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The Bogeyman is a mythical devil that punishes children for misbehavior.[1][2]

This creature exists in the cultures of most European countries. Its undefined appearance make him more terrifying.

In Germany he is known as Schwarze Mann (Black Man).[3] He lives under the children bed, in the night forest and in the wardrobe.[3] In Germany the tag game Black Man is very popular. A similar game is British Bulldog.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Bogeyman of Your Nightmares". Retrieved 2021-07-14.
  2. Shimabukuro, Karra (2014). "The Bogeyman of Your Nightmares: Freddy Krueger's Folkloric Roots". Studies in Popular Culture. 36 (2): 45–65. ISSN 0888-5753. JSTOR 24332650.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "European Monsters". Europe Is Not Dead!. 2019-01-13. Retrieved 2021-07-14.