36. Our village has one called ‘bilaas’. What makes it creepy is that she isn’t some obscure, unidentified being, people know women who are called bilaas, they have normal families and stuff. So she’s literally living amongst you. She stalks people at night, that’s when shes usually in a ghoulish form, feet turned backwards and shit. She gets sick a day before someone in the vicinity is about to die, and then becomes very healthy the day they do die. She can turn into different creatures and attack you while you’re alone. Then you will fall sick and if she visits you in her human form while you’re sick, you’ll die. And you can’t refuse her coming in Sounds silly, and it is, but it is still creepy.
37. Scariest one I’ve heard in real life? The cave people. If you explore caves you’ve probably heard them. The quiet little whispers. They sound like a group talking way off in the impenetrable darkness. I’ve heard a dozen different versions of what they are. Lost souls, dwarves, evil spirits, or the logical explanation:drops of water echoing and your mind playing tricks. Either way, it’s a common joke that we all carry 3 sources of light so that it never goes out. Because if it does, they’ll come for you. Or it’s because it’s true darkness down there and you’ll likely get lost and fall in a pit. It’s a right of passage for young cavers to be frightened with the stories by older vets. Though I’ve met a few who really swear to having full conversations with the spectres.
No matter how you shake it I’m a giant wimp and still don’t like caving alone or getting too far from my Group. Or turning my light out for more than a few minutes.