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Do you believe in the Engkanto?

I would not have believed it myself but I guess I just caught one of them thru the lens of my camera.

Engkanto

Photos were taken during our week-end trip to Mt. Siniloan in Famy. This one was from Batya-batya Falls just a few hundred meters from Buruwisan where we camped.

Engkanto

I zoomed in on the photo and noticed that it had an uncanny resemblance to a very small human with some sort of wings fluttering from its back, though it brightly shined as if it had a white silhouette.

Here’s the gallery of pictures I took during the trip.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

37 Responses

  1. Avatar for Adler Lee Adler Lee says:

    OMG I HAVE THE SAME REAL STORY ABOUT ?#?Elemento? o TAMBAL!
    This creepy story happened to my step-uncle back in the province. To this day, pagnaalala ko ang kwento na ‘to, kinikilabutan ako. Sabi ng mama ko noong mga bata pa sila at nakatira sa may Samar, madalas silang maglaro ng mga kapatid niya sa may sapa na malapit sa gubat. Wala naman daw kakaiba noong una pero nung one time nagpaalam yung step-uncle ko na iihi lang daw siya, kinabahan sila kasi ang tagal niya bumalik. Pagabi na ng makita nila yung step-uncle ko na palabas sa kabilang side ng gubat. Tinanong nila kung saan siya galing pero ‘di daw sila sinasagot. Makulit daw at maingay yung step-uncle before that happened pero after that, tahimik lang daw at madalas mag-isa lang sa kwarto, parang may kausap na hindi nakikita. So nagworry na yung grandparents kaya dinala sa doktor. Wala naman daw problema. Hanggang sa lumaki sila, ganyan daw yung naging condition ng step-uncle namin. Parang ibang tao na daw simula nung umihi siya sa gubat. Noong malapit na mag-20 years old yung step-uncle ko, bigla na lang daw itong nangisay at nawalan ng malay. Noong balikan nila sa kwarto niya, wala na yung katawan ng step-uncle ko pero may punong-kahoy sa kama niya. Syempre, natakot yung granparents ko kaya nagtawag na sila albularyo o espiritista. Hindi pa nakakalapit yung albularyo alam na niya na napalitan daw ng TAMBAL yung step-uncle ko. Ito yung mga uri ng elemento na nanggagaya ng katauhan ng mga tao para mabuhay sila sa mundo ng mga tao. Tapos yung tunay na tao, maiiwan sa gubat at gagawan nila ng paraan para di na makalabas. Kailangan daw sunduin ang tao na yun para makauwi. Pero since hindi nila nasundo at naging kahoy na yung tambal, ibig sabihin namatay na sa gubat yung step-uncle ko. So hinanap nila ngayon yung katawan sa gubat. After 2 weeks, nakita nila yung bangkay ng step-uncle ko sa pinakamasukal na parte ng gubat, yung hindi kayang akyatin ng bata. Kumalat yung story na yan sa buong barrio nila doon kaya hindi na nila pinapalapit yung mga anak nila sa gubat simula noon. SCARYYYYYY!!!

    Weird lang ngayon may movie na about this: https://www.facebook.com/vivaportal/videos/1015338*****81128/
    meaning nangyari din pala sa ibang tao.

  2. Avatar for Kuya Boy Kuya Boy says:

    So many pics which one that you noticed ” I zoomed in on the photo and noticed that it had an uncanny resemblance to a very small human with some sort of wings fluttering from its back, though it brightly shined as if it had a white silhouette.” Thanks if u can tell me better yet post-it….

  3. Avatar for janrey punzalan janrey punzalan says:

    totoo ang enkanto gaya nating mga tao marami din cla. ung pamangkin ko nga sinaniban ng diwata. pero naisalba namin sya yan ang totoo.at hindi cla masama at panget ang muka……para silang liwanag, magaganda at gwapo para clang hulog ng langit…totoo yan……

  4. Avatar for serolf serolf says:

    hi
    ! i want to see the photo of the engkanto…
    i believe na may engkanto talaga

  5. Avatar for sheng sheng says:

    huy yuga bat d ko makita pic na may engkanto patingin naman po. nacurious po ako masyado..

  6. Avatar for ken ken says:

    eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwww……………….sila ang nakakatakot eeeeeeeeeeeee………..

  7. Avatar for ksp nicole ksp nicole says:

    ako naninwala sa engkanto you know engkanto is real…………………………………… joke its not true.

