Friday, March 31, 2017

Yellow Cat Vampire

The legend of the Yellow cat is about a vampire who can shape shift into a yellow cat.  The true incident where the lore of Yellow Cat originated is still unknown.  Some says that it is a variation of the “Strange Woman” who was mentioned for a number of times in the book of Proverbs (Proverbs 5:3-23, Proverbs 2:16, Prverbs 22:14), and also the old stories about sirens who seduced men.  Today the ballad of the Yellow Cat was a part of the tradition f the Gypsies not as a sign of warning for the travelling men but as a way to raise fund and also as a type of amusement.

Yellow Cat by W.V. Herbert (1906) “ The Yellow Cat on the hilltop stood,With her eyes of glittering grey.She longed for a drink of purple blood,For the noise and joys of the fray.And all ye good people, remember that:Beware, if you dare, of the Yellow Cat. The Yellow Cat is a maiden bold,A maiden fair and frail;Her hair has the color of burnished gold;'Twas pressed to her breast in the gale.And all ye good people, remember that:Beware, if you dare, of the Yellow Cat. The Yellow Cat can purr and kiss,And sing a wonderful tune.The Yellow Cat can scratch and hissAnd bite and strike in the moon.And all ye good people, remember that:Beware, if you dare, of the Yellow Cat. The young man saw the yellow-haired maid,And heard her entrancing wail.She purred and fawned and kissed and badeHim come to her home in the dale.And all ye good people, remember that:Beware, if you dare, of the Yellow Cat. She chanted divinely of earthly bliss,And heavenly joys ere longWith a wile and a smile and a lying kissAnd the call and the thrall of her song.And all ye good people, remember that:Beware, if you dare, of the Yellow Cat. They found the young man, white and stark,As the morn dawned in gold and in rose.What are they whispereing? What talking of?-Hark! "'Tis he whom the she-devil chose."And all ye good people, remember that:Beware, if you dare, of the Yellow Cat. "What has felled him, sturdy and good?""What smote him, passing fair?""What is become of his purple blood?""What blanched his nut-brown hair?"Oh all ye good people, just think that:His blood quenched the thirst of the Yellow Cat. ” 

Thursday, March 30, 2017


Pretni vampire also comes in different variation such as Paret and Pret. They are mainly described as a revenant of a woman who cannot find peace normally because they die in unnatural way.  They are often told in the legends of Bengal India.  In other stories they are described as the spirit of the child who became a vampire after they die at their birth.
These types of vampiric ghost can assume the form of any individual even those of male specie.  They appear like a human and it would be impossible to tell if they are vampires until they launch their attack, but by that time it will all be too late.

After someone die, it will take a year before they rise up from the grave and torment the living as a blood sucking creature.  They believe that it sucks the blood of its victim because it was forbidden to drink any water by God.  Other houses leave milk at their doorway as a form of offering to this creature.  They believe that the pretni would not attack and try to suck their blood if a glass of milk would be able to satiate its thirst.

Pretni is also a type of vampire in Malaysia.  They are not the most common type of vampiric ghost in the culture of Malaysia since the stories really originated from India.  But compared to the description that Pretni dies on unexpected death, Malaysians believed that pretni are those who are wicked and doomed to live the rest of their days on Earth.

If at times that the Pretni cannot find any type of liquid to quench its thirst, the pretni will attack humans not only to drink their blood but also to devour their flesh.  The name of Pretni says to be originated from the pages of Sanskrit which means the female counterpart of Preta.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Begierig is a vampire creature in German which is literally translated as “avid chewer”.  One of the very first documented sightings of Begierig came from Minister George Roher.  The series of sightings were reported to Martin Luther, a theologian.

Begierig can be created into three different processes, one is if a baby was born with a caul, another is if one died due to drowning, and the last one would be if a dead one is buried wearing clothes that bears his name.

This vampire was believed to never leave its grave but at the same time he was also held responsible for tying the tail of the cows together.  This creature is said to lie in its grave while one of its eyes is open.  It is also chewing its shroud and after consuming his burial shroud, the begierig will begin to chew on its entire body.  Though it cannot physically visit their family members, the begierig would draw energy from his family members, a trait similar to psychic vampires.  A family member must consume garlic in order to repel the psychic vampirism of Begierig, but it is not a permanent defense.

