Backstory: My little brother heavily believes my home is haunted. He came over the other night and as we were talking the ceiling fan malfunctioned, turning on high when no one had touched it and wouldn't turn off when I pulled the chain. So naturally he thinks it's a ghost, is like "NOPE BYEEE!" and high-tails it out my front door. 😂
A penanggalan is a variation of vampire in Malaysian folklore.
It's a detached, flying, female head with it's internal organs dangling below. It's said that penanggalans are typically midwives who have made a pact with the devil for beauty, but were unable to hold up their end of the bargain; they must not eat meat for 40 days.