42 Folk Tales To Avoid (Unless You Can Handle Nightmares And Sleepless Nights)

42 Folk Tales To Avoid (Unless You Can Handle Nightmares And Sleepless Nights)

These stories from Ask Reddit are going to haunt you every time you close your eyes.

16. Shadow people/ Shadow men. More recent than a lot of traditional folklore some of the stories around shadow people are pretty spooky.

The gist of it is that evil spirits/demons will take the form of people in dark areas and begin following you and try to trick you to follow them into the darker areas often taking a human form or calling out from the nearby shadows. Some have claimed to even have had them follow them home, and take the form of children that knocked on their door and asked for permission to enter and use their phone or something similar but always with the attempt to gain permission to enter their home. Though the children appear human their eyes are always completely black.

17. I’m from Spanish descent, and when I was young my mom always told me about El Cuco, the Spanish Boogeyman. El Cuco would go to into closets and under beds, and would eat children who were disobedient to their parents, and he would also kidnap children. I didn’t believe in him but that would always make me hide in my bed if I felt something around me. Moral of the story, don’t be mean to your parents.


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