Top 10 Scary Filipino Urban Legends

Top 10 Scary Filipino Urban Legends

Another day, another scary urban legends video - today I'm doing a highly requested country that a lot of you guys have asked for - the Philippines. Located in South East Asia - this country is made up of over 7 and a half thousand islands - many of which have their own unique cultures, traditions and of course - very scary stories. And this is the Top 10 Scary Filipino Urban Legends.

10. The Snake Man
For many years now, there has been a story going round in Manila of a half snake half human hybrid that stalks a local mall. The mall belongs to Robinsons Malls which is owned by Robina Gokongwei - Pe. People say she had a set of twins - one of them was born normal, the other came out as a half snake half human with an insatiable appetite for human flesh. Robina panicked about what she would do with this creature that was still her child so - she came up with a plan.

She is said to have opened up the shopping mall so that she could hide her son in the basements and tunnels below. According to the stories, as shoppers tried clothes on inside the dressing rooms, they would be swallowed by remote-controlled floors where the Snake Man would be waiting below to devour them. In 2015, a video emerged online claiming to show the Snake Mans body - it appears to be dead. The video remains unverified though and this strange urban legend continues.

9. The Elevator
There are variations of this urban legend all over the Philippines but they often follow the same pattern. A doctor in a hospital walks into an elevator with another patient inside. As they face the doors, they see a small boy running down the hallway towards the elevator - his eyes wide and pale. They quickly press the close door button and the boy is shut out just as he gets to the elevator. As the elevator makes its journey down to the basement - the patient turns to Doctor and says -why did you do that? The little boy wanted to get on and you stopped him- … the Doctor took shook their head slowly and says -I wanted to, but he had a red wristband on. We only put those on people that have died- … the patient looked down for a moment in silence, and there raised their own arm up to the doctor, smiled and said -just like my one!

8. Mount Banahaw
This a well known and sacred mountain in the Philippines - but with all the respect it receives, it also has its fair share of scary stories. Perhaps the most famous ones involve the disappearing hikers. Locals say they go up the mountain and never return - no trace of them is ever found. They say that this is a landing site for alien spaceships and those aliens have been abducting the hikers for years. These visitations have been witnessed by hundreds of people including a TV crew who filmed it.

One story involved some hikers spending the night on the sloped of the mountain. One of them woke up and decided to sleep outside of the tent as it would be more comfortable. Then, there was a blinding light and the hiker woke up - it was the next morning - and they were on top of an entirely different mountain. They eventually reunited with the other hikers and said they had no explanation for how they ended up so far away - except that they had been abducted by aliens.

7. The My Way Killings
In the early 2000s - a fear gripped people across The Philippines - a particular song seemed to be killing people - My Way by Frank Sinatra. It was a popular Karaoke choice at the time but became infamous for a number of deaths related to it. In 2007 for example, a 29-year-old man singing at a bar in San Mateo, Rizal, was shot dead as he sang the song at karaoke by the bars security guard. Why? Because the guard thought the man's rendition was out of tune and when the victim refused to stop singing, the guard pulled out his pistol and shot him dead. This became a fairly common story with at least 10 documented cases between 2002 and 2012. People began to associate singing the song with being killed. In 2007, the song was taken off karaoke machines in many bars in Manilla. Even people who were skeptical before will choose to avoid this song for fear of invoking the curse.

6. The Headless Priest
This legend goes back hundreds of years - kept alive by just how grisly and gruesome it is. During the Filipino revolution and World War 2 - many Filipino priests were beheaded by soldiers. As many of you are probably aware - a common theme with ghosts is that they cannot rest until they have found the peace which they could not in life. For these headless priests - that peace can only be found when they are reunited with their head. Many people claim to have seen their ghosts prowling graveyards at night, searching for their heads - or perhaps even more scarily, carrying them under their arms - looking for a way to reattach them. They cannot speak but they will still approach you if they see you, in the hopes that you can reattach their head and send them to the afterlife.

