Friday, October 19, 2007

Urban Legend # 1: The Robinson's Snake

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In the 90s. How can anyone forget?
The basement of Robinson's Galleria, a then-upscale mall located along EDSA, Ortigas, was said to be the dwelling place of Robina Gokongwei's giant half-snake, half-man twin. Some versions of the rumor say that the snake suddenly appears at dressing room mirrors, which are actually gateways to the basement. Other versions say that these mirrors serve as trapdoors which open when "Robinson" is hungry, sending the unlucky victim down to a series of pipes and mazes to Robinson's chamber.
According to the rumor, this twin likes to feed unsuspecting beautiful women fitting clothes in the mall's dressing rooms. In fact, I remember watching Alice Dixon on the news claiming that she has just narrowly escaped the snake.
The partial truth?
Some say that the half-snake, half-man form of Robina's twin is an exaggeration of the actual condition of her twin. Robina has a twin daw who's deformed and this guy is the lucky charm which gave billions to the Gokongwei family.
The truth behind.
Could have inspired J.K. Rowling when she wrote Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets. Haha! Well, I can't believe that people actually believed this rumor and that it even made its way to TV Patrol. Tsk, tsk.

20 comments:

Nostalgia Manila said...

I remember this! Hahaha! This is great! Keep it coming!

Always,
Nostalgia Manila! ;)

Lady in Red said...

Thanks NM! :)

Budjette said...

here's another theory about those creatures found under the mall :)

http://tresekomix.blogspot.com/2007/09/trese-7-embrace-of-unwanted.html

trixie said...

baka totoo yan kasi dito sa dumaguete negros oriental may bago open na robinson mall last november 23,2009 and in 26 of november bigla nag ka black out ang mga ila sa gabi tapos nang bumalik ang ilaw biglaw na lang napabalita na may nawala isang sales lady at isang costumer poro babe. baka totoo ang ang sabi sabi sa mall na kinain nang ahas ang dalawa. sana meron mag reply about this info... im worried about that .

Anonymous said...

trixie i am from dumaguete.. :D ..nandun ak nung nag open ung robinsons mall and andun ako nung nag blackout for ilang seconds..actually nasa cr nga ako nun e hahah,,i was so frickin scared...pero ung black out na yun nag switch lang sila ng power... :D...funny nga e kasi ang daming sumigaw xD

hersheykisses said...

totoo nga dawyan.... tatlo na raw nawawala...

same thing happened to alice dixon way back...


nakakacurious.... knoowingmay mga existing p tlgang kakaiba...

o mas known as engkantao....


pero eto pa yn.... ung half man half snake was the twin brother daw of robina gokongwei.... ang nktago s ilalim ng mga fitting room....

so bakit puro girls...?? dahil si "half-man half-snake" is the son of the owner....

pwedeng ginagalaw nya muna...

and next thing... bkt daw nya kinakain....

aside from the fact n ayaw nya kumalat ang story....
after eating human.... and after digesting.... naglalabas daw ito ng gold....

maybe reason behind s yaman nila....

and puro magaganda lang daw tlga kinukuha....

this is intruiguing me....

ila said...

is it real kaya??...sabi mo npanood mo ung news about kay alice dixon noon..do u think nagsasabi kaya ng totoo si alice noon?

Anonymous said...

baka naman kasi ndi ka type kaya ndi ikaw ung kinuha..remember magaganda ung kinukuha nya..tama??

Anonymous said...

d naman natin masasabi kung ano ang 22o e dba...mukhang tahimik naman now...sana ang kunin nlng nun f ever 22o sya e ung mga criminal

Anonymous said...

its true. i saw the video myself.

Anonymous said...

patay na kasi ung twin snake kaya tahimik na.

Anonymous said...

penge ng link ng video kung nakita mo...

Carlo Fedillaga said...

Gusto ko tlga makita yung video yung real half snake and half man.Ee iba nman ata yung nasa youtube.!
interesting kasi tlga yung issue na to.

Anonymous said...

tv patrol! lol. hndi pnatulan ng gma7 so di nga totoo. peace.

Anonymous said...

"sabi" nung iba nire.rape mna ung mga girl na knukuha..
come to think of it..
he's a half man half snake.. the upper was a man and the lower is snake..
so, panu nia nire.rape ung mga ba2e??..
and who have the copy of the link of the said creature?? can i have??
ung video nman sa youtube hnd nman mukang tao ung upper part..
thank you..

Anonymous said...

hehehe, this story is funny. There is no such things like this now a days. Whoever believe like this is a fool. how come they say that there is a half man and half snake. Ano un "Amaya" lng na drama. hehehe. I'm sure they put these rumor in order to have an issue and to be able to get a lots of curious fool customers.

Anonymous said...

ahehehe...please do a story about it..maybe a documentary that will reveal all stories behind..who knows somehow maybe its probably true.. there's no harm on trying..hope somebody in the media can do a thing to make this issue clear..its sooo very interesting.. ty =)

Anonymous said...

bkit sa ibat' ibang branch nla may nangyayaring ganyan?palipat2x ba yang snake na yan? ibinabalita ba yan sa tv patrol about sa robinson's snake?

Anonymous said...

I think it was really true. Friend ng mom ko si ms. Alice ever since college pa. Binayaran daw si alice para di mag salita. Kaso hindi nya tinanggap. Sabi nya pa upperbody ang snake and lower body and tao. Nag research si ms. Alice nakita nya un dating maid nila robinson. Kwento nya sumpa un ng yari dati. Sinumpa ng ex ng tatay ni robinson ang pamilya nito. Kasi kaibigan ng nanay ni robinson un ex nag ka affair sila. Ang sabi dw dahil ahas kayong dalawa mag kakanak kayo ng ahas din. Yun nga lang naging kambal un anak nila. Gusto sana nila patayin si robinson nun una. Kaso nun tinusok nila ng sibat si robinson umiyak si robina ng malakas. Kaya un di na nila pinatay sa tao na baka pag napatay si robinson mamatay din si robina. Tapos tumae daw si robinson ng itlog. Pinakuluan daw nila ito baka kasi ahas ang laman. Pero curious sila kung ano talaga pag open nila gold pala.

Anonymous said...

Thats true .. Nangyari yan saken 2 years ago. Nung sinukat ko ang damit sa fitting room my humila sa akin pero nakahawak ako thats why hindi nya ako nakuha. At ung video fake un ..hindi un kuha sa pilipinas