They devour the young in their quest for flesh and blood.
She may appear as a beautiful woman in the day, but you won’t be admiring a Penanggalan by night. A Penanggalan is an evil being who detaches her head and flies about in the night. When she flies, her organs dangle below her, and can wrap about her victims as she seeks blood. She usually seeks newborns to devour, but can drink the blood of others. While she flies about, her body is stored in vinegar. If you can find it, perhaps a little garlic paste can put an end to the body and the evil spirit.
Image – Penanggalan by chrishope on DeviantArt