Well, this had to be admitted that these creatures might not exist or may not be real in the first place. However, this is fun. Every culture around the world is embedded in the tales that are told to their kids in order to make them obedient to their parents. Nevertheless, these stories must have some sort of reality too in them, which makes them so famous. Because for sure they didn’t come into existence out of nowhere. Following is the list of some horrific mythical creatures around the world.

1. Adze (Togo, Ghana)

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A vampire that transforms into a firefly, and bites people when they are sleeping.

2. Bunyip (Australia)

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Grotesque water spirit that lurks in swamps and creeks. It is always hungry for human flesh and looks for it all the time.

3. Drop Bear (Australia)

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Ferocious marsupials that hide in the trees and attack from them but can be deterred by placing forks in the hair or by spreading Vegemite behind the ears or speaking in an Australian accent. Well, this truly stands on the definition of being a mythical creature.

4. Yara-Ma-Yha-Who (Australia)

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A short and red vampire whose habit is to drink blood through octopus-like suckers on its hands and feet. And after a little nap, it will vomit out the meal and be ready for the next one.

5. Chupacabra (Puerto Rico)

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A heavy spiked creature that moves fast and feeds horrifically on livestock blood. Save your animals Puertoricans!

6. La Ciguapa (Dominican Republic)

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We all must be familiar with this one in our own stories. A story of an enchanting woman wit backward feet that lures men into woods and take advantage of them in her own way and at the end kill them.

7. Yee Naaldlooshiit (Navajo)

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Witches that manipulate medicinal magic to transform into coyotes and amass wealth.

8. Dagwanoenyent (Iroquois)

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Giant head with wings that terrorized a tribe after young men killed and decapitated the elders.

9. Jersey Devil (New Jersey, U.S)

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Flying, hoofed biped with a blood curdling scream, reputed to be the unwanted 13th child of a witch who cursed it.

10. Dover Demon (Massachusetts, U.S)

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A gangly creature with glowing eyes first spotted lurking on a stone wall in 1977.

11. Wendigo (Algonquian)

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Cannibalistic monsters, possibly once human until starvation and greed drove them into madness.

12. Nalusa Falaya (Choctaw)

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Long, black beings that slither and melt into shadows.

13. Lou Carcolh (France)

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A serpentine mollusk that lives underground caverns and swallows victims whole.

14. Cerberus (Greece):

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Multi-headed dog that guards the gates of the underworld and prevents the dead from leaving.

15. Arachne (Greece)

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Weaver who challenged Athena to a contest but was punished for her hubris by being turned into a spider.

16. Typhon (Greece)

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Gargantuan beast with serpent limbs. Only Zeus was able to defeat him and banish him to the underworld.

17. Minotaur (Greece)

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Beast with the head of a bull and body of a man that stalks through a labyrinth, surviving on human sacrifices.

18. Black Dog (England)

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Omen of death, associated with electrical storms, crossroads, and sites of execution.

19. Black Annis (England)

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Pale blue witch with iron talons and taste for humans, especially children. This mythical creature was a nightmare for the children.

20. Gargoyle (England)

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Brooding creatures that are supposed to scare evil spirits away.

21. Kelpie (Scotland)

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Emits a cry that sounds like a drowning person t lure prey into the water, then plunges them into an aquatic grave.

22. Redcap (Scotland)

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Wicked, murderous goblin that lingers in ruined castles.

23. Nuckelavee (Orkney)

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Horrific demon that appears as a skinned horse and male torso hybrid and breathes disease and decay.

24. Dullahan (Ireland)

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A headless rider that uses human spine as a whip. If one stops riding next to you and calls out your name, you die instantly.

25. Banshee (Ireland)

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Female spirit that heralds the death of a loved one with chilling and relentless shrieks.

26. Draugr (Norway)

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Undead with superhuman strength and stamina; immune to normal weapons. No one can kill him and you need t make some special arrangements to catch him.

27. Preta (India, China, Vietnam)

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Due to poor karma in life, these spirits are afflicted with an insatiable hunger for an unusual substance, such as cadavers or feces.

28. Ghoul (Arabia)

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Shape shifting demon that takes on the form of the corpse it has most recently eaten.

29. Ningen (Japan)

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Enormous white sea creatures with eerie humanoid features spotted by vessels in Antarctica.

30. Ittan Momen (Japan)

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Sentient roll of cotton that smothers people until they suffocate.

31. Pontianak (Indonesia)

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Ghost of a woman who died while pregnant. She eats organs after cawing them out with sharp fingernails.

32. Jikininki (Japan)

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Spirits cursed to devour human corpses as punishment for leading a greedy selfish life.

33. Gashadokuro (Japan)

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Gigantic skeletons formed by amassed bones of people who die of starvation. They bite off the heads of travelers and drink the spraying blood.

34. Teke Teke (Japan)

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Ghost of a young girl who was cut in half by a train. She drags her torso around, seeking to dismember others with a scythe.

35. Kamaitachi (Japan)

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Sickle limbed weasel that cut off your limbs in the blink of an eye.

36. Tsuchinoko (Japan)

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Thick, snake like creature that can jump a meter high, referenced in the Kojiki, the oldest history book of Japan.

37. Diao Si Gui (China)

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Ghost of a hanging victim with a long, red tongue dangling from its gaping mouth.

38. Mongolian death worm (Mongolia)

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About the size of a human intestine, this worm spews corrosive yellow saliva and blasts of electricity that kill prey instantly.

39. Penanggalan (Malaysia)

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A detached female head that flies through the night, organs dangling, to search for blood but reattaches to the rest of her body during the day.

40. Manananggal (Philippines)

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Self-segmenting bloodsucker that sprouts bat-like wings and flies through the night hunting for unborn children.

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