Location: Barangay Cabuling, Philippines - September 22, 2004 - evening
16-year-old Tata Porras claimed that his 14-year-old brother Michael was attacked by an "aswang", which he claimed was disguised as a big black dog with red glowing eyes. Porra's description aptly fit the physical appearance of the supernatural being that has the ability to transform itself into different forms while devouring a prey.
He claimed that he and his younger brother were sleeping in as mall makeshift hut near their rice field on the above evening, guarding their farm ducks, when the incident occurred. The boy's parents were sleeping in their house just a few meters away from the rice field. Tata reported that the big black dog was about three feet high and was about to bite the neck of his younger brother when he saw it. When he saw the creature he grabbed his single shot rifle and shot at the creature. The creature then fled and was lost in the dark. Prior to the alleged attack, Tata said he heard a squeaking sound outside the makeshift hut. Michael was hit on his right leg when Tata fired the shot at the aswang. He was immediately brought to the South Cotabato Provincial Hospital for medical treatment.
Source: Ramil Bajo, RCB
ASWANG ATTACKS II
Location: Barangay Lower Manongol, Philippines - May-June 2008
On a Sunday, three goats owned by Cielo Alonzo were seen dead and disemboweled, in a vacant lot owned by Danny Guerero in Purok 2A, Barangay Lower Manongol, around 2:30 p.m. Some residents believed the folkloric creature was the attacker, as the internal organs of the domesticated livestock were gone. But police dismissed the story as baseless.
“Something that is bigger than the dog, or a wolf maybe, or something that has supernatural powers could be behind the killing,” said one man.
The incident was the second since May, according to Edgar de Jesus, president of Purok 2A. In May 2008, a flock of 23 sheep was also killed in the same manner supposedly by the same attacker. The animals, owned by a state university, also had “their internal organs feasted on by the ‘killer’,” de Jesus said. The purok official also pointed to the ‘aswang’ as the culprit. "After our animals, they might kill our children or those weak individuals. The killing must be stopped," he said.
Chief Insp. Leo Ajero, city police director, ordered a thorough investigation on the killing. “We will find out who did the killing and make those responsible for it accountable,” he said.
WHAT IS AN ASWANG?
The legend of the aswang is well known throughout the Philippines, except in the IIocos region. An aswang is a regular townsperson by day and prefer an occupation related to meat, such as butchery. They are also said to have an ageless appearance and a quiet, shy and elusive manner.
The creature is described as a combination of vampire and witch and is almost always female. One key feature of the aswang is its bloodshot eyes. The aswang is an eater of the dead and a cannibal. They are capable of transforming into either a huge black dog or a black boar. The creatures stalk and eat human beings at night. Many stories revolve around these creatures eating children and unborn fetuses. Their favorite body parts are the liver and heart, and they are known to be viscera suckers.
The aswang is believed to have supernatural powers. Once it has overpowered a victim, it will take a bundle of sticks, talahib grass, and rice or banana stalks, and transform these into a replica of their victim. This replica is sent home while it takes the real person back with her. Upon reaching its home, the replica will become sick and die. The victim will then be killed and eaten.
Supposedly if a person looks at them in the eyes, the reflection would appear inverted. During their nocturnal activities, they walk with their feet facing backwards. Garlic bulbs, holy water, and other objects are believed to repel aswang. At night, they transform into the deadly beast. In the Middle Ages, the aswang was the most feared among the mythical creatures in the Philippines. It is said that an aswang can be revealed, with the use of a bottle of a special oil made from coconut and mixed with certain plant stems upon which special prayers were said. When an aswang comes near or walks outside the house at night, the oil is supposed to boil and continue boiling until the aswang leaves the area.
In the Southern part of the Philippines the Aswang are classified into five distinctive types:
1. The Blood Sucker(Vampire)
2. The Barangan (Vindictive Hexer...Voodoo and the like)
3. Mananangal (Self Segmenter) A creature who can fly through the night using only the upper torso with its entrails dangling below.
