35. I’m from northern Brazil near the Amazon river. My grandma always told us the story of the “Matita perreira”.
At night you can hear her whistle. She is like a witch, if she finds you in the Forrest she gonna beat you with a leash that she has. The Matita perreira is a normal human in daylight, she can be anyone from the village. It is ike a curse.
When you hear her whistle you can call her 3 times. You would scream “Matita come drink coffee” In the next morning she would visit you in her human form to drink coffee with you. So you could find out who she is.
But there is a catch. She would come real early in the morning. You should have coffee and cigar for her, otherwise she would kill you. Everybody who would still be asleep when she arrives, would fall ill and die.
It was really creepy for me growing up. But today I know that the whistle is a bird.
In Brazil we have a lot of those folklore stories.