Ghosts in Philippines?
June 14, 2007 6:12pm CST
Do you believe kapre, duwende(elf), manananggal, tikbalang, tiyanak, manananggal, aswang really exists?
26 Nov 07
Ghosts exist, I have not encountered any ghosts myself, but there are people who have recounted stories of direct confrontation with Ghost. my brother once fell very sick, he had reported home late around midnight that night, in the morning he was almost unconscious, but he had reported that same night that as he was crossing the stream next to our home, he met two men with glowing eyes who disappeared as soon as they got close to him. This ghost stories still haunt me to this day-I live in Uganda.
24 Nov 07
Not really. I am more of the "To see is to believe" kinda guy. Well I haven't seen one even though I sometimes go late home at night. The subdivision here is scary but I haven't seen one. Also, during high school, for fours year, I was staying in the school's dormitory. And guess what! There is a huge memorial at the back of the school. There are also some local cemeteries nearby but still, never seen a ghost, kapre, etc. I think they are just some folktale to scare the children. But some of my friends really insisted that they had seen one or two ghosts before. Maybe it is because I do not have a third eye hehe
24 Nov 07
I don't believe in such superstition but I really don't know why I also feel afraid when I'm in places believed to be where ghosts are or even when I'm alone. I couldn't control my fear. I can't explain but I really don't believe in their existence.
24 Nov 07
I believe that these entities exist and that we don't have much knowledge about them yet so we categorize them as such. These entities have yet to expose themselves in order for us to have full understanding on them and tag them on the correct class, species, etc. In the meantime we can just classify them as phenomenons or supernatural.
23 Nov 07
I actually don't believe in those things like that... But everytime I can hear my friends talking about it, my sense are in hyper and my hair are standing especially at the back of neck and in short, I easily get afraid even though I never saw one. "I don't believe in anything that I never seen before"
12 Oct 07
I don't think "ghosts" is the right term to use because they are a class of their own. With regards to belief, I think they do exist. These things seem to integrate themselves with the culture of where they are, assuming that they are true. In the sense that there would be werewolves and vampires and other kinds of spirits in other countries and in the Philippines, we would have these err...spirits.