18 Bone Chilling Urban Legends From Around the World1. THE HAIRY HANDS
A pair of disembodied, hairy hands have been known to clamp around the throats or steering wheels of motorists, causing crashes and even death.
This scarecrow-like menace lurks by riverbanks, luring victims in by imitating the sounds of a crying baby, before kidnapping them away on his cart drawn by cats.
Krampus is the horned and hooved judgement that comes looking for naughty children during Christmas to whisk off to hell.
Human-like in appearance with deeply sunken eyes, a skeletal body with decaying skin, this creature has a hunger for human flesh that can never be satisfied.
This midnight snacker has legs that are two floors high with arms just as long, and wanders Haitian streets at night looking for an easy meal.
6. JERSEY DEVIL
The Jersey Devil is a flying, hooved creature with the head of a goat and small arms with clawed hands that often lets out a blood-curdling scream.
7. LA SIGUANABA
Appear as a beautiful woman, but is anything but. With her real face described as a horse or a skull, she drives her victims insane.
8. THE SMALL MAN
The 'Small Man' drives around the roads of the Bahamas out to catch anyone after sundown, who he can imprison in his cart forever.
9. EL CUERO
El Cuero has the appearance of a stingray, with eyes on stalks and razor sharp claws along its fringes to help pull in its victims.
10. ABO RAGL MA SLOKHA
Once said to be a child who ended up badly burnt after ignoring his parents, he now hunts down naughty children to cook and eat them.
A giant serpent-like creature with a horse's head that has control over the weather, unleashing storms when it's angry.
In Swahili, Popobawa means 'bat-wing' and relates to a shapeshifter that has taken the form of a bat, but also human and animal. It attacks at night, physically and sexually assaulting men and women.
Hiding in the trees of Australia, a little red creature waits for a weary traveller to rest beneath it, where upon it leaps down and drains their blood with the suckers on its hands and feet before consuming them.
A Hairy ape-like creature that stands at between 7-12 ft and lives in the Australian wilderness.
15. THE THREE WITCHES OF AUCKLAND
Stalking the woods of Auckland Domain are said to be three witches who were hanged and now haunts the woods stalking passers by.
16. ASHIARAI YASHIKI
This huge, disembodied leg and foot is liable to smash through ceilings in Japan. It is usually covered in mud or blood and demands washing. Failure to do so... Well, just get washing.
17. PUGOT MAMU
Headless and with a taste for children who he swallows whole through the hole in his neck. Usually found living in trees or deserted houses.
18. HANTU POCONG
The ghost of a dead person trapped in their burial shroud because their soul could not escape. Hops around restlessly searching for something or someone.