4. The Corpse Eater - This is the aswang who will try and change out the real corpse with a fake corpse made from the trunk of a banana tree.
5. The False Beast - An aswang who has the ability to change from a human into a wild pig, or dog or whatever shape suits it.
THE STRANGE FIGURE
Location: Manchester, Indiana - January 24, 2004 - 7:30 pm
A 17-year old motorist traveling almost 10 miles north of Aurora, Indiana on a Saturday night claims to have encountered an unusual figure on the road. While driving his black Chevrolet Cavalier southbound along North Hogan Road a "figure" was spotted in the headlights of the automobile as it was crouched down near a puddle of water. From the driver's perspective the figure was spotted out the windshield on the right of the car. After passing the frail-looking figure, the driver looked into his rear view mirror and again observed, illuminated by the taillights of his car, what he described as a tall, abnormal figure that moved strangely with pointed joints that "buckled out". He estimated the figure stood around 6 feet, seven inches. "It had protruding joints and moved very strangely." The driver said he was able to ascertain the figure, alleged to be dark gray or black and "pencil thin" stand up and take several steps toward the woods along the roadside. The figure definitely walked on two legs and was thought somehow, to be a male, although no clothing was noted. No face or eyes could be seen, but the witness had the impression that the figure was looking straight at him. The figure was immediately thought to be something out of the ordinary, not a human being. The duration of the sighting was "hurried" and possibly within the 3 to 4 second range.
The driver continued on for a small distance after passing the figure and finally put on his brakes, coming to a stop at an estimated 2 minute walking distance on the road from the location of the sighting. He looked back to further observe the entity. At that point, a second car came into view and approached from the opposite direction, passed and then reached the spot on the road where the figure was thought to be. The 17-year old motorist reportedly watched closely and observed the second car undertake what he thought to be an evasive maneuver near the vicinity of where he thought the figure would be situated, and then the car turned around at that spot and shortly pulled up behind him, somewhat in the grass. There was an elderly couple in the car, both in their late 60s or early 70s and both with gray hair. The driver, who wore glasses said, "Boy, did you see something back there? I'll tell you right now, that was no person." The passenger, an elderly female said, "It was no human being. It was no man."
The elderly couple was reportedly "spooked" but offered to follow the first witness the remainder of the trip down North Hogan Road, clearly in the opposite direction of their intended destination route. It was thought that the elderly couple observed this same figure on the opposite side of the road, and possibly had observed it more closely. Later, the 17-year old witness was said to have become hysterical, and within an hour was describing the figure as an "alien".
Source: Kenny Young - Florence, Kentucky - UFO Researcher
WAS IT MOTHMAN?
Location: Rootstown, Ohio - Spring 2009 - after midnight
My friend and I were returning to her home at well past midnight. We were traveling down a country road in/near Rootstown, OH when something, it seemed light in color, came across the other lane from a wooded area and wrapped itself around the top left-hand corner of her truck. No discernible noise was made, and we didn't even swerve. But we both screamed, and then we had chills and the best way for me to describe it is that we felt violated. My friend started crying. As soon as it came, it was gone. I turned around, and it was gone...just like that. It never crossed over the windshield but I swear it touched the left corner. Whatever it was kind of wrapped itself around the top/left corner of the truck. It seemed lighter in color/not dark...the mothman is the closest answer we can come up with, because nothing human could have made it to the top of the Silverado like that and it had a wrapping capability and we must have been driving near 60 mph.
Source: witness report
Location: RT 68 between East Liverpool Ohio and Midland Pa. along the Ohio River - July 2010 - 3:00 am
I was on my way home from Chester WV. with my girlfriend. We were on RT 68 between East Liverpool Ohio and Midland Pa. along the Ohio River. The time was around 3 am and a thing that looked like a black angel flew in front of my truck, it was about 6 ft tall and was so close we both ducked. What ever it was came from the river side of the road. I wanted to go to the Midland Pa. Police but my girlfriend said they would think we were crazy, we often talk about this but that was as far as it went.
Source: witness report