It is often said that identical twins share a mysterious connection with each other; they are genetically identical after all. I have heard countless stories of twins who were separated at birth and meet later in life and discover that they have the same morning routines, take their coffee the same way, and even enjoy the same sort of pranks. One example often cited of this is two twins separated at birth who discovered that they both liked to pretend to sneeze loudly on elevators in an attempt to scare the other elevator passengers, but none of these examples come close to two Finnish twins who shared much more than just bad elevator etiquette.
The BBC reported in 2002 that two twin brothers, seventy years of age, died just hours apart, in separate accidents, on the same road. Not only that but the circumstances surrounding the deaths were exactly the same. They were both riding their bikes across the road and both were hit by a truck. The second brother who got hit had no idea that his brother had just been killed on the road, as the police had not notified family members of the death yet. Police officers stated that the road is busy, but is not known to be an accident-prone street. It seems that twins are not just genetically connected but can also be connected in death.
mystery trip muna tayo :)
In the University of Sudbury, Canada, there is a device that reportedly synthesizes paranormal experiences by manipulating the brain by using electromagnetic stimulation at specific and complex frequencies and patterns. Test subjects report with relative consistency that their experiences using the “God Helmet” are so profoundly spiritual that they feel absolutely real. But does this make illegitimate the experiences of those who simply had the experiences outside of Dr. Michael Persinger’s lab?
It’s a deeply important and prevalent question. Is the paranormal an internal or an external force? And would the discovery of an internal source for consistent paranormal activity cause said activity to lose its paranormal “edge” and immediately cause it to become mundane? To examine the subject, let’s take a look at the concept of near death experiences. Throughout time, near death experiences have manifest to people of all religious backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles with some regularity. Often these experiences are seen as sharing several themes in which the subject appears to see concepts and objects beyond their understanding along with strong emotions that either trigger inescapable fear and dispair or equally dramatic peace and understanding with the universe around them. It is the intensity of these emotions that often give them cause to change their entire lives (generally in a way they would consider to be better) and give hope to not only them, but those with whom they communicate. And there has been an incredibly thorough study of what exactly causes this going on since the 1970’s. And Dr. Michael Persinger thinks he has the answer. Unfortunately, it is not one many want to hear.
An out of body experience is one where a person who is near death perceives themselves leaving their body and stepping outside of it into a room where they quickly find themselves drawn to a tunnel with a light at the end of it. As they travel down this tunnel, they are often met with spiritual imagery that is significant to them. Usually it’s positive and hopeful, but occasionally it is negative and terrifying. As they go through the experience they often are told at the end that they must return to Earth for reasons beyond the understanding of the patient having the experience, and they awaken shortly thereafter. Is this a Jungian concept of death and transformation manifest into a dream state brought on by incredible trauma and stress? Or is the brain perceiving an external world which is triggered by this stress and trauma?
Dr. Persinger’s study has shown that those wearing the “god helmet,” a motorcycle with electrodes attached to it that bombard areas of the brain with specific magnetic frequency, can manifest any number of hallucinations ranging from speaking with dead relatives to seeing ghosts to actually feeling death and the experiences that follow.
But to say the god helmet can consistently explain the paranormal as a hallucination would be comparable to claiming that a television proves that the people on it were fictional. Is it not possible for the experiences to parallel real experiences without necessarily proving or disproving the existence of these concepts outside of the self?
On November 19, 1995 Wem Town Hall in England caught on fire. The fire raged on all through the night until the building was nothing but rubble. As firefighters battled the flames, a local citizen, Tony O’Rahilly, decided to snap some pictures of the event. In one of his photographs there appears to be the clear image of a little girl standing in front of the inferno. No one remembered a young girl being at the scene and there was definitely not a young girl in the burning building. Some believe this is the ghost of a young girl named Jane Churm who, in 1677, accidentally started a fire that destroyed many homes in the town. Jane also died in the fire. Perhaps the photo is just smoke creating the amazing illusion of a girl or perhaps it is a real ghost.
These events occurred on the night of August 21 to 22, 1955, near the little town of Kelly, located near the small city of Hopkinsville, in the rural area of Christian County, in southwestern Kentucky, USA.