In order to put a Begierig to rest, one must exhume the corpse of a suspected vampire creature.  One must remember that this creature carries plague so they have to be careful in dealing with the body.   You must then place a solid object into its mouth in order to prevent it from chewing.  Some place a stone or a metal objects into its mouth.

Another method that is usually performed by the relatives is to tie the mouth closed using a white linen napkin.  You can also perform the traditional method of exorcising like decapitating the head and burning the corpse of the Begierig.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


A moroi is a vampire creature on the Romanic lore.  It rose up from the grave to drain the life out of the living.  Moroi is often associated with strigoi, but compared to strigoi this creature is born, alive and mortal.

Moroi usually takes the form of a beautiful woman.  It is tall with a very slim figure but her skin is too pale.  Their beauty is often described as supernatural.  Though the warmth ray of the sun do not literally burn their skin, Moroi does not feel comfortable to be exposed in the daylight.  Moroi can also utilize magic and wields the element of air, water and even air or in some instances, they combine these elements.

But there is a moroi who was believed to specialize on a special type of element, the spirit element, an element that was believed to be long forgotten.  Moroi can also force you on doing something that is against your will just by looking in your eyes.  Such ability is called as compulsion.    But fortunately, the morois are not allowed to use their ability as a mean to attack someone but only to defend themselves from an impending danger.

Dhampirs, which is believed to be the son of a mortal and a vampire, is the guardian of Moroi.    The Dhampirs protect the Moroi, but long ago the Moroi used to fight side by side with the Dhampirs.

It is interesting to note that a moroi is not dependent on blood alone, they also consume human food and they can survive on normal food alone for a long time.  But blood is important to maintain their strength.    Their bites release some endorphins that stimulate their pleasures when the victims were bitten.  They said that victims will be addicted to its bites since they said that the moroi’s bite is better than sexual intercourse.

Monday, March 27, 2017


Segben is a creature from the legends of the Philippines who is considered a vampire, but its description varied depending on the region you are in.  But commonly it is depicted as a huge, dark skinned creature similar to a goat but with no horns.  Unlike other vampires who can assume the form of a human during the day, the Segben tends to be invisible during the day.

Segben is a type of an energy vampire.  It attacks at night and can immediately kill its victim by looking at it or by eating its shadow.  The mere presence of a segben can drain the life energy of a dying person using it to maintain its existence.  Those kids who allegedly died due to the attack of a segben will have their hearts craft into an enchanted amulet.  The segben does not usually eat flesh and drink blood of its prey (though in some cases it did).  It prefers to stuff itself with charcoal and corpses.  In the instance that you spotted a segben in its goat form, the segben would act like it was eating grass.

The creature also has a commendable speed that it used to escape any attempt of capture.  It also has a shape shifting ability but its ability always presented a flaw.  Whenever he changes into a frog, the legs of the segben appears to be longer, in instance that he changes into a goat the ears also appears to be longer and its hips are higher than the shoulder.  But it is also easy to distinguish from the other since its presence always releases a disgusting smell.

In order to drive a way a segben, the smell and sight of smoke is proven effective.  Also the strong smell of spices and the sounds of the clanging knife can ward of the segben.

Sunday, March 26, 2017


Leyak is a type of vampiric witch in the island of Bali in Indonesia.  During the day the Leyak would appear like everyone else in the community but at night it would be often seen searching the cemetery of entrails that she will use for her magical rituals.

In times that the Leyak was unable to found entrails from a corpse, she would gather the materials that she needed on a sleeping person.  The potion that she is brewing is believed to give her the ability to shape shift in a tiger. It also gave her the ability to detach its head from its body that enables her to fly while dragging her entrails (similar to Penanggalan).  The Leyak can also unleash spell that spoils the crops and cause plague and famine.

