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Jenglot

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A jenglot is a type of mysterious creature or vampire in Indonesian culture and mythology. It is


described as looking much like a tiny, living human doll. It is usually depicted as a mythical
creature, sometimes seen in cryptozoology, and occasionally purported to have actually been a
human body.

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• 1 Whereabouts
• 2 Feeding Jenglot
• 3 Exhibition
• 4 Becoming a Jenglot
• 5 See also

• 6 External links

[edit] Whereabouts
Jenglot is believed to be found in Indonesia, especially in Java. They are mostly found by native
psychics after they have performed a supernatural ceremony. Jenglots are said to be found
anywhere, from under the ground, on a wrecked house roof, and even in the trunk of a huge tree.

[edit] Feeding Jenglot


Jenglot 'keepers' feed their creature with blood, either animal blood (goat) or human blood.
Those who feed the creature with human blood buy it legally from the Indonesian Red Cross.
The jenglot is said to not drink the blood directly. The person places the jenglot near the blood,
but the jenglot doesn't even move or touch the blood. It is said that the jenglot will get the
nutrients of the blood in their own way. Some say it comes alive and consumes the blood when it
is alone.

[edit] Exhibition
In Indonesia there has been several "exhibitions" of jenglot specimens found and showcased.
Most being found on the islands of Java and Sumatra, and are held as private collections of
supernatural researchers and fans. Many were found to be hoaxes, being masterful taxidermist
fixings of monkeys and fish, however, not all specimens were examined, and the jenglot is an
actively believed myth that many natives believe to be real. People who have caught the jenglot
usually bring their creature all over Indonesia to exhibit them in order to gain some money.

[edit] Becoming a Jenglot


According to an Indonesian legend, Jenglot was a monk who wanted to learn the "Ilmu Bethara
Karang" or the way to eternal life. They say if a person with great supernatural power meditates
in a certain cave, they'll become jenglot.