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Wak-wak

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What Type The Wak-wak

Another kind of aswang.

It is a creature in Philippine mythology. A bird-like monster, which is active during the night. They hunt human or even animals for food. Some older people in the provinces believe that it is like a crow, but larger, some says similar to a bat.

Wak-wak has huge wings that creates noise if they are on hunting.

Wak-wak is also believed as the helper of manananggal. They make noise to deceive the people, so that manananggal can come closer to his victim. Sometimes the Wak-wak itself are the ones who kill people. They are known also to suck blood of both human and animals. Wak-wak are said to dwell in the forest, or caves, or sometimes living with the manananggal's house.

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 They Can Change The Format

During daytime Wak-wak are wandering in the Barrio to find a potential victim. They turn into a small kind of bird, similar to a crow. A black bird even his feet and beak. By doing this, they would know if there is any dying person or with illness. They are gone searching for a corpse too. These are the preparation they do, so that later on at night they can just easily snatch the victim.

 Scarecrow In Wak-wak

To drive them away you can sprinkle salt inside and outside your house. Hanging a garlic lantern in every corner of the house. While the others used to place a broom upside down in the doorway.

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#1: Guest #135 (Leslie Anne Martin) - at 09:01 on 20 Jan 2015


My aunty said that they was camping at malaikahana beach here on my way there now Oahu and that her 3 male friends caught a creature and it was hurt on my way there now it's wings and it was very big with batlike wings but part human and that her friends tied it up with thick rope and carried it onto the back of their truck and her male friend that was in the back of the truck of the bed had got knocked out when are you coming home? It broke out of the ropes and had hit him in the head then flew off. Have it ever been known by anyone else to have seen it here in Hawaii on my way there now the island of Oahu?