It can also assume the form of other hideous creature such as a motorcycle driving on its own, a corpse candle, giant rat, monkey with golden teeth, a bald giant or a bird that is as large as a horse.  There were also incident that a leyak would possess another human being, the person is now called pengeleyakan.  No matter what form she takes, she is always considered a dangerous monster.

Leyak would drink the blood of animals or human, but she is particularly delighted on the blood of a woman who was fresh from giving birth or an infant.  Some families commonly leave a gourmet food on their doorstep to appease the troubled soul of the leyak.

But according to legends, the power of Leyak is bounded only on Bali.  Should she decide to move on the other islands; she will lose all her powers and be rendered impotent.  A temple was built in a town in Bali to honor Ratu Gede Mecaling who is the patron saint of all Leyak.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Carla Murphy

Two days after she gave birth to a baby boy, Carla Murphy (31) of the Altoona, Pennsylvania allegedly smoked bath salt and attack the staff of the maternity ward at the Altoona Regional Hospital.

The incident which was reported in Daily Mail on the 17th of June states that Carla Murphy was found sweating and agitating by the nurses.  She was then seen rolling at the shower floor.  Based on a local gazette, the local authorities were summoned on the scene after Murphy started exhibiting erratic behavior toward the hospital’s nurses.

Murphy gave the permission to the authorities to search her belongings.  They discovered a dismantled pen with some suspicious residue.  They also saw a package of Disco that contains white substance and lighter.  The Altoona Mirror states that Murphy told the police that the white substance is a Disco, a brand of bath salts.

The nurses started administering anti-psychotic drug but it poses no effect to Murphy.  She was then requested to stay in her own room, but instead of obliging on the request, Murphy started swinging her hands and attempted to flee the room.  She was finally apprehended when she punch a nurse and attack an officer.

Murphy continued to resist as the nurses put clothes on her.  She allegedly kicked a nurse but she eventually fainted when the drug administered to her took effect.  The police gained a permission to search the would-be-home of the newborn baby boy.  The police managed to find different drug paraphernalia, aluminum foils, needles etc.

The couples are charged with illegal possession of drug paraphernalia.  The custody of the new born baby was not disclosed to the public.

Friday, March 24, 2017


Aufhockers are creatures of the German legends.  They are usually identified as a shape shifter that takes the form of a dog or sometimes an old woman before they reveal their true identity to the unlucky victim.  But in some cases, these creatures are so small that it can jump into your shoulder and magnify your feelings of fear.  The victim would eventually collapse due to extreme fear.  There are also some stories that states that the aufhocker eventually grows feeding on fear, the victim would eventually collapse due to the size of the aufhocker.

The aufhocker usually kills its prey by tearing their throat which associates him more to vampires rather than werewolves though it has a power to shape shift into a dog and always mistaken to be a kobold.

They attack those people who accidentally wander in the woods at late night and those who went astray.  This creature would not reveal itself to a party making it very difficult to kill.  It is known to be very clever and only attacks those who are vulnerable to his terror.  The aufhocker cannot be killed alone.

Some people also claimed that they have been attack by this creature while they were asleep, a trait which could be associated with the Old Hag or sleep paralysis. Because of this, the Aufhocker was believed to have the ability to put someone to sleep and cause him terrible nightmares.

To drive away an Aufhocker, some says that it is scared of loud sound especially the sound of the church bell.  Prayers are also known to be an effective way to drive away the evil spirit.  Sometimes cursing with all your might is enough to scare the creature.  Attacks of the aufhocker also subside at the breaking of dawn, just like any other type of vampiric creature.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Early Report of Cotard Delusion

One of the first reported cases of Cotard Delusion was on 1788. It was reported by Charles Bonnet.  An old woman, who was preparing a meal on their kitchen at that time, felt a draught on her neck that paralyzed one side of her body (a sign which is similar to a stroke).  When she was able to regain back her ability to speak, she told her daughters that she should be dressed in shroud immediately and demanded to place her in a casket because she told them that she is already dead.  The account states:
 [T]he ‘dead woman’ became agitated and began to scold her friends vigorously for their negligence in not offering her this last service; and as they hesitated even longer, she became extremely impatient, and began to press her maid with threats to dress her as a dead person. Eventually everybody thought it was necessary to dress her like a corpse and to lay her out in order to calm her down. The old lady tried to make herself look as neat as possible, rearranging tucks and pins, inspecting the seam of her shroud, and was expressing dissatisfaction with the whiteness of her linen. In the end she fell asleep, and was then undressed and put into bed. 
A physician tried to break the hex that the old woman was into by powdering a special stone and then mixing it with opium.  After sometime, the old woman was able to regain back her sanity and realize that she was in fact alive.  But after a mere three months her delusion of being dead came back and haunted her for the rest of her life.