“Lucky” Sutton, as he was known to friends and neighbors, was the “patriarch” of this bluegrass clan. Visiting Lucky and his family, was a man from Pennsylvania named Billy Ray Taylor. Billy left the Sutton house to go for some water from the family well, there was no inside plumbing at the Sutton farm house. At the well, he saw an shining object land in a small gully about a quarter of a mile away. Running back to the house, he excitedly reported his sighting to the eleven people in the house. Billy was laughed at, as no one believed his tale and no one left the house to check.
After a short period of time, the family dog began to bark loudly outside. As customary in this rural area, Lucky and Billy quickly went outside to find the reason of the dog’s concern. The dog actually hid under the house and was not seen anymore that evening. At a short distance from the front door, both men were stopped dead in their tracks by the sight of a glowing hovering light, which came towards them and allowed them to see that it was in fact a 3 and a half feet tall creature, advancing towards them with hands up, as if to surrender.
The bizarre creature would be described as having “two large eyes with a yellow glow, more on the sides than in the human face, a long thin mouth, large bat-like ears, thin short legs, and unusually long arms with large hands ending in claws.”
The Flatwoods Monster, also known as the Braxton County Monster or the Phantom of Flatwoods, is an alleged unidentified extraterrestrial or cryptid reported to be sighted in the town of Flatwoods in Braxton County, West Virginia, on September 12, 1952. Stories of the creature are an example of a purported close encounter of the third kind.
There are two entities associated with the Flatwoods Monster. The first was described as being a large, pulsating, red ball of light that hovered above or rested upon the ground. Ufologists believe that it may have been a powered craft that was piloted by the second entity.
Various descriptions of the second entity exist. Most agree that it was at least 10 feet tall and that it had a red face which appeared to glow from within, and a green body. Witnesses described the creature’s head as having bulging, non-human eyes and as either being shaped like a heart/an Ace of Spades, or as having a large heart/Ace of Spades shaped cowling behind it. The creature’s body was described as being man-shaped and clad in a dark pleated skirt; later described as being green. Some accounts record that the creature had no visible arms, while others describe it as having short, stubby arms; ending in long, claw-like fingers, which protruded from the front of its body.
In 1938, an archeological expedition was sent to investigate a secluded area of the Baian-Kara-Ula Mountains on the border that divides China and Tibet. The group discovered a series of caves at the summit of the mountains. The caves contained a large collection of graves and the walls were decorated with drawings of people with elongated heads together with images of the sun, moon, and stars. The archeologists uncovered the graves and discovered the remains of ancient beings. The skeletons were a little more than three feet tall, with abnormally large skulls. Inside of the tombs a collection of stone disks were recovered. The disks were almost twelve inches in diameter, with a hole in the center. The objects had a groove on the surface of the disk and spiraled outwards from the center hole forming a double spiral. Closer inspection showed that the grooves were actually a line of small carvings or signs.
The disks were labeled the Dropa Stones. Subsequent investigations have found a total of 716 Dropa Stones in the Baian-Kara-Ula Mountain caves. The Dropa Stones were sent to a variety of scholars for investigation. One of them, Professor Tsum Um Nui of the Beijing Academy for Ancient Studies, found that the spiral grooves were actually a line of characters written in an unknown language. In 1962, he announced that he had managed to translate the language. For a long time, the Peking Academy of Prehistory forbade the professor from publishing anything about the Dropa Stones. However, after many years of debate he published his hypothesis.
Tsum Um Nui claims that an alien spacecraft crashed in the Bayan Har Shan region 12,000 years ago. The occupants were aliens called Dropa or Dzopa. The Dropa could not repair their craft, so they tried to adapt to the conditions on Earth. Meanwhile, the local Ham tribesmen hunted down and killed most of the aliens.
Supposedly, the aliens had intermarried with the locals, making identification of the origins of the skeletons more difficult. Many people have challenged these claims and Tsum Um Nui was forced to resign from the Beijing Academy. The Dropa Stones have been disappearing all over the world and are not available for public viewing at any museum. However, pictures of the artifacts do exist.
Smiley’s Fun Time Pizzeria
Location: Mansfield, OH, off Oak St. near the Abandoned Insane Asylum. Can’t miss it.
