The Bite Marks is a scary urban legend from the Philippines about a policeman who comes in contact with a disoriented young woman.
In May 1951, a strange incident is said to have taken place in the city of Manila in the Philippines. One night, a police officer was on patrol when he came across an 18-year-old girl stumbling through the back streets. She was clothed in a flimsy dress and seemed to be talking to herself. He overheard her saying, “Help me! Help me! Someone is biting me!”
The police officer suspected that she was high on drugs and suffering from hallucinations, so he arrested her and brought her down to the police station. However, when he took off her handcuffs at the station and tried to take her fingerprints, the girl suddenly started screaming.
“He’s here! He’s here! Help me! He’s chasing me!” she cried, before collapsing to the floor.
As the policeman bent down to help her up, he saw something that horrified him. Right before his very eyes, fresh bite marks began to appear on the girl’s shoulders and arms. The wounds were deep and started bleeding. The police officer couldn’t believe what he was seeing and immediately contacted the chief of police.
His boss was furious about being disturbed in the middle of the night. He got out of bed and came down to the station to see what was wrong. At first, he thought the girl must have made the marks herself, but when he examined her more closely, he realized that the bite marks were in places she couldn’t possibly reach.
“You can’t chew on your own back,” he muttered, scratching his head.
They decided to keep the girl in the police station overnight and locked her in a cell. During the night, a police officer was task of watching over her and making sure she didn’t hurt herself while in police custody. As dawn arrived, the girl was sleeping peacefully, so the policeman decided to take a break for a cup of coffee.
Just as he was pouring himself a cup, he heard the girl screaming again.
“He’s back! HE’S BAAAACK!”
Her cries were blood-curdling and the police officer was so surprised that he dropped his coffee. The cup smashed on the floor and he struggled to find his keys in his pocket. As he listened to the terrifying shrieks coming from the direction of the cells, he was sure that the girl was in fear for her life.
By the time the police officer managed to unlock the door to the cells, the screaming had stopped. He found the girl lying on the floor of her cell in a pool of blood. Her throat had been torn out and there were bite marks all over the back of her neck.
The police chief came arrived at the station with the coroner and both men examined the girl’s corpse. Neither of them could explain how she had been murdered while locked in an empty cell. Every policeman in the station was trembling with fear.
According to the legend, the police covered up the strange incident and the girl’s death was listed as suicide. However, the true details of the case were recorded by the Manila police in a special, top secret, classified casebook under the heading “Unsolved Mystery No.108 – The Bite Marks”.