During the instance that she thought she is dead, the old woman would often talk to those people who has long been gone and prepare a dinner.  It’s as if the old woman was hosting a dinner for those dearly departed.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Stewart Wilken

Serial killers are known for having a certain target with similar characteristics.  There are serial killers who target young boys, prostitutes and others. But the case of Stewart Wilken seems to be different as he victimized random people with distinct personalities.  Wilken killed both female prostitutes and young boys.

On the 22nd of January 1997, Henry Baskers (12) mysteriously disappeared.  The mother of the boy was not alarmed at first as the boy commonly stayed at the house of the grandmother, but when the boy was not able to make it home on Thursday, she started to get worried.  The Mother went to the house of grandmother to check her son only to find out that the young boy already left on Wednesday.

Upon investigation it was revealed that Henry went into the house of her mother Wednesday afternoon.  Then he played with his friends on the park who later saw him with Stewart Wilken.  Henry and his mother knew Wilken.  He even lived in their house when Wilken had some marital problems.  It was not easy to find Wilken, as he does not have any permanent residence. 

Upon further investigation, the investigating team found out that there are other disappearances linked to Stewart Wilken.  Wilken was arrested on the 28th of January, 1997. He appeared to be very concern on the disappearance of Henry and claimed that he is willing to help.  He also told them that he is indeed with Henry on Wednesday afternoon but only for a short time.  Wilken was eventually released due to the lack of evidence.

But it turns out that his alibi was a lie as he was arrested again 2 days after.  Upon subjecting him to an interrogation, Wilken confessed to committing necrophilia and also confessed on killing his own daughter and Henry.  He would also visit the bodies of his victims from time to time and have sex with them.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Azeman is an enchanted vampire creature of the Republic of Suriname, a country located at the South of Brazil.  The Azeman has the ability to take the form of a bat and sometimes to shape shift in form of a wolf.  The Azeman might be a vampire but it is not an undead creature, it is a living vampire that maintains a normal life during daytime.  It is said that there is no way that one can distinguish an Azeman from a normal human since there are no clear evidence that one has the ability to turn into a bat and feed on the blood.

This creature contains striking similarity with the vampires of the Europe such as their ability to transform into a bat.  Some says that the story of Azeman could’ve been influenced by the European settlers even though the stories of Azeman can only be found in the Suriname legends.  Another similarity that can be point out with the European vampire and the Azeman is its addiction to counting.  European vampires would be killed by spreading grains in the crossroads, they will be forced to count those grains until the breaking of dawn, and eventually the sunrise would kill them.

One can protect himself from Azeman by spreading broom on the doorway.  They believe that the Azeman would be tempted to count all the bristles of the broom that would delay her attacks.  You can also throw seed on the path that the vampire will take because it will be compelled to count them before proceeding on the hunt.  The victim can buy enough time for him to search for a safe place; they also believe that if enough seeds are thrown into the ground, the azeman would be pre occupied until sunrise.  The azeman would return to her original form, this time the azeman could be killed since she is known to be vulnerable during daytime.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Baital, Indian Vampire

