1. unexplained-events:

Genie
The name given to a feral child who spent the first thirteen years of her life locked inside a bedroom. She spent most of that time strapped to a potty chair and if she was lucky, she would get wrapped up in a sleeping bag and placed in an enclosed crib.
Her father would beat her and torture her. He also barked and growled at her like a dog in-order to scare her. By the time she was discovered by L.A authorities on November 4, 1970 , she was mostly mute. She had a vocabulary of about 20 words, most of which were negative (such as “stop it” and “no more.”)
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    unexplained-events:

    Genie

    The name given to a feral child who spent the first thirteen years of her life locked inside a bedroom. She spent most of that time strapped to a potty chair and if she was lucky, she would get wrapped up in a sleeping bag and placed in an enclosed crib.

    Her father would beat her and torture her. He also barked and growled at her like a dog in-order to scare her. By the time she was discovered by L.A authorities on November 4, 1970 , she was mostly mute. She had a vocabulary of about 20 words, most of which were negative (such as “stop it” and “no more.”)

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  2. Depending on region and storyteller, the sigbin resembles either a hornless goat, a reptilian crow, or something vaguely along the lines of the Chupacabra. What is most common with all accounts is that its head hangs between its forelegs which are much shorter than its hindlegs. Whether because of physiology or because it makes the sigbin seem scarier, it is also known to crabwalk backwards. The sigbin also has a long whip-like tail that emits a foul stench and two grasshopper-like legs on its neck that enable it to jump far distances. They wander around at night in search of children to devour but they keep the hearts to make amulets. Most stories and sightings originate from the Cebu region. However, although it is some distance away, in 2005 scientists in Borneo discovered a “cat-fox-like carnivore” with hind legs longer than forelegs giving it an awkward gait and physical appearance that somewhat fits many of the descriptions of the sigbin (e.g. long tail, short forearms, can jump far distances, carnivorous). No conclusive evidence has been found yet to link the two together.

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    Depending on region and storyteller, the sigbin resembles either a hornless goat, a reptilian crow, or something vaguely along the lines of the Chupacabra. What is most common with all accounts is that its head hangs between its forelegs which are much shorter than its hindlegs. Whether because of physiology or because it makes the sigbin seem scarier, it is also known to crabwalk backwards. The sigbin also has a long whip-like tail that emits a foul stench and two grasshopper-like legs on its neck that enable it to jump far distances. They wander around at night in search of children to devour but they keep the hearts to make amulets. Most stories and sightings originate from the Cebu region. However, although it is some distance away, in 2005 scientists in Borneo discovered a “cat-fox-like carnivore” with hind legs longer than forelegs giving it an awkward gait and physical appearance that somewhat fits many of the descriptions of the sigbin (e.g. long tail, short forearms, can jump far distances, carnivorous). No conclusive evidence has been found yet to link the two together.

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  3. The tiyanak is similar to the Greek mythological siren in that it lures its prey with its voice. A person hears a baby cry from deep in the woods and then follows the sound to rescue the baby. Some stories say the person wanders aimlessly in search for the baby and becomes hopelessly lost. Other stories claim that the person eventually finds a baby in the middle of the woods. When it is picked up, the baby then shape-shifts into a monster with large, sharp teeth. It then eats the person and transforms back to a baby to await its next victim. With either version, the story ends with “… and he was never found again.”

    The tiyanak is similar to the Greek mythological siren in that it lures its prey with its voice. A person hears a baby cry from deep in the woods and then follows the sound to rescue the baby. Some stories say the person wanders aimlessly in search for the baby and becomes hopelessly lost. Other stories claim that the person eventually finds a baby in the middle of the woods. When it is picked up, the baby then shape-shifts into a monster with large, sharp teeth. It then eats the person and transforms back to a baby to await its next victim. With either version, the story ends with “… and he was never found again.”

  4. These are tiny human-like creatures that live underground. There are two main types of Duwende: the duwende puti who are supposedly kind creatures who bring about good luck, or the duwende itim who are mean folk that like to play pranks on humans. They generally keep to themselves and only interact with humans when their homes are disturbed. For example, a kindly farmer who takes care of his plot may be rewarded by the duwende puti with a greater abundance of crops than usual. However, someone who kicks an anthill on or near the home of a duwendi itim will be punished with a myriad of ailments from twisted mouth to swollen testicles. The best way to avoid Duwende of any kind is to say “Tabi-tabi po” aloud before entering what might be their space.

