We all have been told scary stories when we were little in order for us to be obedient and do as we are told to. This Latin American folktale is one of the best known among parents in order for them to have their kids obeying them and in bed at no time.
Legend says that if you are not a good son or daughter and you don’t behave, this scary old man will come from where ever he is, put you inside his sack and take you away forever.
Some say he will punish you by eating you bit by bit and some others say that he will just keep you as a pet, serving him for all eternity. The truth is, no child wants to find out.
He is an old man around 50 years old, average height and always wearing worn clothes, a sack and a hat. He walks hunched and showing constant tiredness making people feel sorry for him and deceiving anyone from his true evil intentions.
People say this is just a legend originated by the bad reputation of some beggars or homeless people that wonder around the city carrying their belongings inside a sack. Some others say that The Sacoman legend is based on a true life story about an American serial killer that used to pose as a poor old man that loved children attracting them by offering them candy from his sack.
The truth is that no matter where the legend came from, it works wonderful when parents need their kids to be obedient, go to bed early, do their homework or even eat every single one of their vegetables.
So now you know, be obedient and never accept candy from strangers.