Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Aswang Phenomenon

The documentary was produced by High Banks Entertainment Ltd. It is about the famous Aswang in Philippine folklore.

Try to watch the documentary for a better understanding of what this creature is and where did they originated.

The Video





Click Here for more about aswang.

Source:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ePhqoyLpXQ

Monday, October 22, 2012

No. 14 Laperal

It has been urban legend or just plain curiosity that make the locals and tourists alike flock to # 14 Laperal, or famously know as the "White House" in Baguio City.

Many TV shows and films have capitalized on its notoriety as being haunted.

But what really boggles the mind is the mystery surrounding the history of the house. Many stories have come up about the fate of the Laperal family. No one really knows what happened inside the white structure. Even the relatives of the original owners are mum about it.

The paints are fading. But the popularity of the house just keeps on growing because of the interests of the people in the paranormal.

Who are the ghosts that haunt the Laperal White House? Do they have stories to tell?

I-Witness dared to find out when Jay Taruc and a group of psychics locked themselves inside the house to just feel their "presence."

What the cameras captured were extraordinary sounds and images that will stir the senses.

The Video



Click Here to watch this video in youtube.com

I watched this documentary of Jay Taruc in the middle of the night alone in my room ... This scared me very much, especially of that part where a ghost talked in the CCTV Camera saying, Nandito kame ... (We're hear ...) Till now, I can't forget that ...
Source:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty9_VjYy7Ek

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Ghost

Halloween is very near! So first question, Have you ever ask someone how to see and hear ghost? Well, actually its my first time to ask myself (not anyone) how to see and hear them. I asked first myself if I'll be interested with it, and it seemed I am. Its a very big question mark to me. I often hear tips in TV, but it seemed almost all of them are not effective. I admit I haven't tried to do one yet. I'm scared? Not sure of it. But to see a bloody, ugly and nasty-looking ghost, of course I will be freaked out.

Have you ever tried to play an Ouija board with your friends? Spirit of the glass... and Spirit of the coin... Me, no... And I'm not interested. There are rumors that whenever you play with it and you didn't finish the game, the ghost will always follow you, will often appear abruptly beside, over and under you, and vanish in a blink of an eye. Playing Ouija Board is one way of how to see and hear them, but this may become dangerous especially, like what I had said, if you didn't finish it, by saying farewell to the ghost you called.

How about trying to talk to the mirror in the middle of the night handling only a candle? Just like the Bloody Mary thing. Some versions I read is instead of seeing you future partner, you'll see a true ghost playing on you. They will pretend to be your future partner. And some version is worst, the person you'll see is the devil itself.



What is a ghost?



[en.wikipedia.org:] Definition
In traditional belief and fiction, a ghost is the soul or spirit of a deceased person or animal that can appear, in visible form or other manifestation, to the living. Descriptions of the apparition of ghosts vary widely from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible wispy shapes, to realistic, lifelike visions. The deliberate attempt to contact the spirit of a deceased person is known as necromancy, or in spiritism as a séance.

The belief in manifestations of the spirits of the dead is widespread, dating back to animism or ancestor worship in pre-literate cultures. Certain religious practices—funeral rites, exorcisms, and some practices of spiritualism and ritual magic—are specifically designed to appease the spirits of the dead. Ghosts are generally described as solitary essences that haunt particular locations, objects, or people they were associated with in life, though stories of phantom armies, ghost trains, phantom ships, and even ghost animals have also been recounted.



Can I see Ghost?



[www.legendsofamerica.com:] Questions
I found a questions testing you if you Can see ghost:

1. Have you ever known the phone was going to ring before it rang?
Yes___ No___

2. Have you ever felt a sudden chill in a room, when there was no apparent reason?
Yes___ No___

3. Have you ever seen anything that could not be explained by science and logic?
Yes___ No___

4. Have you ever felt you were being watched when you were alone?
Yes___ No___

5. Have you ever had a vision or a dream that came true?
Yes___ No___

6. Have you ever had a successful session with a Ouija Board?
Yes___ No___

7. Do you have an open mind about the supernatural?
Yes___ No___

8. Would you refuse to spend the night in a "haunted” house?
Yes___ No___

9. Do you meditate?
Yes___ No___

10. Have you retained the childlike ability, simply to "accept” new experiences without distorting preconceptions?
Yes___ No___

11. Are you more likely to make decisions using your "gut feeling” than your "thinking logic?”
Yes___ No___

12. Have you ever been told that psychic ability runs in your family?
Yes___ No___

13. Do you wear black 90% (or more) of the time?
Yes___ No___


Click here to see your score.



