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up in any place in the world you will
hear your parents tell you that the
Boogie man will get you. And if your
not good he will do all kinds of things
to you. He is many of today's generation
the father of Freddie Krueger. The
bogeyman, boogyman, bogyman, boogieman,
boogey monster, or boogeyman, is a
folkloric or legendary ghostlike monster
often believed in by small children
and even adults today. Some believe
they are agents of the Devil who take
evil souls to Hell.
The bogeyman has no
specific appearance, and conceptions
of the monster can vary drastically
even from household to household within
the same community; in many cases
he simply has no set appearance in
the mind of a child, but is just an
amorphous embodiment of terror. He'll
cut you up, eat you alive, take you
away to a place of no return. He has
knives and axes. And if your really
bad nothing can stop him from getting
Bogeyman can be used
metaphorically to denote a person
or thing of which someone has an irrational
fear. Parents often say that if their
child is naughty, the bogeyman will
get them, in an effort to make them
behave. The bogeyman legend may originate
from Scotland, where such creatures
are sometimes called bogles, boggarts,
boogs or bogies.
Bogeyman tales vary by region. In
some places the bogeyman is male;
in others, female, and in others,
both. He can be trans gendered, and
perverted in a extreme multifaceted
way. In some Midwestern states of
the United States, the bogeyman scratches
at the window or breaks down your
door to get to you. In the Pacific
Northwest he may manifest in "green
fog, or a black shadow being."
In other places he hides under the
bed or in the closet and tickles,
bites or touches bad children when
they go to sleep at night. It is said
that a wart can be transmitted to
someone by the bogeyman and that is
the mark he puts on you to identify
you as his victim. If you develop
three warts the next time he comes
for you he will see that and take
you away to torture you forever. .
Bogeymen may be said to target a specific
mischief – for instance, a bogeyman
that punishes children who will not
go to bed, or fight with their siblings–
or general misbehavior.
But many in the paranormal community
belive that such nightmare creatures
as these are given life and are worth
investigating. Many ghosts and paranormal
or psychic enties can become the famed
creature that stalks us before we
Boogeyman Der schwarze Mann (Germany)
(2005) You thought it was a just a
story... but it's real.
Set in Chicago, the movie 'Boogeyman'
tells the haunting tale of a young
man traumatized by memories of terrible
events he experienced in his childhood.
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences
of horror and terror/violence, and
some partial nudity .
In many cultures the Boogie Man is
a shadow. Many paranormal researchers
ans observers often find that the
deep rooted fear of the Boogie Man
is related to why so many fear shadow
The Shadow Of the
Shadow people (also known as shadow
men, shadow folk, or shadow beings)
are supernatural shadow-like creatures
of both modern folklore and traditional
native American beliefs. According
to folklore, they appear as dark forms
in the peripheries of people's vision
and disintegrate, or move between
walls, when noticed.
Reports of shadow people occupy a
similar position in the popular consciousness
to ghost sightings, but differ in
that shadow people are not reported
as having human features, wearing
modern/period clothing, or attempting
to communicate. Witnesses also do
not report the same feelings of being
in the presence of something that
'was once human'. Some individuals
have described being menaced, chased,
or in some rare instances, attacked
by shadow people. There have also
been reports of shadow people appearing
in front of witnesses, of which they
stay there or lingering for several
seconds before disappearing. Witnesses
report that encounters are typically
accompanied by a feeling of dread.
Accounts of shadow people typically
describe them as being black humanoid
silhouettes with no discernible mouths,
noses, or facial expressions, though
accounts also exist of them being
child-sized humanoids or shapeless
masses that sometimes change to a
more human like form. The eyes are
usually not described as being discernible
but in some reports glowing eyes are
mentioned. The color of the eyes,
if any, is typically given as red.
Their specific form is described variously
as two-dimensional shadow to a vaporous
or distorted three-dimensional body
(as though made out of smoke or steam).
Movement is often described as being
very quick and disjointed. Some witnesses
describe this movement as though the
shadow entities they have seen "danced"
from one wall to the next, or as moving
around the room "as if they were
on a specific track". Rarely,
they are seen "standing"
in the middle of doorways or off the
wall. Often they are described as
being seen staring at the floor. Some
accounts describe what appears to
be the outline of a cloak, and in
some instances the outline of a 1930s
style fedora hat. This last type is
referred as the "hat-man".
