Strange Military Encounters with the Jinn

Whenever one finds themselves to be a stranger in a strange land, there are bound to be clashes with what they know and the reality of this new foreign realm. Yet, in addition to culture shock and a deluge of new customs and traditions, there is also often a collision against the more paranormal aspects of this new place, and according to some reports, this is not only an encounter with strange magical beliefs but with actual paranormal entities beyond one’s own culture, understanding or experience. One place where this seems to have happened is in the Middle East, where soldiers far from home fighting in an alien environment and culture have allegedly on occasion come face to face with actual manifestations of one of the most ancient and persistent supernatural beings of Middle Eastern lore, creating strange and baffling encounters between the modern Western world and the unique supernatural denizens of the East.

There are few entities in the Muslim world that are as entrenched within the lore and consciousness of the populace as the mysterious Jinn, also sometimes spelled “Djinn,” which means “to hide” or “hidden”. These entities are described by the Quran as beings formed by Allah of scorching wind and smokeless fire, whereas the angels were formed of light and mankind of clay. In the wake of their creation, the Jinn were punished after being caught eavesdropping on the angels and were banished to Earth, where they are said to inhabit an invisible parallel realm to our own……

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