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Mimic tiger

The Mimic Tiger (장산범) is a white tiger-like cryptid that has been reported around the South Korean city of Busan which has the ability to mimic human voices and other sounds. It is said to live on Mount Jang (장산). Unlike most ghost legends, this is a modern urban legend. It can essentially be viewed as the Korean counterpart of Slenderman. There is also speculation that it may have been one of the beasts encountered during "The Appearance of Monsters during the Reign of King Jungjong".

It's been speculated that the urban legend was started with the fear following tiger sightings in the Jensang area in 1992.

Appearance[]

It is supposed to resemble a mix between a White Tiger and a Bear. It is usually portrayed with long, human-like hair on top of crimson skin. It has orange stripes on its face. It is also commonly portrayed with curved, bird-like claws on its feet with a crimson/orange hue to them.

Abilities[]

The mimic tiger is able to mimic voices and various other noises from nature. It uses this ability to lure humans towards it to capture and eat them, and it's said once a human is successfully possessed by a mimic tiger, they will regard the tiger as human. When not actively mimicking humans, it is said to emit a screech like nails on a chalkboard. It is most likely also very powerful and agile. It is also able to traverse through mountainous regions.

References[]

한국의 괴물, 한국의 요괴] 장산 범, 우용곡, 2016. 9. 11. 17:51

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