The term Baital came from an older word “Vetala”.  Baital is an incarceration of evil, it has the ability to reanimate dead people or possess them.  It stands at approximately 4-5 ft tall, wherein half of its part is a human and the other half is a bat beast. Similar to Asasabonsam and Sasabonsam of the African culture, Baital hangs upside down but not on random trees.  Baital can often be spotted on Mimosa trees.  According to the Indian folktale “King Vikram and the  Vampire” the exact description of Baital is as follows:
 “Its eyes, which were wide open, were of a greenishbrown, and never twinkled; its hair also was brown [a color associated with low-caste men, witches and fiends], and brown was its face—three several shades which, notwithstanding, approached one another in an unpleasant way, as in an over-dried coconut. Its body was thin and ribbed like a skeleton or a bamboo framework, and as it held onto a bough, like a flying fox, by the toe-tips, its drawn muscles stood out as if they were ropes of coir. Blood it appeared to have none, or there would have been a decided determination of that curious juice to the head; and as the Raja handled its skin, it felt icy cold and clammy as might a snake. The only sign of life was the whisking of a ragged little tail much resembling a goat’s.” 
There are numerous literary works associated with the Baital, one of the very first is entitled “25 Tales of Baital” which is written in Sanskrit.  During the 11th Century Somadeva also wrote Oceans of the Streams of Story” but unfortunately the original work was lost.  Literary works concerning the Baital also spread to the Hindi language and eventually translating them into English.

The skin of the Baital is so dense and impenetrable; some compared it to an iron skin which makes it impossible for a normal weapon to penetrate to his body.  He is also described as smart and tricky.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Mysterious Stranger

The Mysterious Stranger is a short story written by an unknown author.  It poses striking similarity with Bram Storker’s Dracula.  The short story was originally written on German Language in the year 1860 and was translated and published in Odds and Ends pages.   The story was considered as a virtual copy model for the novel Dracula. Bram Stroker might have use the short story as a reference during his research when he was writing his own novel.  The wandering knight and the castle’s destruction are also some of the elements that can be found in both literary works. 

But what is more mysterious is the author of the story.  Who would write such a masterpiece that would choose to maintain his/her anonymity?  Could he have a firsthand knowledge about the thing that bumps in the night?
 Now listen! I had walked up and down my room for along time; I was excited—out of spirits—I do not knowexactly what. It was almost midnight ere I lay down, but Icould not sleep. I tossed about, and at length it was only fromsheer exhaustion that I dropped off. But what a sleep it was!An inward fear ran through me perpetually. I saw a numberof pictures before me, as I used to do in childish sickness. I donot know whether I was asleep or half awake. Then Idreamed, but as clearly as if I had been wide awake, that asort of mist filled the room, and out of it stepped the knightAzzo. He gazed at me for a time, and then letting himselfslowly down on one knee, imprinted a kiss on my throat.Long did his lips rest there, and I felt a slight pain, whichalways increased, until I could bear it no more. With all mystrength I tried to force the vision from me, but succeededonly after a long struggle. No doubt I uttered a scream, forthat awoke me from my trance. When I came a little to mysenses I felt a sort of superstitious fear creeping over me—howgreat you may imagine when I tell you that, with my eyesopen and awake, it appeared to me as if Azzo's figure werestill by my bed, and then disappearing gradually into the mist,vanished at the door! "You must have dreamed very heavily, my poor friend,"began Bertha, but suddenly paused. She gazed with surprise atFranziska's throat. "Why, what is that?" she cried. "Just look:how extraordinary—a red streak on your throat!"Anonymous "The Mysterious Stranger" (1860) The Mysterious Stranger; Anonymous

Saturday, March 18, 2017

LuxBorough Incident

Luxborough is a vessel fitted to carry guns and ammunitions during the 18th Century.  Before even reaching their destination, around 600 African slaves have already died due to a disease and on June 25, 1727, the vessel was caught on fire and sank.