Since reopening in 1987 — a few months after the well-documented octuple homicide known to locals as the “Pizza Place Massacre” — Smiley’s has become a local staple for tourists seeking both a cheap slice of pizza, as well as nonstop demonic terror. Stepping through the main entrance, patrons should take a moment to notice the wacky decor: state license plates adorn the walls, signed celebrity head shots line the front counter, and abandoned gurneys creepily squeak past the rusted tables. Bring quarters, as a fully-functional vintage jukebox plays classic ‘50s tunes while a floating, translucent child stuck in the phantom world cries out endlessly for help. Don’t bother chasing the temperamental ghost-tot, though, as she almost always disappears through one of the nearby brick walls, or angrily materializes in the real world just long enough to bite/scratch/stab you. Service is efficient, and the wait staff is almost always courteous. Order quickly and request “take-out” to avoid being covered in blood that inexplicably sprays from the walls every seven to ten minutes. NOTE: This establishment is cash only, but souls are accepted in a strange paranormal bartering system. Kids under the age of five eat free! Available for corporate events.
Location: Titusville, FL, on the outskirts of town where trees can’t grow and life can’t live.
Built in 1947 on an old Indian burial ground despite the protests of local Native-American advocacy groups, Rick’s Cafe is the go-to spot for cursed, yet delicious, burgers, fries and sandwiches. Patio seating provides stellar views of dead flower fields. Arrive early to grab front row seats for the free entertainment, a mystical shaman dancing wildly around the establishment chanting all sorts of ancient Native American tribal songs that cause hurricanes to form and your food to rot. We recommend that both adults and children alike accept the complimentary booster seats provided near the coat room; rotting hands will occasionally break through the wooden floorboards in an attempt to drag you and your entire family to Hell. Collectors should take a few minutes to visit the in-restaurant gift shop, which sells a number of hokey Native-American trinkets inappropriately plastered with pictures of the Rick’s Cafe mascot “Oinky The Pig.” Fair warning: purchasing said gifts tends to destroy your life, despite being incredible mementos and/or Kindergarten show-and-tell items.
The Sailor’s Wharf Pub and Grill
Location: Salem, MA, five blocks east of the bronze statue of Bewitched star Elizabeth Montgomery, and just north of the former location where dozens of innocent people were hanged for puritanical reasons.
Overlooking the Salem Harbor, The Sailor’s Wharf Pub and Grill is the ideal location for seafood lovers looking to eat affordable fish entrees while being completely overwhelmed with a sense of dread in a sailboat-themed restaurant. Kids are encouraged to play with the giant sailboat wheel, tiller and rudder stationed near the hostess booth. Keep a close eye on youngsters, though, as young brains prove fertile ground for Wicca spirits searching for host bodies in which they can wreak havoc on the living, cast spells, and conjure the dead. As if kids aren’t tough enough! Imagine a possessed child on a long car-ride home! Wear Pentagrams at all times. Baked haddock is easily the most popular dish offered on the menu, as it is encrusted in local bread crumbs and served on a handmade porcelain plate covered with written incantations that ward off evil spirits. We recommend purchasing one plate, whether you like haddock or not. For the love of God, just trust us on this one.
Location: Elk Rapids, MI, sandwiched snugly between two separate Starbucks franchises, whose paradoxical nature has created a rift in the space/time continuum and opened up the only known Gateway to Hell.
Cuisine: Overly patriotic American food served in an amusement park-like setting.
With a large indoor jungle gym and reasonably priced package-deal meals, Discovery Realm! is the perfect place for parents looking to host large pre-teen birthday parties while simultaneously venturing into the underworld to find lost loved ones undoubtedly trapped in the fiery beyond. Safety is this establishments motto; with over 10 “life-guards” permanently stationed around the perimeters of the “Adventure Course,” as well as an all-knowing, all-seeing 30-foot skeletal Spectre of Death residing in the toddler-friendly ball pit, consider your kids watched at all time. Expect to kneel before the Spectre before heading to the parking lot, though, as Judgement is the key to exit. Know going in that you will be shown visions. Visions of you cannot unsee. Visions of the past, present and future. Visions of your death. Of your children’s death. Of your children’s children’s death. Try the Freedom Fries prepared “Animal Style”. The cheese melt and special sauce make this dish to die for.
Cuisine: Not-legally-allowed-to-be-called-“beef/chicken/pork”, so we’ll go with “meat by-products.”
