Mysterious 'Alien' Corpse Found

A mysterious corpse was found in South Africa that has been described as an extraterrestrial or a 'Tikoloshe' -- which is a mythical dwarf-like being that originates from Zulu mythology. The Tokoloshe resembles a zombie, poltergeist, or gremlin, created by South African shamans who have been offended by someone. The tikoloshe may also wander, causing mischief wherever it goes, particularly to schoolchildren. Other details include its gremlin-like appearance and gouged out eyes. The Tikoloshe, according to the Zulu shaman Credo Mutwa, has been known to take on many forms. One form is as described above, but others have portrayed the Tikoloshe as being a bear-like humanoid being.

According to legend, the only way to keep the Tikoloshe away at night is to put a brick beneath each leg of one's bed. However, this will not protect anything but the person whose bed it is along with the bed itself, as it may instead cause havoc not involving said people. The Tikoloshe get their power from a hot poker thrust into the crown of the body during creation. It is also said that a "n'anga" or witch doctor has the power to banish a Tikoloshe from the area.

This particular specimen was found by a tourist and taken away for an autopsy by an unknown veterinarian and was explained away as a 'baby baboon'. The current whereabouts of the alien-like corpse are unknown.

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