The incident was narrated by a 24-year old second in command, William Boys.  They were able to survive the fire by using smaller boats to escape the vessel.  While on their journey, the survivors had to eat the flesh of their comrades and drank their blood for nourishment.  Below is a part of the narrative found in the works of William Boys:

"The sensation of hunger was not so urgent, but we all saw the necessity of recruiting our bodies with some more substantial nourishment, and it was at this time we found ourselves impelled to adopt the horrible expedient of eating part of the bodies of our dead companions, and drinking their blood. Our surgeon, Mr. Scrimsour, a man of the utmost humanity, first suggested the idea, and, resolute to set us an example, ate the first morsel himself; but, at the second mouthful, turned his face away from as many as he could and wept. With great reluctance we brought ourselves to try different parts of the bodies of six, but could relish only the hearts, of which we ate three. We drank the blood of four. By cutting the throat a little while after death, we collected a little more than a pint from each body. Here I cannot but mention the particular respect shown by the men to the officers, for the men who were employed in the melancholy business of collecting the blood in a pewter bason that was in the boat, and the rest of the people, would never touch a drop till the captain, surgeon, and myself had taken as much as we thought proper. And I can truly affirm, we were so affected by this strong instance of their regard that we always left them a larger share than of right belonged to them. This expedient, so shocking in relation, and so distressing to us in the use, was undoubtedly the means of preserving those who survived, as we constantly found ourselves refreshed and invigorated by this nourishment, however unnatural.We often saw birds flying over our heads, and fish playing round the boat's stern, which we strove to catch with our hat-bands knotted together, and a pin for a hook, baited with a piece of the dead men's bodies; but with all our contrivance could not catch either fish or bird." -Details of the gruesome incident at the Luxborough Galley found in the works of William Boys 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Sacrificed for the Black Magic?

It was Sept. 2001 when the mutilated torso of a black boy was found in the River Thames.  His limbs and heads were dismembered.  The investigation committee was not able to find any clue about the young boy, the only thing they can confirm is his age which is around 4-7 years old.

They were finding it hard to find evidence because they were unable to produce dental records, the face of the victim or even fingerprints since the culprit decided to cut those off.

What is visible in the neck is that his throat was cut and he was drained of blood.  The investigating bodies asked for the help of the universities nearby hoping they can provide them with better results.

One of the forensic geologists named Ken Pye of the University of London was able to found traces of strontium in the bones of the victim.  He also claimed that this boy just recently arrive coming from West Africa.  The other forensic was also able to discover some plant materials in the stomach of the victim together with the bizarre mixture of materials.  The anatomist was able to recognize the plant.  It was a calabar bean that is commonly found in West Africa and a toxic one.  The calabar bean is often used by the Africans to create a toxic substance.    That poison could result to a painful death.

A voodoo expert claimed that the plant found inside the stomach of the boy together with the other substance is often use by the witch doctors to perform black magic.  After some time they concluded that the boy was made as a sacrifice.  Human sacrifice still occurs in West Africa.  A total of 100 sacrifices a year were documented by the South African police department.  And they believe that the most powerful magic can be obtained by using a child as a sacrifice.

Thursday, March 16, 2017


Lamia, is a female vampire creature that came from the Greek Legend.  According to them, Lamia is a vampire that stole children and feed on their blood.  The stories described her as a female with a snake like body, with the head and breast of a woman.  Lamia is usually a female creature, but sometimes they referred to it as a male and a hermaphrodite.

Based on the Greek mythology, Lamia is the daughter of the God of Sea, Poseidon and Lybie.  She is also regarded as the Queen of Libya.  Apparently Zeus was attracted to the girl and Hera found out about it.  Hera was so enraged that she kidnapped all her children and killed them except for one named Scylla.  Lamia experienced too much sorrow that it turned into a vampire creature.  She was so envious about the mothers who still have their children so she kidnapped them and killed them.

Hera cursed Lamia that she will never close her eyes to continue seeing her dead children’s image.  But Zeus grants her the ability to remove her eyes so she can rest, and also giving her the gift of prophecy in the process.

Today, the Greeks Mother would terrify their children about the idea of Lamia.  They will tell their children that if they do not behave, the Lamia would take them and suck their blood.

John Keats, an English poet also wrote something about Lamia in the year 1820 entitled Lamia.  He described the Lamia as a creature who changes into the appearance of a beautiful woman and seduced men hoping that she will be loved in return.  Some of the passage includes:

  Whither fled Lamia, now a lady bright,
A full-born beauty new and exquisite?
She fled into that valley they pass o’er
Who go to Corinth from Cenchreas’ shore;
And rested at the foot of those wild hills,
The rugged founts of the Peraean rills,
And of that other ridge whose barren back
Stretches, with all its mist and cloudy rack,
South-westward to Cleone. There she stood
About a young bird’s flutter from a wood,
Fair, on a sloping green of mossy tread,
By a clear pool, wherein she passioned
To see herself escap’d from so sore ills,
While her robes flaunted with the daffodils.

