.  They feed on the blood of humans and animals.  Apotamkin is known to be very strong and fast, they say that it can outrun a running vehicle or attack a cheetah.  They are also often associated with the chupacabras of the Mexico.  Apotamkin was also mentioned in the highly popular movie series, Twilight.
To Non-Native Americans, the Apotamkin is not a vampire.  In some legends especially Passamaquoddy and Maliseet, the creature is far from being a vampire.  The Apotamkin is a name for a sea serpent that lives in the Passamaquoddy Bay, that lure people particularly children into …

Apollonius of Tyana

Apollonius of Tyana is one of the most famous philosophers of his time.  He has a wide experience on travelling reaching as far as India, Syria and even Egypt.  There are many books that mentioned his name including the  Life of Apollonius written by Flavius Philostratus.  The book includes his experience with the vampire of Corinth.
The story involves a former student of Apollonius, Menippus that is about to get married to a beautiful and rich young woman.  Apollonius is one of the invited guests of the wedding and he immediately noticed that something seems wrong with the bride of Menippus.  Apollonius told Menippus beforehand that she cannot marry the girl since she is a serpent.  But Menippus is determined to marry the girl, so Apollonius decided to go to the wedding.  After a keen observation, Apollonius suddenly announced that the girl is a Lamia (A form of a female vampire that takes the form of a beautiful woman and seduced men.  He was also believed to kill children due to he…

The Vampire of Versailles

Antoine Leger was the culprit of killing a 12 year old girl and feeding on her blood.  Antoine Leger was originally a wine grower and a former soldier.  He was rebellious at his young age.  In June of 1823 Leger decided to ran away from home and live in a forest where he stayed in a cave and consume wild fruits in able to survive.  Accounts said that Leger stayed there for weeks.  During his stay on the forest his taste for blood develops, a day came when he encountered a love rabbit that he decided to eat the poor rabbit raw. Antoine Leger felt a sudden desire to eat a human flesh and taste their blood upon having a chance to eat a raw animal.
One day Antoine Leger saw a girl on the outskirt of the forest, he lured her to his cave where he sucked her blood and killed her, and he buried the body of the 12 year old girl after.  After three days, Leger was captured by the authorities, but he denied the allegations.  He claimed that they are making unbelievable stories, but upon seeing t…

Anthus Family

Pliny the Elder who was a writer during 23-79 C.E mentioned of a family that involves a story about a werewolf. In his work,  Historia Naturalis which incident was originally documented by Euanthes, the clan of the Anthus was a direct descendant of Antaeus.
Every nine year, the Anthus family would have to draw a name of a family member, whoever was fortunate enough to be chosen should go to the lake and perform an ancient ritual that is said to transform him into an appearance of a wolf.
The ritual is started by hanging first their clothing on a branch of a tree.  The chosen one should then swim to the other side of the lake.  They believed that by the time that he reached the other side of it; he would be transformed into a werewolf.
The man chosen to transform into a werewolf is said to remain on that appearance for nine years.  If on the period of nine years, he was able to resist his urge to kill humans, then he would be allowed to swim back to the lake and the lake would bring back…

Aoroi

Depending on the country, an Aoroi can be a fay or a ghost but both of them possess a similar behavior, they are both a vampiric creature.
In some British area an Aoroi is a type of vampiric fay.  They are born when a warrior dies during the battle prior to his proper time and also when a woman dies while giving birth.  The babies who were born by the deceased mother were believed to become an Aoroi.  Also those babies who died before they even acquired a proper name were deemed as an Aoroi.
During ancient times, these babies were believed to be a bad omen.  They were immediately taken at the outskirts of town after their date of birth have been noted and recorded.    According to the story, these babies cannot be instantly killed as they would only return from the land of the living to haunt and take revenge.  But this Aoroi can be trapped and they believe that the magical ability of the Aoroi can be used by those who can capture him.

While in Ancient Greece, an Aoroi is a term for a v…

Anomalous Biological Entities and Chupacabra

There are rumours that the government already assigned a specific department that analyze and study some unexplained creature.  The ABEs (Anomalous Biological Entities) was believed to be set-up at around 2000-2001 in Texas to tackle issue that surrounds cryptids.    ABEs has also been associated to chupacabra incident, UFO’s and other biological experiments conducted by the U.S. Government.  Some people believe that the trutha bout these cryptids are being covered by the government and the media to prevent a wide spread panic.
The ABEs also grab the interest of the mainstream media, as Inside Edition travelled all the way to Puerto Rico in an attempt to uncover the truth behind ABEs.  There is a rumour that the media team went to Puerto Rico just to mock the whole idea of el chupacabra and to declare that everything is just a fantasy.  The program was said to ridicule the Canavana’s Mayor who is one of the witnesses of the chupacabra.  Though the news program included the capture of…

Annis

Annis is a vampiric sorceress who means pure or virginal.  It is also known as Ana, Blue Hag,  Befind , Benie etc.  The legends of the vampiric sorceress can be traced back to the day that the Scotland and Ireland was founded.
Scotlands is said to be a country named after this being.    The name Scota where the name of the Scotland originated used to be called Caledonia literally means “lands given by Cailech”.  During those times, Annis was still called Cailech. In the Arthurian legend, Annis was known as Annowre.  She was one of the most popular vampiric sorceress that people was able to preserve her image and converted her into a St. Anna, (daughter of St. Joseph of Arimathea).  Annis has so many names throughout the history of mankind that it is almost impossible to list them all.
According to the legends, Annis has a shape shifting ability that enables her to take the appearance of an owl.  There are also legends saying that she has a healing ability and control the weather.  She c…

