For those of you who have read my previous story, "The incident of the Ring" you already know that this story is about the villa we lived in, in Doha, Qatar.
We lived in Doha from 2012 onward for a period of three years. Our villa was strange and many inexplicable incidents occurred there. One such one was of the ring that I have already mentioned in my previous story.
This particular incident happened in winter 2013. My youngest child was born in Doha, he's a very calm sweet child and even as a baby he never gave any of us much trouble.
One evening, he had drifted off to sleep, huddled in his blanket and I put him in his cot for a nap. I looked away and noticed that it was twilight and the sun had left an orangish purple glow in the sky. Typically Doha sunsets are not anything to write home about because of the haze and sand, (it's a desert) but in winter the sky clears and the dusts settles and sunsets are glorious. I moved away to look up at the sky and admire the gorgeous dying rays.
Suddenly I felt a chill in the room. The temperature felt colder, I knew the air conditioning was not running as it was winter. I turned away from the window to glance at my son, and standing next to his sleeping form, stood a shape, a tall pillar like presence. It was at least 8 feet tall, misty and black. I couldn't make out any particular feature, no facial feature, no eyes, just a figure that was misty rather like the Arab ladies in their black abayas and coverings and smoke like. It was just particularly tall.
I froze, as I had read tales in the Arabian folklore of beings like this. I recited a prayer, in Arabic basically saying I seek refuge God from Satan the accursed, and immediately the figure vanished. It left me shaken, and also thinking did I really see this.
I spoke at length to many friends and knowledgeable people and they confirmed that in Arabian folklore, the jinn sometimes come to take away newborn human babies and change them with one of their own. They are called in English I believe changelings. Robert Leibling's book Legend of the Fire spirits - jinns and genies from Arabia to Zanzibar is an amazing book and talks extensively on the subject.
Anyway I am a bit of a skeptic about the subject probably because it's the 21st century and why would a jinn want to take my baby and replace it with one of their own. Right...?
In conclusion, I'd just like to say, that I may be a skeptic on the subject of a supernatural kidnapping, but I wasn't about to take any chances on the jinn who was now making its presence known, whatever its intentions. I decided it was time for me to begin a through and exhaustive search for an exorcist. Easier said than done - in Qatar.