Orang Minyak: Mythical Monster or Monstrous Cover-up?


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In Malay folklore, the Orang Minyak is an supernaturally agile, humanoid creature coated in an oily, slippery substance. It is primarily known for abducting young women at night. There are other, similar creatures in folkloric beliefs across the planet -- boogeymen meant to warn children against disobeying their parents or social mores. But something about the Orang Minyak is different: Since the 1950s, it's been a prime suspect in numerous assaults and attempted crimes, with authorities and bystanders both claiming there was something supernatural about these crimes.

Topics in this Podcast: ben bowlin, Noel Brown, Matt Frederick, conspiracy, bigfoot, folklore