Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Boogey Woman Spreads Fear Among Saudi Kids


Emirates 24/7 [Dubai]
15 March 2011

Boogey woman spreads fear among Saudi kids

By Staff

In a small northern Saudi border village, the name of a boogey woman has become the talk of the town among children. What makes them believe that the woman does exist is that parents tend to use her name to frighten them.

Umm Othman is a “dark” woman who is specialized in kidnapping children—a rumor that has spread throughout the town of Arar near the border with Iraq.

The rumor has become so strong that police had to interfere to calm down the citizens, saying this woman is an imaginary person who never existed. [...]