WE are so glued to #ManilaEncounters tweets.
E, paano ka ba naman hindi ma-aadik sa mga tweet dito. Filipinos, young and old, are actually good in horror-story telling. Imagine ang isang nakakatakot na kwento ay naisasalaysay nila in 280 characters or less! Saan ka pa?
Hindi lang kami doon nagugulat, kundi doon sa mga istorya mismo nila from scary to extra scary to outright funny! Yung iba nga napo-politicized pa.
Kung totoo man ang mga kwento doon, ikaw na ang bahalang tumimbang.
Nagsimula ang #ManilaEncounters sa isang thread sa Twitter. And since then naging bukang-bibig na ito ng mga feel na feel makabasa ng mga kakaibang kwento.
Here are some tweets that could give your creeps:
You were about to sleep just as the electricity went out. You started to get hot so you stuck your foot out the blanket. You suddenly remember your irrational fear of being grabbed and quickly cover it again.
You hear a soft sigh from under your bed “sayang” #ManilaEncounters
— Edlen Sanchez (@edzwashere) February 26, 2019
From the past
“Sir it might take a while. Willing to wait?” She asks with that familiar sparkle in her eyes, the same eyes he fell in love with in 1843.
“Yes,” he smiles, even if seeing her reincarnations takes a thousand years. “Yes, I’m willing to wait.” #ManilaEncounters
— Shanti Doc (@urgeeel) February 27, 2019
It was a dark and eerie night. A woman was walking home past the tall old trees.
Suddenly, she caught a glimpse of a giant man sitting on top of a tree, smoking. Out of curiosity, she asked “Bakit amoy strawberry?”
Kapre responded, “Vape pare”#ManilaEncounters
— samantha (@gonzalesskelsey) February 27, 2019
I was not scared to see Apolinario Mabini here, talking to me. Well, we do it all the time.
But this one was weird.
— J✨ (@redsacred24) March 1, 2019
I was walking in the middle of a cold night along Mendiola when I heard a man singing,
“Magtanim ay ‘di biro~”
When I turned to my back, I saw nothing.
When I opened my Facebook account, I saw an article saying..
“32nd Anniversary of Mendiola Massacre.”#ManilaEncounters
— Saru (@erckmgo) March 1, 2019
It’s late in the midnight and everyone’s asleep. But you’re crying hard again as if it’s your daily sleeping routine
Suddenly a girl sat by your side saying “ni minsan hindi ko naisip na magiging ganyan ka”
You looked at her
It was you, but 10 years younger#ManilaEncounters
— i am : me (@JYaxi1) March 1, 2019
Midnight. I get a passenger. Nothing unusual – I helped her strap on the helmet, got on, and went on our way.
We arrived safe and sound. She gives me back the helmet as she joyfully walks away.
In my hand was the helmet.
With her head still intact.#ManilaEncounters
— Angkas (@angkas) February 27, 2019
(From an antique shop somewhere along Recto)
Things to dispose:
1. A white pebble
2. A rusty barbell
3. A dagger that turns into a sword
Reason: Nobody wants to inherit the noble task of saving the city anymore.
— #postmodernunicorn (@tofi_alonte) February 26, 2019
Every morning, I walk with my dog in the UPD Academic Oval.
From time to time, people would come to greet and pet it.
However, I still don’t understand why they keep saying: “Someone should adopt this lost dog.”
— Yew (@ItsJustYew) March 1, 2019
It’s 2am. You’re drunk and getting into a cab. Before you even close the door, the driver floors it. You ask him to stop, but he doesn’t. With a scream, you ask why he’s going so fast.
“Dahil may gustong sumakay sa kotse na babaeng walang mukha.”#ManilaEncounters
— Henlo (@Honest_AD) March 1, 2019
I went to the bank to withdraw cash and then the guard there warned me never to look on the ATM screen after entering my PIN.
Puzzled by what he said, I still looked at it and I was terrified upon seeing it. The screen displayed: P0.00 maintaining balance.
— El (@eoaniciete15) February 26, 2019
Pureza, 4am. You’re coming home from a gig, earphones on; blasting that slow melody she used to have you listen to a lot.
A stranger runs in front of you and shouts.
“Someone just took your phone!”
You stare down at the dangling cord.
— gabrell 📟 (@nalulunod) February 26, 2019
I was sitting beside the driver that time. As the jeepney stopped by near Intramuros, a nun sat behind me and said “bayad po” multiple times.
I approach the driver and said “kuya, bayad daw po” and he replied “nakikita mo din?”#ManilaEncounters
— Matrix Katindig (@ayematrix) February 28, 2019
I remember listening to lola’s radio. It would always play her favorite songs. Lola and I would dance along to the tunes.
When she died, I tried asking mom what station it was. She told me that she had no idea since we kept listening to static.#ManilaEncounters
— 🅢🅟🅐🅒🅔 🅑🅐🅔 (aka Jim Hawkins) (@lovingmesoftly1) February 26, 2019
“Gising! Tulong ka na kay mama ang daming bisita” your ate is almost shouting to wake you up
You can hear the old ladies chanting aba ginoong maria.
Then your mom entered your room.
“Ma, anong meron?”
With teary eyes she said
“40 days na ng ate mo diba?”
— C A R I m e l m a c c h i a t o (@CariHindiCarrie) February 27, 2019