Monday, October 31, 2011

Prostitute or Donkey?

Longtime readers of Augoeides may recall the story of the shapeshifting Nigerian witch who attempted to escape a botched auto theft by transforming into a goat. According to this recent story, the art of shapeshifting is also apparently alive and well in Zimbabwe. A man there is claiming that a prostitute he spent the night with transformed into a donkey the following morning. How's that for a rude awakening!

A Zimbabwean man has told a court that he hired a prostitute who during the night transformed into a donkey, and that he is now "seriously in love" with the animal, state media said Wednesday.

"I think I am also a donkey. I do not know what happened when I left the bar, but I am seriously in love with (the) donkey," Sunday Moyo told the court, according to The Herald newspaper.

Moyo, 28, was arrested in the town of Zvishavane, about 300 kilometres (185 miles) south of the capital Harare on Sunday.

He said he had paid $25 for a prostitute, and was surprised Sunday morning when he heard people accusing him of having sex with a donkey.

Moyo has been charged with bestiality. The court has ordered him to undergo a mental examination, The Herald said.

What's not quite clear here is whether or not the woman in question was a witch who transformed herself into a donkey, or more alarmingly, a donkey with magical powers that transformed itself into a woman. The latter would imply that in Zimbabwe donkeys can be witches too. If so, this would be the first case I've ever encountered of an animal practicing the black arts on its own. It could also mean that the Nigerian witch might have been a goat all along who simply transformed into a human in order to drive off with a stolen car.

Either that, or this is just yet another case where too much alcohol was involved.

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M.C. said...

Scott you always manage to find the very best in disturbing, interesting, hilarious and/ or relevant news... I swear you have an app minig for this stuff. Just bought Mastering The Mystical Hept. an hour ago, BTW, cant wait to read it

Ananael Qaa said...

Well, I do have some Google news alerts set up looking for likely stories. But a lot of them just show up on various weird news sites around the Internet. If there's a paranormal angle, it's mine! ;-)

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