A number of paranormal beliefs for
shadow people have been drawn from
various religions, parapsychology,
metaphysics, demonology, and the occult.
Some religious sects believe that
these creatures may be demons.
One proposal is that Shadow People
represent a Thoughtform (egregore),
ghost or demon that was created by
events in which extreme physical/emotional
stress/trauma has taken place, or
which have been purposefully created
through black magic or other occult
practices. It has also been claimed
that they are unattended shadows or
shades, said in some cultures to be
similar to that of a ghost: a flicker
of a life unable to end for some reason.
A second belief is that they are creatures
from another reality whose "dimension"
occasionally overlaps with ours, allowing
them to be partially visible, or that
they represent creatures that exist
on a separate plane of existence.[citation
A third belief is that they are in
some way related to Grey aliens, or
to the Reptilian humanoids found in
conspiracy beliefs such as those promoted
by David Icke.
Several scientific hypotheses have
been proposed to explain sightings
of shadow people, including optical
illusions or hallucinations brought
on by the physiological/psychological
circumstances of the witnesses, drug
use, and the interaction of external
agents on the human body.
In most instances, witnesses report
seeing shadow people in the peripheral
areas of their vision. This area of
vision is linked to the areas of the
brain that recognizes patterns, however
it provides less detail to the brain
than macular (center-forward) vision.
This can lead to a condition known
as pareidolia, in which the brain
incorrectly interprets random patterns
of light/shadow or texture as being
familiar patterns such as faces and
human forms. The same condition can
also be observed in macular vision
in low light conditions, or when viewing
a complex but random image. A common
example would be perceiving a shadow,
thrown by an item of furniture in
a darkened room, as being a person.
Also known as waking-sleep, hypnagogia
is a documented physiological condition
in which a person is part-way between
sleeping and waking. During hypnogogia,
a person can be conscious and aware
of their environment, but also in
a dream-like state where they can
perceive images from their subconscious.
People experiencing waking-sleep commonly
report the sensation of lights or
shadows moving around them, as well
as other visual hallucinations. A
feeling of dread is also a sensation
that occurs when experiencing hypnogogia.
Hypnogogia is sometimes known as 'the
faces in the dark phenomenon' because
those who experience this state commonly
report seeing faces while experiencing
waking-sleep. Similar hypothesis
have been put forward linking this
condition to a number of other apparent
paranormal experiences, including
alien abductions paranormal nocturnal
visitations, and religious experiences
such as contact with angels or demons.
The use of narcotics and psychotropic
agents, including methamphetamine,
cocaine, MDMA (Ecstasy) and LSD, can
produce shadow human shaped hallucinations.
Dopaminergic drugs such as pramipexole
can sometimes cause these hallucinations.
Common over-the-counter medication
can also have a similar effect if
taken in sufficient quantity (see
diphenhydramine and pseudoephedrine).
Under the right conditions[clarify],
electromagnetic fields can interfere
with the functions of the temporal
lobe; creating altered states of perception
in which auditory and visual hallucinations
Using electromagnetic fields, researches
have been able to recreate many of
the experiences reported during paranormal
encounters under laboratory conditions,
including those of shadow people.
Researchers have also documented correlations
between variances in naturally-occurring
magnetic fields and areas where paranormal
events have been reported.
Certain neurological conditions, such
as photosensitive complex partial
seizures, have also been shown to
cause sufferers to see shadow people.
are nearly universal; common to folklore
in many disparate countries.
Azerbaijan - A boogeyman-like creature
parents refer to make children behave
is called khokhan ( "xoxan").
Brazil and Portugal- A similar creature
with the same function (to scare misbehaving
children) exists as the "Bag
Man" (Portuguese: "homem
do saco"). It is portrayed as
an adult male, usually in the form
of a bum, or a hobo, who carries a
sack on his back (much like Santa
Claus would), and collects mean disobedient
children to sell. Parents may tell
their kids that they will call the
"Sack man" to collect them
if they do not behave. A monster more
akin to the Bogeyman is called "Bicho
Papão" (Eating Beast).
