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GENIE DRIVES FAMILY OUT

Wednesday July 15th, 2009
ImageGENIE DRIVES SAUDI FAMILY OUT OF HOME.

Be careful what you wish for… A Saudi Arabian family has been driven out of their home by a mischievous genie. The family, who wish to remain anonymous claim that the ‘jinn’ has been threatening them, throwing stones and even stealing mobile phones. Although they have lived in the same house in Medina for 15 years the family only became aware of the malicious spirit recently. They now intend to sue the genie in court for harassment and threatening behavior.

The head of the family said, 'We began to hear strange sounds… At first we did not take it seriously, but then stranger things started to happen and the children got particularly scared when the genie started throwing stones… He added: 'A woman spoke to me first, and then a man. They said we should get out of the house.'

According to Islamic theology the jinn actually pre-date Islam and are a long way from the romantic image portrayed in Aladdin. They are often motivated by revenge and can possess humans. They are usually invisible but have the ability to take on animal or human form to perform their mischief.

A local court is currently attempting to verify if the claims are actually genuine.
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