Popobawa seen with its bat-like wings and head resting on a forest floor

Popobawa is an evil spirit (shetani) in the folklore of Zanzibar. Zanzibar is part of the United Republic of Tanzania in East Africa. It is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean consisting of several islands, including Zanzibar (also known as Unguja) and Pemba Islands. Recurrent episodes of Popobawa mass hysteria in Zanzibar reportedly originated on … Read more

Dover Demon

The Dover Demon seen as an almost alien-like humanoid walking on four limbs with glowing red eyes, pictured in a dark forest at night.

The Dover Demon was a cryptid that some teenagers reported sighting in Dover, Massachusetts, from April 21 to 22, 1977. The reported sightings caused a stir in Dover and neighboring communities. However, the excitement subsided after there were no further reports. People have since been debating the Dover Demon sightings and offering explanations about what … Read more


The Sigbin seen here as a vampire-like dog creature with horns.

The Sigbin (Sigben, Zegben) is a terrifying cryptid from Filipino mythology. Sigbin folklore is reportedly widespread in the Visayas and Mindanao Islands of central and southern Philippines. Many accounts portray the Sigbin as a vampire or carnivore that lives in remote forests of central and south Philippines and hunts at night for animal and human … Read more


A Manananggal pictured flying with its large wings and humanoid body. Behind the sky is lit by a large moon.

Not to be confused with the Aswang, the Manananggal is a mythical vampiric creature that can separate its upper body from its lower body. Description Believed to have originated in the Philippines, the creature is said to take female form during the day and transform into a hideous killer at night, with huge, leathery, bat-like wings … Read more


A vampire as a rich nobleman embraces a women in a red dress.

Vampires are said to be human-like beings who feed on the blood of others. They are one of the most well-known and universal of all the monsters. Description The vampire has long been a part of folk legend. Bats are inextricably associated with vampires and the exchange of blood between animals and humans. This mingling … Read more


This Aswang is show as half woman and half nightmare creature with a long tongue and sharp teeth.

The Aswang is the Philippines’ most famous legend, and locals still fear it today. The name is derived from the Sanskrit word “Asura”, meaning “demon”. Description The term “Aswang” is applied to a variety of creatures in Filipino lore. In terms of its popularity or renown in the Philippines, the Aswang is the equivalent of … Read more