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Anyway, these kind of stories are not new. They call humans 'awon oke'. A man I am very familiar with was in a boating accident. He happens to be an Ijaw man who grew up in his locality before moving to the south, somewhere in Osun state. So when the boat capsized, every one, except two people drowned. He and the survivor, who wasn't a very good swimmer decided to swim until someone found them. They swam for close to an hour, and it was when the man stopped to rest that he noticed the other man was no longer with him. He told me that most likely his unfortunate companion had gotten tired and simply drowned. Now very worried, he swam on.

He stopped again after about 20 minutes. Where he stoppe at was a spot in the water where there were a cluster of seaweeds, hyacinths and sticks that jutted out from the river. As he rested, he suddenly began to hear the sounds of people conversing beneath the water. Shocked, he decided to listen closer. The voices were laughing and conversing in Yoruba language. Suddenly, there was silence. He now heard one of the voices ask, still in Yoruba, "who is that up there?" Another voice responded "don't mind him. It's one of those earth people (awon oke ile). That is how they like disturbing and interrupting."

They hissed and kept on conversing. The man immediately left the place for them.

He was later resued by a passing speed boat.

The things unseen are more than the things seen, so I am not in anyway moved by this story because even stranger, mindboggling things exist in this life.

Ishilove, Narialand 11 Comments [6/17/2017 9:03:56 AM]
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Happy Atheist

I'm confused. He was in a river and swam for over an hour?

Maybe he should have turned left and swum to shore rather than continuing down it lengthways.

6/17/2017 9:27:05 AM


What an extraordinary claim.

6/17/2017 9:50:16 AM


Mermaids in Nigeria?
Well, that's new.

6/17/2017 9:56:26 AM


This is why you never take acid and go swimmin people!

6/17/2017 11:10:29 AM

Shepard Solus

"Narnia" is in the title of your website!

6/17/2017 1:49:03 PM

Citizen Justin

I went hiking across the Monadhliaths in Scotland once. During my trip I stayed overnight by a river whose noises my exhausted brain decoded as a conversation between two people, a man and a woman. Unable to sleep, I continued through the morning up hills and across chasms. I saw rocks and trees form themselves into the shapes of skulls and monkeys, South Park's Mr Hankee the Christmas Poo shooting across the horizon for a fraction of a second and towards the end, past midday, I actually got a clear view of bears lolloping along, all hairy and with the little tail at the back. An animal that doesn't live in Scotland.

Teal deer? Exhausted people hallucinate. Truckers report 'white-line fever'. Michael Shermer when he was an endurance cyclist reported being kidnapped by aliens disguised as his support crew.

I'm sure this is true as far as Ishilove's friend's experience goes. It's just not what really happened.

6/17/2017 3:04:33 PM

The Reptilian Jew

Yoruba quotes, now that's not something I see everyday on FSTDT.

6/17/2017 3:06:26 PM

Pink Jackboots

@Happy Atheist

>I'm confused. He was in a river and swam for over an hour?

A quick search for 'Widest Rivers' turns up this little gem.

Congo River is the nature’s own border separating Zaire and Congo. Its width stays between 10 – 40 kilometers. After Amazon River, Congo River is the largest when it comes to discharging water and depth.

Source: http://www.insidermonkey.com/blog/11-widest-rivers-in-the-world-349327/?singlepage=1

6/18/2017 4:11:20 AM


One bright day in the middle of the night,
Two dead boys got up to fight.
Back to back, they faced each other,
Drew their swords and shot one another.
A deaf policeman heard the noise,
And came and shot the two dead boys.

6/18/2017 7:26:09 AM

Mister Spak

It was jinn. Or maybe demons. Maybe leviathan.

6/19/2017 4:29:27 AM


or a legion of drowned Nazis waiting to get resurrected by the Illuminati

6/22/2017 6:58:58 AM

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