It was summer of 2013, I was 17 years old at that time when I decided to visit my older sister Lauren in her boyfriend's house where she lives together with his family, she was pregnant at that time and I decided to bring her some fruits and planned to stay there for a few days if they would allow. When I arrived at their humble home her future parents in law welcomed me. They also offered me to stay for a few days. The two old folks are nice to me I call them uncle Teddy and aunt Sella. They work in the farm every day together with my sister's boyfriend Dan. My sister just stays in the house with Juliet, her future sister in law which is also nice to us.
While eating some snacks, Lauren told me about a strange huge black bird that was seen flying around their house a few nights ago, they believed it was a Tik Tik, a bird that is used by an Aswang to spy for pregnant women. Lauren is so scared that the stories about Aswangs could be real.
There were times during the night that they could hear the sound of a bird "wak...wak...wak" and the flapping of its huge wings. They can also hear footsteps in the roof of the house. All that she does is pray and ask for protection, Dan is also ready to protect her with a machete, jar of salt and garlic kept in their room. My first and second night at their house was peaceful and silent, no signs of Tik Tik or Aswang.
On the third night, I was sleeping in bed when I woke up by screams of Lauren and Juliet, I checked the time on my phone and it's around 12:00 o'clock. I can hear the strong blows of wind outside and a sound of flapping wings, I prayed for protection before I headed to my sisters room.
Everybody is already awake, Lauren, Juliet and aunt Sella stick together inside the room praying, Dan was guarding them, uncle Teddy was outside the room and shouting to the demon bird to leave. We are all at the second floor.
Suddenly the huge bird starts banging the window in Lauren's room, good thing it has metal grills.
Dan opened the window and the huge black bird was revealed in front of us, we are all shocked with its red eyes! I quickly grabbed the jar of salt and throw some to it, "stay away from us demon! Leave!" I shouted. It got angry and irritated so it flew around the house maybe looking for an opening.
As the huge black bird was circling around the old house, we suddenly heard footsteps running in the roof, "it is here! The Aswang!" said uncle Teddy.
"Put salt and garlic on every window!" he ordered. Then uncle Teddy run downstairs and outside to surround the house with salt while carrying his machete. After a few minutes we heard uncle Teddy shout for help, I quickly ran to him while leaving the ladies with Dan.
When I got out, I was shocked to see uncle Teddy losing a fight against a creature I have never seen before, a man with a black skin, his eyes are red in color, with fangs in his upper and lower front teeth, he was all naked but got some facial hairs. Uncle Teddy was badly beaten. I noticed that the Aswang was also wounded by uncle's machete. With all my strength I charged towards the Aswang and stab his left shoulder using a kitchen knife. He quickly grab me by the neck and throw me away. His strength is like equal to three adult males. He released an angry loud cry before running towards the fields and the huge black bird followed him.
I helped the old man to stand up, he was wounded by the man's pointed nails. We did not sleep that night and waited until the sun rises. Dan immediately told the neighbors what had happened, some even heard the shouting but choose to stay inside their homes and ignore it.
People say that the Aswang will swallow the black bird because it lives inside his stomach then the Aswang will return to his normal human form but at night when he release the black bird to hunt for prey the man will change to his Aswang/demon form.
I stayed with my sister for another two weeks just to make sure that the Aswang won't come back, luckily it did not return anymore. After three months Lauren gave birth to a healthy baby boy.