Ghoul

The ghoul is a monstrous creature from Arabic folklore that appears in the form of a human and feasts on dead bodies and rotting cadavers. The name comes from the Arabic word “ghul”, which literally means “demon”.

Ghoul

The ghoul is a horrible abomination who lives in cemeteries and graveyards and feeds on the moldering corpses of the dead. It considers human flesh a delicacy and at night, under cover of darkness, it will dig up coffins and break them open in order to devour the human remains inside.

Some people say ghouls are human beings who have died and risen from the grave. Others claim that they are demons who appear in human form. Still more believe that ghouls were once a race of people who became trapped in underground caverns and, in the endless darkness, resorted to cannibalism to stay alive.

Although it prefers dead and rotting bodies, a hungry ghoul will not hesitate to prey on the living. They often lure unwary travelers to lonely desert wastes and remote ruins where it can attack them. After the ghoul kills you, it will devour your corpse, chewing the flesh from your bones and greedily sucking the warm blood from your veins.

Sometimes, ghouls are able to change shape and disguise themselves as a human or an animal. Often, they will take the form of the person they just ate. One way to tell a ghoul back then was by its feet. No matter what shape or form they take, ghouls will always have hooves.

One ancient story, tells of a young Arabic prince who was out hunting in the desert when he came across a beautiful young woman. She was crying and he asked her what was wrong. She told him she was the daughter of a king from the far-off land of India. She said she had become separated from her entourage when she fell off her horse and she was now lost, frightened and alone in the unfamiliar desert.

Taking pity on the beautiful girl, the prince lifted her up and put her sitting behind him on his horse. Together, they headed towards the prince’s home, but as they were passing by an ancient ruin, the girl asked if they could stop for a few minutes because she needed to go to the toilet.

She takes so long about her business that the prince grew impatient and went to look for her. He saw her crouching among the ancient ruins, surrounded by five or six hideous, grey-skinned children.

Listening closely, he overheard her saying, “My darlings, today, I have brought you a fat and juicy young man…”

“Bring him to us, Mother,” cried one of the disgusting, drooling wretches.

“We shall fill our stomachs with his flesh,” cried another.

When the prince heard this, he was overcome by fear and began to tremble. He knew that he had been tricked by a family of ghouls. Terrified, he ran back to his horse and managed to escape before the young woman emerged from the ruins.

Comments

  1. perfectlyimperfect says

    @fear I’m from India & I’ve heard about the Jins too, a friend of mine who is Muslim once told me that she once woke up in the middle of the night to the voice of chanting. And she said that, when she went to her balcony, she saw Jins praying, inside the mosque which was near her home.
    I just wanted to ask if that’s true??
    I mean do Jins pray in mosques at night??
    According to legend obviously…

  2. fear says

    @Carcass Jinn are not helpers of shayatan. They are made of fire and they can not be seen with human eyes but animals can see them. They don’t disguise themselves as anything. In the QURAN it mentions “ay jinnoinns” (ay jinn o inns) it means there are jinns and humans and before any living thing on earth jinns existed. Actually there are two types of jinn – good (who don’t harm humans) and bad (who just mess with us like scare us using the environment).

  3. fear says

    I am a Muslim too I had a really weird experience I was at home and the time was 11:30 then a lot of crows were kaw kawkawing (tree are no nest near my house) the Jackawls were screaming and a dog started to bark my also starts to meow loudly towards my window I still don’t know that was it a jinn

  4. Whiler says

    Jin is its own being.It is not devil nor spirit a Jin is peaceful,they will only harm if certain rules have been broken Jin are everywhere Jin will attack if you don’t ask for 3 consecutive days for them to leave if not they will harm a Jin lives in those houses which are not Inhabited for more than 2 years (i think).The Shaytan is a Jin. Jin are not helpers of the Devil the devil has helpers IDK who the Jin’s have many forms.he devil is thy who goes to all and persuades them to do wrong.Jin’s do not posses even to embrace Islam it is done o very rash actions.Also do not walk after 10:00 anything we cant see walks.If you hear a donkey hee-haw or a dog bark they can see very very unearthly stuff the Jins were earth old rules and most are still angry P: .If a rooster shouts then it sees angels.Now :P go move this false info or Vaermina haunt you kay.

