WATCH: Aswang attacks reported in Cotabato and Maguindanao

Authorities are now looking into recent reports of Aswang attacks in the towns of Aleosan in North Cotabato and Shariff Aguak in Maguindanao.

Four residents of Sitio Upper Tapudok in Barangay Tapudok, Aleosan—a 4-year-old boy, a teenager, and two adults—were wounded after they were allegedly bitten by a black cat believed to be an Aswang.

According to 15-year-old Datu Ali Alamada, he was sleeping at around 11 p.m. when he smelled a foul odor and saw a big black cat. He wasn't able to move, somehow paralyzed, after it pushed him on the floor.

Another victim identified as Hamida Kunting said in an interview that she sustained wounds from Aswang bites.

Male residents patrol nightly while most of the locals hanged suha leaves, containers with kerosene, and garlands of garlic in their homes to scare and drive the strange creature away.

Meanwhile in Poblacion 8, Shariff Aguak, a big dog entered the house of an unidentified married couple Friday and bit them. The victims believe it was an Aswang that had assumed a canine's form.

The husband allegedly fought back and hacked the creature before it disappeared in the dark.

Datu Habib Sandalan, a resident of said barangay, sent to media a photo of one of the victims with a bite mark on the face.

Some government agencies have been urged to shed light on the reported Aswang attacks in Maguindanao and North Cotabato.

Sources:, ABS-CBN News