There is supposedly an elevator in a hospital in the city that employees do not want to use. According to the story, when a doctor entered the elevator he saw a man wearing a lab gown and a woman unconscious on the floor. The doctor rushed the woman to the emergency room, which was close to the said elevator. When the woman regained consciousness, the doctor asked her what happened. She said she saw a man with an orange tag. The orange tag is placed on persons who are already dead and is already in the morgue. The doctor thought the woman was seeing things and did not believe her.
Warlito Toledo, aka Waway, was a prisoner convicted of numerous crimes from robbery to murder in the 2000s. He was imprisoned, but was able to escape and started to terrorize villages in Compostela and Danao. He normally targets weak people.
Things That Go Bump At Museo Sugbo
The Museo Sugbo was built to serve as the main prison for the Visayas area. Originally called the Carcel del Distrito, it was made using coral stones from the old Parian church, which was demolished in 1878. When the Americans came, it was initially used as a stable for horses before it was again used as a prison. Before the museum was established, it was also used as the provincial jail of Cebu.
Liloan Sea Creatures
The waters around General Milling Corporation close to the first Mandaue-Mactan Bridge was supposedly home to a giant grouper fish or a kogtong. A similar legend also tells of a creature living under the shores of the town of Liloan. The place supposedly has an underground cave network, which go under the ground of the San Fernando Rey Church and the church itself.
The manoktok or knocker is supposedly a group of people wearing black hoods who knock on the door at night. These knockers were present during World War 2 when deadly diseases were prevalent. They would bring bad news to the household they visit. It was normally a death in the family. Due to this, people started to paint white crosses on their doors to ward off the manoktok.
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