Strange scuttlebutt surrounding a purported prophecy coming from a newborn baby spawned panic in a region of Malawi this week and had mothers rushing to feed their children porridge.
The weirdness began in the early morning hours of Tuesday when word emerged from a village that a baby had just been born and shockingly spoke to its mother.
Onlookers were reportedly stunned by the incident and even more unnerved by what the infant had to say.
According to media coverage from Malawi, the baby warned that all children would die unless they were fed porridge.
The story apparently spread like wildfire immediately after the alleged incident as phone calls in homes throughout the village's district began ringing with word of the infant's instructions at all hours of the night.
More on this bizarre story at the Coast to Coast AM website.