    These are tiny human-like creatures that live underground. There are two main types of Duwende: the duwende puti who are supposedly kind creatures who bring about good luck, or the duwende itim who are mean folk that like to play pranks on humans. They generally keep to themselves and only interact with humans when their homes are disturbed. For example, a kindly farmer who takes care of his plot may be rewarded by the duwende puti with a greater abundance of crops than usual. However, someone who kicks an anthill on or near the home of a duwendi itim will be punished with a myriad of ailments from twisted mouth to swollen testicles. The best way to avoid Duwende of any kind is to say “Tabi-tabi po” aloud before entering what might be their space.

  5. These are hairy giants with glowing eyes and a cigar that never burns out. They can usually be found sitting atop of trees waiting for nightfall to scare naughty children who are outside of their homes late at night. The Kapre is a unique Filipino monster because he doesn’t steal fetuses, eat people or cut them up. The Kapre simply enjoys scaring children… and I suppose laughing at them for being scared. Some stories claim they are actually very friendly beings who can grant wishes if you find their magical white stone. One can assume a Kapre is nearby when trees sway while there is no breeze or you see faint smoke from high above, probably from the Kapre‘s cigar..

    These are hairy giants with glowing eyes and a cigar that never burns out. They can usually be found sitting atop of trees waiting for nightfall to scare naughty children who are outside of their homes late at night. The Kapre is a unique Filipino monster because he doesn’t steal fetuses, eat people or cut them up. The Kapre simply enjoys scaring children… and I suppose laughing at them for being scared. Some stories claim they are actually very friendly beings who can grant wishes if you find their magical white stone. One can assume a Kapre is nearby when trees sway while there is no breeze or you see faint smoke from high above, probably from the Kapre‘s cigar..

  6. Answering the questions.

    Hi! This is me tagging u to do the Horror Tag in a public post on Tumblr!
    1. What’s ur scariest real-life experience?
    Once when I was younger, I went to a movie theater with a friend, and some hooligans decided to pop some firecrackers during the movie. People thought it was gunshots and police were called, this was right after Columbine, and I lived about4.5 hours away at the time, so it was a big deal. 
    2. What’s ur scariest paranormal experience? Was probably when my SO and I thought there was a shadow person in our apartment. It looked like it rushed me while I was in the shower. We didn’t sleep in the apartment that night.
    3. Have u known anyone convicted of a violent crime?No, not personally.
    4. Are u afraid of the dark? Why or why not? Not really. My SO is, so we leave a light on at all times.
    5. Does ur hometown have any spooky urban legends? There are all kinds of spooky haunting all over El Paso. El Paso High School, Yesleta High School, Concordia Cemetery, Ft. Bliss, built in the early 1800s has to have a few haunted places. Plus a few hotels. I think we also have a haunted railroad tracks urban legend. Never been though. 
    6. What’s ur favorite scary movie? Insidious. The demon popping out behind the dad in the dinning room always gets me
    7. What’s ur favorite horror TV show? Do Supernatural or The Walking Dead count?
    8. What’s ur favorite horror genre book? I don’t really read the horror genre. I like fantasy more. But I have read All of the Walking Dead Comics, and most of the Walking Dead Governor books.
    9. What’s ur favorite horror game? (Video game or other) State of Decay, Or Resident Evil, Only played 1-3, and Operation Raccoon City of RE. Also Silent Hill is fun.
    10. What are ur biggest fears? Spiders. Also flying bugs with stingers. Nope. 
    Be sure to check out my horror, crime, paranormal-themed blog, Parascura on Tumblr!

  7. The Matruculan is one of many Filipino creatures who attack pregnant women. This particular creature first impregnates a virgin before coming back later to kill the woman and eat the fetus (although some stories say that both mom and baby are eaten). Some stories claim that the woman is not a virgin but rather married and already pregnant. To protect the mother and child, the husband must swing a balisong (pictured above), or butterfly knife, above the woman’s belly while she is in labor. This leads one to wonder: which is scarier, an invisible mythological creature, or the father of your unborn child brandishing a knife above your abdomen?

    The Matruculan is one of many Filipino creatures who attack pregnant women. This particular creature first impregnates a virgin before coming back later to kill the woman and eat the fetus (although some stories say that both mom and baby are eaten). Some stories claim that the woman is not a virgin but rather married and already pregnant. To protect the mother and child, the husband must swing a balisong (pictured above), or butterfly knife, above the woman’s belly while she is in labor. This leads one to wonder: which is scarier, an invisible mythological creature, or the father of your unborn child brandishing a knife above your abdomen?

  8. The aswang is probably the most common of Filipino monsters since there are so many different kinds. In general, they are shape shifters who are human by day and then at night turn into a dog, a pig, a bat, cat, snake… the type of animal depends on the regional lore. They break into funeral homes and steal recent corpses. They are also known to enter homes to drink human blood and can turn people into aswang by tricking the human to bite them in return. The aswang are especially hungry for human fetus so some of the more superstitious stories include neighborhoods patrols set up in front of the home of a pregnant woman to protect her from wandering stray animals in case they are the aswang in disguise.

