Popobawa means found in Zanzibar, Africa and has even been reported in Tanzania. This demon name literally translates from Swahili to "bat-wing". Popbawa is a demon who rapes its" victims. This demon will rape men, women and children.
The Popobawa demon is a shapeshifter demon, appearing as a normal man by day but changes to a gigantic one-eyed bat-like creature by night with a huge penis claimed to be up to 6 feet in length. Some say describe the demon as a ghost or a demon. The Popobawa possesses supernatural strength and can fly at high speeds for long distances. The sex demon can also glide through solid objects.
Not to be confused with the Incubus demon, Popobawa will attack even men in their own beds. To avoid these demon attacks, men do not sleep in their beds. Initial demon attacks last as long as one hour with the threat of repeat visits that last longer. The victim is old to tell friends and neighbors of the demon attacks else repeat visits will occur.
Before the attacks, victims hear strong scraping noises on their roofs and smell a foul order. Some victims report seeing a puff of smoke.
Stories of the Popobawa state that the demon possesses human bodies. The demon becomes enraged if disbelieved and becomes vengeful. Cases of the Popobawa include many once non-believing men.
To repel the creature, smearing pig"s oil on your body will help. Popobawa hates salt and iron (pure or cold-forged) which may harm/kill the demon. The Popobawa can not attack a person who sleeps outdoors. The demon may be removed or repelled with religious charms and appeased with sacrifices.
One popular story is that a Sheikh released a Djinni to wreak vengeance on his enemies. The Djinni broke free of the control of the Sheikh and became an evil entity.
Another popular story is that Zanzibar was once the site of the Arab Slave market. The Popobawa is the collection of the slaves pain brought to life as a thought-form.