Friday, November 2, 2007

Biringan (Part 4): Heavy Equipment for an Invisible City

Heavy equipment for an invisible city? Uncanny but true. In the Sixties, Tacloban City in the province of Leyte, the Philippines was the commercial hub of the Eastern Visayas region. It was the natural port of call of passenger and cargo ships plying the Visayas-Manila route. Who could ever imagine that manifestations of Biringan’s existence would take physical form?

One particular incident which is still word-of-mouth to this day involved the arrival of a large lot of first-class heavy equipment from the United States. The shipment consisted of bulldozers, graders, payloaders and hauler trucks. Post officials were astounded when they examined the freight documents and discovered the entire consignment listed the destination as Biringan City. Since the fabled city’s reputation had spread far and wide in the Eastern Visayas region, people were in a tumult of speculation as to who will claim the equipment.

Following prescribed port rules, the heavy equipment were unloaded and neatly parked in the concrete confines of the Tacloban port under heavy guard. Months passed and still no one came to claim the shipment. The elements were taking their toll on the equipment. Conflicting reports have it that the entire lot was either sent back to the shipper or hauled to the junkyard. Was this a matter of mistaken port of delivery of heavy equipment for an invisible city?

10 comments:

Marenda said...

Good words.

virtel2 said...

Scientifically this is what some
noted scientists are now trying to explain. The existense of parallel
universes. Not only one but more.
The universe where we live is much different from the place where these people/entity/or whatever they are called are living.

One day, science will solved this mystery.

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princenibiru said...

this is true! many people telling me this story, about biringan city. "Why, its appearance had been limited to a small number of people. Not everyone could see it. There seems to be a chosen few only who are allowed to behold the city’s grandeur. And these are usually ordinary folks doing ordinary chores. Moreover, those who claim to have seen it were able to do so only in the dead of the night, not during daytime.

Accordingly, this majestic metropolis is comparable to cities like New York, Hongkong, Singapore, etc. but people would only talk of it in private, hushed like they have seen witches or something. Just the name of it generates fear as though it were a horrible place."

Anonymous said...

i am from Biringan and half of your story was fabricated by playful imagination. Like you we eat, sleep, and die as well. The only difference between you and us we live longer than your life expectancy. It is not true that we abduct people and left them dead allegedly replacing their bodies with some dead log. There is only one supreme being who claims what is in us, mortals like you call her Gaea but for us simply Mukto which means mother. We speak a different language but similar to the native tongue of the place we reside.

Often times people will ask why they can't see Biringan, it does exist but spells are being chanted for us to remain hidden from the prying eyes of those who wanted to exploit our land. Now the manifestation of our place in it's physical form is what we call Kalinata or changing of the guardians of our portals. In this brief moment of time we praise and sing in the name of Mukto that's why most of the time often overhears chants.

We invite mortals from your dimension not necessary pure of heart like those fairy tales but people whom we think can help us in some ways and return we reward them with prosper life, but before we return them we say a chant that would have clear their recollection of the place. Hours in our place could mean days in your time...

We appreciate being a folklore in your world and same as you we are very curious how advance your beings are. In our place we don't reject technology but it is being highly discouraged. We don't use your so called electricity for we are given by Mukto the greatest energy of all, the air around us and the sun as called in your world. Electricity is free only if it was not privatized by selected fews.

This is against our rules to contact people in this way but I hold a good position in my Amaam's (father) land that's why I can pretty much get away with everything.

Be very aware of your nature she is in her weakest, death and destruction were whispered to us by Mukto. I can only weep and can't do anything... Our so called knowledge in magic is only as good as the oxygen you breathe in your world. our clan prays for all of you for it is inevitable the fate of your world have been long decided by you when you have raped and abused your mother. I hope you will all be saved and changing your ways now is too late.

Good day! Thanks for keeping us alive in simple ways like this!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info about your place, am just curious of it because I learned from my mom that my grandfather is there and my two uncles. Actually, my grandfather was even fetched by your people who were riding horses some years ago. And when I was 8 years old, some white ladies also invited me to be with them but I resisted. Just last year, I got a textmate too, a girl from your place I guess, because she tried to talk to me on phone and her voice is somewhat creepy, she just whisper and the way she laugh was really just like an engkanto. Anyway, she was just so friendly but I was afraid to continue befriending her.
But anyway, thanks for communicating with us and for warning us about how we treat our nature. Take care and God bless!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info about your place, am just curious of it because I learned from my mom that my grandfather is there and my two uncles. Actually, my grandfather was even fetched by your people who were riding horses some years ago. And when I was 8 years old, some white ladies also invited me to be with them but I resisted. Just last year, I got a textmate too, a girl from your place I guess, because she tried to talk to me on phone and her voice is somewhat creepy, she just whisper and the way she laugh was really just like an engkanto. Anyway, she was just so friendly but I was afraid to continue befriending her.
But anyway, thanks for communicating with us and for warning us about how we treat our nature. Take care and God bless!

Anonymous said...

Wee. Totoo ba yan

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