5. The Devils Mountain
We talked about Mount Banahaw earlier - if that's a good and sacred mountain, then this might be the polar opposite. Its name is Mount Cristobal and it has gathered a reputation for being the home of many evil creatures - perhaps even the devil himself. There have been a number of cases of hikers going missing along the dark and dense trails - officials put it down to their poor choices or inexperience but many locals disagree. They say that supernatural beings have been attacking people when as they try to climb the mountain. Naturally, this puts a lot of people off but some relish the idea. It's a common belief that if you can get through the dense forest and fight off the supernatural creatures - you can reach the top and challenge the devil himself. For most people though, simply feeling the ominous presence as they approach the mountain is more than enough for them.

4. The Bloody Bridge
The San Juanico Bridge is an aid to be the longest bridge in the Philippines - but for many people in the area, that's not why it's well known. It connects the sister islands of Samar and Leyte. It was built as a gift from Ferdinand Marcos, former President of the Philippines, to housewife Imelda who was a native of Leyte. He left her in charge of the building. During its construction, locals began to notice a number of children were disappearing from both Samar and Leyte.

Then, when the bridge was complete, the children stopped vanishing. How were the two connected? Well, this is the gruesome part. Some say the foundations of the bridge were made stronger by mixing in the blood of babies and street children using an ancient ritual used to strengthen structures. Some even say the bodies of the children were added to the cement mixer by construction workers while preparing the cement. Amazingly - there are even more gory versions of the story out there - the only thing they have in common is that this bridge might not have been made in the normal way.

3. The Romblon Triangle
You may have heard of the Bermuda Triangle before - well this is the Filipino equivalent. Over the years, this area has seen many ships disappear under mysterious circumstances - if they manage to not disappear, many ships have gone down in tragic circumstances. Since 1980, a number of passenger ships have sunk, some of which with thousands of passengers on board. Then there is the legend of the ghost ship - the ship was owned by Lolo Amang in life and now haunts the waters. It is said to be made up of gold and glimmers in the night.

On April 22nd, 1980, the Don Juan passenger ship crashed into an oil tanker with 1,000 people on board - it quickly sank. Survivors said that just before the crash, they saw the ghost ship approaching them - there seemed to be some sort of party on board as it glimmered in the night. The captain of the Don Juan tried to swerve out of the way to avoid the ghost ship and ended up crashing into the oil tanker which ultimately sank them. Officials say the strange occurrences are nothing more than bad weather or luck - but locals say that far too many stories have come from the triangle for it to be bad weather.

2. The White Lady of Balete Drive
This one comes from Quezon City where locals believe one street is haunted above all others - all thanks to the White Lady. She is said to be a harbinger of death, a revenge ghost that wants the living to feel the fear and terror she felt before she died. She has been seen since the 1950s - appearing then vanishing along the road, even materializing inside peoples cars as they drive. The stories tend to go the same way - a driver will be going down the road when they see a beautiful woman standing by the side, looking for a lift. They pick her up but after a while, of talking they look in their rearview mirror to see her face is twisted, torn, bruised and oozing with blood. Locals have learned to not pick up hitchhikers on that road and to certainly never look in the rearview mirror. Several taxi drivers have been said to crash in the area from the shock of seeing the White Lady - many say this is what she wants, to cause the pain and suffering which led to her own death on that dark and creepy road.

1. Maria Labo
This is the name of a famous woman in some parts of the Philippines - they say she was a vampire. In life, she was a caring mother and wife who wanted to give the best life to her family. One day, she signed up as an Overseas Filipino Worker and moved to Canada to care for sick people. One of the patients was dying from an unknown disease. Later on, before his dying breath, the patient learned in and but Maria, passing on his vampiric powers to her. She accepted the power without knowing the price she would have to pay.

Maria returned to the Philippines where her hunger for human blood began to grow. She could contain it no longer and eventually killed and cooked her own two sons. After that, she became an Aswang, Philippine folklore creatures that feast on humans. Her husband returned home to find what she had done and flew into a rage. He attacked her and slashed her face with a bolo knife. She managed to escape though and now locals say that if you ever see her lurking in the shadows - you'll know it's her from the huge scar across her face - then, it's up to you to start running.

Source: MostAmazingTop10 Youtube Channel

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