Judging by the horrific bathrooms littered with trash, as well as the decaying interior design, Wendy’s burger chain has presumably been overrun by some sort of demon-lord for well over 50 years now. A creature so hideous that it only appears at night, vandalizes the walls with spray painted gang signs, spoils the food, calls upon local rats to infest the kitchen, then disappears into the void during operating hours. Although cheap and enticing to children, we encourage you to avoid this place at all costs. However, if you decide to visit at your own peril, do not confuse the mean-spirited, overbearing jackal yelling at customers/employees for the evil monster. That’s just the manager of the local franchise.
First opened in 1911, the Skirvin Hotel is not only one of Oklahoma City’s oldest hotels but is one of the city’s most haunted sites.
Built by oil tycoon, W.B Skirvin, the hotel was famous in the early 1900s for reasons being that Skirvin’s daughter Pearl Mesta became the ambassadress to Luxembourg, putting the hotel on the national map, bringing in business and intrigue because of her travels abroad. The hotel was one of only a few buildings in Oklahoma City to have such modern and luxurious amenties available for that time such as air conditioning, a large 500-seat ballroom, imported Austrian chandeliers that cost more than $100,000 each and running water in every one of the 224 rooms. In 1930, a third wing was added, raising the structure to 14 stories and increasing capacity to 525 rooms.
The Skirvin Hotel has seen it’s fair share of hauntings and they continue to persist to this day. Some have reported that cries and screams of a woman are heard while others claim to hear strange noises and witness items being moved from an unseen presence.
During the prohibition era, The Skirvin Hotel became the hub of commotion and scandal. The hotel, which brought in several types, included high-class “social escorts” who would service gentleman guests. As such an accident occured one night, a young woman met her death in one of the rooms.
It was rumored that W.B. Skirvin had an affair with an employee of the Skirvin Hotel and impregnated her. Although the name of the room maid was never known, the former employees of the hotel call her “Effie.” As legend goes, to avoid social scandal, Skirvin held the maid captive on top of the 14th floor before and after her pregnancy. Effie would scream and bang on the door but no one would come to her aid and eventually went mad. She jumped out the window with her baby in her arms. Some say that perhaps she was suffering from a combination of postpartum depression and abandonment by her lover or the sense of hopelessness from the life she led. Since then, reports from staff and visitors to the hotel have claimed to see a woman roaming the halls with her baby. Her apparition once was seen standing a distance from the window she jumped from. One witness claims they saw her run to the window, like she was going to jump out and then faded into nothing. Other manifestations a maid’s cart, with no person attached to it, rolling up and down the halls of the hotel while others include the cries and screams of a woman and at night, cries of a baby are heard throughout.
There have also been others reports of males who’ve heard the seductive voice of a woman, propositioning them or have awoken from sleep with an amorous female apparition in their bed. Some have claimed to see a naked woman in their room or shower with them. This could be due to the fact that many prostitutes made their way into the hotel and because of the enormity of the building, it was hard to know what was going on in all of the guest rooms.
Last January, the New York Knicks encountered several apparitions while playing the Oklahoma City Thunder. Several players from the Knicks, for two days found trouble sleeping and were convinced that The Skirvin Hotel is indeed haunted.
“I definitely believe it,” Jared Jeffries has said. “The place is haunted. It’s scary.”
The New York Knicks were not the only NBA team who experienced such hauntings. In January of last year as well, the Chicago Bulls found themselves baffled by the mysterious hotel. Taj Gibson has said of what he encountered that, “At one point, at around 12:15 at night, my bathroom door just slammed completely shut. I don’t know what it was, but it just completely slammed. It took me a minute to kind of figure out what it was.”
Derrick Rose had heard ghost tales from all the locals. “If everybody in the town is saying it, then it’s got to be true. I don’t care whatever somebody said on this team, I believe in stuff like that. It was [a] scary night.”
A newstory from FOX25 of last year discusses some of the hotel’s hauntings as well as the Knicks visit to the city.
Nonetheless, the tale of Effie and many other ghostly and paranormal encounters continues to be told and many are convinced that the Skirvin Hotel is still haunted till this day.
The Skirvin Hotel now known as The Skirvin Hilton can be found at 1 Park Avenue in downtown Oklahoma City, on the corner of Park Avenue and N. Broadway, just a few steps away from the Cox Convention Center, which sits in the same plaza.
This famous photograph was taken in 1966 by Ralph Hardy, a retired clergyman from British Columbia, Canada whose intention was to photograph the elegant spiral staircase known as the “Tulip Staircase” in the Queen’s House section of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England.