Anjanette Donovan Lyles

Anjanette Donovan Lyles is a beautiful woman who was first married to a World War 2 veteran named Ben F. Lyles.  They run a restaurant at the downtown Macon in Georgia.  Anjanette was not particularly good in school but it seems she has an advantage when it comes to public relations.  There came a time that Ben was thinking of selling the restaurant, Anjanette performed a voodoo hex that hopefully would change Ben’s mind.  But the voodoo spell did not work at all.  Anjanette was angry, on the fact that she did not know about Ben’s decision on selling the restaurant.  Ben’s health slowly deteriorated after that.   Ben died on January of 1952 shortly after he entered the hospital.  The doctors ruled out that the cause of death in encephalitis.
After his, death Anjanette Donovan Lyles returned to work.  She applied for a loan and took back the restaurant that they once owned.  The restaurant became one of the most popular restaurants in the city.  This is the time that she met Joel Neal …

Aniukha

Aniukha is a vampiric creature in the legends of Serbia (not to be mistaken with the Shaman of Mongolia). Aniukha has a lot of striking resemblance to the Chupacabra of Mexico.  The first sigting of this undead creature is said to be after the World War 2 in Serbia.  A number of Jewish community claimed that they saw the creature that is ranging from the size of a grasshopper to the size of a rabbit.
The creature ran on all its four legs but when it stands, it only uses its hind legs and it has the ability to leap great heights and would often walk with the grace of a cat. The creature is depicted  with plated skin and it has patches of thick and brown fur.  Its eyes are huge and black and its ears are pointed similar to a rabbit. It also has jagged teeth.
Though the creature may possess bizarre appearance, it does not have a distinct ability other than its cleverness and its use of trickery to lure its prey.  Their favorite target would be the children and the elderly.

In order to driv…

Anito

Anito where the ancient tribe used to pray to give them a good harvest is different from this vampire spirit also known as Mamangkiks.  Anito is just one of the vampire spirits in the Philippines.   Unlike other vampires who reanimate corpses and manifest like a human being, this vampire will rise from its grave the form of a gaseous vapor.  This creature is also known to be bounded only on the areas around its grave and doesn’t venture away from it.  But legends say that anyone who tries to enter his territory will be instantly attacked.
The Anito will cling into his victim allowing himself to be inhaled.  Once inside the body of his victim, he will give him illness.  The victim will not be consumed but boils will start to appear all over his body.  The disease will take over the victim until it spread into his lungs.
Those who become a victim of the anito have a little chance to survive especially the children.  Though it is known to be territorial, its vengeful spirit can be appease…

Angela Thomas

This eerie account about an encounter with an evil black dog was from the personal experience of Angela Thomas.  A black dog is often associated to a werewolf or vampiric activity or in other nation a black dog is linked to death.  Angela Thomas is the executive producer of P.O.R.T.A.L.
It was almost night time when she arrived on her grandparent’s home. The house appears to be very simple and cannot be compared to the previous house where her grandparents live.  But as soon as she entered the house, she felt the dark energy that encompasses the entire house, it’s as if the house has a life of its own.
She disregarded that thought and went to her bedroom that she shared with her sister, Sandy.  They spend the night listening to the stories of their grandmother about moving into the town and also that their grandfather fell ill shortly after moving to the house.  The doctors cannot explain the origin of his illness; their grandfather appears to be lifeless lying on bed.  The door of h…

Angela de la Barthe

Angela de la Barthe is a deranged woman from Toulouse, France who confessed to the inquisitor that he had a sexual intercourse with the devil that gave birth to a werewolf.  He was placed into trial for being a witch and was put to death by the Inquisitors in the year 1275.  She was the first ever person accused of being a witch to be put to death during the medieval period.
Hugues de Beniols, one of the Inquisitors, accused him for having an alleged sexual relationship with the devil.  She gave birth to 7 years ago prior to her current age of 53 to a creature with a head of a wolf and a tail of snake.  The monster consumes infants which allegedly were killed by Angela de la Barthe or was dug up from the nearby cemetery.  For two years, Angela de la Barthe fed it with babies before it ran away one night.  She also said that she had a constant communication with the Devil and being constantly present during the Sabbat.  She was found guilty and was burned alive at the stake.
Recently,…

Larundel Mental Asylum-Australia’s Haunted Asylum

Larundel Mental Asylum started its operation during the year 1938 however because of the 2nd World War it didn't operate as a psychiatric haven not until 1953. Amid WWII, the healing center was utilized as a Military Hospital of the US, crisis lodging for regular citizens, a military preparing warehouse and R.A.A.F. healing facility.
Larundel was noted as a bleeding edge of neurophyschiatry as therapy for mental patients. It is the primary spot to utilize the drug Lithium for solution to hyper scenes of mental patients. The healing center cured patients with a scope of issues including psychosis, schizophrenia and those agonies from geriatrics. In any case, there are legends of mental patients being nourished with awful food and portrayed as an alarming, impressive, loathsome spots by some previous "detainees" of Larundal Mental Asylum. The said asylum treated the Australian serial executioner, Peter Dupas, amid his sentence.
A total of 387 mental patients were transfe…