PHILIPPINES, TRUE WEIRD

True Weird: Some Themes in Manila Urban Ghost Stories

Each culture has its own themes of the supernatural, stories that occur again and again in different places and different eras, becoming more folklore than coming from fact, the kinds of stories told around a campfire.

No one really knows where these stories began, only that they have been adopted by public imagination and have been made personal in the telling.

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STORIES, TRAVEL, TRUE WEIRD

True Weird: Ghost Stories from a Taal native

We met Irene at the ruins of a crypt that dated back to the Spanish era. Our hosts had brought me and my friend there to catch a glimpse of the Taal not yet accessible to tourists. The structure was discovered last year. Irene’s father, Mang Bernard, was the first to explore its depths, lowering […]

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