THE BOOGY MAN
Posted 18 October 2006 - 11:07 PM
Posted 19 October 2006 - 10:57 AM
I actually researched this yesterday. I came across a song by Ray Stevens titled, "The Booger Man" (another name for the "boogyman"). I came across two sites that explored the origins of the boogey man.
The first site said that it originated in France. The Christian chruch had become established in various places in Europe and Eastern Europe. One of those places was Bulgaria. As the Catholic chruch began to take over, they were unable to convert the Christians in Bugaria. I don't recall the exact French spelling, but the French word for Bugarians was something like "Bugaires" (pronouced: Boog-airs). The good French Catholic clergy started name-calling. The word, "Bugaires" (or however you spell it) became synonymous with sodomite. The article said the word became "Booger" when brought to England. To this day in England, to call someone a "Booger" is to call him a sodomite.
Here, in California, the "boogeyman" or "bogeyman" is that guy that lives in your closet or under the bed that may come out and get you if you don't stay and bed and get to sleep.
Posted 20 October 2006 - 02:12 AM
Years ago I read The Encyclopedia of the Occult by Lewis Spence. In this book he lists a creature known as an Alu-Demon or Alu-Fiend. It is said that this creature waits in dark corners of a room and will jump on a person if it knows it has been spotted. I cannot remember where this legend came from, but it could have been the precursor the Boogeyman.
Once again, just a thought.
Posted 31 October 2006 - 04:38 AM
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