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Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
22nd April 2011, 09:54 PM
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The horrifying experience with which residents of Ashaley Botwe, a suburb of Accra, have lived with a river god came to an end, when it was confronted by a Sheikh in a fiercely contested battle of the spirits, in the early hours of yesterday.

Residents reported that the said spirit, which normally appears in the form of a child, is often heard weeping in the middle of the street at midnight. At other times, the god appears in black apparel and stands in the middle of the road at midnight.

A resident, who narrated the activities of the supposed lingering spirit, believed to have lived in that vicinity for the past fifty or more years, said the spirit sometimes glows like a large ball of flame at night, when electricity had not even reached the area.

Rumour has it that the area once had a stream running through it, and it was believed that the god lived in it, but as the area developed, Ghanaians insatiable quest for land in Accra led to the springing up of houses in the water way, drying up the stream, and in the processes rendering the god 'homeless'.

Sheikh Nacambo Osumanu, a Muslim spiritualist, said he himself had fallen victim to the nauseating activities of the river god on several occasions and, therefore, decided to put the harrowing experience of the residents to rest, when he engaged the "resident evil" in what could be described as the battle of the spirits yesterday, in the full glare of curious residents and on lookers.

Before the commencement of the 'battle', Sheikh Nacambo called on one of the people gathered around, who was touched by the spirit, to say a Christian prayer.

After the prayer, the Sheikh muttered a few words in Arabic, after which he poured green-like oil on the ground.

The Sheikh then swung into full action, by reciting some strange incantations, and frequently mentioning the name of Allah.

After the incantation, he asked one of the people around to dig a particular spot on the ground. As he dug, the Sheikh instructed him to stop digging that spot, directing him to dig at a different spot.


When the Sheikh seemed not to be getting results from the second digging, he directed the young man to dig a third, then a fourth spot.

According to the Sheikh, his instruction of digging at different spots on the ground was because the spirit was not stable. It continued to change positions, he alleged.

As the young man continued to dig the fourth spot, his pickaxe hit an object, and lo and behold, there were two large pots - an earthen pot and a metal pot - with one filled with crabs, and the other intestines and a piece of flesh, which looked like a liver, (it is not certain whether those were that of an animal or human).

According to him, the killing of the crabs would resort in a big funeral in the spiritual realm, as most of the spirits responsible for the act would die.

The destruction of the pot too, according to him, would set free people who had been kept in bondage by the spirits for many years.

He took the opportunity to urge the people to always seek a pastor to pray on every land they buy, before building on them, as many lands in the area, especially, have been taken over by spirits.

Giving further insight into the activities of the supposed spirits, Shiekh Osumanu said people in the neighbourhood had been dying strangely, with no one ascertaining the reasons behind such deaths.

In his own case, he said, he was the fourth occupant of the house in which he now lives.

According to him, the other tenants after him, eventually, sold the house because of strange happenings, especially, at night.

Q' lypse
23rd April 2011, 08:10 AM
hm, paranormal. Africans still live in the metaphysical era.

But what hit me is, do spirits die? how can energy die? ehi

Napoleon Agyei
23rd April 2011, 08:26 AM
Paranormal(ity) is not akin to African turf alone, anyway.

Q' lypse
23rd April 2011, 02:22 PM
Paranormal(ity) is not akin to African turf alone, anyway.

compared to the West? Don't know the last time you went to Ghana, you would here people talking about edua bo (curses), people being bewitched, car accidents, bayie (witches-wizards)) and so much more. These are daily news. When was the last time you read a western paper about some white man/woman cursing (I mean edua bo) another white person or a car accident being blamed on witches? lol

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
23rd April 2011, 02:57 PM
Ok what's wrong with this picture ?


According to him, the killing of the crabs would resort in a big funeral in the spiritual realm, as most of the spirits responsible for the act would die when did spirits start dying ?

and why did the sheikh ask any one touched by the spirit to say a Christian prayer ?


Before the commencement of the 'battle', Sheikh Nacambo called on one of the people gathered around, who was touched by the spirit, to say a Christian prayer.

Napoleon Agyei
26th April 2011, 05:43 AM
compared to the West? Don't know the last time you went to Ghana, you would here people talking about edua bo (curses), people being bewitched, car accidents, bayie (witches-wizards)) and so much more. These are daily news. When was the last time you read a western paper about some white man/woman cursing (I mean edua bo) another white person or a car accident being blamed on witches? lol

That's nice, Q. But why should the African paranormality be compared with that of the West? Why not the East or elsewhere? Why should the West be the measuring rod?

Anyway, we can still get some interesting analysis, Q. You certainly know, much as I do, Q' lypse, that Christianity is more western than african. Christianity, we'r all are aware, runs on the wheels of the supernormal and operates purely on axles beyond the physical. Faith(1), miracle(2), prayer(3), hell(4), heaven(5), blessing(6), curses(7), prophesy(8), speaking in tongues(9), deliverance(10), word of knowledge(11), word of wisdom(12), dreams(13), vision(14), supernatural healing(15), impartation(16), drinking of blood(17), eating of flesh(18), atonement(19), anointing oil(20) and the several other endless christian doctrines and practices are all intangible nonphysical, beyond-the-normal (paranormal) phenomenons. Now, do I remember you suggesting comparison between the paranormal(ity) of the African and the Westerners? I guess we can do that now: I have listed just 20 from only one western religion. Do help me to compile the other lists of the non-christian metaphysical cultures of the west. Add them to the 20. Put them all into one basket. Re-list the african metaphysical practices. Put them also into another basket. Weigh the two on a scale. Plot a graph for the relation and let's know the results.

Hint: Let the baskets for both the westerners and that for the African weigh the same before filling.