In a small village (believed to be High Rock) in Thailand, the locals had a shocking surprise when they witnessed the birth of a creature which looks like a hybrid of a buffalo and crocodile. Despite the creature having hooves, its skin looks scaly. The creature soon died after its birth but the residents believe that it is a good omen which will bring them luck.
The creature was filmed and posted online which can be seen in the video below.
Thursday, 8 October 2015
Sunday, 17 August 2014
Upon checking Facebook this morning I was excited to see that a video of a dead mermaid had been captured on film. However upon further inspection it turns out that the video is in fact a hoax and the mermaid itself is just a prop from the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides movie. For more information watch the following video.
Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Sunday, 13 April 2014
The manananggal is a mythical creature from the Philippines, specifically the western provinces of Antique, Capiz and Iloilo that applies a strange oil onto its body which allows it to separate its torso from its legs. In doing this the creature will sprout wings and fly off in search of its prey leaving its legs behind. The creature is often seen as female and described as hideous.
They are best known for preying on sleeping women most of which are pregnant and babies. The creature lands on the roof and places its flexible elongated tongue through a hole in the roof; the point at the end of its tongue pierces the victim to suck the blood and hearts from women and babies. If the woman is pregnant then the creature will pierce the woman’s womb to suck out the foetus. The manananggal also preys on men. To do this she takes on the form of a beautiful woman and lures them to a private place where she then eats there innards such as the heart, intestines, stomach and liver.
As its legs are left behind while it hunts for prey, the legs become vulnerable. It is thought that if somebody sprinkles salt, ash or garlic onto the exposed flesh of the severed legs then the manananggal can no longer reattach itself and will die when the sun comes up. They are said to avoid sunlight, spices and vinegar, daggers and the tail of a stingray. People still strongly believe that the manananggal stalks the skies at night looking for its prey.