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Splashed across the front page of the Daily Observer, published in Liberia, is the story of tiny Smith Freeman who turned into a not-so-little man in front of his mother's eyes and ran into the bush.
Reporter Marcus Malayea wrote that residents in a district of central Bong County were in "unbelievable shock" when the news broke. No kidding.
According to the child's mother, 16-year-old Lorpu Kollie, she was on her way to a farm on Tuesday when her baby repeatedly asked her to put him down.
When she did, Smith grew into a man and ran away.
“This was my first time seeing a two-month-old baby talking so clearly like a five year old child,” Lopu told the newspaper.
She added that Smith "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".
The baby's father, Watson Freeman told the Daily Observer the mysterious disappearance of his son was “incredible and mind-blowing”, while Smith's grandfather, Jerome Kowan, claimed the vanishing "is the handiwork of the dark world".
originally posted by: Lady_Tuatha
Obviously something has happened this poor child and instead of an investigation on the mother and family the national newspaper prints this nonsense!
originally posted by: Vasa Croe
Story sounds like that of a typical 16 year old imagination that is trying to block out something terrible that she probably did to that child....or the father did and she is covering for him. This is a fantasy that a 16 year old mind would come up with. Seriously....she wants people to believe he grew up in seconds right in front of her....she probably didn't want the responsibility anymore and dumped it somewhere then came up with this crazy story....
She told the Daily Observer that as they approached the crossroad, the child repeated his call on the mother to untie her lappa and put him down. As soon as she put the baby down, she continued, the two-month-old boy instantaneously began to grow into a full grown man!
Lorpu Kollie narrated that the child informed her that he (the child) was on his way back home since his grandmother, Lorpu Kollie’s mother, was in the constant practice of raining insult at him. He even threatened bring incense and garlic into the home.
“This was my first time seeing a two-month-old baby talking so clearly like a five year old child,” Lopu Kollie explained through a mobile phone interview with our reporter.
She told the Daily Observer the baby who grew into man immediately took away her lappa and made his way with it into the bush.
The 16-year-old mother intoned that she had earlier had dreams of her son where they both went into a town and entered a house without doors but they leaned on the house and found their way in as instructed by her son, Smith Freeman.
She explained that in the dream, her son was the one serving guests with the food and her son emphatically warned her not to dare telling the dream to anyone. But according to her, she revealed the dream to her mother, Gormah Kollie.
Lorpu Kollie was swift to tell this newspaper that Smith Freeman 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.
“The boy told me that he was going back home because my mother had threatened to bring incense into the house. He said the grandmother told him she had the power to drive away any witch craft, Lorpu Kollie told this reporter.