But today, the Lamia take an interesting evolution, today Greeks believe that a Lamia is a form of ogress living in a secluded place.  It can also perform magic and prophesize what a hero is planning against her.  Other story states that the only child of Lamia who was left alive by Hera can help you in defeating the creature.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tommy Rawhead

The legend of Tommy Rawhead aka Bloody Bones is particularly popular in Ireland, in Britain and in some parts of the United States especially on the southern region.  The information in this article is particularly about the Tommy Rawhead of the United States.
Tommy Rawhead has a lot of similarity to the Cutty Black Sow in terms of their appearance.  Tommy Raw Head is a reanimated corpse of a hog on which his flesh has been stripped of their bones.

During the times that they are still alive, Tommy Rawhead is said to be the favorite pet of a witch.  Sometimes the Bloody Bones also acted as the witch’s familiar.  One day a pack of hunters managed to kill the hog.  They decapitated his head, butchered him and carved off the meat from its bones. When the witch realized what happened to his favorite pet, the witch devised a plan to get revenge to the hunters.  The witch allegedly used her black magic and reanimated the corpse of the hog.  His bones and decapitated head has been reattached and the horrible monster was brought back to life.  One by one the creature hunted the hunters who killed him.

"Rawhead and Bloody BonesSteals naughty children from their homes,Takes them to his dirty den,And they are never seen again."-Nursery Rhymes

After his revenge, the creature started preying on the kids.  This time he is now acting as a bogeyman who nabbed children who refused to go to sleep.

The rawhead is said to appear upright like a human and with its super human strength, it is said that winning against it in a hand to hand combat is impossible.  It also has the ability to take the parts of other animals and add it to his body.  In Irish and British lore, the Rawhead has the ability to shape shift.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Kosci: Croatian Vampire

When the Lastovo Island of Croatia was hit by a diarrhea plague that caused a massive death, it was blamed on no other than the Kosci vampire.  The koscima is the male vampire and the koscicama is a term used for the female vampire.  The diarrhea plague happened during the 18th Century wherein one of the villagers testified that a kosci rose from the grave to kill people.  Apparently, there are also times when the creature went to their former house to have a sexual interaction with their former partners.  He also pointed out that those people who turned into a kosci are people who met a tragic death particularly those who have died on drowning.

Another villager claimed that kosci is controlled by an evil spirit.  A demon entered the body of the deceased one causing it to re-animate.  It is believed that the demon do this to deceive the family of the dead and gradually drain their energy.

Other believes that the kosci would enter the house of a certain family to kill them and eat their hearts and their other internal organs.  Kosci is known to devour the heart and the liver of its victim and drain their blood.  They also believe to attack those people whom they did not like or those who they had a bad relationship when they are still walking on earth.  After killing them, this vampiric creature will proceed in attacking random victims.

Like the other vampires, a hawthorn is said to be effective in destroying this vampire.  The hawthorn possesses elements that can negate the vampire manifestation.  A person must strike a blow of this pointed object straight into the kosci’s chest.  He must then decapitate the head of the suspected vampire and impale an axe or a sharp sword on his knees.  This tradition is done since they believe that it will prohibit the corpse from rising up on their graves again thus ending the torments that a kosci poses to them.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Joseph Lancellotti

April 4, 2009, 2:00 pm, Joseph Lancellotti was currently tending on his garden on a fine day, when suddenly a man who was shouting approached and attacked him with no reason at all.    He tried to defend himself using a rake but the man already managed to bit a piece of flesh on his arm. The man rip the chunk of fresh using his bare teeth, he chewed the piece of flesh and swallow it.

