A man in West Java's Bedahan village said the wild boar was a black magic user who had transformed his or her appearance to steal from others. Photo: YouTube
A man in West Java's Bedahan village said the wild boar was a black magic user who had transformed his or her appearance to steal from others. Photo: YouTube
Indonesia

Indonesia’s supernatural shape-shifting boar demons – and why a village beheaded a wild pig

  • Superstitious belief in the ‘babi ngepet’ is still widespread in the world’s most populous Muslim nation, especially on the island of Java
  • Footage showing the supposed slaughter of one of these pig demon went viral recently. The man behind the hoax could now be jailed for 10 years

A man in West Java's Bedahan village said the wild boar was a black magic user who had transformed his or her appearance to steal from others. Photo: YouTube
A man in West Java's Bedahan village said the wild boar was a black magic user who had transformed his or her appearance to steal from others. Photo: YouTube
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