Bosya Barzueva, about evils spirits
Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge
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Terbish, B. (2019). Bosya Barzueva, about evils spirits [Video file]. https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.44605
Bosya says the following: After Kalmyks were deported to Siberia, the Russians who stayed behind moved into their empty houses. Some of them saw ghosts and evil spirits in the empty houses. Russians saw fires floating on the ground, people appearing and disappearing. One day a Russian girl, I heard, came home only to find all of her belongings being piled in the middle of the room. It is believed that ‘dogam’ spirits who look like humans can be distinguished by their feet that are twisted backwards. In the past, people saw evil spirits usually on the steppe.
Siberia, ghosts, spirits
Sponsored by Arcadia Fund, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin
This record's DOI: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.44605