While most of us may be interested in visiting a country for their historical sites, culture, foods, drinks, and in general to enjoy a new and foreign environment for our vacation. There are some who are more interested in the supernatural horror folklore of the world. Some who specifically seek out countries with the best horror folklore and pursue them for their own fun, taking pictures and telling the world about them.
So if this is what you are interested in, then this is the article you need to read. Gathered here are several countries with the best horror folklore, from Mexico, Japan and even The Sea. They all have their own unique horror folklore that will cause most of us to have goosebumps but to the brave people out there, these are the places you need to go to, tell the world of your findings so we will know what is really out there.
Let us start of with Mexico, there lives the horror folklore of La Llorona,The Weeping Woman. Mexico is known for many things but this is also one of the things it is known for. Legend says that La Llorona started off as a beautiful woman named Maria who drowned her children in a river all because her husband left her with various reasons that probably involves boredom or even a younger woman. After she had drowned her children, she also drowned herself in the river. La Llorona weeps as she walks, kidnapping children and drowning them.
The Silverpilen was a strange train, it was silver instead of green and it is not often seen by the residents of Stockholm. It started in the 1980s where the rumors spread that the SIlverpilen was a ghost train. Legend says that if a passenger is picked up by the train will disappear forever or will show up either weeks or years later and in addition to that, they will have no memory of where they had been.
In Japan, there is a horror folklore, Botan Dōrō, or The Peony Lantern. It is a half love and half ghost story and it is wholly terrifying. The story began in 17th century Japan, on the night of Obon, a widowed samurai named Ogiwara meets a beautiful woman named Otsuyu, who is always accompanied by a young girl holding a peony lantern. They met in secret from dusk till dawn, one day an old woman who lived by Ogiwara grows suspicious, she spied on them and sees Ogiwara in a loving embrace with a skeleton. Ogiwara was too horrified but his love was too great for Otsuyu, and the story ends with dead body wrapped in her skeleton. Therefore, Japan is one of the countries with the best horror folklore.
One of the countries with the best horror folklore is America. This horror folklore is about a creature that is featured in the mythology of several Native American tribes, known as the Chippewa. The creature’s form alternates between that of an old woman or a deer, but she is usually seen in the form of a young and beautiful maiden with the feet and legs of a dear. The Deer Woman enjoys standing near hunting trails, in hopes to lure young men over to her so that she can trap them with her magic spells before it is too late.
Again, Japan is mentioned as one of the countries with the best horror folkfore. This horror folklore talks about the story of Kuchisake-Onna who was revived in the 1970s, and it became incredibly popular and prevalent. You can be walking down the street alone, and run into a strange woman who wears a surgical mask, and this is a popular thing in asia whenever the weather is cold. She will then ask you “Am I pretty?”, if you say no, she will then proceed to kill you with a pair of scissors that she carries around with her, if you say yes, she will remove her mask and show you her true face, with her mouth that has been slit from ear to ear.
The human-eating tree of Madagascar seems to be a real crazy story that just can’t be true, but back in 1874, the knowledge of this plant was so fascinating thanks to a German explorer named Carl Liche. Though there are carnivorous plants but they usually eat small insects and small creatures such as frogs, they do not eat humans. So the human-eating tree of Madagascar does not exist.
Yet another horror folklore from America, but it is more known in Hawaii, as it is native there. To the Natives of Hawaii, they are known as Nightmarchers, or huaka’i pō, and it means “Spirit Ranks”, they are ghosts of ancient Hawaiian warriors who have risen from their grave on certain sacred nights to re-enact old battles once again. They are know to kill whoever that sees the march, although there are ways around this. If you have an ancestors from the ranks, you will then be spared, if not then you just have to not see the march, perhaps looking at the ground.
First horror folklore has moved from Puerto Rico to Mexico and more. The El Chupacabra or The Goat-sucker was first seen in Puerto Rico, the word Chupacabra is literally translated to “The Goat-sucker” though the monster’s descriptions varies but often it is said to be the size roughly of a small bear. It kills by draining the blood from poor animals, and there have been reported sightings all over North America.
In the Bengali culture, there are many types of ghost categories, from the Petni to the Nishi, but the Skondhokatas are a relatively modern one. These are ghosts of victims of decapitation by train. Whenever they get stumbled upon by the living, they will ask for help to find their heads, if they are not willing to help, they will enslave them and may even turn violence. However due to their lacking in brain power, they can easily be outsmarted. All and all, that is why Bangladesh is one of the countries with the best horror folklore.
This is no country, but it covers most of the Earth, the ocean is said to be the home of Davy Jones, and it is considered to be the devil to most sailors. Sailors often have their usual superstitions such as adopting a black cat would you bring the ship some luck, or touching the collar of a sailor will bring good luck, but if you whistle and carrying a banana on board, it will surely bring bad luck to everyone.
Now that you know all the countries with the best horror folklore, and fortunately if you are one of those people who are interested in taking pictures of the supernatural creatures of the night.
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