People flee in terror after human-shaped figure appears above Zambian shopping centre

Locals in the town of Kitwe, Zambia, ran in horror after spotting what looked like a massive human-shaped figure in the clouds above a shopping centre.

The apparition resembled a Dementor from the popular Harry Potter movies, and was spotted flying over the Mukuba Mall in Kitwe.

The images show what appears to be a large head and torso, followed by two long tail-shaped feet. Eye-witnesses claim it was over 100 metres (330 feet) long.

As per reports by The Daily Mail, while some people begun worshiping the figure, mistaking it to be a manifestation of God, others ran in horror assuming it was an incarnation of the Devil himself.

The figure remained visible in the sky for more than half an hour before vanishing into nothingness.

A witness had the following to say:

We were shocked to see images that looked like a human in the clouds for close to 30 minutes. Some started worshipping but others ran away. It was so strange.

If it indeed was a Dementor, than we’re pretty sure someone has escaped from Azkaban.