April 14th, 2009

The Alan are deformed spirits that are told Tinguian Tribe folklore, located in the Philippines. These spirits are said to have wings, with fingers and toes that point backwards. This is what they believe these spirits do: take drops of menstrual blood, reproductive waste, afterbirths, and miscarried fetuses and transform them into human children. They then raise the children on their own. They believe that these spirits live among springs in fine houses, which are made of gold and other precious valuables.

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    1. Susan
      April 15th, 2009 at 20:50 | #1

      Wow! And they’re called “Alan”?! That’s a fairly common male name in America, ironically.

      I never thought of spirits as being possibly deformed. Interesting idea….along with the transmographication of substances into other living things temporarily – which John Keel wrote about many years ago. Fascinating!

    2. Jason
      April 15th, 2009 at 23:27 | #2

      lol Yea, I know quite a few Alans also. I’m just glad I haven’t come across Jason as a deformed spirit so far!

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