A notable difference is 'homem do
saco' is a daily menace and "Bicho
Papão" is a bed time (nightly)
Bulgaria - In Bulgaria children are
sometimes told that a dark scary monster-like
person called Torbalan (Bulgarian
meaning a sack , so his name means
"Man with a sack") will
come and kidnap them with his large
sack if they misbehave. In some villages
people used to believe that a hairy,
dark, ghost-like creature called a
talasam (Tal-ah-SUHM) lived in the
shadows of the barn or in the attic
and came out at night to scare little
Czech Republic - Bubak or hastrman
(Bugbear, scarecrow, respectively)
is the Czech boogeyman; he is like
Torbalan in being a man with a sack
who takes children. He also, however,
takes adults, and is known for hiding
by riverbanks and making a sound like
a lost baby, in order to lure the
unwary. He weaves on nights of the
full moon, making clothes for his
stolen souls, and has a cart drawn
Denmark - The equivalent of the Bogeyman
in Danish is bussemanden. It hides
under the bed and grabs children who
will not sleep. Like the English,
it is also a slang term for nasal
Finland - The equivalent of the Bogeyman
in Finland is mörkö. The
most famous usage of the word these
days takes place in Moomin-stories
(originally written in Swedish) in
which mörkö (the Groke)
is a frightening, dark blue, big,
France - The French equivalent of
the Bogeyman is le croque-mitaine
Germany - in Germany the Bogeyman
is known as Der schwarze Mann (the
black man), the "Buhmann"
or the Butzemann. "Schwarz"
does not refer to the color of skin
but to his preference for hiding in
dark places, like the closet, under
the bed of children or in forests
at night. There is also an active
game for little children which is
called Wer hat Angst vorm schwarzen
Mann? (Who is afraid of the black
Greece - in Greece the equivalent
of the Bogeyman is known as Baboulas
. Most of the times he is said to
be hiding under the bed, although
it is used by the parents in a variety
Haiti - in Haiti, the Boogeyman is
a giant, and a counterpart of Father
Christmas, renowned for abducting
bad children by putting them in his
knapsack. His name in the Haitian
creole patois is Tonton Macoute.
Hungary - "Mumus" , the
expression is often used to frighten
kids when they do something wrong
or just to have them fear something,
usually the expression is used in
the following context "the Mumus
will take you away".
India - In India, the entity is known
by different names.
North India - Children are sometimes
threatened with the Bori Baba, who
carries a sack (bori) in which he
places children he captures. A similar
character is the Chownki Daar, a night
shift security guard who takes children
who refuse to go to sleep.
South India - In the state of Tamil
Nadu, children are often mock threatened
with the Rettai Kannan (the two-eyed
one) or Poochaandi. In the state of
Andhra Pradesh, the equivalent of
bogeyman is Buchadu.
Iran - In Persian culture, children
who misbehave might be told by their
parents to be afraid of lulu who eats
up the naughty children. Lulu is usually
called lulu-khorkhore (bogeyman who
eats everything up). The threat is
generally used to make small children
eat their meals.
Italy - The Italian equivalent of
the Bogeyman is l'uomo nero ("the
black man"), portrayed as a tall
man wearing a heavy black coat, with
a black hood or hat which hides his
face. Sometimes, parents will knock
loudly under the table, pretending
that someone is knocking at the door,
and saying: "Here comes l'uomo
nero! He must know that there's a
child here who doesn't want to drink
his soup!" L'uomo nero is not
supposed to eat or harm children,
just take them away to a mysterious
and frightening place. A popular lullaby
says that he would keep a child with
him "for a whole month".
Another Italian equivalent is babau(called
sometimes babao or barabao).
Japan - Namahage are demons that
warn children not to be lazy or cry,
during the Namahage Sedo Matsuri,
or "Demon Mask Festival",
when villagers don demon masks and
pretend to be these spirits.
Korea - In Gyungsang province, Kokemi
is understood as a monster that appears
to get misbehaving children. The word
kokemi, however, is derived from a
word Kotgahm, dried persimmon. According
to Korean folklore, a woman, in an
attempt to soothe her crying child,
said "Here comes a tiger to come
and get you. I'll let him in unless
you stop crying." Accidentally,
a tiger passed by, overheard her and
decided to wait for his free meal.
Instead of opening the door of the
house, to the tiger's disappointment,
the mother offered her child a dried
persimon saying "Here's a kotgahm."
Of course, the child, busy eating,
stopped crying. The tiger, not knowing
what a Kotgahm is, ran away thinking
"this must be a scary monster
for whom even I am no match."
