Reports have recently been coming out of villages in northern Namibia, located on Africa’s southwest coast, of a new type of monster. It has been described as being mostly white, with a doglike head. Its shoulders and back are said to resemble those of a pig. It is said to have been seen attacking dogs, goats and other domestic animals.
It is not known whether this animal is the same or similar to creatures that reportedly attacked and sucked the blood out of livestock, including goats, in July 2009 in the same region. This story, of course, bears a remarkable resemblance to activities ascribed to chupacabras in South America and the North American southwest. No one reported actually seeing the attackers, although supposedly the creatures left footprints that resembled those of very large dogs. Police attempted to track the animals, only to find that the trail vanished abruptly in an open field.
Not surprisingly, villagers believe the monster is the product of black magic, and some believe it was created by an old man rumored to be a warlock. It seems that many people in the area still believe in sorcery and magic. In recent years there have been several stories of people in various parts of Africa being killed because they were suspected of being sorcerers or witches.
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