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Residents in northern Namibia, on the southwest coast of Africa, have reported being terrorized by a bizarre dog-pig hybrid creature. The animal is said to be mostly white and unlike anything the villagers have ever seen, with a doglike head and the broad, round, nearly hairless back and shoulders of a giant pig. The beast was spotted chasing and attacking dogs, goats and other domestic animals in this arid region not far from the Kalahari desert.

As often happens when rumors of monsters spread in rural areas around the world, some locals have taken extra safety precautions, such as traveling in groups and arming themselves with weapons. In 1995 and 1996, some Puerto Ricans armed themselves against the vampire beast el chupacabra; last year, Malaysian residents patrolled the streets searching for the mysterious orang minyak, or "oily man" creature that had recently terrorized them.

What could this monster be? One Namibian official, regional councilor Andreas Mundjindi, was quoted in Informante newspaper as saying, "This is an alien animal that the people have not seen before. We don't have a forest here, only bushes. So, this must be black magic at play."

Some people in the area trace the beast to one old man rumored to be a warlock or witch doctor, suggesting it's his pet (or, what witch-hunters hundreds of years ago would have called a "familiar").

The assumption that the beast has magical origins is not surprising. A 2010 Gallup poll found belief in magic widespread throughout sub-Saharan Africa, with more than half of respondents saying they personally believe in witchcraft and sorcery.

This is not the first time that unusual animals have been spotted in rural areas of Namibia; several other monsters have been reported over the years, including in July 2009, when unknown creatures reportedly sucked the blood out of livestock, including nearly two dozen goats. Though no one saw the monsters, they were said to have left footprints similar to those of a dog, but much larger. Police followed the footprints, but they mysteriously stopped in an open field, as if the creature suddenly took flight or vanished. At that time, locals were also convinced that the strange beast was the product of black magic — going so far as to accuse an old man and his sister of conjuring the creature.

It's not clear whether locals believe that the current dog-headed, pig-bodied animal is the same mystery creature that terrorized the region three years ago. Whether the reports are real or rumor, hopefully belief in these creatures won't be used as an excuse for mob attacks on elderly men and women suspected of witchcraft.


Al Gore was close, but he forgot the parts about black magic and added man-like parts to it.
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This is actually common around there and the northern parts of South Africa because a kind of Bacteria there that grows in the water. It's generally harmless, but has been known to cause mild hallucinations. Ten bucks this was some crazy pig or drunk ass Namibian.
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mangy bear?

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Dog pig... Dig
Pig dog... Pog
Dogpig
Pigdog

Porkchop!
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sounds like a fat texan on coke
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inb4 fat Mexican confuses chupacabra with a hairy monster while actually seeing himself in the mirror but is too dumb to recognize the mirror
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U super serial about this???
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U super serial about this???


Super serial.
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Super serial.


Super surreal?
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Super surreal?


No, that's not serial at all.
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No, that's not serial at all.


What? It's deadly cereal!
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Pig dog... Pog
Dogpig
Pigdog

Porkchop!


Nah...it should be "pogdogopig"
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Well, then that's super serial.
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some Puerto Ricans armed themselves against the vampire beast el chupacabra



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El chupacabra.
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#21
Needs to be a TV Show. Featuring El Chupacabra, Big Foot, Manbearpig, Oily Man, AND pigdog.
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Needs to be a TV Show. Featuring El Chupacabra, Big Foot, Manbearpig, Oily Man, AND pigdog.
Sumthn like the superfriends, except with black magic and voodoo and bad guys!!


I'd watch it.
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