The folklore from the Chewong people of Malaysia tells of the bas, a psychic spirit vampire that lives off ruwai, a being’s soul or life source (see ENERGY VAMPIRE). Typically the bas happily lives off wild pigs; it will only attack a human if it encounters one by accident or if driven to do so by hunger.
Source: Bunson, Vampire Encyclopedia, 30; Summers,
Vampire in Europe, 30; Summers, Vampire: His Kith and Kin, 71; Summers, Vampire in Lore and Legend, 123

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