  5. Blazingflame16 says

    Whoa what have I missed? Ive been gone for so long off this site I wonder..but its glad to be back time to get to reading

  6. Carcass says

    Geez,sorry I brought it up o.e . It was not a Jin,my friend said. Im not able to say it in singular form but its plural is sha-ya-tin apparently. They torture those in Hell and the powerful ones disguiseas humans in the real word to increase sinsd such. People sayos the Ghoul is mentioned in the Quran or some sort of religious book.

  7. Dont take me seriously says

    I’m a muslim. I’ve heard numerous stories of people who eat the dead. Especially when family members gather together and tell scary stories. Many of which are actually true(though mostly exgghajurated(correct me If I’m wrong)) They once arrested two guys in pakistan because they were caught eating a dead corpse of a man and a dog. There is a you tube video if you wanna check. So gross.

  8. Paradise says

    Sorry for the many comments but @DJ_Freak they aren’t invinsible actually they possess sometimes because humans hurt them by accidwnt and they aren’t very forgiving O.O

  9. Paradise says

    Oh and God created DEVILS to test the humans heart and he created Jin to worship him like he created humans :) now please don’t make any hurtful comments ^^ this’s just opinion throwing

  10. Paradise says

    Oh yay I thougt I was the only Muslim :D but thee are also the ones that possess because of black magic!

  11. DJ_Freak says

    I too am a muslim, but jinns are not ghost-type, they are formed of fire and are invisible. Certain people can see into the spirit world so they can see them. Evil jinns possess humans to cause ruptures and mess with our minds, but you also get some who only possess people to embrace Islam. They have feelings like us, which is kinda weird. I never knew there were so many muslims on this site=]

  12. bullies are losers says

    thanks for the clear up nightisasscaryday but you forgot about the fact of them posing as humans

  13. xx scaryboy xx says

    In india, jins means “Pret”. I had number of spooky stories about jins. I’ll post it hea some day!
    Well, a good info though, i’ll give it 6 out of 10 cookies.

  14. nightisascaryday says

    Guys Jins are actually ghost type they were created by god and there are good Jins and bad Jins also the bad Jins r like the one you can see in the story above and the gud Jins r normal like us but they r invisible thats it

  15. bullies are losers says

    hey just saying what islam teacher said he sad that there are good and bad jin and this is the first time youm are saying it so what’s with the i HAD told you huh

  16. Raafy says

    & Jin’s are actually the helpers of devil!Test human’s heart? Seriously? OMG you don’t know about those, do you?

  17. Raafy says

    @bullies are losers… I had told you.. Don’t make a debate out of religions! Thats the worst thing I ever came across (-_-)

  18. bullies are losers says

    @carcass it’s not true i am muslim but there’s nothing about hooves but still i haven’t learned it completely so maybe it is true but jin are not helpers of devil in my religion they were created by god to test humans heart

  19. Carcass says

    I dont need sleep anyway c: Jin i think are helpers of the devil. My lebanese friend says that if you were reall committed to Islam then you could see the hooves of the ghoul. But i dont think thts true e.e

  20. bullies are losers says

    @paradise that’s in my religion 2 and raafy but my comments were only nonsense but their comments are total inappropriate

  21. Paradise says

    Ahaha if they have hooves that means they are Jin which means Demons in arabic and Jini for 1 demon. And it’s true they eat corpses and weird stuff that normal humans don’t know it’s in my religion but I also heard thaf they have hooves no matter what hahaha it’s really scary though O.O

  22. Raafy says

    @bullies are losers stop pestering ScaryForKids so much saying delete this delete that.. He only deleted what was unrelated to that story.. I don’t think the above are not related to this! Keep calm and post your things in tell me your story section… ScaryForKids won’t mind maybe XD

  23. bullies are losers says

    sfk you didn’t delete the above comments and sort of creepy if you put yourself in the prince’s place

  24. MewmewKitteh says

    I would probably be like “Come at me bruh.”
    -Pulls out my AK 47-
    DIE BITCHES!
    MUARHARHARHARHAR

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