By Davinci S. Maru
THE death of a ten-day-old baby in Sitio Magay, Barangay Tangke, Talisay City yesterday dawn baffled authorities, including a church official.
But the family of John Edison Malacay believed a paranormal creature was responsible for their loved one’s death.
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The newborn was seen by his parents with blood oozing from his mouth and nose. His navel also swelled up with marks that looked like it had been drained.
The discovery of John Edison’s condition came after his grandfather, Virgil Abarquez, visited their house past 5 a.m.
To his surprise, Virgil saw bloodstains in the kitchen area and immediately called Kimberly, the baby’s 18-year-old mother.
“Naa lage’y lama sa dugo diri sa lamesa?” he asked.
Virgil only made a stopover at his daughter’s house on his way to gofishing.
Kimberly woke up to hear her father’s voice and went into the kitchen.
She also noticed the red marks scattered on the floor, which she suspected was done by rats.
“Basin mga ilaga rana nga nag-away,” she answered.
When Kimberly went back to the bed to check her son, she saw blood marks on John Edison’s face.
The baby was placed at the center of the bed where his parents slept by his side.
John Edison was rushed to the Talisay City District Hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.
John Edison was described to be a healthy baby and had a fair complexion. He was supposed to be baptized in January during the celebration of a fiesta in their area.
Kimberly, in an interview, said she and her husband didn’t notice any noise or movement in their house or at the rooftop at that time.
However, one of Kimberly’s aunts who lived nearby saw bloodstains on their rooftop.
Neighbors reportedly noticed sounds from a bird locally known as “kikik.”
The baby’s family and neighbors suspected someone that transforms into a supernatural form was responsible for John Edison’s death.
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