I'm an avid reader and this will be the first out of many stories I plan on sharing with you guys. I come from Mindanao, the second biggest island in the Philippines. Growing up in a rural area, stories like mine is not uncommon. This particular story happened to me last January this year.
My great grandfather just died and everyone was grieving. Here in the Philippines, the wake usually lasts 9 days wherein the dead is prayed and mourned upon by relatives, friends, and even casual bystanders. It was just the 4th day when my mom said she can't go due to my brother being sick. So it was up to me to visit the wake. I started heading to the wake using my motorcycle, usually a 3 minute drive if you choose to pass on the road that passes the cemetery. And I did use that road since I was getting late for the prayer service.
It was still 8pm. As I was approaching the cemetery, I noticed a woman-like figure standing on the side of the road just a few steps from the cemetery gate. As I got closer, I noticed that she had something on her back, like a backpack or something. I got a little creeped out since it was a barely lit area and a woman was just standing there. Suddenly, as I was about 5 meters from her, the woman got to her knees and elbows, like imitating a dog, and spread her bat wings. That's right, bat wings. I was horrified and zoomed past her with speeds that would've given my mom a heart attack.
I arrived at the wake and didn't tell anyone what I saw. In the Philippines, we have these entities called "Aswang" or "Wakwak" as we call them in Mindanao. They are vampiric creatures with a thirst for human insides, especially the liver and heart. Their most common victims are babies and toddlers. As I told you, stories like mine is not uncommon in the Philippines. I shall post more of my encounters with these entities. Hope you like my story.