Is the Bagul Demon Real

So we finally got out to see the movie Sinister this week and even though some critics completely bashed it, we enjoyed it. Since the movie has been marketed we have been flooded by emails asking whether the pagan demon Bagul is an actual or fictional character. The demon is characterized as being the taker of children souls which is not a foreign belief placed upon some ancient demonic entities such as Lilith and the Slavic entities known as the Ale or Ala.One of the true demons that the Bagul seems to draw its terrify features from is Lilith, otherwise know as Abyzou. Abyzou is the name of a female demon who was often blamed for miscarriages and infant mortality and was said to be motivated by envy (Greek: φθόνος phthonos), as she herself was infertile. In the Jewish tradition she is identified with Lilith, in Coptic Egypt with Alabasandria, and in Byzantine culture with Gylou, but in various texts surviving from the syncretic magical practice of antiquity and the early medieval era she is said to have many or virtually innumerable names.

One of the true demons that the Bagul seems to draw its terrify features from is Lilith, otherwise know as Abyzou. Abyzou is the name of a female demon who was often blamed for miscarriages and infant mortality and was said to be motivated by envy (Greek: φθόνος phthonos), as she herself was infertile. In the Jewish tradition she is identified with Lilith, in Coptic Egypt with Alabasandria, and in Byzantine culture with Gylou, but in various texts surviving from the syncretic magical practice of antiquity and the early medieval era she is said to have many or virtually innumerable names.

Another one of the true demons that actually has similar characteristics is Ale. An ala or hala (plural: ale or hali) is a female mythological creature recorded in the folklore of Bulgarians, Macedonians, and Serbs. Ale are considered demons of bad weather whose main purpose is to lead hail-producing thunderclouds in the direction of fields, vineyards, or orchards to destroy the crops, or loot and take them away. Extremely voracious, ale particularly like to eat children, though their gluttony is not limited to Earth.


  • http://livescifi.tv/members/alwe17/ alwe17

    hi. i’m new here, i signed up for this website for the purpose of replying to this post, i just wanted to add my 2 cents, i have no idea if this is merely coincedental or if the writer of the film was anyway Filipino or have knowledge in the Filipino language or folklore, but the term “Bagul” is a direct translation of “skull” in my own dialect-Hiligaynon(one of many dialects in the Philippines), though in our National language(Tagalog) the term is “Bungo”, but “Bagul” remains the same term throughout a number of dialects for skull, and in the movie, Bagul does have a “skull-y” facial feature

    you could always research more about Philippine Folklore and Paranormal stuff in the internet if you’re interested, you will find that Philippine folklore and mythology is very rich and is still deeply integrated with the daily lives of the modern Filipinos(except those who live in the National Capital Region of Manila…because of too much urbanization and “Americanization” of the children), but in the province(no, not farmlands, still pretty much urban and developed), everyone, young and old still strongly believe in the supernatural, that’s because almost everyone has had an up-close personal experience or two at numerous times in their lives.

    concerning the critics in your post, as taken from cloud atlas, “what is a critic, but one who reads quickly, arrogantly, but never wisely”

    • http://livescifi.tv/members/peterpiper/ peterpiper

      I have no doubt in mind that after watching that the creators of this film go their inspiration from another or possible a number of entities that were once idolized in religions.

      Isn’t it strange how this movie came out around the same time as the “Possession” which also has to do with a demon terrorizing children?

    • livescifi

       thanks for your insight alwe!

  • Tyler Swanigan

    You are wrong. I always see hands in a window,see a head in my back yard. So that is why I think your wrong. P.S it looks exactly like bagul

    • kagami

      How was he looks like , and how was he’s reaction if he see’s you ?? Pls answer i’am waiting for you, i’ll give you my HOTMAIL to a better contact bettwin as, : hossam124@hotmail.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/rpcarbonell Roddy P. Carbonell

    It is as real as any other demon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=615608102 facebook-615608102

    I am from India and in my language Marathi, the term for a demon who takes away children is Bagul Bua. I found it very strange that so many cultures through the world have almost the same name for the same concept.

  • BikerOl’Lady

    I’m new on here and to tell you the truth, i beelieve in all things paranormal, I’ve just always been a supersticial being

  • http://livescifi.tv/members/peterd/ PeterD

    I think this is pure fantasy, if any Demon is then it is a mortal