For as long as people have inhabited the Philippines, there has been an evil spirit waiting just beyond the light, craving blood. This cryptid--for all its potential--has never made it far from the islands, and in many ways, it didn’t need to. There, it has found itself a folk tradition to call its kingdom from which to rule the darkness, unconquerable.
Beyond the Philippines, the aswang hasn’t been discussed. And yet, there’s one podcast host daring enough to dive deep into this legend to see what makes this cryptid so powerful and yet bound to the land that bore it.