Plenty of kids are scared of the Boogeyman coming out at night. Well, if they knew about these other mythological monsters from around the world, maybe they'd consider themselves lucky for only having this guy to worry about. For instance, kids (and adults!) outside of Japan probably haven't heard of the nightmare-fuel known as the jikininki. These beasts are the spirits of greedy people who have been cursed after death to hunt down and eat human corpses. The strigoi might sound a bit more familiar: this Romanian creature is the spirit of someone who has led a troubled life—and is now basically a vampire.
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Written by Curiosity Staff October 18, 2016
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