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Ghost Stories from South Africa[WRAP]

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posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 03:06 AM
Just like the rest of the world South Africa isn’t immune to the paranormal. The unexplained do happen here and I’d like to share it with you….

Firstly I’d like to introduce you to a little character going by the name of Tokoloshe or Tikoloshe.

Probably one of the most infamous characters in South Africa. The Tokoloshe or Hili (from the Xhosa word utyreeci ukujamaal) found it’s origins from Zulu mythology and has been scaring kids and adults for years now. It’s said that the Tokoloshe is an evil spirit who was created by shaman with the soul purpose of causing mischief, particularly to school children. Mostly described as being small, gremlin like it’s known to take on many forms.

It’s a story mainly told to young children by their parents to scare them a little but from my own experience I have noticed some of the black ladies/gents tend to stack their beds up on bricks and do not like the idea of sleeping on the floor. This is probably done because the Tokoloshe is known to bite your toes in when you are sleeping. Also, it’s known to rape woman and sports fairly sized member. One that has been told it carries over his shoulder.

Now for the flying DutchMan

It was Captain Hendrik van der Decken who refused to stay in port after off loading some cargo at the Cape of Good Hope (Cape town) even after his crew begged him to stay. A storm had broken out making the conditions on sea extremely dangerous but Hendrik was determined to head back out.

Apparently Hendrik was busy cursing God for the foul weather when all of a sudden the sea calmed down. A ghost appeared on the ship and, of course, Hendrik saw it fit to fire at it. This didn’t go unpunished…. Poor Hendrik lost and arm and the ship disappeared into the storm.

Though just is one of many stories of the flying Dutchman. Seems its origins are a bit uncertain but I’ll put in some links to who ever is interested in reading up on it.

Flyin Dutch Dude

Flying Dutch Dude 2 wiki link

A lot people have claimed to have seen the ship. Not that anyone would go near it.

Next up…

The Ghost of Uniondale or The Hitchhiking Ghost

A young couple, Maria Charlotte Roux and G.M. Pretorius, were driving down the Barandas Willowmore road, 12th April 1968, when they had a car accident. Maria was in the back when her fiance lost control of the car. The car overturned and she was killed.

I have to add some say it was on a motorcycle not in a car. This was also the storie I was told but others say it was in a car.

Apparently the first reported sighting was on Easter Weekend 1976 and since then many other sightings have been reported.

It’s said that when u give her a lift she disappears a few kilometres down the road. Some have also reported that car doors start opening, laughter, a chill in the air, a smell of apple blossom accompanying her when u pick her up, leaving the smell of flowers behind once she disappears.

These are just three of the more famous stories in S.A. I’m pretty sure there is a whole lot more out there.

edit on 11/09/2010 by SlovenlyGhost because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 02:59 AM

Originally posted by SlovenlyGhost

Also, it’s known to rape woman and sports fairly sized member. One that has been told it carries over his shoulder.

Crikey, I’ve heard the saying hung like a dark man, but seriously.

If I lived there I would be wearing a chastity belt lol

posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 03:36 AM
OH i love this ghost story. one of my personal favourites.
i would be so excited if this happend to me.

Thank you for writing about these, i realy enjoyed reading them.

posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 08:28 AM
reply to post by Whateva69

wow, thanks. Thought people forgot about my ghost stories.

Well I would get just as excited if something like that happened to me.

Take it hitchhiking ghosts are pretty popular.

posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 08:55 AM
reply to post by SlovenlyGhost

no silly there is just so many stories at the moment it’s going to take me ages to read them all.

I haven’t finished looking at the Dutchman yet, I'm sure you could write a whole thread on that one.

The subjects you chose are defiantly cool. And you even threw in a weird one. The spooky ill guy with the massive schlong

posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 11:57 AM
reply to post by Whateva69

Yeah, he's quite popular. Think he could have been a pimp at one point or a porn star. Now outta business. See what happens when porn stars get retrenched.

posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 03:50 PM
reply to post by SlovenlyGhost

I think your right lol throw on a purple hat and give him some bling, he probably already had a funky walk and he isnt so scary.

edit on 3/3/11 by Whateva69 because: i had to

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