(Tigers are revered by Koreans as
most powerful and fearsome creatures.)
Other variations include mangtae younggaman
oldman (younggam) who carries a mesh
sack (mahngtae) to put his kidnapped
children in. In some regions, mangtae
younggam is replaced by mangtae halmum
, an old woman with a mesh sack.
Mexico - El Coco/Cuco. Is a creature
that eats children that misbehave
when they are told to go to bed. Parents
will sing lullabies or tell rhymes
to the children warning them that
if they don't sleep, El Coco will
come and get them". In the Mexican-American
community the creature is known as
"El cucuy". Social sciences
professor Manuel Medrano said popular
legend describes cucuy as a small
humanoid with glowing red eyes that
hides in closets or under the bed.
'Some lore has him as a kid who was
the victim of violence ... and now
he’s alive, but he’s not,'
Medrano said, citing Xavier Garza’s
2004 book Creepy Creatures and other
Norway - Busemannen
Netherlands - Boeman
Philippines - Pugot, Mamu (only in
most Ilocano regions)
Poland - in some regions, like Silesia
or Great Poland, children are mock
threatened with bebok (babok, bobok),
a bogeyman-like creature from old
Quebec - in this French-speaking
province, the Bonhomme Sept-Heures
(7 o'clock man) is said to visit houses
around 7 o'clock to take misbehaving
children who will not go to bed back
to his cave where he feasts on them.
Romania - in Romania the equivalent
of the Bogeyman is known as bau-bau
Bau-bau stories are used by parents
to scare children who misbehave.
Russia - usually said to be hiding
under the bed, babay is used to keep
children in bed or stop them from
misbehaving. 'Babay' means 'old man'
in Tatar. Children are told that "babay"
is an old man with a bag or a monster,
and that it will take them away if
Slovenia The Slovenian Bogeyman is
called Bavbav. It doesn't have a particular
shape or form. Many times it isn't
even defined as a man or anything
human. It can be thought of as a kind
of sprite or spirit although the word
"spirit" also doesn't give
Spain - The Spanish Bogeyman is known
as El Cuco, or, more often in Spain,
El Coco (also named in some parts
of Spain as El Ogro), a shapeless
figure, sometimes a hairy monster,
that eats children that misbehave
when they are told to go to bed. Parents
will sing lullabies or tell rhymes
to the children warning them that
if they don't sleep, El Coco will
come and get them. The rhyme originated
in the 17th century has evolved over
the years, but still retaining its
original meaning. The term is also
used in Spanish-speaking Latin American
countries. The aforementioned Brazilian
"Bag Man" also exists here
in the form of the Hombre del Saco
or Hombre de la bolsa, who is usually
depicted as a mean and impossibly
ugly and skinny old man who eats the
misbehaving children he collects.
Sri Lanka - Goni Billa - A scary
man carrying a sack to capture and
keep children. Elders use him for
kids who refused to behave well.
Sweden - in Sweden the Bogeyman is
referred to either as Monstret under
sängen which essentially means
"the monster under the bed",
or Svarta mannen; "the Black
Switzerland - in Switzerland the
Bogeyman is called Böögg
and has an important role in the springtime
ceremonies. The figure is the symbol
of winter and death, so in the Sechseläuten
ceremony in the City of Zürich,
where a figure of the Böögg
Turkey - in Turkey there is an old
lullaby about a creature called Dunganga,
who puts misbehaving children in its
basket and takes them back to its
cave to be eaten.
Ukraine - eastern part of Ukraine
has babay, possibly due to Russian
Vietnam - ông ba b (in the
North - literally mister-three-bags)
or ông k (in the South) is used
to make small children eat their meals
or to scare children who misbehave,
usually in a mock-threatening way.
Some believe that he is the ghost
of Cain (Cain, a farmer, commits the
first murder by killing his brother
Abel, a shepherd, after God[ rejects
Cain's sacrifice but accepts Abel's.)
The saga of Adam and Eve's sons repeated
from biblical times punishing the
child that hurts his brother or sister.
Many in the South of Louisiana of
the United Sates say he is a Voodoo
Hoodoo creature. Not quite a Lwa but
not a zombie or spirit. He will bite
out your tongue if you curse your
parents, he will suck out your eyes
if you watch people through their
windows. In New Orleans many believe
him to be the Devil Baby of Bourbon
Street grown into manhood.
