They silently grabbed one of the Hukbalahap rebels, snapped his neck, and then – using a specially created, metallic device – left two, deep, vicious-looking puncture marks on the neck of the man. But that was barely the start of things: they then quietly tied a rope around the man’s ankles, hung his body from a nearby tree, and let just about as much blood as possible drain out of the body.
Uh. That is a war crime.
USA up to its old tricks. Absolutely revolting.
This reminds me of a story I heard from a Viet Nam vet in the late 1980’s. We talked on and off about his experiences, what it was like (awful), and so on. He eventually told me that there were four vampires that occasionally worked in the area. They were a special group of soldiers that only came out at night, dressed in all black fatigue uniforms. Combat specialists, the worst of the worst, went on missions in the middle of the night, very mysterious. They didn’t eat or drink, they kept apart from the other soldiers, and so on. Scariest bunch of bastards, and everyone knew they were vampires. He could have been pulling my leg (although he wasn’t especially joke-y), or messed up (very possible), but I wonder if there could be a similar thread of military disinfo at play.
I showed this to my Filipino friend and he said that the “wang” is a hard A like Khan.
Also said: “Although the description of aswang as vampiric is technically erroneous. They go for the unborn and suck the baby out of the mother’s belly when she’s asleep.”
ETA: “They have a thin hollow tube that extends from the tip of their tongue. They get in the house crawling on the ceiling above the victim, then lower their “proboscis?” to feed on the unborn.”
Which is even worse!
ETA2: “And get this, the mother isn’t harmed. She goes into deep sleep, wakes up in the morning screaming because no more baby.”
Well, the US has a very long history of those in the Philippines (and much bigger ones), so they wouldn’t have even thought twice about it.
Fixed: Well, the US has a very long history of those ̶i̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶P̶h̶i̶l̶i̶p̶p̶i̶n̶e̶s̶ everywhere we’ve ever been (and much bigger ones), so they wouldn’t have even thought twice about it.
Sure. It’s a strange thing that the US and Americans in general are so popular there today.
I mean, he was born in the Philippines. With these folk lore type things, different groups use the same name for more than one entity and the stories mix.
Even in western vampire myths, their name, appearance, and MO differ.
Aww, shush. It’s not a war crime when The Good GuysTM do it.
(So no need to recognize the ICC, obviously.)
Sounds like a polite fiction to cover for an abortion in a very Catholic country. “My sixteen year old daughter lost the baby to a vampire.” “How dreadful!”
Pretty sure the myth dates back to pre European colonization.
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