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Police in Zimbabwe claim to have been harassed by 'goblins'

By T.K. Randall
June 9, 2024 · Comment icon 5 comments
Goblin statue.
Superstitious beliefs are commonplace in Zimbabwe. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Kyoukaa
A totally bizarre story out of Zimbabwe this week concerns alleged 'goblins' that have been plaguing local police.
We've seen some strange reports over the years, but in some parts of the world, local beliefs and superstitions can give rise to stories that tend to be even stranger than most.

This latest example, which comes courtesy of news outlets in Zimbabwe, concerns the Gwambe police base in Bulilima, Matabeleland South which has allegedly been deserted due to officers being harassed and even attacked by "female goblins" in the middle of the night.

"We built a police station for the officers, and initially, they patrolled in pairs," local councillor Mabed Ngulani was quoted as saying. "However, they haven't been able to stay for extended periods."

"[Police officers] described being harassed - bodies being violated, doors opening on their own, and things climbing on the roof - making it impossible to sleep."

There was even a meeting between police officials and village heads to discuss the matter.
"The police from Plumtree withdrew the officers from Gwambe, stating they wouldn't endanger them further," said Ngulani.

The report concludes by noting that officers seemed to be having difficulty finding alternative accommodation, but that they were determined not to be further subjected to the attackers.

So what exactly was going on ?

Perhaps the police officers really were being harassed at night, but it is unlikely that their assailants were literal goblins - it is more likely they were simply interpreting the perpetrators as such.

Ultimately, we may never know for sure what actually took place.

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Comment icon #1 Posted by openozy 3 days ago
Probably the most truthful story to come out of law enforcement in quite a while.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Hammerclaw 3 days ago
Gremlins from the Kremlin. 
Comment icon #3 Posted by the13bats 3 days ago
Sigh, I guess I don't need to ask for any supporting evidence because there never is any, drop bear will rate it 60% or better likely paranormal, and it's not even as dramatic as the hobskinville hillbilly alien attack.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Trelane 2 days ago
" Police in Zimbabwe claim to have been harassed by 'goblins' " Well of course they have.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 2 days ago
very strange story

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