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Dead man haunts family

Sun, 9 September 2012 19:16
by Chris-Paul Chief Metro Writer


A University of Namibia student who was bitten by a snake and died in 2004 is haunting his family.
Ben Mbaunda, who was in her final year, was bitten by an unknown snake while he was on holiday and had visited his friend.
His sister, Betty, who confirmed that her brother was indeed haunting the family, says Ben collapsed when he got home and died while the family was frantically trying to get him to the nearest hospital.
“My younger brother said he talked to him in his sleep once last year but now it’s more disturbing that it is happening more often and to all of us,” says Betty.
She added that her cousin told her that she once saw Ben’s ghost one afternoon last month standing under a tree outside the house.
The cousin then ran back into the house and told them what she had seen.
But the apparition was no longer under the tree when the rest of the household came out.
 “After the tree incident, his ghost has been appearing in all our dreams and we are all worried of what might happen next,” she says.
According to Betty, the only people who don’t believe the reality of the situation is her parents, “They are convinced that these are just dreams and they say the person under the tree was probably just a look-alike. For me, it is really starting to be very scary.”
Betty feels her brother’s death was a very rare occurrence because snakebites are not common in their area, “I have never heard of a snakebite-related death in this area. Maybe there is something about his death that has not been explained yet but it is just scary. Imagine your brother who died years ago appearing in your dreams!”