For all of you who find unnatural and creepy creatures interesting.
You have come to the right place if scary and horrific fictional creatures fascinate you. By now you must have already heard of the Slender man, one of the famous urban legends of all time. However, there are many other creatures like the slender man that the world doesn’t know about. And it is for the same reason that we have compiled for you some illustrations of the freakiest mythological creatures that you have probably not heard of before!
For the following illustrations, we thank Bruno Santos, an artist from Portugal who illustrated these fictional creatures in a way that will make you want to look at all of them again!
Caution: The following illustrations are incredibly creepy.
1. Bubak, the scarecrow.
“The Bubak is a creature present in the old Czech folklore. It is usually described as a scarecrow looking monster, with the ability to cry just like a newborn baby, to lure its victims to their deaths.”
2. The revenge seeking, La Cegua.
“This supernatural creature from the Nicaraguan folklore is a shapeshifter. It typically takes the form of an attractive long haired woman who seduces drunken and unfaithful men before revealing her true face: a Horse Skull. The words she speaks to these men are so horrific that the victim goes insane instantaneously.”
3. The beast-like Wendigo.
“A Wendigo is a half-beast creature appearing in the legends of the American Indians. The most frequent cause of transformation into a Wendigo was if a person had resorted to cannibalism.”
4. La Llorona, the woman who drowned her own children.
“La Llorona (The weeping Woman) was a woman who committed suicide after drowning her own children in a Mexican river as a means of revenge against her husband. Her wandering spirit is said to cry every night ¡Ay, mis hijos! (“Oh, my children!) The legends warns all children not to go out in the dark for she might snatch them, throwing them to their deaths in the flowing waters.”
5. Rokurokubi. (The creepiest one tbh).
“The Rokurokubi are Japanese mythical creatures that look like normal women by day. By night, however, their bodies sleep while their necks stretch to an incredible length and roam around freely, drinking other people’s blood and even (rarely) eating humans.”
6. Jorogumo, the spider.
“According to the Japanese folklore, the Jorōgumo is a magic, 400 year old giant spider, that can change its appearance into that of a beautiful woman. She seduces young handsome men, wraps them up in her webs and eats them.”
7. Buke-Kujira, the ghostly skeleton.
“The Bake-kujira (“Ghost whale”), is a huge, ghostly whale skeleton that is accompanied by a host of strange birds and fish. They appear on rainy nights near coastal whaling Japanese villages, scaring the fishermen and delivering a powerful curse to anyone who spots it. The whale’s curse brings famine, plague, fire and other kinds of disasters to the villages it hits.”
8. The splitting creature, Manananggal.
The Manananggal is a vampire-like mythical creature of the Philippines. It is described as hideous, scary, often dipicted as female, and capable of severing its upper torso and sprouting huge bat-like wings to fly into the night in search of its victims.
9.The last but not the least, La Mano Peluda.
“La Mano Peluda or “The Hairy Hand” is said to belong to a man who was killed during the inquisition in Mexico, chopped up and buried in an old Indian cemetery. Only his hand came back to life, and lurks in the darkness under the bed of misbehaved children hoping to grab them by the ankle and drag them to who knows where”
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