*Coming straight out of Africa, The Daily Observer reports a story about the son of a 16-year-old woman who has made history in what has to be called the weirdest tale ever!
Lorpu Kollie, the mother of just recently former infant Smith Freeman, claims that her baby spoke to her as she was walking to a farm with him. She said he demanded that she untie the baby sling she was holding him in and put him down.
Then, according to journalist Marcus N Malayea, who wrote the story, ‘As soon as she put Smith down, the two-month-old boy instantaneously began to grow into a full-grown man.’
Hey, don’t shoot the messenger!
Apparently, the little boy was unhappy the grandmother had been continually insulting him.
‘He even threatened to bring incense and garlic into the home,’ the journalist wrote in the exclusive.
But then, when the transformation was complete, the little boy…er, ‘man’ – apparently ran into the bush, and hasn’t been seen since.
Lorpu insists that her son ‘did not have any scar or deformity on his body that could convince community dwellers that the baby was somehow belonging to the dark world’.
And Smith’s father, Watson Freeman, simply called his son’s disappearance ‘incredible and mind-blowing’.
But amazingly, the family’s main concern is how (or I would even suspect if) Lorpu may be stigmatised in the community by what has happened to her son, and ‘drive away any man who may wish to take her as a future wife’.
Yep, they’ve got reasons for concern, wouldn’t you say?
But check this out, while you may be thinking EURThisNthat has totally lost their mind, not every commenter feels that way. Yes, there are some, like Jim Terri below, who say the story, published in Liberia, has been fabricated as a cover-up.
‘As long as Liberians believe these sort of things, they will never prosper. This is what is keeping people in darkness… fear and superstition.’
But other readers didn’t even question it.
Yini Guva Sahn wrote: ‘Interesting story. Did this girl have a cell phone to take a shot? It would have been nice to see the transformation from a child to a grown man in minutes. Photos would have added juice to this story.’