    • Avatar for stacey kate stacey kate says:

      hoy wag kang bastang bastang mag comment kasi hindi mo alam kong sino ang nag reply sayo nito malay mo baka yon

  8. Avatar for lovly lovly says:

    i c the engkanto the door is open in the digetal camera

  9. Avatar for secret secret says:

    nong! naniwala ako sa engkanto
    dahil tinawag niya ako
    at sumitsit sa akin!!!!!………….

  10. Avatar for ikoy ikoy says:

    when i was a grade 1 in the rest room
    i see a girl crying in the cr.
    but i can”t see

  11. Avatar for ms. 911 ms. 911 says:

    “what you see is what you believe” sabi nga nila…….

    i would believe it myself if i have seen one. but for this case, siguro nga totoo. but i do believe there are engkantos or dwendes… i was about 5 years old when i heard someone calling my name… it was a girl’s voice and her voice was so tiny.. hehe it’s like she wants to play with me. but i couldn’t find her… i looked everywhere but i never found the girl with a really tiny voice.

  12. Avatar for bading sila bading sila says:

    naniniwala ako sa engkanto.
    un lang. nakakita n kc ako ng engkanto sa zoo.
    :)
    -end-

  13. Avatar for bading sila bading sila says:

    naniniwala ako sa engkanto.
    un lang. nakakita n kc ako ng engkanto sa zoo.

    -end-

  14. Avatar for Engaknto Engaknto says:

    teka muna mga pare…aling picture ba ang tinutokoy nyo? wala kasi akong mkita eh…

  15. Avatar for Totong Kapre Totong Kapre says:

    Yo ! average persons do not believe such kind of beings , its either they are not informed or they are not intuned to their dimension, i can make such kind of picture in MS Paint or adobe but the thing is this pic is real and that thing exist…on this pic the “shape-shifter” is disturbed thats why the thing purposely showed up, if nobody got sick on these guys after this pic it means the thing admired to someone and becomes playful…if you are a religious fanatic you may think this is some kind of apparition…

    open up your minds…

  16. Avatar for eunju eunju says:

    totoo Jarenz? talagang nakakita ka ng engkanto? or maybe imagination mo lang. Is it a girl or a boy ang sumusunod sa ‘yo? Baka girl.,mmmmmmmm, if so, baka syota mo ‘yon……..(joke! )tell me ano ang image nya.thanks…

  17. Avatar for jarenz jarenz says:

    naniniwala ako sa engkanto kasi nakakita na ako tatlong beses sya sumusunod saakin

  18. Avatar for ahbz ahbz says:

    i believe coz iv seen it…..

  19. Avatar for Eunju Eunju says:

    Well, totoo naman talaga ang mga engkanto. When I was three years old nakakita ako ng isang bata na kasing edad ko na kulay BROWN at mabuhok, parang monkey sa tingin ko at naka-smile sa akin pagitan ng kulambo. Until now napapasok parin sa isip ko yong nakita ko…Sabi ng lola ko engkanto daw yon na nakatira sa bahay namin. Hindi talaga ako naniniwala sa ganung bagay until my cousin told me that she saw’s the same creature mismo sa bahay nila. At this point, malaking tao raw at nakaupo sa sofa ng sala. Color Brown rin at mukhang monkey rin ang image…pero tao talaga raw. Biglang nag-ring ang phone tumakbo raw sa malaking puno ng SAMPALOK na katabi ng bahay nila. UNTIL NOW NAIISIP KO PARIN YONG CREATURE NA YON! MAYBE ITS PART OF MY IMAGINATION…PAPANO NAMAN YONG NAKITA RIN NG PINSAN KO?

  20. Avatar for joshua joshua says:

    add nyo me sa friendster nyo kac naniniwala me sa engkanto

  21. Avatar for Fritz Fritz says:

    Alam nyo, kung sino man ang hindi naniniwala sa engkanto, specially yang si mr nice ash, gusto ko lang ipabatid na totoo ang mga engkanto at engkantada at hindi lang kathang isip. It just happened that hindi lahat ay mapalad na nakakita o nakaencounter ng engkanto at meron naman na lapitin ng mga engkanto at isa ako sa mga yun. Akala ko noon fantasy lang sila pero last year 2006 November ay nagimbal ako dahil madaling araw sa kalagitnaan ng akin pagtulog may tumatawag sa akin sa labas ng bintana pagkatapos ng mga alulong ng mga aso namin. Sunud-sunod ang kanilang pagdalaw sa akin hanggang sa ngayon, marami sila at lahat magaganda at gwapo; mestizo at mestiza at hindi sila nakakatakot bagkos, pag nakita mo sila mabibighani ka talaga. Nakikipagkaibigan ang mga engkanto sa’kin, nakatira sila sa farm ng lola ko kung saan kami nakatira sa ngayon…..

