While joining the Sistersph School Advocacy Tour in Eastern Samar, actress Myrtle Sarrosa and several others got stranded due to the typhoon. According to her post on Facebook, the roads to the airport were both not passable because the main one was covered in 6-ft flood while the alternative route was covered in landslide.
It was already night when they received the go signal to travel to the airport as the alternative route had been partially cleared. So, they went ahead in the vehicle driven by someone Myrtle identified as Sir Long.
The trip was rather uneventful until they saw a child on the road – but it was really strange seeing a kid on the road at 40 minutes past midnight, especially because the area they had been passing was mostly uninhabited for miles!
“Since this is in a far flung area. There were no street lamps and most of the area we were crossing is uninhabited. Walang mga bahay. It was just the road with small barangays in between but mostly just trees. Around 40 minutes after midnight, we saw something weird….
There was a child wearing a bluish white shirt probably around 10 years old in the middle of the road. He was in a crouching position with his arms and hands wrapping around his head to his face. We couldn’t believe it kasi from out of nowhere bigla na lang may bata tapos wala namang barangay or houses at all in the area. Andoon lang siya sa daanan as we crossed our car… it wasnt normal.”
Everyone in the car started screaming as they saw the kid but while many of them said they should stop to check on the kid, one advised them not to. A staff told them this place was Brgy Omawas, Maydolong, E. Samar where a lot of weird things had been seen. Sir Long told them travelers there had lots of stories about encountering strange things that could have been spirits of those who passed during the Typhoon Yolanda.
Still, because they were concerned about the kid, they checked the dashcam footage – only to see a white blob-like thing in the video, obviously not a child as the one they had seen on the road.