How to hear Ghost?



[paranormal.about.com:]
For decades, paranormal researchers have been recording enigmatic voices on audiotape. Called electronic voice phenomena - or EVP - these strange-sounding voices have been captured using ordinary tape recorders and cassette tapes. Often these researchers venture out into cemeteries or allegedly haunted houses. Sometimes the voices seem to respond to questions asked by the researchers, but often they are unprompted. In every case, however, the voices are not heard at the time they are recorded. Oddly, it is not until later when the researchers play the tape back - often with amplification or filtering - that the voices can be distinguished.

Are they ghosts? Voices from another dimension? Something else? What they are exactly is a matter of debate, but there's little denying that they are there - and completely unexplained.



How to see Ghost?



[paranormal.about.com:]
Hearing what might be a ghost's voice isn't good enough for you? You actually want to see one? The Internet just might make that possible. Many webcams have been set up in "haunted" locations around the world where ghosts have previously been seen. All you have to do is open the web page and watch.

What is the Scientific Explanation of Ghost encounters?



[zidbits.com:] Scientific Explanation
Infrasound is an extremely low frequency between between .1 -20Hz. It is so low, that humans cannot hear it. But we can feel it. A good portion of the population is also thought to be hypersensitive to these low frequencies. Infrasound can cause bizarre effects, including nausea, extreme fear or awe, anxiety and chills. Researchers also believe it affects vision by causing vibrations of the eyeball. These vibrations can cause you to ‘see’ ghosts.

Infrasound can be produced by many different phenomena, like storms, strong seasonal winds, weather patterns and some types of earthquakes. Animals such as elephants also use infrasound to communicate over long distances or as defense against threats.

In April 1998, the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research published a paper called ‘The Ghost in the Machine’ by Coventry University lecturer Vic Tandy. It described Tandy’s experiences with infrasound while working in a medical lab.

His coworkers complained of spooky feelings and chills in his lab. A cleaning lady resigned after “seeing something.” Working alone in the lab one night, Tandy suddenly had the feeling he was being watched. He claimed shadowy figure appeared at the edge of his vision. When Tandy turned to face it, the figure vanished.

The next day, Tandy brought a fencing foil to the lab for repairs. When he clamped one end of the blade in a vise, it started vibrating wildly. Curious, Tandy began moving the blade around the room. It vibrated strongly in the center of his lab, but completely stopped at the edges of the room.

Tandy discovered a 19Hz standing wave in his laboratory. The walls of the lab had caused the sound wave to double back on itself, producing an area of maximum energy in the center of the room- enough energy to vibrate his sword.

The source of this wave was a newly installed fan at one end of the lab. When it was turned off, the wave, and all phenomena associated with it, disappeared.

It seems there will be no need to call the ghostbusters.

I enumerated here few of the questions innocent individual often ask about ghost, and the answers I found in internet.

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost/
http://zidbits.com/2010/11/a-scientific-explanation-for-ghosts/
http://www.legendsofamerica.com/gh-seeghosts.html

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Malacañang Palace

Malacañang Palace is the home of the President of Republic of the Philippines, the symbol of the nation, and also his/her official office. It is located at 1000 José P. Laurel Street, San Miguel, Manila. The house was built in 1750 in Spanish Colonial style. In Spanish Era, it is also the home of Governor-General of the Philippines. It was purchased from a Spanish Aristocrat named Don Luis Rocha, and was purchased by a Spanish Colonel and again purchased by the state, thus became the home of the representatives of Spain in the Philippines.

Yes! It is true. The building was built since the Spanish time. So, it might be true that there is an unknown entity there. Then, what are they?
Male and female figures disappearing into walls. Pianos playing by themselves in the dead of night.

Empty chairs turning, heavy curtains parting, plates vanishing from where you put them. --- Philippine Daily Inquirer


Pres. Noynoy Aquino once said,
No one wants to live in Malacañang proper, because of the eerie environment.
Actually, he prefer to live in the other side of Pasig River - on Bahay Pangarap.
I don?t like the ambience of Malacañang Palace. There's this big balete tree in front [of the state entrance] ... And the guards say sometimes, the pianos start playing by themselves and someone is [heard] marching [down the hall].


Story



[Taken from a News Website:]

Strange things



The strongman's son, Senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr., narrated tales of ghostly goings-on during the family's 20-year stay in the Spanish-era Palace.

There's no doubt about it, many strange things are really happening there, the senator told the Inquirer.

