Ghost in the Machine
Story 1: We all know that a pregnant woman attracks the aswangs. The smell of an unborn baby is very appetizing to them. Anyhoo, there's this couple that suspect an aswang visits them each night. One night, the husband waited down the "silong" or basement of the house. Suddenly, a boar appeared and stayed beside him. After a few minutes, the boar transformed into its human form. Without showing any sign of fear, the husband talked to the aswang. He told him that he came there first and that he should look for other victims. The aswang left immediately.
Story 2: One late evening, my uncle was driving an owner-type jeep with his friends when suddenly they smelled sumpthin pungent. According to my him, it smells like goat. When he looked at his rear-view mirror, he saw red eyes watching them. A creature with hairy body was trying to reach their vehicle. My uncle prayed, stepped on the accelerator, and eventually lost the mysterious being.
Story 3: This happened in our office restroom. Now, I won't tell if it's the men's room or the ladies, to avoid unnecessary fear. Anyhoo, my source was busy doing his/her business inside the cubicle when suddenly he/she saw a shadow entering the next cube. Thinking that it's one of our officemates, the source tried to talk to the person. This person didn't answer back. My source checked who the person is by inspecting the next cube. Nobody's there.
Story 4: In my previous company, we used to have an old office in Greenhills. We've heard that ghosts can be sometimes felt lurking around. I haven't really seen one so I couldn't really tell. One Friday afternoon while we're enjoying our Binalot lunch, we talked about apparitions and evil spirits. Right in the middle of our discussion, a nearby radio suddenly blasted its music, startling all of us. Could this be a coincidence? How can a turned-off radio suddenly come to life?
Story 5: One of our neighbors told me this story. The names of the people involved were changed to protect the identities. A school field trip can be so much fun but unforch, not in this case. The location is a river in Bulacan. Now, this river is famous for claiming lives because of its unpredictable nature. And so while the kids were swimming and enjoying the cool waters, Mark started to shout for help. His friend named Tom quickly came to his rescue. When Mark was out of the danger zone, Tom continued his swimming. After a few minutes, he was gasping for air. Another friend (a good swimmer named John) came to his aid. During the rescue, the panicking victim kept pulling his rescuer down. Tom tried to stay alive and reached the shore successfully. But John was nowhere in sight. Some people started to do a search but it was already evening so they gave up. Shocked, the friends of John couldn't talk for days. Now, their neighbors were confused. One of them could swear that he played basketball with John on the day he drowned....
Story 6: A month ago, there was a slight commotion at work. A few people claimed that they saw this certain workmate named George (actual name withheld). In fact, this "George" even greeted one officemate. But the thing is, the real George is at home in Pampanga and is nowhere near the office. Someone tried to call him to confirm his location. Yep, he's indeed at home. We've heard stories wherein people would claim that they saw this person walking by, only to find out later that this someone has already gone to the other side....