Biringan City: The City Of Wonder And Portal To The Other World?
Have you heard of the City of Biringan? The city where people is not like us but the scenery is something that will left you in awe but the said city needs to be avoided at all costs according to people who have been there or lured to go there. We are fond of knowing stories that tackles about fantasy, magic and anything extraordinary and we seem to believe in its existence most especially if other people spreads the veracity of their experience to that world. Is Biringan City one of those wonderful places that we should aim to go to or should we not dare ourselves to visit the Invisible City?
Biringan; Portal to the Ethereal City
First off, What and where is Biringan? It is reportedly an undefined location in the Philippines. It is said to be somewhere between Calbayog City and Catarman, Northern Samar. The city is said to be invisible making it one of the most terrifying urban legends of the region. The city has its metropolis comparison but what makes it more mysterious is that it is only available for viewing at nighttime and its indescribable grandeur never ceases to amaze anyone who gets the privilege to see the mystic city.
But the City of Biringan doesn't only illicit pocitive feedbacks from everyone. To some, fear and panic evokes whenever the city is being mentioned making it like a rule to them to NEVER EVER SPEAK OF THE CITY or even MENTION IT'S NAME. Why? Because the people who gets to visit the place where being lured to the place only because the city need its prey. There are also claims that if you get to visit the invisible city, You need to be cautious and pray for yourself because you are currently being possessed by the demon. Making the city more mysterious and more scary to anyone who have heard the stories of the people who have lost a relative to the said city or who were able to survive and come back to their bodies.
The Inhabitants Of Biringan and their usual victims/visitors
Biringan is claimed to be the legendary and mystical home of the elementals or the enchanted ones. They are said to be expert on changing their appearnaces for them to lure their visitors/victims. They can transform to anything or to anyone presentable, ideal or wonderful to the eyes of their visitors. They have their distinguishing characteristic and that is the lack of the philtrum, Philtrum is the indentation below the nose and above the upper lip. It is also stated that if an inhabitant of the city gets to be attracted to mortal to its neighboring city, They do what it takes to bring that mortal with them. And when they succeeded, the mortal's physical appearance will be like them; No philtrum,
Other usual victims of the city according to stories/claims:
Transportation Drivers who get lost on directions. Sometimes it is their fault but most of the time, the elementals from the city tricks them to going to the City by disguising themselves as normal people commuting.
Fishermen, There are times that a shortage of seafood brings fishermen to desperation and looks for other resources of it and that's when they get to visit the city where it is like full of aquatic resources but it is too late for them to realize that they are fishing in the middle of floating skies of the ethereal city.
Businessmen/Dealers, Some of the visitors are from the other places of the world as well. The elementals disguised themselves as a business enthusiast who looks for business partners or order any product from any type of dealerships. The victims were being lured to go to their place even if its totally unfamiliar but still chose to go to since it is for profit of their business. The city is also depicted to some as a city that can compete to New York, Singapore and Hongkong's beautiful infrastructure making it very fitting for business ventures.
Victims of Demon Possessions, If you get to visit the city it is either by accident or it is truly your fate. They say that if the person who is being possessed by dark forces and fails to fight its presence are being delivered to the City making it as a confirmation that they are already not part of our world.Actually, if residents of the neighboring cities gets to be diagnosed to be possessed, they usually point the blame to the inhabitants of Biringan. Usual victims of possessions who gets publicized on TV are students and young children.
Up to this day, Biringan is still being debated if it is truly a city in Samar that was forgotten, or a kingdom to the elementals that can be the portal to our world to the elemental and ethereal world.
The Invisible City may be a wonderful sight to see for those who have vivid imaginations, brave to experience a new world or to anyone who wants to detest its existence but one thing is for sure, The people who have been able to share stories about it and how their stories matches and fit together may prove something. This may be a product of Imagination, Hallucination or just a mere way of asking for attention but what would you actually do if you get to set foot on the invisible City filled with beautiful yet creepy inhabitants?
It may be too hard to believe but the story of Biringan never fails to tickle one's imagination and fear at the same time.