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Names for the Boogeyman From Around the World

Afghanistan - Bala, “the crazy person”
Bahamas - “Small Man”
Brazil - Homem do saco “The bag man”
Canada/Quebec - Bohomme Sept-Heures “The Seven O’Clock Man”
China - Yao-muo “monster, ugly, hideous”
Congo - Dongola Miso “Creature With Scary Eyes”
Czech Republic - Bubák
Denmark - Bømanden “The Boo Man”
EgyptAbu Rigl Maslukha "Man With Burnt/Skinned Leg"
GermanyDer Schwarze Mann “The Black Man”
Haiti Mètminwi “Master of Midnight” 
Iceland - Gryla 
ItalyL'uomo neron “The Black Man”
Japan - Namahage 
LebanonAbu l Kees “Father Sack”
MexicoRobaniños “Kidnapper of Kids”
PakistanBhoot or Jin Baba
Portugal - Papão
Russia - Babayi
Slovakia - Strašidlo
Trinidad and Tobago - Jumbie “The Babbooman”
TurkeyGulyabani 
Vietnam - Ông Ba Bị
Zimbabwe - Tokolosh “Short Boogeyman”

Update 4/6/16: This post is still getting a lot of shares and a lot of comments! If you notice something misrepresented from your country or would like your countries “boogeyman” included in the list please message me! I’m more than happy to make edits and additions to share the proper/most information possible!

I’d rather be single than waste my time on somebody who’s not gonna take me seriously. I’d rather be watching other couples be happy than be in a relationship where I’m gonna be miserable. I’d rather feel lonely than feel alone even if I’m with somebody. I’d rather wait until someone comes along & genuinely wants to be with me, than rush into something with someone who just want to play games with me. Fuck all that nonsense. Too many people just wanna ‘have fun’ nowadays, which is fine cause at our age, I don’t blame you, it’s normal. But don’t do it at my expense & hurt me while you’re at it.
—  anonymous

The woman who played the title role in the ‘90s TV show 'Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?’ ended up being a lot like her character. After filming the show, stage actress Janine LaManna took a break from performing, went off the grid, married an army officer, and travels all over the world with him. Source

THE CASTING/PLOT

THE DEDICATED TUMBLR

PART ONE: OF VISIONS AND FIRE
PART TWO: IMPERMANENT LEGACIES
PART THREE: A CALL TO ACTION
PART FOUR: SOCIETAS DRACONIS
PART FIVE: WARDS AND WINGS
PART SIX: MESSENGERS
PART SEVEN: UNPAID BALANCES
PART EIGHT: MEDICINE
PART NINE: PIT STOP
PART TEN: SPIRIT WALKING
PART ELEVEN: PRESENT AND PAST TENSE
PART TWELVE: NOT A BOOK BUT A MAP
PART THIRTEEN: WORST CASE SCENARIO
PART FOURTEEN: HONOR GUARD
PART FIFTEEN: NIGHT BEFORE THE BORDER
PART SIXTEEN: RECONNOITER
PART SEVENTEEN: BABA GLORY
PART EIGHTEEN: EL PASTOR
PART NINETEEN: AURAS AND BARGAINS
PART TWENTY: BIDING TIME
PART TWENTY-ONE: LA ISLA DE LAS MUNECAS
PART TWENTY-TWO: PART OF A WHOLE
PART TWENTY-THREE: THE STRANGER BY THE TREES
PART TWENTY-FOUR: CHASING RABBITS
PART TWENTY-FIVE: COMPROMISING
PART TWENTY-SIX: TELENOVELAS AND MYTHICAL MAN-EATERS
PART TWENTY-SEVEN: CONDUIT
PART TWENTY-EIGHT: CAPTAIN EDEM NWOSU
PART TWENTY-NINE: MARKED
PART THIRTY: THE AKODESSEWA FETISH MARKET
PART THIRTY-ONE: BLOOD IS A UNIVERSAL CURRENCY
PART THIRTY-TWO: SHOCK TREATMENTS
PART THIRTY-THREE: DEFECTIONS AND DIAGNOSIS
PART THIRTY-FOUR: FAMILY IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT
PART THIRTY-FIVE: RADAR
PART THIRTY-SIX: THE SAINT
PART THIRTY-SEVEN: MADMAN MICHEL
PART THIRTY-EIGHT: BETTER NOT TO LEAVE BREADCRUMBS
PART THIRTY-NINE: BIG CITIES; SMALL COUNTRIES
PART FORTY: SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL, SPEAK NO EVIL
PART FORTY-ONE: NOTRE DAME
PART FORTY-TWO: TUNNEL MUSIC
PART FORTY-THREE: APEX THEORY
PART FORTY-FOUR: THE FRENCH UNDERGROUND
PART FORTY-FIVE: DANS LES CATACOMBES DE PARIS
PART FORTY-SIX: RESPONSIBILITY
PART FORTY-SEVEN: THE PYRE
PART FORTY-EIGHT: POWERS OF PERSUASION
PART FORTY-NINE: COMPARTMENTALIZING
PART FIFTY: GEARING UP
PART FIFTY-ONE: BOND BETWEEN SIBLINGS / FATHER FIGURE
PART FIFTY-TWO: JOSEFOV
PART FIFTY-THREE: FOOTPRINTS
PART FIFTY-FOUR: IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS / ROOTLESS
PART FIFTY-FIVE: WAITING FOR THE RIGHT TIME
PART FIFTY-SIX: DIVINE INTERVENTION
PART FIFTY-SEVEN: THE OLD JEWISH CEMETERY
PART FIFTY-EIGHT: CLASSIFIED
PART FIFTY-NINE: THE SLEEPWALKER
PART SIXTY: THE GOLEM OF PRAGUE
PART SIXTY-ONE: NO REGRETS
PART SIXTY-TWO: A STORY FOR SCHEHERAZADE
PART SIXTY-THREE: THE BLIND
PART SIXTY-FOUR: THE PRESTWICK CURSE
PART SIXTY-FIVE: PAINT

