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The Boeman or Boezeman (alternatively known as the "Boevent," "Boekaros," "Boezejeude," "Beukél," "Beukérel," "Boozenkeerl," "Malle Kiel," "Malle Kerel," "Donkere Vent" or "Den Padderen") is a Dutch version of the Boogey Man. Originally he was known as the Boezeman, meaning he was noisy - which he could be - but his name was later bastardized to Boeman (translation: Boo Man).[1] He was known to be the culprit of a number of things all through the Netherlands. Some people said the Boeman kidnapped misbehaving children late at night[2], others said he pulled children into the water. Again other say he's a malicious house spirit. Oftentimes Boeman is just a synonym for Child Terror.

In Limburg the Boeman is known as the "Beukél" or "Beukérel"; a tall dark man wearing a chain that makes a faint clinging sound. Similar to the Pikkepoot, he walks by the houses at night.[3]

In Zeeland the Boeman was best know to be a Water Terror.[4]

Vlaanderen has its own story about the Boeman. They say he carries a big jute bag, which he uses to capture children and drag them to hell with.

List Of Dutch Monsters (edit)
Ghosts Haunted Locations Aamsveen · Folperd van der Leede · Huis De Griffioen · Pelgrim van der Leede · Solse Gat · Urnenveld · Witte Wievenkuil

Flaming Ghosts

Blauw Dámpke · Dwaallichtjes · Glüenden Gerrit · Hémänneken · Laakmannetje · Pelgrim van der Leede · Schinderhinke · Venrayse Schepenen · Vurige Landmeter · Zwartmakers

Border Ghosts

Dove Waander · Laakmannetje · Venrayse Schepenen · Vurige Landmeter
Unsorted Assepoesters · Barende Vrouwe · Barneman · Beeldwit · Budde · Bornes · Elf-rib · Folperd van der Leede · Ijzeren Veulen · Jager van het Meer · Klopgeest · Ossaert · Spinwijf · Spookuur · Trije Wiif · Vliegende Hollander · Wederganger · Witte Wieven · Zwarte Juffer
Child Terrors Bietebauw · Bloedkoets · Bloedpater · Boeman · Boezehappert · Bornes · Bullebak · Duivel · Elf-rib · Griet Met De Lange Armen · Haarhand · Heintje Faar · Heintje Pik · Ijzeren Veulen · Kladdegat · Loekenbeer · Lorrenboer · Man Met De Haak · Nikker · Pikkepoot · Roggemoeder · Sint Nicolaas · Spinwijf · Takkenman · Tongesnaier · Waterwolf · Zwarte Piet
Hellhounds Belleman · Börries · Den Dier · Elf-rib · Flodder · Kardoes · Kladdegat · Kludde · Korenwolf · Loeder · Nikker · Ossaert · Schuimert · Stoep · Stommelstaart · Waterwolf · Weerwolven
Witches Alruin · Bloedende Wind · Danskring · Heggemoeder · Nachtmerries · Olde Marolde · Tante Cor · Trije Wiif · Varende Vrouwen · Wanne Thekla · Weerwolven · Witte Wieven · Witte Wievenkuil
Tormentors Belleman · Blauwe Gerrit · Den Dier · Flodder · Gloeiige · Hémänneken · Kludde · Korenwolf · Lange Wapper · Loeder · Opwippen · Ossaert · Schuimert · Stoep · Weerwolven
Dragons And Serpents Basilisk · Draak van Gelre · Draak van Rodeklif · Hazelworm
Other Lange Man

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.abedeverteller.nl/van-aardmannetje-tot-zwarte-juffer-een-lijst-van-nederlandse-en-vlaamse-elfen-en-geesten/
  2. http://www.verhalenbank.nl/items/show/38970
  3. http://www.verhalenbank.nl/items/show/35543
  4. http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/kaartenbank/kaart/dialectkaart.html?id=26551

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