An abandoned trailer has been found intact after 11 years, despite thieves trying their luck on it.
Sunday News reported that though thieves were only able to remove some parts of the trailer like its tyres, villagers claim that whatever is left of the trailer abandoned at Dopota, Hwange along the Bulawayo-Victoria Falls highway, Zimbabwe, cannot be touched as an invisible hand slaps anyone who tries to do such.
It was gathered that the trailer was abandoned in 2010 by a driver who was ferrying coal from Hwange to Harare after it broke down. Although the trailer load was later offloaded into another truck, the owner has not bothered to tow the trailer.
Villagers and traditional leaders told the publication that the trailer has remained relatively intact because everyone who attempted to take its remaining parts have been slapped by invisible “guards”.
A villager, Samuel Mugande said for some strange reason, the mystical creatures guarding the trailer only attack those who attempt to steal.
“The most interesting part about these incidences is that those that are mostly attacked are those individuals trying to steal from the trailer. People, especially truck drivers, are the culprits that are often attacked by these things when stop and try to steal wheels.”
Dopota Village head, Tryness Ngwenya confirmed the strange incidents adding that villagers strongly believed that the trailer was haunted.
It is alleged that the incidents started happening a few months after a villager who was left in charge of the trailer when it broke down, told its owner that people were trying to steal its tyres and boards.
The owner reportedly came to Dopota village and afterwards told her not to worry anymore. That was the time when reports of people being assaulted by unknown beings began to surface.