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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

ASWANG: The Philippines' Shapeshifting, Blood-Sucking Werebeast!

A reader, who read several of my posts about Aswang sightings and encounters in The Philippines, sent me his written narrative on what he learned about the phenomenon.

"I was not at all surprised to learn of the existence of shape-shifting reptilian entities in human form, because I was married to a shape-shifter for five years. A few years after my divorce from the shape-shifter, I married a young lady from the Philippines and spent several years living with her on the island of Luzon, a small town about 70 miles north of Manila. When I was living there, I was repeatedly warned by people not to leave any house doors or windows open at night because of the danger from "Aswang." At first, I dismissed the notion of "Aswang" as a silly superstition, and ignored the advice to keep the house shut up at night. I couldn't stand the heat!

When I inquired as to exactly what an "Aswang" was, my wife told me that there are certain families in the Philippines, notably in the central Visayan Islands, who are not human beings but entities of an evil nature, having the power to literally shape-shift into something resembling a large bat or bird. At night, my wife explained, these people shape-shift and fly off in search of blood. When they find a victim, preferably a human victim, they sink a long sort of proboscis into the flesh and drain the blood. This, I was told, often results in the death of the victim from blood loss. When I was told all this, I laughed and refused to take it seriously, but I eventually discovered that there is much evidence that "Aswang" almost certainly does exist.

The ability to shape-shift into an Aswang exists only within certain families in the Philippines and appears to be carried through the bloodline. Apparently, members of these notorious families never marry anyone who is not also a shape-shifter, thus the bloodlines are never mixed (hence never diluted) with normal human bloodlines.

I learned from my wife's mother that she was once a victim of an Aswang attack but fortunately woke up during the assault and cut off the proboscis of the entity with a sharp knife that she habitually kept under her pillow. (I discovered that many people in the Philippines sleep with a knife under their pillow in case of an Aswang attack).

During my time in the Philippines, I found out that the phenomenon of the Aswang is taken very seriously by many people there, and is almost universally accepted as a fact by the inhabitants of some of the central Philippine islands where most of the Aswang families reside.

Not long before I left the Philippines for the last time in 1994 I read an interesting report in the Manila Bulletin, one of the country's national newspapers. It stated that several people in the Tondo district of Manila had recently become victims of Aswang attacks, and had died as a result. In response to this, the police had set up what was called an "Aswang Patrol." This was a special unit of armed police whose duty it was to patrol the streets of Tondo at night, with orders to shoot and kill on sight any Aswang that appeared on the scene. When I discussed this report with local people, they told me that Aswang patrols were frequently set up in areas where Aswang attacks occurred. All this confirmed to me the seriousness with which the authorities take the phenomenon. It was obvious that they didn't regard it as superstitious nonsense.

I have also read a report by a Christian missionary who lived for more than 20 years in the Philippines, in which he writes of the "demonic reality" of the Aswang. He claims to have seen these entities on several occasions and says that he once actually witnessed the transformation of a certain person into the bat-like form of an Aswang. He states that he also saw several blood-drained victims of Aswang attacks, and knows how real is the existence of these terrible Aswang entities. His personal belief was that the members of certain families out there become possessed by evil spirits at night and are thus able to shape-shift.

When in the Philippines I also heard a story about a man who lived in Manila, who supposedly could shape-shift into a large snake. At first, I was very doubtful about this, but I spoke to so many people who claimed to have witnessed this transformation, that I began to consider the story to be possibly true.

It appears that not only are there shape-shifting reptiles on this earth, but there are also various other creatures - including the bat-like "Aswang." I would imagine that all of these entities originate in the lower fourth dimension, but I have no idea how or why so many of them managed to get into the human incarnation. In my contacts with various positive spirit entities some years ago, I was told repeatedly that not only are there negative and destructive non-human entities on this earth, but there are also several positive non-human entities in human form, who have incarnated here to try and counter-balance the negativity of the evil ones. So, it's not all doom and gloom!" R

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All great legends are based on a real event. Subsequent events simply add to the legend. This seems to be the case for the Lizard Man of the Scape Ore Swamp, a phenomenon that crescendoed into a national story. It remains the namesake for the small town of Bishopville, South Carolina. I will talk about that incident during the presentation.

But is the lizard man or reptoid phenomenon a reality? Is it a figment of someone's imagination... or is it a flesh & blood, corporeal being?

I have received hundreds of accounts from experiencers over several decades. Every account is different, some more terrifying than others. I'll let you decide whether these are extraterrestrial or interdimensional humanoids... or a species of cryptid that occasionally makes itself known to unsuspecting witnesses.

So, listen to the reports, and form your conclusions about what these Lizard beings are. If you have questions, feel free to post them in the live chat. I will do my best to answer everyone.







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