Everybody who lived in the Palace, during and after [our stay], including the security and the staff?everybody has experienced something, he said.

Eduardo Rozon, chief steward during the Marcos regime, and Bernardo Barcena Jr., a guard posted at the door to the private quarters of the then first family, vividly recall both frightening and hilarious encounters with the unknown in Malacañang.

From their stories recounted to the Inquirer last week, it appeared that ghosts haunted not only the numerous state rooms but also the Marcoses? private quarters, and even the adjoining building known as Kalayaan Hall.

The chandeliers clanked, the plates in the china room tinkled, and staff members felt their hair rising.

The ghostly occurrences always happened in the wee hours?between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m., when the Palace was quiet and deserted, according to both Bongbong Marcos and Barcena.

During that witching hour, it was common for the staff to see figures appear at the Reception Hall, the massive corridor framed by pictures of all Philippine presidents, and the Ceremonial Hall, the biggest room in the Palace where the most important state functions are held and which served as balcony during the Spanish and American eras.

Never their faces



You just see them. You think they're your colleagues but they're not. And they always had their backs to us; we never saw their faces, said Barcena, who is now on his second term as barangay councilman in Bagong Nayon in Antipolo City, the housing project awarded by the Marcoses to their household staff.

Barcena once walked up to who he thought was a colleague leaning on a panel in the Ceremonial Hall: I was just a few meters from him when he vanished.

Frightened, Barcena hurried to tell his colleagues about the experience.

Rozon, who supervised the Palace waiters, recalled one night when he was at the Reception Hall and noticed that the door to the Music Room was ajar.

(A bedroom during the Spanish time, the Music Room has since been used by first ladies as a sitting room for important state guests.)

Rozon said he wondered to his companion what would happen if the half-open door would suddenly close. Then the door did close! We ran downstairs! he said, laughing.

Barcena swore that in the same room with no one else around, they heard the piano play and saw the first lady's chair turn by itself.

Intrigued by the stories, Bongbong Marcos and his friends decided to go ghost hunting in the courtyard of the private quarters, which had a fountain in the middle.

Knock, knock



A friend reached for a doorknob, but the door opened before he could touch it. They scrambled upstairs, the senator recalled with a chuckle.

It was also common for the family members to hear someone knocking on their doors, always at around 2 a.m.

During the renovation of the Palace, Bongbong Marcos said, he used a room adjacent to the State Dining Room as his temporary quarters.

(The State Dining Room, originally a ballroom during the Spanish and American times, has three Commonwealth-era chandeliers and 40 carved chairs around a long dining table. It is now where Cabinet meetings are held. Its large French mirrors were installed in 1877, according to the book Malacañan Palace, The Official Illustrated History.)

Knocking awakened Bongbong Marcos one night, and when he opened his door, he saw no one there. Suddenly, one of the antique chairs stacked leaning against the dining table righted itself!

I couldn't sleep anymore that night, he said.

The ghosts also apparently liked telephones.

The senator said his mother Imelda had been roused from sleep by the ringing of the phone in her bedroom, also during the wee hours.

The next morning she would ask who called her at that time, and of course nobody did, he said.

Rozon said the ringing phones even sparked quarrels among the guards, each suspecting his colleagues of pulling a prank.

Seeing things



It was President Marcos who reportedly kept seeing people who were not actually there.

Coming home from school once, Bongbong Marcos and his two sisters were told by their father about an experience the previous night in the President?s Study, which once served as Quezon's bedroom.

A household aide walked into his office past midnight, and Marcos ordered him to fetch something.

When the aide did not return, Marcos asked the guard where he had gone.

Sir, there is no one here, the guard said.

Rozon told another version of that story of Marcos wondering why a household aide was still in his study well past midnight.

He peered through his glasses to look closely at the aide, who disappeared into the wall, Rozon said.

Bongbong Marcos said his sister Imee had also seen Quezon's ghost in one of the state rooms.

Undersecretary Manolo Quezon of the Malacañang communications group recalled a story of how his grandfather's ghost paced the Palace during times of crisis. (But ?no one I have met, or heard this story from, ever described him as menacing, or cursing, the grandson said.)

He said it was supposedly one of the reasons the Marcoses had the Palace reconstructed in 1979, doubling its original size.

Another story from the current staff in the Palace is they sometimes see the lights on late at night in the Quezon Room (now the Executive Office) in Kalayaan Hall, he said.