Joseph Lancellotti was stunned on the manner of attack and he fell down.  The man attacked him once again and choked him.  The neighbor of Lancellotti, Chantal Lorio went out to see what is happening with Lancellotti since she heard a few commotions.  At first, Chantal thought that Lancellotti was having a heart attack after seeing a few passersby come to his aid.  But as she saw the pool of blood on his forearm, she was sure that something serious happened.

Lorio is working at a nearby hospital, and as soon as she saw the wound she quickly went inside and grabbed her medicine kit.  She asked the strange man to step back, but it won’t let go of Lancellotti.  Lancellotti said that the man attackeded him, bit his flesh and swallowed it while they were struggling.

Finally, without a word, the stranger let go of Lancellotti and quietly walked in the area where a police car was parked.  He stood there quietly until the police took him into custody.  No one knows what went inside his mind during that incident.

The man was identified Mario Vargas of New Orleans, 48 years of age.  It was revealed that before the attack, Vargas was inside the nearby hospital being treated for a wound on his finger.  The cause of the wound on his finger and why suddenly he had the urgency to eat human flesh remains unknown.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Rachel Harris

The case of Rachel Harris happened during the 18th Century, it is one of the rare American Vampire Case. The story started in 1790, A naval officer named Isaac Burton married Rachel Harris, who is Esquire Powell’s step daughter.  Not long after they got married, Rachel Harris was contaminated with tuberculosis and dies after less than a year.

After Rachel Harris death, Burton married another daughter of Esquire Powell named Hulda Powell.  Same thing happened with Hulda, shortly after their wedding she also contracted tuberculosis.  Before she died, Hulda showed signs that an unknown entity is sucking her blood.  And that they should exhume the body of Rachel.  They believe that the only way that they can cure Hulda of her disease is to burn the vital organs of Rachel Harris and let Hulda drink it.

Burton did not waste any time and quickly held a ceremony on the cemetery where Rachel Harris was buried.  Around 500-1000 people flocked around the burial site excited to witness the exorcism that is going to happen.  If the estimated amount of people was accurate, it is said that the whole Manchester went out to witness the eerie event.  Just like the other suspected dead with an undead manifestation, Rachel Harris’ vital organs like her, heart kidney and liver was removed, taken to the blacksmith, turned it into ashes, they mixed it into a liquid and gave it to Hulda.  A sacrifice was also given to the suspected “Vampire”.

Similar to what happened to the other people supposedly infected with the vampirism, Hudla also died.  The measures that her loved ones took failed to save her. She died on the 6th of September, 1793.  There are other versions of the story where Harris’ death was blamed to witchcraft.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Gypsy Hill Killing

The Gypsy Hill Killing is a case of five unresolved murders of young women in the county of San Mateo, California on 1976.  The unidentified serial killer was dubbed as “The San Antonio Slasher.”

On the 8th of January, 1976 a body was found in a creek of the Sharp Park Golf Course in the Pacifica.  The body was later identified as Veronica Cascio, 18 years old.  Veronica suffered 30 stabbed wounds.  After a few weeks Tatiana Blackwell, 14, was reported missing.  Her body was discovered on June 6 at the Sharp Park Road near the Gypsy Hill; and just like the first incident, Blackwell was stabbed to death.

The series of murder was followed by the disappearance of Paul Baxter, 17 on the 2nd of February.  Her body was found on February 4, naked in Milbrae, she was sexually assaulted, stabbed to death and bludgeoned with a piece of concrete.  Then on the 1st of April, Denise Lampe, 19 was found dead at Serramonte Center, she was stabbed 20 times.  It was followed by the death of Mrs. Carol Booth who was first reported missing by her own husband on the 5th of March.

Other possible victims (though still debatable) were Michelle Mitchell, 19 (but a mental patient confessed to the crime) and Idell M. Friedman (21) who works at an import firm.  Her body was discovered by a co-worker who started to get worried after she failed to show up at work.

Authorities were able to connect the series of crime to each other and they were convinced that they only have one killer at loose.  All bodies were reportedly found in the woods.  In March 2014, the FBI re-examined the evidence after the DNA result cleared Cathy Woods (mental patient who confessed to the crime) for the murder of Mitchell.  The identity of the killer remains unknown.