You’ll find a lot of mythological monsters in Filipino folklore but there is one known for its strong influence that is feared by all. Known as the “Aswang,” these creatures are able to shape-shift and prey on both humans and animals at night, seeking to drink their blood. Back in 2014, it was claimed that an aswang attack was taking place. An anonymous text sent out shocked everyone, it read: “WARNING: To everyone in Batangas, don’t loiter around at night. A group of aswang riding a big truck from CAPIS CAM SUR is already in Sto. Tomas. Don’t trust anyone you don’t know. This is not a joke. From: POLICE Tanauan.” This was a hoax, but belief in them has caused panic, such as when a woman beheaded her own son due to thinking he was an aswang in disguise.