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    The aswang is probably the most common of Filipino monsters since there are so many different kinds. In general, they are shape shifters who are human by day and then at night turn into a dog, a pig, a bat, cat, snake… the type of animal depends on the regional lore. They break into funeral homes and steal recent corpses. They are also known to enter homes to drink human blood and can turn people into aswang by tricking the human to bite them in return. The aswang are especially hungry for human fetus so some of the more superstitious stories include neighborhoods patrols set up in front of the home of a pregnant woman to protect her from wandering stray animals in case they are the aswang in disguise.

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  9. It’s Russia, 1990. The police are called to investigate a mysterious death in a bad spot of town. A man was found slumped in an elevator, very much dead with two holes in his neck. The coroner discovers the man died in state of shock, and he’s lost a lot of blood. However, to everyone’s surprise, there’s no bloodstains, no fingerprints, and no signs of forced entry. Things take another bizarre turn when, one month later, a teenage girl is found dead in the same elevator with two identical puncture wounds in her throat, minus a liter or two of blood. People are starting to think there’s a vampire on the loose. What other explanation makes sense?

The police are getting desperate so they stake out the apartment, posting a detective and a sergeant inside the elevator. The men ride the lift up and down for hours and hours, which turn into days and days. On the third day, the elevator suddenly shakes and comes to a halt. The power dies, plunging the men into darkness, which isn’t good news since the sergeant suffers from a mild case of claustrophobia. The two pull out their flashlights, and it’s then they hear the click, click, click on the elevator roof. As their heart rates spike, they realize something big—something alive—is up there, crawling around, and it’s then they see the hole in the roof where a panel has fallen away. The detective shines his light toward the gap and has to fight back sheer terror as he sees a small, hairy head the size of a fist, covered in eight shiny eyes.
The sergeant isn’t quite as calm. Not only does he have claustrophobia, he’s also deathly afraid of spiders. He panics and drops his flashlight, and suddenly the three-foot-long beast springs into the elevator and lands on the sergeant’s face, where it proceeds to sink its jaws into his cheek and suck out blood. The detective is paralyzed for a moment, but then he draws his gun and fires, shooting off one of the spider’s hairy legs. Wounded, the creature rushes past the detective and escapes out the hatch, leaving one more corpse and a traumatized detective. Is the story true? Probably not. But it’s something to think about if you’re ever stuck in an elevator.

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    It’s Russia, 1990. The police are called to investigate a mysterious death in a bad spot of town. A man was found slumped in an elevator, very much dead with two holes in his neck. The coroner discovers the man died in state of shock, and he’s lost a lot of blood. However, to everyone’s surprise, there’s no bloodstains, no fingerprints, and no signs of forced entry. Things take another bizarre turn when, one month later, a teenage girl is found dead in the same elevator with two identical puncture wounds in her throat, minus a liter or two of blood. People are starting to think there’s a vampire on the loose. What other explanation makes sense?

    The police are getting desperate so they stake out the apartment, posting a detective and a sergeant inside the elevator. The men ride the lift up and down for hours and hours, which turn into days and days. On the third day, the elevator suddenly shakes and comes to a halt. The power dies, plunging the men into darkness, which isn’t good news since the sergeant suffers from a mild case of claustrophobia. The two pull out their flashlights, and it’s then they hear the click, click, click on the elevator roof. As their heart rates spike, they realize something big—something alive—is up there, crawling around, and it’s then they see the hole in the roof where a panel has fallen away. The detective shines his light toward the gap and has to fight back sheer terror as he sees a small, hairy head the size of a fist, covered in eight shiny eyes.

    The sergeant isn’t quite as calm. Not only does he have claustrophobia, he’s also deathly afraid of spiders. He panics and drops his flashlight, and suddenly the three-foot-long beast springs into the elevator and lands on the sergeant’s face, where it proceeds to sink its jaws into his cheek and suck out blood. The detective is paralyzed for a moment, but then he draws his gun and fires, shooting off one of the spider’s hairy legs. Wounded, the creature rushes past the detective and escapes out the hatch, leaving one more corpse and a traumatized detective. Is the story true? Probably not. But it’s something to think about if you’re ever stuck in an elevator.

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  10. Was I abducted →

    contactee-confessions:

    Posted by Jon (66.71.49.154) on March 16, 2002 at 00:28:01:

    I’ve always been frightened and fascinated with aliens. I still get a little creeped out when I see the cover on “Communion”. Sometimes I’m skeptical about my experiences. Afterall, the simplest explanation is the easiest to accept. I…