Bogeyman: An Amorphous Embodiment Of Terror
Bogeyman which is sometimes spelled as 'Boogeyman' is an imaginary mythical creature that was used to frighten children. This evil spirit contains no set appearance or specific shape in the minds of both the adults as well as the kids. The parents often used this term to carry off naughty children. In many countries including Brazil, Portugal and Spain, the mythical creature is characterized as a person who carries naughty children in a sack on his back.
During the 1800's, the term 'Bogeyman' was associated with a person named Albert Fish who was born and raised in Washington D.C. He emerged as one of the terrifying killers to date. Albert Fish was portrayed as a man who abducts young children and inflicting injuries on them. In the year January 16, 1936 he was sentenced to death for executing crimes.
Listed below are some of the various shapes and figures of Bogeyman from around the world.
- Japan : - In Japan, the people term 'Bogeyman' as 'Namahage'. It is a traditional Japanese ritual where men are dressed like a legendary ghost like monster during the New Year.
- Korea : - In Korea, it is referred to as the 'Kotgahm'. It is another word used for an edible fruit named Persimmon. According to the legend, an evil spirit will arrive and carry off unruly children in a sack.
- Finland : - In Finland, the Bogeyman is depicted as a Giant Blue Bob who is desolated and bereft. As it begins to walk, the surface beneath her feet starts freezing. She creates panic among st the public and they somehow manage to escape from her.
- England : - In England, the boggle spirit is known by the name 'Buggy Man'. The driver of the cart gathers all the corpses which are laid on the ground during the Black Plague that devastated Europe.
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