Aswang Philippines Werewolf?
In the Philippines, a legendary creature similar to the werewolf is said to inhabit the country. The creature, called the “Aswang“, is not so much a werewolf, as a vampire-werewolf crossbreed. Some of the commonalities it has with the werewolf, include it’s propensity for meat, as well as that it’s said to be a shapeshifting creature. However, because the aswang is said to be able to transform into many different types of animals (not just canines), some also believe that it may simply be a witch. The legend of the filipino aswang is as big as the werewolf or vampire, and there is alot of argument as to its true existence as well as controversy over supposed aswang sightings.
Almost every part of the country of the Philippines (which is made up of over 7,000 islands, and has over 92 million people) has heard of the aswang. In different areas of the country, different attributes are given to the creature, indicating that there may be several different species of the creature. The highest concentration of sightings in the Philippines comes from the province of Capiz on Panay Island. Because of this, the townspeople of Capiz are very superstitious, and throughout Capiz, you’ll find garlic hanging on doors as a means to ward off the aswang, as, like vampires, this is said to be one means to fend them off.
The creature is somewhat vampire-like, sometimes described as looking like a human with huge bat wings…the difference however is that the human part of the body only goes down to the waist (it has a torso only, with no legs). In human form, the creature is said to be reclusive, possibly trying to hide its identity from the humans it lives around. It is said that you can identify the aswang by the fact that it has bloodshot eyes, and steals dead bodies. Another method of identification includes a special coconut oil recipe.
The below video is a supposed shot of what could possibly be a real aswang sighting flying through the air.