IN PHILIPPINE MYTHOLOGY, there is a monster known as a “manananggal.” A fearsome creature, the manananggal is a beautiful older woman who preys on unsuspecting pregnant women in their homes. The vampire-like manananggal destroys the developing fetus in the womb, killing it by sucking the child’s heart.The myth is full of weirdness: The manananggal splits into two—and while her lower torso remains behind, the upper torso, aided by huge, bat-like wings, flies off into the night, seeking an unsu … [Read more...]

In the Eyes of the Beholder: Jesus at the Hard Rock Cafe

Can you see Him?  This is the image which a San Diego man says is Jesus, the Son of God, in the window of the Hard Rock Cafe.

Everyone needs to get away once in a while.  Could it be that Jesus, too, needed to kick back, enjoy some music and some fries, and check out the sights in balmy San Diego?Retired 911 operator Chuck Rickman, 64, thinks so.  Rickman was out taking a walk on the weekend of January 19-20 when he spotted the Son of God in a window of the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego.  Quickly, he pulled out his cell phone and snapped a picture.  In an interview with the Huffington Post, Rickman later explained that … [Read more...]