Possessed By a Genie: Saudi Man Chained to Bed For Six Years

A Saudi father has chained his 29-year-old son to his bed for more than six years because he is possessed by a female genie. Many of us went through the same period of possession after exposure to “I Dream of Jeannie” during our critical adolescent years.

The father, known only as Turki, explained that “when he has fits he has convulsions and his entire body twists and his eyes become completely white. Then the voice of a woman can be heard coming from him.”

Many Muslims believe in Genies (or “jinn”) and in one recent case a genie was called to appear in court.

In this case, a Muslim cleric advised the father to chain the son in this manner. Other clerics have attended to the man by reading passages from the Koran over him. “But most of them became scared when they heard the female voice telling them that she was a royal jinn (genie) and that no-one can exorcise her unless Turki dies.”

Turki’s father says that he was also possessed by a genie at age nine and was possessed for 40 years before it was exorcised by a cleric. He explained “I used to see a woman who would at times appear very beautiful and at times extremely ugly.” Barbara Eden, when will you release mankind from your taffeta chains?

Source: Daily Mail

14 thoughts on “Possessed By a Genie: Saudi Man Chained to Bed For Six Years”

  1. Turki’s father says that he was also possessed by a genie at age nine and was possessed for 40 years before it was exorcised by a cleric

    the same thing happened to me!!!11 only mine was a witch (Elizabeth Montgomery)


  2. W=c,

    I recommend the Harlan Ellison short story, “Djinn, No Chaser”. Not as blisteringly funny as Mr. Izzard, but still a very good read.

  3. Blouise–

    Did you read about this?

    Teenage Girls Undergo ‘Breast Ironing’ In Cameroon
    Huffington Post, 7/23/2010

    Affecting one out of every four girls, the brutal practice of “breast ironing” is on the rise in the African country of Cameroon. The procedure — which involves the flattening of a young girl’s growing breasts with hot stones, coconut shells and other objects — is considered a way to curb the country’s staggering number of teenage pregnancies, particularly high in rural areas, as well as limit the risk of sexual assault.

    According to a new report by CurrentTV, Cameroonian mothers believe breast ironing will protect their daughters from becoming pregnant and being assaulted in that it will postpone their development and men will not be enticed by their breasts. With dietary habits in the country improving, girls are beginning to hit puberty as young as 9, and are subject to the practice around at the same age.

    Though only limited medical research has been done on the practice, Cameroonian women say breast ironing can lead to numerous physical issues, such as burns and deformations, not to mention psychological problems. The procedure has been compared to the custom of female circumcision/genital mutilation.

  4. Blouise,

    My Hero at the time Jim Morrison had a great song….faces come out of the rain….when you’re strange….

  5. AY:

    they just spell it Jinn, the guy is actually possessed by Gin, Bombay Sapphire. It is a dirty little secret in the Arab world, they are a bunch of alcoholics and use the Jinn as a cover.

    So when you start hearing about Jinn and Magic Carpets and Bottles just ask for an olive and a twist of lemon.

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