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Djinns or Genies are creatures with supernatural power in the Islamic religion. Like humans,They come in all shapes and sizes, and can be good or evil. Just like us. In fact, it’s believed in most Islamic traditions that Humans, Djinns and Angels are all the masterful creations of Allah.

Only the first two (humans and Djinns) have free will. Angels more or less are just the messengers and warriors for God.

A report from Emirate news, states that a Saudi man was out having a picnic with friends in an area known as “Wadi Al-Amak” or “the deep abyss”. Reputedly haunted, this location is said to harbor evil spirits.

The picnic was going well, until one of the men began to change color and become aggressive in an unprovoked manner. After subduing the man, his friends took him into the city to get an exorcism going.

“Friends then overpowered him and washed his face with cold water…it was clear the man was haunted by a jinn,” Sabq Arabic language daily said.

“They then decided to carry him back to town…they were told that the valley is haunted and that there were two similar cases in the past.”

After the long ordeal, the man awoke from this weird state of mind and began asking why he was brought to such place. Odd indeed.

A Saudi man is believed to have been gripped by jinn (ghosts) during a picnic with his friends in a valley which is reputed to be haunted. But he was later treated in an exorcist-style session by the Gulf Kingdom’s religious police.

The unnamed man and seven friends from the western town of Makkah were vacationing in the nearby Taif city when they decided to descend into Wadi Al-Amak (the deep abyss) despite warnings by local people.

After a short evening trip in the valley, the colour of the man’s began to change and his behavior became aggressive before he lost balance and fell down.

When his friends tried to talk to him, he shouted and pushed them away while his eyes were fixed at an area deep in the valley.

“Friends then overpowered him and washed his face with cold water…it was clear the man was haunted by a jinn,” Sabq Arabic language daily said.

“They then decided to carry him back to town…they were told that the valley is haunted and that there were two similar cases in the past.”

The paper said the man was taken to the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the most influential Islamic law-enforcement authority in the conservative Moslem Gulf nation.

“The Commission brought experts in such cases and subjected the man to a session of Koran recitation and incense burning until the jinn was forced to get out of the man through his hand…once the session was over, the man began to restore his strength…after a while he fully recovered and started to ask his friends why he was brought to that place.” -source: Emirates 24/7

  • RednGreen

    shroomie makes a great point here. Sad to think what might have happened to a woman making the same claims.

  • Valkyrie

    Kaffir, well if the man was changing into a more “magical” color, then yes that would be a good start for empirical evidence, which is why I want more details!! But I was being a smidgen facetious and was parroting a line from the film The Exorcism of Emily Rose where the priest says that ‘demons exist whether you believe in them or not.’ I realize people probably don’t know what movies are playing in my head though and should clarify.

  • Ghost Enthusiast

    It’s no coincidence that the djinn look like Ving Rhames. Food for thought. P.S. I haven’t been able to finish watching The Last Exorcism. Probably never will. Too creepy.

  • Sabrina

    I have notin to say

  • Brain Cell

    Most likely he was choking on something and they attributed that to being possessed. The fact that they were picnicking near “The DEEP ABYSSSSSSSS” probably didn’t help their paranoid state of mind either.

    I chalk this one up to superstitious savages.

  • The djinn are not necessarily good or evil. They can be either. They have been seen numerous times in Massachusetts.