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The Penanggalan Is Scarier Than Any Vampire You've Seen In The Movies

Penanggalans are terrifying figures from Southeast Asian legends. During the day they may appear as normal, beautiful women, but at night their heads detach from their bodies, carrying a dangling tail of viscera. This severed head flies in search of victims as the entrails below glitter like firefly lights. Children and pregnant women are the Penanggalans' preferred prey, and the Penanggalans themselves are typically midwives who made a pact with the devil.

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