Tag Archives: Malaysian Vampire

Bas

The Chewong people of Malaysia called a collection of many spirits as a Bas. There are various kinds of Bas, some of which under difference circumstances would attack humans. The Bas usually ate a ruwai, which is translated to soul, life, or vitality They preferred wild pig, and would set traps to catch the pig’s […]

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Pelesit

The Pelesit is a Malaysian vampire that accompanies the Polong in its travels. Some stories claim that it appears as a house cricket. It has a razor sharp tail that it uses to burrow into a victim, making a sound when the hole is big enough for the Polong to enter it. In order to create a Pelesit, one would […]

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Polong

The Polong is said to be a small female creature that’s about an inch tall. The creature could be attracted by gathering the blood of a murder victim in a bottle during the 17-day ritual. One would wait for the sound of young birds chirping, which was a sign that the Polong had taken residence in the […]

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Penanggalan

The Penanggalan is a Malaysian vampire that according to tradition originated with a woman in the midst of performing dudok bertapa, a penance ceremony. The woman was sitting in a large wooden vat used for holding the vinegar derived from the sap of the palm tree. In the midst of her ceremony, a man found her and […]

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Langsuyar

The Langsuyar, or Langsuir, is the most popular vampire of Malaysia. The vamprie creature was described as being a beautiful woman who reacted strongly to the loss of her stillborn baby. She flew into the trees and became a demon of the night, attacking and sucking the blood of children. Langsuyars would often lead a […]

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Bajang

The Bajang is a vampire creature of Malaysia. The vampire creature is assumed to be a male that appears like a cat, such as a pole cat or a weasel. There are different ways to create a Bajang. According to some stories, the Bajang came from the body of a stillborn child, In others, it’s said […]

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