Christmas was no holiday for the Goate family of coastal city of Lagos, Nigeria as they where still trying to come to terms with their recent loss. The Goate family had - just a few days earlier to Chrismas - lost a family member to voodoo. Yes, voodoo.
The thirteen year old son of the Mr and Mrs Goate whose first names have been with-held for social reasons is reported to have been morphed or transformed into a large billy-goat which is currently at the local police headquarters to be examined and inspected. The mother of the boy, claims that she was watching her son play with his soccer ball when he accidentally kicked the ball into a near-by hedge.
She says the boy went into the bush to get the ball back, but instead of her son coming out of the bushes, a young looking billy-goat was what waltzed out with the ball.
Her husband Mr Goate, is still in shock, and has sought medical help to aid him with the trauma.
The police say that they are still investigating the claim, but i personally couldn't help noticing a menacing resemblance between the young boy and the billy-goat. Local residents claim that this is all the work of a local man who has been suspected for practicing voodoo. His identity has still not been revealed. It seems that the Goates also believe in these rumours.
Is this the work of a mysterious voodoo man, or a mere coincidence as the Goates now have a billy-goat in the family? Only time will tell.
I will be keeping you posted on the current state of this alarming story, but for now, don't eat any goats as you don't know where or who they've been.