  22. Avatar for ricky ricky says:

    lam nyo gusto kong sumama sa mga katulad nyong mahilig umakyat ng bundok. pede nyo ba akong isama sa trip nyo hehehehee

  23. Avatar for cory mitch cory mitch says:

    i hav been to famy especialy batya batya with my co crew and some regulars of jollibee welcome rotonda.All of us never 4get the place it is nice…Full of challenge !!!!bec. when we climb d mountain it was night and raining as in malakas ang ulan…but regarding dun sa pic parang totoo cya..

  24. Avatar for cory mitch cory mitch says:

    i hav been to famy especialy batya batya with my co crew and some regulars of jollibee welcome rotonda.All of us never 4get the place it is nice…Full of challenge !!!!bec. when we climb d mountain it was night and raining as in malakas ang ulan…but about the pic,,maybe totoo cya but as what the other said maybe u could ask some experts about it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Avatar for JohnnyMac JohnnyMac says:

    YEAH! That was a real one.

  26. Avatar for rose rose says:

    nyehh!

    it looksreal,. parang fairy or something?

  27. Avatar for herms herms says:

    Hmm honestly my personal view base sa nakita on the net it looks real… but we all knows image can be change or doctored artistically once scanned for website… sayang you are using digital cam that time…
    Alam mo kung gumamit ka lang ng normal camera with 135photofilm then we can ask the experts to examine the negatives. Then you can claim na totoo talaga ito.

    thynks.
    Herms from kuwait

  28. Avatar for Abe Olandres Abe Olandres says:

    engkanto

    Magnified to 600%. Image height is about 2.5 – 3 ft. based on the ratio of sizes of the people in the picture.

    I used a Canon Digital Ixus 30 on normal mode. T’was about 3 or 4PM and was raining a bit.

  29. Avatar for Abe Olandres Abe Olandres says:

    I’m re posting some of my previous comments since I had to restore back my site from an old backup. My DB got screwed up.

  30. Avatar for Abe Olandres Abe Olandres says:

    Hi sepikmom!

    I went there last year as well and quite a bit has changed since then. There are around 4 or 5 stations where small cottages are built for trekkers to rest esp. if it rains. Some of the stations have stands for food or drinks ranging from softdrinks to iced water to fresh buko.

    The camp site is full as always but the villagers who lived there were helpful in cooking the canned foods that we brought (for a low service fee). There were some campers too that brought ropes and gears with them for rapelling on Sunday mornings. That part was fun!

    During our stay, there were a platoon of boy scouts running around for their orienteering.

    All the rest looks the same to me. :)

  31. Avatar for sepikmom sepikmom says:

    Yuga, its nice of you to write an entry about Famy. I have been to Famy quite a number of times while I was still in UP and I have not thought about camping for awhile now. Its nice to see that it probably has not changed alot, but I heard that there are people selling ice and softdrinks close to camp?!? Can you please tell me more about the changes?

  32. Avatar for karla karla says:

    hmmmm…
    freaky
    maybe you could ask some experts on digital photography?
    hehe
    ;)

  33. Avatar for mnel mnel says:

    waaa! freaky!!! *shivers*

  34. Avatar for Abe Olandres Abe Olandres says:

    I myself was a bit shocked when I saw this. We didn’t notice anything at that time. It was actually raining and the falls was covered with huge trees and the rocky mountains on both sides so it’s almost impossible that it was a reflection from the sun. Likewise, I did not turn my camera’s flash since this is a wide shot. As far as I can remember, there are no other sources of light around there nor any other person taking pictures.

  35. Avatar for mr nice ash mr nice ash says:

    I don’t believe in engkanto. The thing on the picture is I think somethin that glitters. Or maybe the other part of the falls. :)

  36. Avatar for kengkeng kengkeng says:

    ngek, kakatakot naman iyang picture…

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