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Pishtaco
AKA: Nakaq, kharisiri
Origin: Perú
History:
This creature dates back to pre-Hispanic days, the Natives believed that a Pishtaco is a monster that sneaks up on person walking alone at night. The monster is said to be a tall pale green-eyed man with messy hair. A Spanish priest who lived in the 1500s wrote that the natives refused to bring them firewood at night because they feared that the Spanish priests were Pishtacos. The Pishtaco was also feared because of his cannibalistic tendencies, if he did not eat his victim and drain them of their blood and body fluids then they were dismembered and sold as friedpork rinds.
In 2009, there was a ring of men called Pishtacos who were believed to have killed over 60 people for their flesh. Some stories stated that they were selling them to cosmetic companies others said that they were selling them to shamans to prefer satanic rituals. This was later to be proved as a hoax developed by a head of police who later resigned.
What’s so weird about it?
Not be confused with pistachios or fish tacos, Pishtacos are the Andes’ region version of a vampire. A tall lone man dressed in fine clothes will come out of the shadows and offer you his hand, palm facing down. As you stare at the hand, the fingers detach themselves and fall to the ground, having turned into maggots. Once that scene has paralyzed you, he’ll move towards you and suck out your body fluids and dismember and eat you. Or sell your flesh. Doesn’t sound as good as pistachios or tacos does it?
What if I see one?
Run. These aren’t your sparkling sad excuse for a vampire that you know, they will rip off your head and drink your blood without a second thought.
EDIT: I’VE CHANGED THE IMAGE SINCE IT WAS INCORRECT

Pishtaco

AKA: Nakaq, kharisiri

Origin: Perú

History:

This creature dates back to pre-Hispanic days, the Natives believed that a Pishtaco is a monster that sneaks up on person walking alone at night. The monster is said to be a tall pale green-eyed man with messy hair. A Spanish priest who lived in the 1500s wrote that the natives refused to bring them firewood at night because they feared that the Spanish priests were Pishtacos. The Pishtaco was also feared because of his cannibalistic tendencies, if he did not eat his victim and drain them of their blood and body fluids then they were dismembered and sold as friedpork rinds.

In 2009, there was a ring of men called Pishtacos who were believed to have killed over 60 people for their flesh. Some stories stated that they were selling them to cosmetic companies others said that they were selling them to shamans to prefer satanic rituals. This was later to be proved as a hoax developed by a head of police who later resigned.

What’s so weird about it?

Not be confused with pistachios or fish tacos, Pishtacos are the Andes’ region version of a vampire. A tall lone man dressed in fine clothes will come out of the shadows and offer you his hand, palm facing down. As you stare at the hand, the fingers detach themselves and fall to the ground, having turned into maggots. Once that scene has paralyzed you, he’ll move towards you and suck out your body fluids and dismember and eat you. Or sell your flesh. Doesn’t sound as good as pistachios or tacos does it?

What if I see one?

Run. These aren’t your sparkling sad excuse for a vampire that you know, they will rip off your head and drink your blood without a second thought.

EDIT: I’VE CHANGED THE IMAGE SINCE IT WAS INCORRECT

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