'Paranormal Caught on Camera' Season 3 Episode 6: Shape-shifting Filipino spirit sighting gives the chills
Spoilers for 'Paranormal Caught on Camera' Season 3 Episode 6
This episode titled 'Las Vegas UFOs and More' takes us through weird encounters of a Sasquatch, ghost hunters doing their job and another UFO sighting caught on tape. While UFOs are creepy because most of the time (if not all), they aren't explained, we have to say that we're kind of over that redundant narrative. The episodes are better to watch when we see things that we aren't expecting. This wasn't the first sighting of a Sasquatch (there have been few Big Foot sightings on other episodes) or a UFO this season. Either way though, it is still an alluring episode, just maybe not the best from the bunch. The one that shocked us the most was probably the shapeshifter and the moving of the iron gates.
The first case titled 'Murder House' was probably one of the saddest introductions we've had this season. During the spring of 2018, a young man was murdered by one of his roommates in their home in Knoxville, Tennessee, over money-related quarrels. While the killer was convicted, it seems that the spirit of the man that had died had stayed back in the home as negative energy. Almost immediately after the murder, the rest of the roommates had moved out because they felt a "presence." After the house was emptied, three paranormal investigators -- John Turner, Michael Richardson, and Tim Cunningham -- investigate the home and were met with intense activity such as moving curtains and large toy bears with no plausible explanation.
When the spirit was asked if he wanted to be left alone, one of the trio's cameras shut off and turned on again, for a second time since they had been in the home. Derek Hayes, host of 'Monsters Among Us', speaks on how this is always a possibility during a case as the equipment seems to malfunction. He mentioned that it is believed that an entity is trying to pull energy from that equipment in order to make communication. The trio even experienced their EMF detector spike before they saw the teddy bear fall and curtains move on their own with no gust of wind present. Susan Slaughter, a paranormal investigator, says that the spike in the EMF means there is some sort of "manifestation" of energy bound to happen, and she was right. The trio has convinced the energy in the home was a negative one, and when the camera shuts off when Turner asks the spirit if he wanted them to leave, the team decides to leave the premises. Videos like this aren't new to this genre of entertainment, but they are the ones that definitely catch the audience's attention because, well, these investigators go in for proof and the proof is never not scary.
Another case (and possibly the best one this episode) that definitely had us on the fear factor was the Aswang sighting. In June 2019, in the Philippines, a shape-shifting evil entity known in the Filipino folklore as Aswang who is part vampire, part werewolf and part witch, was caught on a security camera outside a housing development. The entity is said to live among humans during the day but at night hunts babies and fetuses. Sapphire Sandalo, the host of 'Stories with Sapphire', explains the legend of Aswang, saying they could make themselves so thin they could hide behind a bamboo tree. To Sandalo, a Filipino American, the entity coming through the gate makes sense. Rachel Evans, a paranormal researcher, said that one can see that the entity had first zoomed to the gate in "to position" and became "antimatter" while coming through the padlocked gate and then "materialized" into a man. Slaughter, on the other hand, found the entity's demeanor odd. It "looks to be a human but doesn't act like it," she said which she believed that it is a "telltale sign" of either "possession or an entity wearing its shapeshifting skin that doesn't know how to be human."
The Everglades' sighting of Florida's Big Foot, the 'Skunk Ape' and a large, fast, soundless, and blinking UFO in vegas was probably our least favorite of the bunch, but nonetheless the lack of explanation for their existence is daunting and some may even say alien. This episode was a mellow one, especially after the grandmother apparition last episode. If you enjoy this type of genre as entertainment, then you expect an episode that makes you question the possible existence of the paranormal. As for UFOs, many know they may exist, others believe in conspiracy theories and no one has answers.
'Paranormal Caught on Camera' airs Sundays at 9 pm ET on the Travel Channel.