Ever feel like you’re being watched? Not just by the FBI agent in your webcam but by someone — something — otherworldly? A little hashtag that blew up on Twitter last night, called #ManilaEncounters, affirms this feeling with chilling, sometimes humorous flash fiction about the different oddities and horrors one can find around the Metro. It’s a fun reimagining of the tales most of us have heard as children. For the writers, it’s also a fun exercise in brevity, wit, and knowledge about these stories.
From conyo kapres to talking works of art, there are some delightful gems that give the Twilight Zone treatment to our favorite folklore, urban legends, and #JustManilaThings. We compiled some of our favorite tweets for all you spooky nerds. Enjoy, and don’t look behind you.