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.

18. We have a local folklore in the Philippines called Manananggal, its a normal woman but during the night it separates its lower body from its upper body and it grows wings. According to the stories passed, when you hear its voice and it is loud it means its still far, but if its quiet means it is near you. The only way to kill it is to find its lower body and put salt in it.

19. Here in Scotland, I was told about changelings as a little kid. The wee folk (fairys are nasty in Scottish stories) swap your baby with one of theirs so you feed and raise it for them. The baby will look just like yours so it’s hard to tell.

I heard to defeat them, you have to do something very strange, like prepare a dinner for everyone but in an eggshell, and act like nothing is off, or act like you’re sweeping the floor but sweep dirt into the room from outside and act as though you’re proud of your clean house. Then You leave the room and peek through, and if you hear the baby talking to itself out loud in an adult voice , wondering why you would do such an odd thing, you’re to run into the room, grab the baby, and throw it in a body of water!

Then the wee folk will run out to save it from drowning, and drop your baby in the rush, and you can get them back.


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