The Serpent and the Rainbow - Wade Davis  The book that started it all for me. Zombies! Haiti! Sociology! I blame Wade Davis for my student loans.

The Serpent and the Rainbow - Wade Davis The book that started it all for me. Zombies! Haiti! Sociology! I blame Wade Davis for my student loans.

Zombie Curse: A Doctor's 25-year Journey into the Heart of the AIDS Epidemic in Haiti

Zombie Curse: A Doctor's 25-year Journey into the Heart of the AIDS Epidemic in Haiti

Clairvius Narcisse: The Real-life Vodou Zombie of Haiti

Clairvius Narcisse: The Real-life Vodou Zombie of Haiti

Zombie.  From African lore, the word is from the Congolese zumbi, zombi, which means "fetish" or "enslaved spirit".  The legend came to Haiti and then America with the slaves.  Haitian zombies are living but often have brain damage due to being buried alive.  They are often used as slaves.

Zombie. From African lore, the word is from the Congolese zumbi, zombi, which means "fetish" or "enslaved spirit". The legend came to Haiti and then America with the slaves. Haitian zombies are living but often have brain damage due to being buried alive. They are often used as slaves.

He does also ensure that all corpses rot in the ground to stop any soul from being brought back as a brainless zombie. What he demands in return depends on his mood. Sometimes he is content with his followers wearing black, white or purple clothes or using sacred objects; he may simply ask for a small gift of cigars, rum, black coffee, grilled peanuts or bread. But sometimes the Baron requires a voodoo ceremony to help him cross over into this world.

He does also ensure that all corpses rot in the ground to stop any soul from being brought back as a brainless zombie. What he demands in return depends on his mood. Sometimes he is content with his followers wearing black, white or purple clothes or using sacred objects; he may simply ask for a small gift of cigars, rum, black coffee, grilled peanuts or bread. But sometimes the Baron requires a voodoo ceremony to help him cross over into this world.

Baron Semedi - Haiti Voodoo myth. He ensures all corpses rot in the ground to stop any soul from being brought back as a brainless zombie. What he demands in return depends on his mood. Sometimes he is content with his followers wearing black, white or purple clothes or using sacred objects; he may simply ask for a small gift of cigars, rum

Baron Semedi - Haiti Voodoo myth. He ensures all corpses rot in the ground to stop any soul from being brought back as a brainless zombie. What he demands in return depends on his mood. Sometimes he is content with his followers wearing black, white or purple clothes or using sacred objects; he may simply ask for a small gift of cigars, rum

Smashed soda can face - embellished with acrylic paint and puffy paint

Smashed soda can face - embellished with acrylic paint and puffy paint

Undead Uprising: Haiti, Horror and the Zombie Complex

Undead Uprising: Haiti, Horror and the Zombie Complex (Paperback)

Undead Uprising: Haiti, Horror and the Zombie Complex

White Zombie, 1932. Dir. Victor Halperin. ¿Primera peli de zombis?. Ambientada en Haití, los zombis hacen trabajo esclavo en el ingenio azucarero. Bela Lugosi en el papel de patrón y pérfido bokor.

White Zombie, 1932. Dir. Victor Halperin. ¿Primera peli de zombis?. Ambientada en Haití, los zombis hacen trabajo esclavo en el ingenio azucarero. Bela Lugosi en el papel de patrón y pérfido bokor.

Haitian Zombies | It is impossible to talk about Haiti and do not affect such fashionable topics as zombies. If only because it is the only country in the world where the penal code there is an article prohibited from engaging zombies.

Haitian Zombies | It is impossible to talk about Haiti and do not affect such fashionable topics as zombies. If only because it is the only country in the world where the penal code there is an article prohibited from engaging zombies.

A Zombie (Zonbi) in Haitian culture, derived of Kongo and Twi African cultures, is not merely a figure of the undead. It symbolizes a captive soul, a slave, a body without the power of his/her own volition. (Painting, Wilson Bigaud http://www.umich.edu/~uncanny/zombies.html). Calling Jesus a Zombie on Easter is a huge misunderstanding of both Zombies and Jesus.

A Zombie (Zonbi) in Haitian culture, derived of Kongo and Twi African cultures, is not merely a figure of the undead. It symbolizes a captive soul, a slave, a body without the power of his/her own volition. (Painting, Wilson Bigaud http://www.umich.edu/~uncanny/zombies.html). Calling Jesus a Zombie on Easter is a huge misunderstanding of both Zombies and Jesus.

There are many examples of zombies in modern day Haiti. Papa Doc Duvallier, the dictator of Haiti from 1957 to 1971, had a private army of thugs called tonton macoutes. These people were said to be in trances and they followed every command that Duvallier gave them. Duvallier had his own voodoo church and he promised to return after his death to rule again. He did not come back, but a guard was placed at his tomb to insure that he would not try to escape, or that nobody could steal the body.

There are many examples of zombies in modern day Haiti. Papa Doc Duvallier, the dictator of Haiti from 1957 to 1971, had a private army of thugs called tonton macoutes. These people were said to be in trances and they followed every command that Duvallier gave them. Duvallier had his own voodoo church and he promised to return after his death to rule again. He did not come back, but a guard was placed at his tomb to insure that he would not try to escape, or that nobody could steal the body.

CLAIRVIUS NARCISSE: THE REAL-LIFE VODOU ZOMBIE OF HAITI - Eighteen years after family members buried his body, Clairvius Narcisse returned from the dead.

CLAIRVIUS NARCISSE: THE REAL-LIFE VODOU ZOMBIE OF HAITI - Eighteen years after family members buried his body, Clairvius Narcisse returned from the dead.

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