A recent example of a shape-shifting story covered in many newspapers is chronicled in this poster. In brief, the story begins when a young boy spots a vulture hanging around the government house in Port Harcourt—one of the first colonial settlements in the southeast. The boy threw a rock at the bird and it fell from the tree on which it was perched. Suddenly the vulture began to transform into a human to the astonishment of many witnesses. After the transformation, the man was quickly taken away by the police who denied the incident to journalists, saying that the man was of "unsound mind." A general distrust of police and a presumption that they are in league with witches and the official location of the incident left many Nigerians assuming the police were covering up a darker truth.


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poster of vulture to man transformation