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gamefreak1923 asked: any chance you can write any ufo stuff i love this blog its sooo cool

I have actually considered expanding into ufos and cryptids so there is a chance that some of that spacey stuff might pop up in the future.

And thank you! 

Werehyena - 
Unlike werewolves, who start as humans, a werehyenas are hyenas who have the ability to turn into a person. They are creatures that are usually found in East African folklore but have also been found in lore from other cultures.  The Werehyena is capable of taking three main forms: that of a human, that of a large hyena or a hybrid of the two species. They are also capable of working alone or in packs. While in their human form they can be spotted by their glowing red eyes, nasal voices and hairy bodies. 
They eat people, and their most preferred way to hunt is by hiding in darkness near a campfire. They will then listen in order to learn people’s names and call them away from other people and the light of the campfire before devouring them. Some villages in Africa are rumoured to consist entirely of werehyenas in human form. When not stalking human prey they will carry out any  manner of depravity including grave-robbing, cannibalism and raids on villages and crops. In Greek and Arab folklore they are vampiric creatures who survive by drinking the blood of humans. Persian tales also tell of a half-man half-hyena creature who loved to slaughter children. 
Another thing that sets them apart from werewolves is that they are not limited to when they can hunt. They can hunt all year round and at any time of day or night, but they prefer night simply for the cover of darkness. 
Some tribes people have claimed to have summoned the spirit of a hyena and allowed it to possess them through rituals in order to obtain the animal’s characteristics. 

Werehyena - 

Unlike werewolves, who start as humans, a werehyenas are hyenas who have the ability to turn into a person. They are creatures that are usually found in East African folklore but have also been found in lore from other cultures.  The Werehyena is capable of taking three main forms: that of a human, that of a large hyena or a hybrid of the two species. They are also capable of working alone or in packs. While in their human form they can be spotted by their glowing red eyes, nasal voices and hairy bodies. 

They eat people, and their most preferred way to hunt is by hiding in darkness near a campfire. They will then listen in order to learn people’s names and call them away from other people and the light of the campfire before devouring them. Some villages in Africa are rumoured to consist entirely of werehyenas in human form. When not stalking human prey they will carry out any  manner of depravity including grave-robbing, cannibalism and raids on villages and crops. In Greek and Arab folklore they are vampiric creatures who survive by drinking the blood of humans. Persian tales also tell of a half-man half-hyena creature who loved to slaughter children. 

Another thing that sets them apart from werewolves is that they are not limited to when they can hunt. They can hunt all year round and at any time of day or night, but they prefer night simply for the cover of darkness. 

Some tribes people have claimed to have summoned the spirit of a hyena and allowed it to possess them through rituals in order to obtain the animal’s characteristics. 

Rokurokubi -
Rokurokubi is a curse from Japanese mythology that causes a woman to appear normal during the day but when their body falls asleep at night their necks grow, giving their heads the ability to roam around freely. The curse is usually caused by the woman committing some kind of sin against the gods or nature, or being unfaithful to her husband. In some stories a woman is turned into a rokurokubi for a misdeed her husband or father caused but the man escaped punishment somehow. Only women can be inflicted with the rokurokubi curse.
They are usually harmless, they simply chase small animals and cause mischief to frighten humans. They also feed off oil from lamps by lapping it up with their long tongues. In some cases the woman might be unaware of the curse as it occurs when she is asleep. Rumored rokurokubi were regularly featured in Japanese freak-shows in the 19th century. 
There is no cure for the rokurokubi curse. 

Rokurokubi -

Rokurokubi is a curse from Japanese mythology that causes a woman to appear normal during the day but when their body falls asleep at night their necks grow, giving their heads the ability to roam around freely. The curse is usually caused by the woman committing some kind of sin against the gods or nature, or being unfaithful to her husband. In some stories a woman is turned into a rokurokubi for a misdeed her husband or father caused but the man escaped punishment somehow. Only women can be inflicted with the rokurokubi curse.

They are usually harmless, they simply chase small animals and cause mischief to frighten humans. They also feed off oil from lamps by lapping it up with their long tongues. In some cases the woman might be unaware of the curse as it occurs when she is asleep. Rumored rokurokubi were regularly featured in Japanese freak-shows in the 19th century. 

There is no cure for the rokurokubi curse. 

Housekeeping:

Just to let you know, Shapeshifters now have their own tag on the tags page: 

http://they-hide-in-the-dark.tumblr.com/tagged/shapeshifter

So now it is a little easier to find all shapeshifting related posts in one place.

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mywarofchange asked: Hello! I just came across your blog and I just wanted to say that I really love it! Everything on here really fascinates me and most of the paranormal blogs I visit don't manage to do that. Keep up the good work! :)

Thank you so much! I will try to keep up the good work and the fascinating things coming. 

Highgate Cemetery - 

Home of the Highgate Vampire in the 1960s and 70s, Highgate Cemetery in London became well known for supernatural occurrences after reports of vampire attacks in the graveyard started appearing in newspapers in the 60s and 70s. The Highgate Vampire is more of a spirit than a typical vampire. He was described as a 7 foot tall man with piercing, hypnotic eyes and wearing a long black coat and top hat. He seems to have the ability to disappear into thin air. During the height of the vampire reports dozens of dead foxes were found in the cemetery, none of which had an explainable cause of death. There have been many theories of the identity of the spirit, some of which claim that an unidentified nobleman was buried in the cemetery after his body and coffin were shipped over from Europe.

