NOTE: A friend recently emailed me this article below, which she had written soon after her firsthand encounter with vampires in the Philippines, where they are called “aswang,” “wakwak,” “ik-ik,” etc. Her article inspired me to come up with a blog that discusses such creatures, and how human beings can deal with them bravely and successfully.
Anyway, my friend who sent this article is one smart and well-educated lady, so I have no doubt of the veracity of her firsthand experience. She and I are on the same page when it comes to dark creatures: they do exist as part of the “Other Side,” or OS; they view humans as a food source; and yes, we can protect ourselves and our loved ones against them. Be not afraid!–Editor
As a young child, I was not particularly afraid of the dark nor of entities that go bump in the night. That’s because I believed that the only thing one should fear is harboring fear in your body. That is when these “dark beings,” or “entities,” as they are called, might have an easy hold on you and can terrorize you.
Until I had an encounter with one of those dark entities lately and made me think not just twice but several times about dealing with these dark beings 😉
The encounter happened a week after Typhoon Glenda wreaked havoc in the sleepy quiet town where I currently live. Surrounded by trees, vast rice fields and a majestic, lush mountain near by, it was such an idyllic place to be parked in for my writing pursuits.
Anyway, like in any sleepy town in the Philippines, I encountered some of the local, old-timer senior residents. One of them is Aling Meding (not her real name). About seventy years old, Aling Meding is one of the town’s long-time catechism volunteer teachers, a post she has been gladly fulfilling for more than thirty years or so.
Aling Meding also is known locally as one of only three catechists in this town capable of helping the local parish priest in executing exorcism among its Catholic members. This capability became a specialty of Aling Meding ever since, according to her, she did have an encounter with a “local aswang.”
At the time of her supernatural encounter, Aling Meding recounts to me that she was only in her late twenties but already active in teaching catechism in her local town. This encounter occurred at her ancestral home. The said aswang, with red eyes, batlike wings, sharp talons, and even wearing a woman’s blouse, perched on the windowsill of her home and attempted to get inside her house. With a broom, Aling Meding fought off the winged creature until it flew away.
Because of my acquaintance with Aling Meding, I was introduced to the world of aswangs, wakwaks and ek-eks or ik-iks in this idyllic little town. For your information, a wakwak is a Visayan term for a vampiric creature of the night who is so called because of the sound it makes (“Wak! Wak!”) while flapping its wings at night, in the search for pregnant women or sick people as food.
As for the ek-ek, Philippine folklore particularly in the Visayas region says it is a type of aswang with birdlike wings and a beak and flies around with the sound “Ek! Ek!” Local belief says that the louder you hear the ek-ek call out, the farther it is from you, and vice versa. But from my experience and from my trusted sources, it is undoubtedly, a birdlike reptilian that acts as a “spy” and/or a vanguard for the Other Side (OS), when they come visiting.
Normally the aswangs, wakwaks, and ik-iks alike, being reptilian in nature, can smell fear that it feeds on, just like the OS. [NOTE: Here’s a video interview that explains what reptilians really are, and what they’re really after. Here’s reliable info about Alex Collier, the guy being interviewed.–Ed.]
And so my story starts a week after Typhoon Glenda uprooted and leveled trees in our town, and basically downed our electricity and water. Because there was no electricity, we had to contend with the pitch-black darkness around the house after 6 p.m. Everyone made it a point to be home by sundown.
It was one of these evenings a week after the typhoon that I was sitting before a small writing table at the second floor window of my little bedroom. Leading out from my room on the second floor was a little veranda that extended in front of my little glass window. It was late at night already, around half past 11 p.m., and as usual, it was pitch black outside with no moon whatsoever. I was working at my little table beside the window when I heard the “ek-ek” of what I thought was a batlike creature.
I was not unfamiliar with bats, since they would practically go past by my house in the metropolis in the early, early morning. So I wasn’t alarmed when I heard the same bat go fly nearby with the same “ek-ek” sound. Now, bats are said to be blind, and the reason why they make sounds is because they can ascertain distance by how far their sound travels.
But this bat creature was different! At first, the “Ek-ek!” sounded like the bat was flying past. Then, it started making the sound just right in front of my glass window. I stood up several times to peek but couldn’t see anything because of the darkness.
So after several times hearing that ek-ek sound so close in front of my glass window, I stood up and made my special black pepper concoction and sprinkled it in front of the window. The ek-ek somehow, sensing a bit of my agitation, flew to the other glass window on the side of my room. Apparently it was trying to get in.
So I did my silver light visualization and directed that toward the windows and all around the house for protection against these dark entities.
What is the learning from this encounter? Definitely one has to do the following preparations for such an incident not to occur again:
- Prepare a concoction of black pepper (I prefer mine cracked), salt and a pinch of cinnamon to be sprinkled in all entrances to your room, particularly in front and behind windows and doors.
- Visualize silvery-white light enveloping inside and outside your room, as well as the surroundings of your abode.
- Chant or pray, whichever prayer will strengthen your faith and will.
- Believe that you are Love and because you are Love personified and that everything on this 3D planet is Love, then there is nothing to fear.
- It is natural to feel afraid and stressed out. Just remind yourself that this is a product of the OS. Do not internalize fear! The OS can smell that. Do your fear processing exercise [here’s a transcript of the video meditation–Ed.] regularly.
The following day, I sprinkled my concoction around my room and the veranda, did my silvery-white light and chanted. And to date, I have not had a very close and major encounter with the ek-ek anymore (I get a single squeak once a day ago but not more than that 😉