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Several different stories are told about a tall ghostly figure known as the Lange Man (translation: Tall Man), a figure reminiscent of the modern urban legend called "Slender Man." The tall man is known in several European countries (under different names), such as Germany and Belgium.

The people in Flanders knew him as a tall humanly shadow, hovering over the ground with closed legs, his neck stiff and his arms dangling down from his shoulders. Despite his creepy appearance, he followed nocturnal pedestrians in order to protect them.[1] He could also function as a Child Terror.[2]

The Dutch city of Maastricht in Limburg knows a story of a tall man who lives in basement holes and crawls out at night. The man was able to adjust his own size and frequently knocked on people's windows. If the large figure peeked through someone's curtains, this would supposedly foreshadow illness.[3]

List Of Dutch Monsters (edit)
Ghosts Haunted Locations Aamsveen · Folperd van der Leede · Huis De Griffioen · Goddeloas Tolhûs · Goddeloaze Singel · Pelgrim van der Leede · Skilige Pypke · 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 · Vaar-Köbke · 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.volksverhalenbank.be/mzoeken/zoeken_Detail.php?ID=16540
  3. http://www.verhalenbank.nl/items/show/42822

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