I also read your previous post about what not to do when you go into the forest so you won’t be tricked by the faeformers.
In my country, there are a lot of jungles around and my dad used to live near one. He told me that he would follow his mom into the jungle to pick fresh jungle produce. He said that among the things he was told not to do was shout in the jungle or ‘something’ will call his name and make him believe it’s his mom calling him. Which would lead him to follow the sound of the voice and cause him to get lost. Then there’s no eating any fruit or food that’s placed out in the open or far from its tree. He said those were either offerings, food for the creatures in the jungle or a trap. A tour guide once said when I went into a jungle to avoid going through branches or parts of trees that have grown and twisted into an arch, for fear that you will step into the ‘orang bunian’ world. Or something similar to that.
That is so fascinating!!! OMG! I had never heard of the orang bunian before but the legends sound totally cool! I might have to use some of these ideas in some future posts. :3