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NAGASJATINGARONG

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In Indonesia there is a vampiric spirit that preys on men known as a nagasjatingarong ("vampire"). The spirit possesses the body of a beautiful woman and uses her to seduce and then attack a man, biting him and drinking his blood. The only physical sign of attack is that the victim will develop ANEMIA. As recently as 1975 there was a report of a shaman who discovered a 25-year-old woman who was allegedly possessed by a nagasjatingarong. He asserted that she had already been married five times and each of her husbands had died of anemia within the first month of marriage.
Source: Koch, Occult ABC, 54 ­55; Perkowski, Vampires of the Slavs, 18
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