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Eric Dwinnells is back to talk about The Boogeyman as he's known in the US or The Bogeyman as he's known in the UK. A boogeyman is any form of a mythical creature used by parents to gain compliance from their children. Sounds a little messed up, but in a way, I suppose you could argue that Santa himself is a type of boogeyman! Tonight Eric will take you on a world tour and introduce you to some of the most infamous boogeymen said to inhabit this fair globe of ours. He'll also tell you about the boogeymen her feared as a child (including Disney's Mr. Boogedy, Jesus, and the iron centipede at the "naught children's playground" and magical thinking.
Monsters discussed in this episode include:
Bugbear, sack man, El Coco, Cuca, l'uomo nero, Newanay Mama, Saw Kaw (aka Gaw Gaw), Bloody Bones (aka Tommy Rawhead), Namahage, The Small Man, Marabbecca, Qalupalik, Dongala Miso, Awd Goggie, The Gooseberry Wife, Tata Duende, and Wewe Gombel.
Read Dr. Malawista's article here
Music by Occultic Overtones
Eric D is a Boston-based actor, singer, comic, and host of the podcast Spooky Times with Eric D