The Lady in Black. Her name alone is enough to send a chill down your spine. You might also know her as "Lilith," a title drawn from the Sumerian word "lilitu," meaning "wind spirit" or a female demon. Or perhaps you prefer to call her "Night Hag." No matter what you call her, she’s one of the spookier supernatural creatures haunting both modern and classic folklore. But what are the signs of the Night Hag? How do you know that the Lady in Black is trying to gobble you up? Like many demons, ghosts, and ghouls, there are many signs the Woman in Black is contacting you - you just have to know what you’re looking for.
If you’re looking for traces of the Night Hag, there are some very creepy telltale signs that this ancient demon is out to swallow your soul. But the warning signs can be subtle. You'll have to be on full alert to escape her dreadful clutches. And remember: beware the woman in black.
Something Keeps Stealing Your ChildrenPhoto: CBS Films
Do your children mysteriously disappear? That's probably the work of the Woman in Black. This theory comes from Greek folklore, in which the Lamia - a creature cursed by Zeus to never be able to close her eyes, and who obsessed about her dead children - would steal children and suck men's blood.
You Notice A Shadowy Presence In Your HomePhoto: FilmDistrict
One of the most obvious signs that you're being stalked by the Lady in Black is that there's a shadowy presence in your home. This figure typically appears in your bedroom at night, while you're in bed.
It Feels Spooky In Your RoomPhoto: Relativity Media
Is there one room in your house that always gives you goosebumps? If so, then there's a good chance that you have a demonic spirit clinging to this space. If the space in question is your bedroom, that presence might just be the Lady in Black, waiting for you to fall asleep so she can devour your soul.
You Have Difficulty BreathingPhoto: Gramercy Pictures
If you wake up and find it hard to breathe, you may be in the middle of a visit from the Night Hag. Typically, the Night Hag's chosen targets wake up in deep sweats, with a heavy pressure on their chests, unable to move. Folklore suggests that the sensation is caused by the Lady in Black perching on your chest and sucking the soul from your body.