After a headless woman’s body was found in the cemetery in the 1970s vampire hunters took to regularly breaking into Highgate to hunt for the vampire. It is rumored that they found the vampire asleep in the basement of an abandoned house in the Highgate area, and staked and burned it. It is unknown whether this story is true or not. 

The Highgate Vampire isn’t the only supernatural entity that has been seen on the grounds. A man whose car broke down near the cemetery saw a ghoul with glowing red eyes staring through the gates.The ghost of an insane old woman has been seen racing among the gravestones, her gray hair flowing behind her as she searches for the children that she murdered. A floating nun has been sighted floating over the graves, and a dark figure appears simply staring into space and disappears once it is approached. Sightings of Spring-Heeled Jack have been reported in the area as well. 

La Llorona -
According to Mexican folklore a beautiful woman named Maria drowned her children in a river so she could be with a man she was in love with. When her children were dead she went to the man and told him of what she had done and how they could be together. He rejected her and in her sorrow she drowned herself. When she arrived at the Gates of Heaven she was asked about the location of her children and when she was unable to give a straight answer she was banished to wander the earth for eternity until she found her dead children. 
She is doomed to wander the streets of Mexico at night, constantly crying and searching for her children. She will steal any children she comes across as she will mistake them for her own children. It’s said that anyone who hears her cries are marked for death and will die soon after, making her similar to a banshee. 

La Llorona -

According to Mexican folklore a beautiful woman named Maria drowned her children in a river so she could be with a man she was in love with. When her children were dead she went to the man and told him of what she had done and how they could be together. He rejected her and in her sorrow she drowned herself. When she arrived at the Gates of Heaven she was asked about the location of her children and when she was unable to give a straight answer she was banished to wander the earth for eternity until she found her dead children. 

She is doomed to wander the streets of Mexico at night, constantly crying and searching for her children. She will steal any children she comes across as she will mistake them for her own children. It’s said that anyone who hears her cries are marked for death and will die soon after, making her similar to a banshee

Futakuchi-onna -
A supernatural curse from Japanese folklore that is inflicted on women to cause them to develop a fully functioning mouth on the back of their head. The mouth has teeth, lips, tongue and can even speak. A woman who is a Futakuchi-onna will keep her second mouth hidden under her hair to  avoid it being seen but when alone her mouth has the ability to control her hair like tentacles and use it to feed itself. When not eating the mouth spends its time muttering spiteful things to the woman and demanding more food. If it isn’t fed the mouth will let out a piercing screech that is painful to whoever’s head it is attached to.
In most cases a Futakuchi-onna is caused by refusing to eat. If the woman does not eat her second mouth will devour twice as much food as a normal human’s portion. In other stories the mouth was caused by a stingy woman accidentally hitting her head on her husband’s axe and the wound turned into a mouth instead of healing. Another tale tells of a woman who abandoned her child to let it starve to death. When the child died it inflicted the curse of the Futakuchi-onna on its mother for abandoning it. 
There is no cure. 

Futakuchi-onna -

A supernatural curse from Japanese folklore that is inflicted on women to cause them to develop a fully functioning mouth on the back of their head. The mouth has teeth, lips, tongue and can even speak. A woman who is a Futakuchi-onna will keep her second mouth hidden under her hair to  avoid it being seen but when alone her mouth has the ability to control her hair like tentacles and use it to feed itself. When not eating the mouth spends its time muttering spiteful things to the woman and demanding more food. If it isn’t fed the mouth will let out a piercing screech that is painful to whoever’s head it is attached to.

In most cases a Futakuchi-onna is caused by refusing to eat. If the woman does not eat her second mouth will devour twice as much food as a normal human’s portion. In other stories the mouth was caused by a stingy woman accidentally hitting her head on her husband’s axe and the wound turned into a mouth instead of healing. Another tale tells of a woman who abandoned her child to let it starve to death. When the child died it inflicted the curse of the Futakuchi-onna on its mother for abandoning it. 

There is no cure. 

The Screaming Tunnel - 
According to local legend, The Screaming Tunnel to the west of Niagara Falls is home to the ghost of a young woman. There are many different stories about how she died but the two constant elements are that she died screaming and in flames. In one tale she ran into the tunnel after escaping a burning building with her clothes still on fire causing her to burn to death. In another story she was set alight by her estranged father who was enraged when he lost custody of his children. Another tragic tale claims that she was raped to death inside the tunnel and then her body was burned to prevent any evidence.
Many have reported hearing the girl’s dying screams when they have wandered into the tunnel at night. She is often provoked by fire and lighting a match inside the tunnel will cause her to scream and a gust of wind will brow through the tunnel, extinguishing the match. 

The Screaming Tunnel - 

According to local legend, The Screaming Tunnel to the west of Niagara Falls is home to the ghost of a young woman. There are many different stories about how she died but the two constant elements are that she died screaming and in flames. In one tale she ran into the tunnel after escaping a burning building with her clothes still on fire causing her to burn to death. In another story she was set alight by her estranged father who was enraged when he lost custody of his children. Another tragic tale claims that she was raped to death inside the tunnel and then her body was burned to prevent any evidence.

Many have reported hearing the girl’s dying screams when they have wandered into the tunnel at night. She is often provoked by fire and lighting a match inside the tunnel will cause her to scream and a gust of wind will brow through the tunnel, extinguishing the match.