One reason people think the occurrence of strange and extraordinary paranormal phenomena is rare, is that those who have experienced them often refuse to talk about them for fear of either being laughed at or considered insane.
What’s worse is that the ultra-conservative Catholic Church, the predominant religion in this country, condemns everything it does not understand to be the work of the devil.
I don’t believe paranormal and psychic phenomena to be rare or unnatural occurrences, because so many people from all walks of life have been reporting such incidents to me almost on a daily basis during the last 20 or 25 years. People who normally would not talk about these strange occurrences do not hesitate to tell me their stories, because they know that I will not consider them to be either crazy or merely making them up.
Because of this, I found myself to have become the unofficial central information agency or the CIA for strange, unusual and unexplainable phenomena in the Philippines.
Let’s take a look at one recent example. Dino, a businessman who is converting a former bakeshop into a spa and massage parlor south of Manila, showed me some 20 photos of strange footprint-like markings that appeared on a signboard lying on the floor. When the first footprint appeared, he took a picture of it. After a few minutes, there were suddenly three of them and then five, and then numerous footprints of various sizes.
Then the markings appeared on other parts of the rooms being renovated. The marks did not disappear, but on the contrary seemed to be getting more numerous until they filled several boards.
Several days later, Dino called me and said another strange thing happened. He was upstairs one evening with five of his staff while one male staff slept on the sofa downstairs. Suddenly all those upstairs felt a presence and shortly afterwards heard the doors downstairs slam shut. So they all rushed down but saw the two doors to be locked. These doors, according to Dino, led to the entrance where the markings were found.
The male staff who was sleeping downstairs was already knocking on the other side of the door. When they opened it, they saw he had the footprint-like mark on his right cheek. The marking was made of powder which they had earlier spread on the floor to make the footprints visible. Dino said it looked like the powder was permanently attached on the feet of the creatures roaming around the place.
I sent two of our paranormal services consultants to the place to investigate. The former bakeshop had been vacant for two months before Dino rented it. They were not able to talk to the previous occupants.
They reported that the creatures turned out to be a group of elementals who were not really violent or negative. The therapist who got angry with them apologized and it was accepted. They only asked for milk as offering, which was done.
However, another strange incident happened two days after that. One worker was painting the place where the markings were first found. An invisible creature stepped on the green paint and walked towards the wall. Even the worker’s T-shirt had green paint markings at the back, and then the creature walked upstairs.
“We all saw the footprints made of green paint. Later, we saw the worker’s T-shirt had six footprint markings already,” said Dino. The worker felt nothing while the creature was walking on him with green paint, according to Dino.
The spa owner and the elemental creatures agreed to co-exist and promised not to bother each other. It is fortunate that Dino understood the need to live with the creatures and not be scared of them. Meanwhile, the markings had stopped and the renovation went on without any other strange incidents, but from time to time they would see some figures moving in the room, as caught by the closed circuit TV camera Dino had installed.
We would not have known that incidents such as this had happened if it were not reported by this businessman, and no one had investigated it.
One observation about these markings is that they do not really look like footprints of ordinary elementals which are usually like a child’s footprints. These markings had four toes instead of five and it was reported they had a strange pattern or whorl with a cut on the middle. In other words, the footprints were not really footprints.
A clairvoyant, exorcist and healer who works with us in such cases said there are lately new types of elementals and creatures that are coming to the Philippines from other countries. One looks like the small fairy called Tinkerbell in Disney films. Another looks like the leprechaun found in Ireland and other western countries.
When I asked why such creatures are coming to this land instead of staying in their highly developed and advanced countries, he said he didn’t know. I have no explanation either.
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