Orang Minyak: Malaysia's Oily Man

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There doesn't seem to be a thread on this supernatural rapist yet.

According to Malay legend, Orang Minyak is a creature that abducts young women by night. Supposedly, the creature is able to climb walls and grab victims while evading capture due to its slippery coating. According to some folklorists, the Orang Minyak has been alternately described as appearing naked, or wearing "a black pair of swimming trunks". A number of stories describe the Orang Minyak as a rapist that only targets virgins. The Orang Minyak has been traditionally blamed for rapes, beginning in the 1950s, and superstitious Malay female students would attempt to ward off the creature by donning sweaty clothing "to give the appearance of someone who had just been with a man".

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There also seems to have been a human criminal attempting to pass himself off as one of these.
https://web.archive.org/web/20070930192654/http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v3/news.php?id=165158
 

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That does seem to be a world wide phenomenon, doesn't it. That's definitely one kind of IHTM experience you never want.

However, if the authorities DID take an interest and haul in a perp, this doesn't sound like a good basis for a legal defense:
There also seems to have been a human criminal attempting to pass himself off as one of these.
 
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