What Spooks Filipinos?

Pinoy Stuff is a spiffy little place online for all sorts of things dealing with the Philippines and it’s
people.  I took particular interest to the superstitions
and supernatural figures as I
had heard of a few in the past.  If you’re into this kind of stuff their creatures of the night surely sound
frightening, but believable?  Hmm…

The Mananangal, which appears to be an ordinary person by day turns into a mean nasty vampire-like creature at
night.  Her hair gets frizzy, teeth turn to fangs, fingernails turn to talons and from there she will grow giant
bat wings, detach her upper body from the lower and fly out into the night in search of a pregnant woman.  This is
probably sounding a bit far-fetched to you, but you don’t have to take my word for it.  Visit Pinoy
Stuff and read about the Mananangal or the Aswang.  Gary Yetter
who happens to be in the Philippines now also touches on the two monsters in his great Boots’N All blog.