Upon development, the photo revealed a shrouded figure climbing the stairs, holding the railing with both hands. The staircase itself was closed off with rope and is the first unsupported spiral stair in Britain, dating back to the earlier period of the house. The stairs are supported by a combination of support by cantilever from the walls and each stair resting on the one below, deeming that no one was on the staircase at the time of the photograph. Experts including those from Kodak, examined the original negative and concluded that there was never any tampering or manipulation and that the photograph is indeed legitimate.
This photograph however is not the only piece of evidence that suggests that the 400-year old building is haunted as tourists to the site have seen strange shadowy figures in the vicinity of the staircase along with unexplained footsteps heard throughout the house, the disembodied chanting of children, slamming doors and even some visitors claiming to be pinched by unseen fingers. It has also been noted that a pale woman has been seen frantically cleaning up blood from the bottom of the staircase which was supposedly the maid who died after being thrown from the banister nearly 300 years ago.
The photograph sparked interest with members of the Ghost Club, who in 1967 held a séance near the location of the staircase but produced no conclusive evidence of paranormal activity. Below is a photograph of the séance with the sole purpose to find the unrested spirits in the building and make contact with them.
In the 1980s, the House was closed for six years as part of restoration and re-opened in 1990. It now represents the style of the House circa 1660 and is open for tours. Below is a photograph of the staircase today:
In 2002, the House’s gallery assistant, Tony Anderson was discussing his break with some colleagues when something caught their eyes. They saw a woman, at first believing it was the girl who does the tours during the weekend but realized the woman had glided across the balcony and went through the wall’s west side. Of the incident, Anderson says:
“I could not believe what I saw. It went very cold and the hairs on my arms and neck were on end. We went into the Queen’s Presence Room and looked down toward the old Queen’s Bedroom, and something passed through the ante-room and out through the wall. My two colleagues did also feel cold at that time. The lady was dressed in a white-grey colour, old fashioned, something like a crinoline type dress.”
For more information on the National Maritime Museum, be sure to check out their official site.
The Monroe Technique
Relax the body. According to Monroe, “the ability to relax is the first prerequisite, perhaps even the first step itself” to having an OBE. (out of body experience). This includes both physical and mental relaxation. Monroe does not suggest a method of attaining this relaxation, although progressive muscle relaxation, coupled with deep breathing exercises (inhale 1, exhale 2, inhale 3… until about 50 or 100) are known to work well.
Enter the state bordering sleep. This is known as the hypnogogic state. Once again, Monroe doesn’t recommend any method of doing this. One way is to hold your forearm up, while keeping your upper arm on the bed, or ground. As you start to fall asleep, your arm will fall, and you will awaken again. With practice you can learn to control the hypnogogic state without using your arm. Another method is to concentrate on an object. When other images start to enter your thoughts, you have entered the hypnogogic state. Passively watch these images. This will also help you maintain this state of near-sleep. Monroe calls this Condition A.
Deepen this state. Begin to clear your mind. Observe your field of vision through your closed eyelids at the blackness in front of your. After a while you may start to notice light patterns. These are simply neural discharges. They have no specific effect. Ignore them. When they cease, one has entered what Monroe calls Condition B. From here, one must enter an even deeper state of relaxation which Monroe calls Condition C— a state of such relaxation that you lose all awareness of the body and sensory stimulation. You are almost in a void in which your only source of stimulation will be your own thoughts.
The ideal state for leaving your body is Condition D. This is Condition C when it is voluntarily induced from a rested and refreshed condition and is not the effect of normal fatigue. To achieve Condition D, Monroe suggests that you practice entering it in the morning just as you are getting up, or after a short nap.
Enter a state of Vibration. This is the most important part of the technique, and also the most vague. Many projectors have noted these vibrations at the onset of projection. They can be experienced as a mild tingling, or as if electricity is being shot through the body. Their cause is a mystery. It may actually be the astral body trying to leave the physical body.
For entering into the vibrational state, he offers the following directions:
1. Remove all jewelry or other items that might be touching your skin.
2. Darken the room so that no light can be seen through your eyelids, but do not shut out all light.
3. Lie down with your body along a north-south axis, with your head pointed toward magnetic north.
4. Loosen all clothing, but keep covered so that you are slightly warmer than what might normally be comfortable.
5. Be sure you are in a location where, and at a time when, there will be absolutely no noise to disturb you.
6. Enter a state of relaxation.
7. Give yourself the mental suggestion that you will remember all that occurs during the upcoming session that will be beneficial to your well being. Repeat this five times.
