But the hysterics didn’t stop there. The whole of Sinalei, a luxury tropical hotel in Siumu (where the Rock stayed), was booked out for nearly an entire year by a New Age type group. Unfortunately some of the staff mistook yoga and meditation for some sort of evil terrorist plan to take over Samoa! Bahaha!
Rumours spread like wildfire across Samoa. My aunty who married a man from Siumu even said, while visiting the village, late one night they saw laser beams coming from Sinalei across the coast towards Siumu village! “Ae ke’i a ua palasi mai ma leisi moli emoemo…” I was waiting for her to say “and a mothership came down from the skies or something like that.”