Before I go to sleep at night, I put my phone on airplane mode in an attempt to limit exposure to harmful radiation and rest undisturbed. I was recently going back through some of my notes and video from Togo and saw that avions de nuit, or “night planes” (also called sky cars in the Losso language), was the term explaining how sorcerers were able to travel from one location to another in their sleep. As one of my co-teachers explained, “Oh yes, sorcerers have always been able to take planes at night to travel from one location to another, even before the invention of the airplane by the whites. These people can go to bed in the North of the country, but through their powers of mind, transport themselves in those special vehicles to wake up in Lomé [the capital on Togo’s Southern coast].” The belief in spirits and supernatural powers was strong even in some of the most educated in my community in Togo. (See a video of a traditional sorcery dance ritual I attended in a nearby town here). But now, reminded of the avions de nuit, each time I put my phone on airplane mode before getting in bed, I think of how I am embarking on my own night plane. I do want to be transported smoothly to another location in my slumber, and return safely, refreshed and having grown in some way, by morning.