October 13, 2010 2 Comments
No one quite knew why, but 22 year old Siti Baqis just wouldn’t sit still. It seems that every time her parents looked away she would disappear, only to be found later in a graveyard, a cement mixer, or a variety of other strange places. Supernatural forces were blamed. After plunking down a bunch of cash to over 100 shaman and getting no positive results, two other local shamans heard of the family’s plight and decided to offer their services for free.
The shamans showed up and began to pray and chant, both inside and outside the residence. At this point, and apparently in direct response to this mystical practice, a figure was seen darting away from the location. Luckily, it was captured. Turns out it was a djinn!
Djinn are shapeshifting supernatural creatures from Arab and Islamic folklore said to be made up of smokeless flame or “the fire of a scorching wind.” Whatever the hell that means. Before their work was done, the shamans had captured 9 djinn in all. In bottles and jars, no less!
Wheew. Problem solved, right?
No sooner had our heroic shamans left when ol’ Siti was back up to her old tricks, disappearing and such; this time to a cave 15 kilometers from her home. She sent her mother a text to let her know where she was at. I’m not kidding. On her way home she was mysteriously whisked into a tree. Again, like a good girl, she sent her mom a text. Wouldn’t want her to think she was out drinking with boys.
So back came our humble shamans to do battle once again. Apparently the first time around they missed a few malevolent entities, because they’ve captured 12 more djinn now. That’s 21 djinn in all.
Surely, the final word on this story has not been written. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for further developments. But wouldn’t it be terrific if we could get text alerts to notify us of the breaking news?