Manuel Blanco Romasanta. This name still causes fear in Ourense. One case that drew much attention in the nineteenth century and was tried and convicted of lycanthropy, being lobo.Al man apparently his misdeeds were to assault their victims with a disproportionate violence.
Once dead, pulled them fat, daub, with trading and sold to buyers. This activity of dealing in human fat earned him the nickname or daub do and, above all, sacamanteigas. The figure of sacamantecas, known throughout Galicia, has its origin in this real character and was used as scare-children since the nineteenth century. Read the rest of this entry »