The ghosts may be the lost souls of people slain during World War II, Bongbong Marcos said, adding that the Japanese Army used Malacañang as headquarters and that people were killed in some of the rooms there.

Father Brown et al.



One person believed killed by Japanese troops was an American priest whose ghost has since haunted the Palace as ?Father Brown? and who, Bongbong Marcos said, was wont to wake dozing Palace guards with a variety of tricks.

Then there is a Chinese manservant who has appeared to Palace staff and guests.

Bongbong Marcos said a guest from Italy recounted being awakened by a Chinese servant at around 3 a.m. and told to attend Mass with the Marcoses.

The first family asked around and was told that the ghost had been known to appear as early as the time of President Manuel Roxas.

The ghosts are apparently a mischievous lot.

Said Elmer Navarro, whose father Federico, now deceased, was a household aide during the Marcos years: The ghosts played tricks on him. When he put down the plates and turned away, they would be gone when he looked again. Then he would find the plates elsewhere.

Barcena said he and his colleagues reported their experiences to their superiors, and were told, with a shrug: Those are house guests.

Mr. Brown



The most popular of the Palace ?guests? is the benevolent kapre said to inhabit the balete tree that makes President Aquino uncomfortable.

Rozon, now 69, said the kapre had been known as Mr. Brown (perhaps confused with Father Brown) since Quezon?s time, but that some staff members also referred to him as Mr. Jones.

Mr. Brown was not bad. He didn't harm people, Rozon said.

The story goes that household aide Mariano Dacuso, now deceased, was relaxing and reading the papers in the Tea House (where a mosque now stands) when he found himself being lifted along with his chair.

He was lifted almost to the ceiling so he told the kapre, Please put me down. Then he ran to us, Rozon said.

Then there was a cabbie who got the scare of his life when he asked for a light and looked up to see the kapre chomping on a cigar.

Shaking in fear, the cabbie ran to the quarters of the servants, who told him he had found Mr. Brown.

Rozon also said that when the social secretary's staff worked overtime typing letters, they would hear someone else typing in the next room, which was empty.

Whenever something mysterious happened, it was always blamed on Mr. Brown, he said.

Elmer Navarro, who lived in the old servants? quarters as a child, said the kapre was feared even by the military.

Sometimes, he recalled, ?you could see smoke wafting from the tree.?

Bunye's story



Ignacio 'Toting' Bunye, now a member of the Monetary Board, has his own story to tell:

From Day One of my assumption as press secretary in 2002, I have been warned about creepy happenings in ... Malacañang. Not being the superstitious type, I readily dismissed such stories.

But it is not uncommon to hear about various offices being blessed every now and then, supposedly to ward off any unwanted unearthly visitors.

One senior official even had the windows and doors of his office plastered with small medallions of the Blessed Virgin as added insurance.

And then it happened!

One night after a late dinner at the Ceremonial Hall, I passed by my office to pick up some stuff before going home. It must have been past 9 [p.m.].

My office, at that time, was ... what used to be [Marcos?] bedroom. To reach it from the Ceremonial Hall, one passes through a series of doors and hallways, starting with the Music Room, then through the Ramos Room, another connecting room, and finally the Marcos bedroom.

As I walked to my office, I had a funny feeling that somebody or something was following me. I could feel my hair rising and my heart ... [pounding] faster.

In the still of the evening, the footsteps on the wooden floor were very audible. As soon as I reached my office, I locked the door behind me (as if it would have mattered).

The Thing



Bunye said the footsteps slowly but progressively moved closer.

He continued: Then I heard the doorknob turn and I felt the slight push on the door. After a while the footsteps started to move away, but seemingly in circles.

What I have heard is now happening to me! I quickly said three Our Fathers, three Hail Marys and three Glory Be's.

Somehow, I felt emboldened and I decided to leave in a hurry. I told myself: Mr. Ghost, you can scare me but you cannot hurt me!

My first view of The Thing from a distance was of a white-haired man wearing a dark suit.

The Thing must have sensed my presence because he immediately turned around. He said: Toting, paano ba lumabas dito (How do you get out of here)?

Secretary Raul Gonzalez seemed as relieved as I was.

The then newly appointed justice secretary had followed me through the secret door and somehow had gotten lost in the Palace labyrinth.

The two men later learned it was Gonzalez?s footsteps, and not those of a ghost, that Bunye had heard.

Real or imagined, ghosts have the run of Malacañang, making it truly a place not for the faint-hearted.


Sources:
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20101031-300680/Mr-Brown-lives-in-RPs-most-haunted-house-Palace
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malacañan_Palace

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