8. As your breathe, concentrate on the void in front of you.
9. Select a point a foot away from your forehead, then change your point of mental reference to six feet.
10. Turn the point 90 degrees upward by drawing an imaginary line parallel to your body axis up above you head. Focus there and reach out for the vibrations at that point and bring them back into your body.
Even if you don’t know what these vibrations are, you will know when you have achieved contact with them.
Learn to control the vibrational state. Practice controlling them by mentally pushing them into your head, down to your toes, making them surge throughout your entire body, and producing vibrational waves from head to foot. To produce this wave effect, concentrate on the vibrations and mentally push a wave out of your head and guide it down your body. Practice this until you can induce these waves on command. Once you have control of the vibrational state, you are ready to leave the body.
Begin with a partial separation. The key here is thought control. Keep your mind firmly focused on the idea of leaving the body. Do not let it wander. Stray thoughts might cause you to lose control of the state.
Now having entered the vibrational state, begin exploring the OBE by releasing a hand or a foot of the “second body”. Monroe suggests that you extend a limb until it comes in contact with a familiar object, such as a wall near your bed. Then push it through the object. Return the limb by placing it back in to coincidence with the physical one, decrease the vibrational rate, and then terminate the experiment. Lie quietly until you have fully returned to normal. This exercise will prepare you for full separation.
Dissociate yourself from the body. Monroe suggests two methods for this. One method is to lift out of the body. To do this, think about getting lighter and lighter after entering the vibrational state. Think about how nice it would be to float upward. Keep this thought in mind at all costs and let no extraneous thoughts interrupt it. An OBE will occur naturally at this point.
Another method is the “Rotation Method” or “roll-out” technique. When you have achieved the vibrational state, try to roll over as if you were turning over in bed. Do not attempt to roll over physically. Try to twist your body from the top and virtually roll over into your second body right out of your physical self. At this point, you will be out of the body, but next to it. Think of floating upward, and you should find yourself floating above the body.
These aren’t the “druids” you’re looking for! Ha! We just couldn’t help ourselves!
On January 22, 1985, The Freeman Coventry Organization held a dinner reception at the spirited St. Mary’s Guildhall. In the middle of praying, this photograph was taken and shows tall mysterious figure, standing at the top left. The weird hooded spirit, appearing almost like a druid from Star Wars was clothed much like a monk from another era. Lord Mayor Walter Brandish, who was present at the reception, stated that no one was dressed in such attire and could not comprehend how that figure appeared in the photograph.
St Mary’s Guildhall, located in the centre of Coventry, England is one of the finest medieval guildhalls in the country with foundations dating back to more than 650 years. It has seen many historical events on the national and local scale, the most significant being the centre of King Henry VI’s court during the War of the Roses and a temporary prison to Mary, Queen of Scots during the 14th century.
Intense poltergeist activity has been witnessed over the years at the St. Mary’s Guildhall. On many occasions, visitors and tourists have heard whispers on many ghost hunting vigils, had their clothes pulled, some had their scarves tightened around their necks as many unlawful hangings had taken place. Along with many reporting the sensation of stones being thrown at them and felt while some have complained of feeling sick to their stomach. One of the testimonals mentioned by a visitor was when members of a séance glowed white and after mere seconds, their faces had grown larger and appeared to be those of old haggard people, claiming it made him “fear” what he saw. Monks have reportedly been seen wandering through the undercroft, which was traditionally a cellar or storage room.
The St. Mary’s Guildhall holds ghost tours and overnight ghost hunts throughout the year. For more information, be sure to check out Haunted Happenings for details and dates.
Steytlerville - Steytlerville, a small Karoo town, is being plagued by rumours of a shape-shifting monster, Eastern Cape police said on Thursday.
“The community says that the monster changes shape while you are looking at it,” Warrant Officer Zandisile Nelani said.
He said one man had reported it changed from a man wearing a suit into a pig and then into a bat. The creature had been sighted on a number of occasions near a church and only appeared at night, Nelani said.
Local residents met with police last week to discuss the strange phenomenon.
Nelani said he had asked people to take a photograph of the alleged monster. Although some locals were frightened of it, it had not harmed any people or livestock.