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The creature known as Bloody Bones, first referenced in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1550,  is a bogeyman commonly found in the counties of Yorkshire and Lancashire in Great Britain, and also in Ireland. Bloody Bones is said to dwell near ponds and other bodies of fresh water but other stories tell of it living in dark cupboards or under stairs. It has several other names, ‘Rawhead’, ‘Tommy Rawhead’ and ‘Rawhead and Bloody Bones’, though it has also been cited as a hobgoblin.