In rural Texas he is a killer and
is said to chop off a finger or toe
of a child until he collects all ten.
The unlucky child is free to turn
his or her ways for the better. The
accidents that cause the children
to lose a finger or toe are cause
by the Boogie Woogie that hides in
the shadows. If a finger or toe is
cut off in an accident and it cannot
be found then you know he has it in
The Dead Spoken To You Lately?
About Lisa Lee Harp
Waugh The American Necromancer
The first lady of conjuring the Dead.
The ancient art pf Necromancy is still
alive today with Waugh at it's main
investigator. LISA LEE HARP WAUGH
Is a necromancer in the 21st century.
She is by what may call a real conduit
to the world of the dead. She dressers
in ceremonial robes, draws magical
circles on the floor and commands
spirits from Heaven, Hell and all
places in between to appear before
her and communicate with the living.
As a teenager she studied heavily
The Black Arts by Richard Cavendish
and The Grand Grimoire by A.E Waite,
the Malleus Maleficarum and anything
she could get her hands on by the
great by Eliphas Levi, John Dee and
the great beast, Aleister Crowley.
A professional Necromancer and founder
of the Sorcerers Guild of greater
Houston, Texas. Waugh has been practicing
and conducting rituals for many paranormal
investigators for over 20 years. Waugh
also paints many spiritual and common
murals and lives in a small Texas
town with her three dogs. She also
over the years makes ceremonial candles
and is active in ghost hunting in
the deep South. Summoning the dead
to communicate with the living is
a natural daily occurrence for Waugh.
"I have been doing this since
I was a child." " When I
lived in Galveston, Texas about 15
years ago, I was introduced to the
ancient rights of ceremonial Necromancy
as a ritual by a great shaman called
Freebird, and because of him and his
diligence to the art, I still practice
it until this day." "However,
if a spirit has something vital to
impart to you, they will call upon
you, not vice-versa and no ritual
She then Got involved with the local
Hoodoo Voodoo's of the area and new
doors where opened to her concerning
communicating with the dead.
Waugh was baptized and trained in
the secret dark religion by Bianca
The Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. Waugh
lived in New Orleans for 3 years until
she learned all about spells, hex's
and how to hoodoo voodoo people as
Waugh also owned and managed the
fantastic Candle Making Company in
Galveston, Texas for many years that
catered to the eclectic patrons taste
of many of the states visitors and
just curious. She then moved to Houston's
Famous Vodoun area 5th ward. This
now where she resides to this day.
Her home today is a testimony to Necromancy
and her new found religion of Voodoo
Necromantic practitioners such as
Waugh conducts, and entails respect
and reverence not only for the spirits
of the dead, but for the spirits of
Hell, Heaven and all places in between.
Waugh has a large home one room she
has painted black where she calls
the good spirits. Another painted
all black where she calls the infernal
American Ghost Hunters Society is
currently accepting new members all
across the country for our network
of ghost hunters, ghost writers and
Investigate all types of Paranormal
and Unexplained Phenomena through
Research and Documentation.
Waugh is often compared today in
her facial features and many similar
practices as being a modern Dr. John
Dee. He of course was one of the most
fascinating characters of the Elizabethan
period just as Waugh is recognized
as such in modern times. The events
of Dee's life are filled with science,
experiments, astrology and mathematics
which he aligned with magic, the supernatural
and alchemy! All of which is Waugh's
personal passion and driven honest
beliefs. These are also stead fast
traditions she does and true in practicing
openly. A few of her select followers
say she is the actual reincarnation
of John Dee. Waugh also practices
astrology, and is very continuously
studying the Black Arts.
Waugh, a real big hearted Texas gal
does not comment on any of this privately
or publicly ... for she is humble
in her paranormal studies and research
to the core. Gina Lanier a close friend
of her's relates: "Waugh is a
very outgoing friendly, charming and
a downright loveable person, and gets
along equally well with the living
and the dead." Lanier and Waugh
once investigated a real Haunted Texas
Federal Prison together for close
to two years in the early 1990's and
had many startling paranormal adventures
Lisa Lee Harp Waugh's accomplishments
have been achieved through hard work,
persistence, and a goal-oriented attitude
required to overcome obstacles and
reach difficult goals. Waugh shares
her approach to communicating with
the dead's success in this motivational
performance that's sure to inspire
Paranormal Investigators to excel
in their life.