I receive breaking news e-mails from CNN and BBC. I also receive breaking news text messages from a Burkinabe news source. You know you live in Africa when this was the breaking news text message you received yesterday (direct translation from the French):
“News: The research team of the police of the city of Fada N Gourma presented this September 5th a group of presumed criminals. These criminals specialize in thievery and robbery. Equipped with a mystic power, they would be able to predict any danger and to become invisible and make their victims fall asleep before they operate.”
And no, I am not making this up, guys! I know that many of you would love to have those super powers, too. But here people actually believe in spirits working in normal life, and the spirits are often willing to show up and show their power to support the belief. So I don’t know whether or not the accused criminals above can make themselves invisible, but I do know that there are creepy things that go on through pacts with the spirit world!