Folklore
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Posted 9/20/07 , edited 9/20/07
what are the folklores or scary myths in your area?

of of them mine is the 'kuntilanak'. meh

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuntilanak

another one is called a 'poppo'. apparently they fly and make this weird noise. if the noise is louder then it's further away. if it's quiter then it's closer. apparently if you wake up with a bruise that doesn't hurt(which has happened a few times) then apparently it's pinched you in your sleep. and finally sometimes i'd wake up in the exact position fell asleep in(if on my back) and even woke up with my hands crossing my chest. apparently this is caused because the poppo pressed me during my sleep.

other than that. i made this thread because i'm bored. and because asia has countless myths and folklores like this.
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woo, this sounds interesting... and are Poppo's evil? never happened to me.

Hm, folklore is india is much more creepier and sadistic, but there's a small belief that if you sleep with a full stomache and your neighbors' is empty, a demon (forgot it's name) sleeps with you. It also 'inexplicable bruises' (which supposedly do hurt XD)... But how can i know if my neighbors ate or not? It's all to scare children not to be a greedy fattie anayway, right?
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In Soviet Russia... you dont need folklore to scare teh crap out of you or suck your blood... Soviet Empire does it for you
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The curse of Point Pleasant West Virginia

http://www.wonderfulwv.com/sub.cfm?month=feb07&fea=1
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very interesting thread, like to see how this plays out....
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The Blair Witch. That whole myth actually originated in my area.
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haunted hotel del coronado...

http://hotels.about.com/od/hauntedhotelsatoz/p/hau_delcoronado.htm

The Bottom Line: Ask for Kate Morgan's room. In 1892, a young woman checked into the Hotel Del Coronado to meet her estranged husband for Thanksgiving. He never arrived to meet her, and a few days later, she was found dead on the hotel steps near the ocean. Since then, guests and staff of the Hotel Del Coronado have noticed strange breezes, ghostly noises and the pale figure of a young lady walking in a black lace dress.
The Haunting of the Hotel Del Coronado: Within room 3502, more than 37 abnormal readings were taken by parapsychologists in a single day.
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that if you pee in your neighbors yard you become unable to reproduce......

My neighbors are gay.


woops thats not forklore though thats a myth...

we have bloody mary, and all that crap.
the most popular one is probably this animal at night that comes out....and to cut a long story short eats your brains
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Hungry205 wrote:

A popular one here is the chupacabra (aka chupamababra) its fake, but supposedly this big animal comes and sucks the blood of its victims ie a crappy version of vampires, who scrape and then lick


lol as mentioned in 'negima?!'
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=) nice topic. Here we've basically always had stories about

TROLLS
witches
what we call "tusser"
elves
"nøkken" or in english "the neck"

"The Neck (English) or the Nix/Nixe (German) refer to shapeshifting water spirits who usually appear in human form. The spirit has appeared in the myths and legends of all Germanic peoples in Europe.

In Norway we prtray him like this:

Nøkken:

Transforming into a white horse:

Lureing a boy into the water:


moral is: don't be fooled by appearance. and do not follow a white horse.
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very interesting....
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Baba Yaga (Or Baba Roga)...lol this used to scare me as a child
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baba_Roga
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamayun
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavic_dragon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bukavac
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domovoi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drekavac (lol Magic the gathering)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kikimora
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_midday
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusalka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampire_folklore_by_region#Slavic (yes, vampire)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Slavic_legendary_creatures
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