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Islanders defend against 'werewolf' threat


Posted on Thursday, 17 July, 2014 | Comment icon 29 comments

The islanders believe werewolves are to blame. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Angell Williams
The people of an isolated island in the Philippines undertake nightly patrols to protect their animals.
According to Inspector Brian Odien, Sibale Island's chief of police, the region has seen an extensive spate of mysterious livestock deaths over the last few years and the islanders believe that werewolves are responsible.

Hundreds of volunteers under supervision of the police have been undertaking regular patrols at night in an effort to protect the island's dwindling goat population from the creatures.

The attacks, which allegedly only occur on nights before a full moon, have seen more than 200 goats killed with their blood sucked out and internal organs removed.

The phenomenon has become such a problem in fact that the locals now fear that the mysterious assailants will turn to attacking humans once all the goats are gone.

Department of Agriculture Regional Director Cipriano Santiago claims that more than 57 farmers have lost animals over the last two years.

"People have been advised to hold their goats in a fenced area or under their houses where they can be given protection," he said.

"People have been told not to confront the animal on their own but to call for help."

Source: Manila Standard Today | Comments (29)

Tags: Philippines, Werewolf

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #20 Posted by DieChecker on 17 July, 2014, 17:13
I think it may be Aswang, although I don't believe in supernatural creatures. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aswang An Aswang is a vampire-like mythical creature in Filipino folklore and is the subject of a wide variety of myths and stories. Spanish colonists noted that the Aswang was the most feared among the mythical creatures of the Philippines, even in the 16th century. Aswang refers specifically to a ghoulish were-dog, which is where the word comes from. It is a combination of a vampire and a werewolf. Doesn't an aswang normally have wings also?
Comment icon #21 Posted by DieChecker on 17 July, 2014, 17:26
http://en.wikipedia....epcion,_Romblon Concepcion is a sixth class municipality in the province of Romblon, Philippines. It is located on Maestro de Campo Island (also known as Sibale to its inhabitants) which is the westernmost island of the province and only 20 kilometres (12 mi) off the coast from Mindoro. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 4,445 people.[3] It is a little nothing of an island. About 2.5 miles by 2.5 miles (4 km by 4 km). Seems like a small hunting ground for a werewolf. Though I guess no one can really get away?
Comment icon #22 Posted by dr no on 17 July, 2014, 18:57
If it is such a small place simply gather all the islanders in one place and sit it out till one of them starts sprouting hair and fangs-bingo you've got your man What is worrying,according to the old Lon Chaney films,a werewolf only goes after the one he loves,does our culprit have feelings for goats?
Comment icon #23 Posted by paperdyer on 17 July, 2014, 19:16
Doesn't an aswang normally have wings also? Didn't Grimm do an episode on this? Thought the Aswang only went after humans.On the werewolves and full moon, didn't the phase get changed to the 3 day cycle of the full moon? Still sounds like teh farmers are looking to replace their sick or old goats with new ones for free.
Comment icon #24 Posted by jarjarbinks on 18 July, 2014, 3:27
That's why you don't name your wolf Scofield...
Comment icon #25 Posted by John Wesley Boyd on 18 July, 2014, 3:50
Strange. They are on an island and blood and entrails sound like the contents of the chum bucket of a shark fisherman.
Comment icon #26 Posted by Erowin on 21 July, 2014, 18:40
Well, they are brave. It takes guts to actually go looking for something you think is a werewolf.
Comment icon #27 Posted by msmike1 on 22 July, 2014, 15:21
Hell yeah! I'm in. Hunted a lot of stuff but never a werewolf. Could be fun. Besides the look of amazement when I show up with my "Boom stick" they will be amazed! Mike
Comment icon #28 Posted by DieChecker on 23 July, 2014, 1:18
Hell yeah! I'm in. Hunted a lot of stuff but never a werewolf. Could be fun. Besides the look of amazement when I show up with my "Boom stick" they will be amazed! Mike It's got to be better then a sharpened bit of bamboo.
Comment icon #29 Posted by javanicus on 24 July, 2014, 11:06
it's my second time hear a same story about werewolf in my region. first i heard very close to my house, just about 1 km.


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