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“La Boda Negra” or The Black Wedding” is a Spanish song about a man who’s wife passes away, he visits her grave everyday & then decides to dig her up and take her home with him. 

Readers may enjoy reading about how this song relates to the super creepy story of Karl Tanzler and his obsessive love for Elena Hoyos. Tanzler later remarked that he had visions of Elena visiting him from beyond as he would sit by her graveside and sing this very song to her. He also remarked that Elena’s spirit would tell him to take her from her grave. Which he did, and you can read more about that story HERE. 

La Boda Negra/Black Wedding

Listen to the story I was once told
by the old graveddiger of the region,
Was a lover who by ungodly luck,
Had his sweet beloved taken by death.

Every night he went to the cemetery,
To visit the tomb of his sweet beloved,
The townspeople whispered full of mystery,
He was a dead man who escaped the pit.

On a horrendous night he shattered to pieces,
The abandoned marble tomb,
He dug the earth and carried in his arms,
The rigid skeleton of his beloved.

And there in the sad and gloomy room,
He mourned to a feeble flame,
He sat beside her cold and rigid bones,
And celebrated his wedding with his dead beloved.

He tied her bare bones with ribbons,
The rigid skull he crowned with flowers,
Covering her horrible mouth with kisses,
And he told her all about his love with a smile.

He took his bride to their soft wedding bed,
He lay next to her, in love
And he fell asleep, never again awakened
While he embraced the rigid skeleton.

And he fell asleep, never again awakened
While he embraced the rigid skeleton.


“According to traditional Japanese beliefs, all humans have a spirit or soul called a reikon. When a person dies, the reikon leaves the body and enters a form of purgatory, where it waits for the proper funeral and post-funeral rites to be performed, so that it may join its ancestors. If this is done correctly, the reikon is believed to be a protector of the living family and to return yearly in August during the Obon Festival to receive thanks.

However, if the person dies in a sudden or violent manner such as murder or suicide, if the proper rites have not been performed, or if they are influenced by powerful emotions such as a desire for revenge,love, jealousy, hatred or sorrow, the reikon is thought to transform into a yūrei, which can then bridge the gap back to the physical world.

The yūrei then exists on Earth until it can be laid to rest, either by performing the missing rituals, or resolving the emotional conflict that still ties it to the physical plane. If the rituals are not completed or the conflict left unresolved, the yūrei will persist in its haunting.”

Read more HERE

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“When I struggled to live with all my strength, you tried to kill me. Now that I tried to die, you saved me.Is this a game?Is that thrilling and fun to you people? A sequel, you said a sequel, right?You said that sweet romance is your preference. So you want to play with me? When you are bored and free from time to time, you can come here and enjoy then go back to the real world. That’s all it is for you. Did you save me to play the romance game with me? Do I look like a toy to you?”