Category: Urban Legends

Big Foot

The most recognizable name on this list is Sasquatch or Bigfoot. This creature is part of modern American mythology, originating with the indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest region of the country. Large, apelike creatures that walked upright were known to steal the fish from nets and were thought to possess supernatural powers. In modern day, Bigfoot is one of the last remaining mythological creatures. This is probably because it isn’t completely illogical to believe […]

Dead Children’s Playground

“Back when I lived in Huntsville my home was ~100 yards away from the “Dead Children’s Playground”. During the day it was just a place parents could drop their kids while they visited buried loved ones, but during the night it’s also a huge fog trap due to a giant rock wall around half of it. Supposedly swings move on their own and you can hear children laughing. We used to go out there at […]

Vampire Legends in Mesoptamia

URUKU/UTUKKU The translation of Uruku/Utukku means “vampire that attack’s man.” By simply looking into the eyes of a Uruku/Utukku a human can be injured. It is said that the Uruku/Utukku haunt deserted places such as graveyards, mountains, and the seas. Uruku/Utukku are said to be similar to Ekimmu in their appearance (phantom, demon-like creatures). SUCCUBI/INCUBI These vampires are said to use sexual seduction to trap their victims, and then prey on them as they sleep. Both the […]

Ekimmu “Snatched Away”

In the Mesopotamian Empire, there were these creatures called Ekimmu. Ekimmu means “snatched away”. Mesopotamians dreaded the Ekimmu, and prayed that they themselves were not one day turned into an angry bitter spirit banished to roam the earth in search of peace. The Ekimmu are said to appear as a demon phantom-like creature that searches for victims to feed its misery. The Mesopotamians also called the Ekimmu “evil wind gusts”. Now, unlike stereotypical vampires, the Ekimmu […]

Chiang-Shih Vampire Creatures of Chinese Mythology

The Chiang-shih are undead creatures of Chinese mythology, with similarities to the European vampire. Instead of feeding on the blood of their victims, the risen Chiang-shih were said to suck the breath out of the living. Like many European vampires, they were said to have long hair, eyebrows, and fingernails, as well as the ability to fly. A person was thought to have two different souls: a superior and an inferior. It was the inferior soul […]

The Legend of The Ka

Egyptians also had their share of vampire lore and blood suckers. The Egyptian goddess Sekhmet was known for her taste for blood, and according to the Egyptian Book of the Dead, if a certain part of the soul called the ka didn’t receive adequate offerings, it left the tomb to drink blood. The most obvious explanation for enjoying the act of drinking blood is vampirism. Though some medical and mental disorders induce bloodlust, the mythology of an Egyptian goddess makes an odd choice […]