31 Terrifying Monsters Causing Insomnia Around The World

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We're sick of yawning our way through another zombie-fest. Those slow-moving bores have become wallpaper in so many shows that they hardly even catch our attention. Vampires? Those sparkly drama queens are too busy chasing high school girls to be remotely frightening. Yet they're still the alphas over werewolves. And serial killers? These days they're the heroes of their own shows.

No, what we need are some brand-new monsters. Such as these well-established terrors from around the world.

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CRACKED.COM The ahuizotl is a Mexican aquatic dog with spiky fur and a monkey hand in its tail. It attracts its victims by crying like an abandoned ba

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Sundel Bolong is the ghost Of an Indonesian woman who was killed while pregnant and gave birth in her grave. The name, which roughly means whore with

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Entry by WhiteCells

Zanzibar's Popobawa is demon described a as a bat-like creature with one large eye, but it can also appear in different forms. The Popobawa creeps int

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Entry by E. J. Diaz

In Brazil, tall, skinny a woman with long yellow fingernails and red eyes is believed to be the of cause sleep paralysis. She is the Pisadeira A PISAD

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Entry by E. J. Diaz

The Grootslang is said to have been mistake a by the gods. They made dangerous creature that a was strong, smart, and frightening. Half elephant Half

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We have Japan to credit for the Ittan Momen. The Ittan Momen is a sentient roll of cotton that flies around at night mothering people.oooto to death.

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Entry by PedanticTwit

According to the Greenland Inuit, a TUPILAQ is an evil being made from parts of animals and dead children. Its creator puts it in the water and sends

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Entry by PollyDarton

THELOVELAND FROGMEN are short humanoid creatures with frog heads that have been sighted exclusively around Loveland, OH. 4'0 They are mostly spotted

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A Tiyanak is a Philippine mythological monster that disguises itself as a baby crying for help in the middle of the woods. The Tiyanak turns into a

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Entry by Hestutomo

GRICT Genderuwo is a sleazy giant that terrorizes the people Of indonesia. Genderuwo is a gigantic hairy man who loves to seduce lonely women, especia

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0000 Pangkarlangu is a monster that Indigenous people in the north of Australia believe in. It's a huge, hairy and sharp-clawed creature that roams th

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CRACKEDCON DOUENS Faceless children with feet turned backwards that haunt Trinidad and Tobago.

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La Ciguapa is a Dominican creature depicted as a beautiful slender woman with silky hair and backward Feet. CH ERorero The legend goes that these wom

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Entry by femshep87

CRACKEDOON SNALLYGASTER THIS TENTACLED BEAST HAILS FROM RURAL MARYLAND. IT FEASTS ON POULTRY AND CHILDREN.

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The Jararcha Half man man, halfllama; the Jajarcha was once a Peruvian who man got cursed by god for commiting incest

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NDAOT This is the Bola de Fuego, a South American monster. A fireball with the shape of a human skull, it's attracted to prayers. If you want to escap

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The Nuckelavee is part man, part horse, all monster. The creature has no hair or skin. It travels across Scotland destroying all livestock, crops and

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

CRACKED.COM If your money inexplicably goes missing in Malaysia, you can blame it on a Toyol. Toyols are mischievous child spirits invoked by witch do

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According to Southeast Asian folklore, Orang Minyak (literally translated from Malay as 'Oily Man') is a creature coated with black grease, who goes a

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This is the Mapinguari, the one-eyed Bigfoot of the Amazonian Jungle... Which some scientists suspect might actually be a type of giant sloth nowadays

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Entry by S Peter Davis

IN Lithuanian FOLK LORE, IF A ROOSTER LAYS AN EGG cAitvaraAcH IT MIGHT HATCH INTO AN chicken A DEMONIC THAT LIVES IN YOUR HOUSE AND BRINGS YOU BAD LUC

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Entry by femshep87

Acheri CRACKEDcO W In Native American and Hindu folklore, the Acheri are the spirits of little girls who died horrible deaths. They return and childre

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Entry by Ashebox

IN SOUTH AFRICAN ZULU MY YTHOLOGY, THE TOKOLOSHE IS A DWARF-LIKE DEMON SPRITE: A HAIRY CREATURE CREATED BY A SANGOMA (WIZARD) TO HARM HIS ENEMIES. IT

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Entry by Andrea Meno

A Futakuchi-Onna is a woman who grows a second mouth on the back of her head. 13 The mouth threatens her, Cries for food, and causes her pain if it is

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Kelpie is a shapeshifting creature in Scottish mythology that lures people to watery deaths. It usually takes the form of a horse to lure exhausted tr

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Entry by Busteq

GRACKEDEON This is the Aun Pana, a Brazilian Piranha-man with arms and fur. They also have magic powers and the ability tO turn people into monkeys or

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This is the Bake-Kujira, a skeletal Japanese ghost whale that haunts the seas near whaling villages, and if anyone sees it, it curses their village wi

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CRACKED.COM An unusually high number of accidents in a road crossing Dartmoor, in Devon, England, have been attributed to the Hairy Hands, a pair of d

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La mujer mula is a Latin American reverse centaur, with mule's a head and a woman's body. (CRAOT She can be found praying in churches, covered by a wh

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Some Native American tribes, such as the Ojibwa, feared the Mishipeshu of Lake Superior... ...an enormous feline/reptile hybrid who enjoys drowning ch