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Vetala (Baital)

The Vetala, or Baital (Betail), is a vampire creature of India. This creature resembles small, bat-like humans, monstrous bats, or emaciated corpses that hang upside down. They can possess dead bodies and leave them at will. They make their presence known by troubling humans, driving people made, killing children, and causing miscarriages. They can also […]

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The Churel is a vampire ghost of India. If a woman had been treated badly by her family, she would return to harass them and to dry up the blood of the male family members. The spirit is also thought to be that of a woman who died in childbirth or while menstruating. The churel usually […]

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The Obayifo is a vampire-like creature of West Africa. The folklore mostly surrounds the Ashanti people, but the Dahomey people refer to the same creature as the asiman. In folklore, the creature may inhabit the bodies of ordinary people. They have shifty eyes and are obsessed with food. The obayifo emit a phosphorescent light from […]

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