Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology

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The Dayak people from the Isle of Borneo believe that people who are morally tainted are most susceptible to demonic possession by the bali djaka. Once this demon has entered into the person's body, it forces them to commit suicide, which is why the Dayak people associate this vampiric spirit with accidental, sudden, and suicidal deaths.
Source: De Leeuw, Crossroads of the Caribbean, 74

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