Guest post: The Jinns of Oman

This supernatural experience is being shared by Rei. You can find her over at her blog, you should definitely check it out if you want to follow her shenanigans as a gamer mom.

I always find an explanation for anything, I don’t put in my mind that there’s a supernatural entity or reason for things we people can’t comprehend. With that being said, 5 years ago my grandmother has fallen ill.

By default, we all assume because of her age and it prone to happen, but my grandmother was fine and has no health problems whatsoever. We took her to multiple doctors and they all diagnosed her with different complicated diseases that I’ll never know how to pronounce even if my life depends on it. Day after day she started to get worst, like she’s not there. Her face was changing to somewhere close to the dead and she couldn’t walk or talk anymore. We were all heartbroken because she’s leaving this life in front of us and we can’t do anything about it.

One day, one of those religious sheikh people mentioned to my aunt that my grandmother’s soul has been taken to be sold. Now this phrase is quite common in my country, we believe in evil spirit beings we call Jinn can possess, take the soul of a person, and leave the body as an empty shell to die eventually. There’re people who can communicate with those jinn and order them to do things for them, there’s even an area in Oman (my country) called Bahla which is plagued with those jinn. People who command them to take those souls, frequently sell them to others like they are just an item. When they take your soul, you’ll hear them say your full name and how much you are being sold for. Of course in my personal view I thought of this as an old folklore, like a myth older people said as an explanation to something they couldn’t understand.

Now this sheikh I mentioned earlier, told my aunt he can get my grandmother’s soul back. He did, and my grandmother was fine all the sudden. Talking and walking normally like nothing happened which was absurd to me because I genuinely don’t believe in all this, but there’s one thing that made me believe the whole soul kidnapping experience … My grandmother’s right ankle has a mark of a tied rope that appeared after her soul returned. Apparently, her soul was tied like that when she was being sold and now that mark is forever there.



Thank you so much to Rei for sharing this story about her grandmother. It is seriously creepy that something like that can affect humans to such an extent. What do you think about this? Can we really feel so ill without actually being sick? I’d love to read your thoughts on it too.



10 thoughts on “Guest post: The Jinns of Oman

  1. Lise May 2, 2018 / 10:04 am

    This is such an interesting story, Rei! And kinda creepy at the same time.. I sometimes find possession kind of stories difficult to believe but when there’s physical evidence it makes it all too real.


    • Lise May 6, 2018 / 7:32 pm

      I feel the same way about it! I think it all depends on the culture and how we’re taught about it.

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  2. fancypaperblog May 5, 2018 / 11:09 am

    Interesting and really spooky. Once again you are making me think about things. I saw a play called The Seafarer last night- similar topic.


    • Lise May 6, 2018 / 7:30 pm

      Ooh that play sounds interesting! Definitely sounds like a similar topic x


  3. Oriana May 6, 2018 / 1:32 am

    This is so scary… and yet so fascinating ! It was a good read 😊


    • Lise May 6, 2018 / 7:29 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed our first guest post! Thanks for stopping by xx


  4. Karalee May 8, 2018 / 2:57 pm

    This is so creepy & it’s crazy that Rei’s grandmother got better after her soul was returned to her!


  5. Carol May 13, 2018 / 7:22 am

    Very creepy but I believe if you believe enough then you can make things happen and this is often the case in communities which are enshrined in superstition…Mind over matter ..scary that these superstitions can have so much control over minds an interesting post 🙂


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