Halloween is just around the corner; do you know the what's what of all the spooky creatures that will emerge that night? Here's a quick guide of the top 10 spooky creatures that you might encounter this Halloween.
Probably the most commonly encountered of the supernatural creatures on this list, ghosts can be encountered year-round at any time of the day. Most ghosts cannot be seen, but you can hear them whisper around you and feel the air get colder when they appear. More powerful ghosts can take on a physical appearance that is generally transparent, although some can appear as realistic as living people.
Vampires are one of the most famous supernatural creatures, thanks to all the movies and shows that have been made about them falling in love with humans. Vampires can only come out at night-time, except in special circumstance, so humans are generally safe from vampires during the day. Vampires also cannot enter a living person's home without first being invited inside by the residents, so make sure to be very careful about who you invite into your home.
Werewolves are another well-known supernatural creature. These creatures are shape shifters that have both a human form and a wolf form. It can be difficult to spot these creatures because of this; but, thankfully, werewolves generally do not cause too many problems for humans and are able to coexist relatively peacefully with them.
Probably the most difficult to identify, witches are humans who have supernatural powers to cast spells and craft potions. They look no different than any regular human, unless you happen to see them wearing their witch hat, or riding their broomstick, or even using their cauldron to create spells and potions. Try to not get on the bad side of a witch because you likely won't know that they even are one until its too late and you've been turned into a goldfish!
Now for this supernatural "spooky" creature, black cats are not the only form that they exist in; however, it is the most widely known of them. Familiars are animals that are supernaturally linked with witches and assist them in their witchly duties. Familiars are often seen closely with witches, never wanting to leave their side, and many people just assume them to be pets that are very attached to their owners. Familiars can be any type of animal, but for unknown reasons, black cats are the most commonly seen familiars. While not inherently dangerous, or something for humans to worry about, familiars will do anything for their witch even if it is evil in nature.
Skeletons are not a spooky creature that will typically cause any harm to human; however, they are quiet scary when you encounter them. Skeletons love to come out on Halloween and other spooky days to all come together in a giant group and dance to celebrate their lives. Seeing all these skeletons at once can be spooky, until you realize that they are also just trying to enjoy the festive night.
One of the spookiest and most dangerous creatures on this list, demons are generally evil creatures who come here to possess humans and cause chaos everywhere they go. Demons can be difficult to spot because of their ability to possess people, but if you see people who avoid salt and have entirely black eyes with no white parts around the edges, it very well might be a demon.
Humans probably have the most inaccurate and incorrect information regarding fairiers out of all the creatures on this list. Fairies can come in all shapes and sizes, not just the tiny flying versions like Tinkerbelle. Fairies do generally get noticed most often when they are smaller with visible wings, but that is probably because those are the most annoying and mischevious ones. Fairies, in general, are tricksters who love to cause all sorts of mischief. You should be wary of anyone who you met who loves to cause problems because they could vary well be a fairy. Fairies also love sweets, so they can easily be found wherever there's lots of sweet treat to eat.
Angels are typically very kind creatures to humans, although they can still be very spooky and intimidating to meet because of their beauty and grace. Angels are easy to notice but difficult to spot as angels because they take the forms of regular humans, only they have this gentle glow around them that draws everyone's attention to them. Angels can be found anytime of the year if you are able to spot them; they like to monitor humans and make sure that everything is alright.
Zombies were once considered the hottest trend of the supernatural creatures in the media, but they've since died out in popularity. Despite that, zombie are still one of the major supernatural creatues to look out for this Halloween. Zombies are pretty easy to spot since they look like decaying humans and move pretty slowly. You should still be worried about them though, because once they get set on your trail, they won't stop until they've gotten your brain!
© Erin Moss 2022