In Ghana 7 Sorcerers have been killed over “Penis Snatching” incidents
In Accra, Ghana 7 sorcerers were beaten to death by an angry mob for grabbing men’s junk and penis snatching. According to police there were two men lynched on Thursday and by the following day there were 7 dead “penis-snatchers’, the army may need to be called in to quell the riots.
Victims claim the sorcerers touch their penis to make it shrink or in extreme cases disappear. After the manhandling has been done the sorcerer will then try to extort money for a cure. In West Africa it is believed that even shaking hands with a sorcerer can make your penis shrink. There was also a similar case in the capital of Ghana in the 1980’s.
Doctors have addressed the men on television to explain why penises shrink. Sounds like the locals aren’t having any of that and believe it’s due to the sorcerers.
If this guy grabbed my junk it would shrink and retract!
Doing some further research, this is not a new phenomenon, nor is it isolated to Ghana. In 2003 in Gambia, Baba Jallow was beaten to death for apparently stealing a mans penis through sorcery. In the same year Sudanese man shook hands with with a West African man and immediately felt his penis shrivel and retract into his body. Hysterical the man went to the hospital where doctors couldn’t find anything wrong with him, in the days after the incident 40 more men in the area had to be hospitalized for believing their junk was going to disappear.
Mass koro epidemics have also been report in China and South East Asia.
Koro is a culture-specific syndrome in which an individual has an overpowering belief that his or her genitals (e.g., penis or female nipples) are retracting and will disappear, despite the lack of any true longstanding changes to the genitals. Koro is also known as shrinking penis, and it is listed in theDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The syndrome occurs worldwide, and mass hysteria of genital-shrinkage anxiety has a history in Africa, Asia, and Europe. In the United States and Europe, the syndrome is commonly known as genital retraction syndrome. The condition can be diagnosed through psychological assessment along with physical examination to rule out genuine disorders of the genitalia that could be causing true retraction.
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