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Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:07 AM

A group of masked men targeted the tree after it had been blamed for the possession of three children.

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The strange series of events took place on Thakandhoo Island in the Maldives where an otherwise innocuous tree that had been planted on school grounds 13 years ago suddenly became embroiled in controversy after several student 'possessions' were blamed on spirits the resided within it.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:33 AM

That'll learn that freakin tree, learn im real good!


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 12:53 PM

The tree was probably playing around with the Ouija and it got out of hand, silly tree.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 01:53 PM

These are some nutty people for sure.  I hope the children will get the real medical attention they need. I had never even heard of the place.  Looks it is like not a good place for a vacation, to bad too, looks like they would have some nice beaches and weather.  Theocracy moves and in brains move out.
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Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:09 PM

View PostWierdHalfling, on 14 April 2014 - 09:33 AM, said:

That'll learn that freakin tree, learn im real good!

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:13 PM

Possessed by spirits from a tree?  :lol:

Edited by dr no, 14 April 2014 - 02:14 PM.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:26 PM

This place sounds like a grifters paradise.
Someone praying on the naive could take these poor folks for a hell of a ride.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:20 PM

The citizens of Maldives cannot chop the possessed tree down, because the tree is protected by the WWF Trust

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 04:23 PM

Tree's that cause possession? now I've heard everything.....I think.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 04:31 PM

View Postdr no, on 14 April 2014 - 02:13 PM, said:

Possessed by spirits from a tree?  :lol:
It's not really that ridiculous. Many people have met violent deaths on or around trees. Such as lynching trees. They could harbor any number of vengeful spirits. Little kids being so innocent. They didn't or couldn't have known the tree's history. So, it could have happened.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 05:04 PM

View PostMadManMalone, on 14 April 2014 - 04:31 PM, said:

It's not really that ridiculous.
Actually, the idea of a tree possessed by djinns is pretty ridiculous.

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Many people have met violent deaths on or around trees.
Many people have met violent deaths around just about anything you can think of.  Think of the amount of violent deaths that occur in and around cars.  Imagine how many domestic murders happen in the close vicinity of a television.  

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Such as lynching trees. They could harbor any number of vengeful spirits. Little kids being so innocent. They didn't or couldn't have known the tree's history. So, it could have happened.
It can't happen merely because you can imagine it happening.  Is it an actual fact that trees can harbor vengeful spirits?

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:03 PM

I didn't check the article to see what type of tree it was, but there is quite a bit of superstition in Asian countries about various Ficus trees (Banyans). With their aerial roots and often very dense and dark canopies they have a "spooky" appearance and supposedly they believe them to be haunted. Not being superstitious and thinking they are pretty neat, I have several growing in my yard. A big Banyan can cover a city block or more and supposedly one covers a square mile in India.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 08:51 PM

View PostSundew, on 14 April 2014 - 07:03 PM, said:

I didn't check the article to see what type of tree it was, but there is quite a bit of superstition in Asian countries about various Ficus trees (Banyans).
In the New Testament, Jesus curses a fig tree (Ficus) because it didn't have fruit on it when he was hungry.   Given that the same passage also notes that it wasn't the season for the tree to be in fruit, I'm not sure what sense that makes at all.

Maybe religions just have something against poor fig trees.

It was also fig leaves that Adam and Eve used to cover the nakedness.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:45 PM

Trees are guilty in general. Period!

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:51 PM

'Bout time to ban trees, me thinks.

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