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PostPosted: 29-05-2002 22:33    Post subject: Sodomizing ghost on the rampage in Africa Reply with quote

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/africa/newsid_1446000/1446733.stm

Sex-mad 'ghost' scares Zanzibaris
Fear now runs through Zanzibar's narrow stone streets

By Ally Saleh in Zanzibar

Fear has struck residents of the Zanzibar Islands after rumours of the re-emergence of a sexually voracious ghost that attacks people while they sleep in their beds at night.

Many Zanzibaris are now refusing to sleep in their houses as they believe it only preys on people in the comfort of their own beds.

The ghost or genie goes by the name of Popo Bawa and people believe that it sodomises its victims, most of whom are men.

In recent years the residents on the semi-autonomous Tanzanian islands claimed that Popo Bawa only visited the islanders during voting, such as in the contentious general elections in 1995 and 2000.

But to the surprise of many this current ghost has reappeared when there is no polling of any kind.

In the latest panic, he is said to be striking in the north of Zanzibar island as well as in central Pemba.

People claim his presence in a house is revealed by an acrid smell and a puff of smoke.

Victims then speak of being in a trance or dreamlike state as they are molested.

And, so the story goes, if they do not reveal what has happened then Popo Bawa will strike the next night.

A previous ghost, known for attacking children, was reported to have terrorised the islands for six months.
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PostPosted: 29-05-2002 22:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

i heard this story in a documentry about the night hag about a week ago or so. the pople of the village are so scared of the ghost, they have people who stay up all night praying and doing chants to keep the ghosts away. it was a good documentry BTW.
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PostPosted: 29-05-2002 22:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ghost or genie goes by the name of Popo Bawa

Strikingly similar to your sig name, have you been having out of body experiences?
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How come sex crazed ghosts only ever appear in Africa? You also don't often hear about the penis shrinking curses and such outside of Africa.

Here in Holland they seem to have a strange version of "f*ck off", they say sodomize instead. So if something goes wrong they go "Oh, sodomize that!" Smile
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PostPosted: 30-05-2002 11:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

Xanatic wrote:

How come sex crazed ghosts only ever appear in Africa? You also don't often hear about the penis shrinking curses and such outside of Africa.

Here in Holland they seem to have a strange version of "f*ck off", they say sodomize instead. So if something goes wrong they go "Oh, sodomize that!" Smile


We just say, sod it.
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PostPosted: 30-05-2002 16:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

or bugger it
on topic, tho, could this be a sort of UL reflective of the AIDs pandemic in africa and present as a kind of explanation, like the red-hankerchief ladies in the plague.


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PostPosted: 30-05-2002 20:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found this in a 1996 back issue.
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PostPosted: 09-04-2005 18:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bit more here:

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Plus, keep a look out for Popo Bawa! Of all the ghosts and demons who inhabit the tangled, centuries- old alleyways, none has caused so much dread as Popo Bawa. Popo Bawa (Swahili for Bat’s Wing) is a bat-man, along the lines of Dracula, but with even more base habits: He sodomizes his victims, be they man, woman, child or dog. He began his reign of terror in 1995. When darkness fell he would fly into houses and rape the inhabitants. There was no use shutting doors or sealing windows, Popo Bawa always found a way in. His victims told the tabloid Uhuru of a bad smell that preceded him, then of slipping into a coma-like state. Only when morning came did they wake and realise what had happened. Many victims said they began to smell themselves, and no washing or soap would relieve the odor.


http://www.theculturedtraveler.com/Archives/Dec2002/Zanzibar_1.htm
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PostPosted: 09-04-2005 19:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ogopogo wrote:
The ghost or genie goes by the name of Popo Bawa and people believe that it sodomises its victims, most of whom are men.


No, no, someone stop me please. Arrrgghhhhh. Oh, no - too late...

Is this where the phrase giving you the willies comes from.

No thanks - I didn't bother taking it off - where's the door?
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PostPosted: 09-04-2005 19:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

A fortitous bump as this is the beast I asked about elsewhere:

mrchopper wrote:
i heard this story in a documentry about the night hag about a week ago or so. the pople of the village are so scared of the ghost, they have people who stay up all night praying and doing chants to keep the ghosts away. it was a good documentry BTW.


Its an interesting one as it sounds like a Night Hag attack except it attacks a number of people and has aspects of mass hysteria. However, once you relaise that SP (and related attacks) can be induced it starts to look like it could be both - the belief in the entity helps induce and shape the actual experience.

If so it might have interesting implications for the similarity of abduction scenarios as consistency is one of the much touted reasons it must be due to an external agent.
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PostPosted: 09-04-2005 23:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's like the Mad Gasser of Mattoon all over again. Only in Africa. And with buggery.
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PostPosted: 10-04-2005 01:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

graylien wrote:
It's like the Mad Gasser of Mattoon all over again. Only in Africa. And with buggery.


And the Mad Gasser was real Wink
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PostPosted: 10-04-2005 01:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

graylien wrote:
It's like the Mad Gasser of Mattoon all over again. Only in Africa. And with buggery.


The Mad Asser of Zanzibar. Shocked
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PostPosted: 10-04-2005 01:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy wrote:
graylien wrote:
It's like the Mad Gasser of Mattoon all over again. Only in Africa. And with buggery.


The Mad Asser of Zanzibar. Shocked


Laughing Shocked Laughing Cool

One thing though - I thought there was a resonable doubt about there being a real cause to the Mad Gasser case...

http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11514&highlight=mad+gasser
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PostPosted: 10-04-2005 03:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. R.I.N.G. wrote:
Andy wrote:
graylien wrote:
It's like the Mad Gasser of Mattoon all over again. Only in Africa. And with buggery.


The Mad Asser of Zanzibar. Shocked


Laughing Shocked Laughing Cool


Priceless Smile

Mr. R.I.N.G. wrote:
One thing though - I thought there was a resonable doubt about there being a real cause to the Mad Gasser case...

http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11514&highlight=mad+gasser


There is real (an in my opinion well founded) doubt about the mass hysteria explanation:

www.forteantimes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=458618#458618

A conclusion that the CFZ certainly back as Jon Downes revealed at UnCon 2004 - he was emphasising the importance of fieldwork as often the local people know the truth but most researchers come to conlusions from second or their hand accounts. He visited Mattoon and every was quick sure who it was - findings which back up the conclusions of that book - which is free for everyone to read online.

An important lesson to us all.
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