I have several friends from non-industrialized cultures and one thing I have discovered about these precious people is the spiritual world is real to them and stuff happens there.
Shayma is from Iraq and she tells of the Jin that there are good Jin and evil Jin and the good Jin are commanded my God not to interact with humans so if we were to encounter Jin, they are the bad ones.
This is where the Genie in the bottle comes from.
My daughter, Joanna, served in Iraq and in the course of her tour of duty, she wrote me letters. In one of those letters, she was in a humve in a raging sand storm lost and writing me the aformentioned letter. We were discussing this time recently and Joanna said it was terrifying and the shreiking of the storm sounded like tormented souls screaming from the pit of hell. I told her about the Jin and how they supposedly live in the desert and she had no difficulty believing it.