What makes the Orang Minyak so strange is that it is covered in black oil in order to evade capture after committing its horrific deeds.
The Horny Ghost
Description: Aka ‘The Horny Ghost’. A Ghostly figure or quite possibly a real person or a warlock enacting black magic, the Orang Minyak literally means ‘oily man’. A figure covered in thick black oil, responsible for raping unwed women.
Reports emanate from the 1960s, of a ghost or man who would rape young virgins. What makes the Orang Minyak a strange occurrence is that he/it would be covered in oil to evade capture. The Orang Minyak would grow in power if he/it succeeded in raping forty virgins a week. That’s some feat for a mere mortal; hence the legend grew of it being of supernatural origin.
Women reported that they would be woken with a dark figure on top of them, groping and fondling their bodies. The victims state being powerless as they try and scream but nothing comes out, as if the Orang Minyak silences them. Its victims vary in age, but it is responsible for reported rapes in girls as young as 14. Many unmarried women, typically students residing in dormitories, have said they were attacked by the Orang Minyak.
Legends of the Orang Minyak state that Satan (or other relevant dark 'god') made a deal to grant worldly desires if the Orang Minyak raped 21 girls in seven days, to prove his worthiness and devotion. Another suggested legend is that it is akin to Bigfoot, and would attack rural villages by night, carrying off young women to rape them.
Put together by Ashley Hall 2014