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Ancient myths are filled with references of people either returning from the dead or visiting the afterlife and living to tell the tale.
locals, perhaps hundreds, of all classes and
races (even in antebellum days) knew of grand
Voodoo Zombie rituals often held at the so-called
"Wishing Spot" on the bayou St.
John. This is where the blood of roosters
was poured into the black Bayou to feed the
spirits. And many so called witness said real
Zombies were made.
The many dreaded
Zombies danced as commanded by their masters.
In honor of The great snake Zombi being the
symbol of the Voodoo god slithered at their
feet, and a bizarre belief in Voodoo cursed
zombies a nd the ability to capture a spirit
in a Zombie Bottle was forever said to be
quite real.>>>> Read More here now!
Story By Quentin Victor Garrets
In 1962, according
to his death certificate, the Haitian peasant
Clairvius Narcisse died near his home village
in the Artibonite Valley. Though physically
strong and rarely ill, he had begun to have
difficulty breathing after a dispute with
his brother over a piece of land. Weakened
and nauseated, he began to spit blood and
died two days later. His body was buried in
a small rural cemetery.
Clairvius Narcisse: ZOMBIE
Clairvius Narcisse The Zombie
In folklore, a zombie or zombi is an animated human body devoid of a soul. In contemporary versions these are generally reanimated or undead corpses, which were traditionally called "ghouls". Stories of zombies originated in the Afro-Caribbean spiritual belief system of Vodou.
On the Caribbean island of Haiti. They are some who has been raised from the grave by real voodoo priest, often used as slave labour for the rest of their un-natural life. Zombies can move, eat, hear and speak, but they have no memory and no insight into their condition. There have been legends about zombies for centuries, but it was only in 1980 that a real-life case of Clavirvius Narcisse was so documented.
This Zombie story begins in 1962, in Haiti. Narcisse was turned into a Zombie by a a real Voodoo Priest, The story goes that he was turned over or sold to him by his actual brothers, because Clairvius refused to sell or hand over to them his share of the family land.
Soon after Clairvius "officially" died, and was buried. However, he had been later secretly unburied, and was actually working as a zombie slave on a sugar plantation with many other zombies.
In 1964, his zombie master died, and he wandered across the island in a psychotic daze for the next 16 years. The drugs that made him psychotic were gradually wearing off. In 1980, he accidentally stumbled across his long-lost sister in a market place, and recognized her. She didn't recognise him, but he identified himself to her by telling her early childhood experiences that only he could possibly know. >>>>>>>>> Please read more here now!
Zombies and Haitian Law
A law that seems to condemn zombie creation went into effect in Haiti in 1835 [ref]. Article 246 of the Haitian Penal Code classifies the administration of a substance that creates a prolonged period of lethargy without causing death as attempted murder. If the substance causes the appearance of death and results in the burial of the victim, the act is classified as murder.
Narcisse's story was popularized in the book The Serpent and the Rainbow by Wade Davis, who is currently an "explorer in residence" for National Geographic. Although many are critical and suspicious of Mr. Davis' work, since his morals, as detailed in the book, prevented the necessary scientific experiments to prove his hypothesis that Clairvius Narcisse was drugged with a neurotoxin that simulates death. The poison apparently used was derived from the puffer fish, which produces a well known and highly documented neurotoxin (tetrodotoxin) that produces paralysis and in modified form can mimic death through reduced metabolism and heart rate. The secretions of the poisonous cane toad Bufo marinus were apparently used as an anaesthetic companion drug, while the resuscitating, mind-controlling drug was said to be made from the weed Datura stramonium.
Eighteen years later Narcisse
strolled into the marketplace of his home
village. Along with others who were found
wandering near the city of Cap Haitian, he
claimed that he had been dug out of the ground
by men who beat him cruelly, then forced him
into slave labour as a Zombie. He was one
of the infamous "Walking Dead,"
long considered to be mere figments of superstition
in the island nation of Haiti where Voodoo
There are several possible etymologies of the word zombie. One possible origin is jumbie, the West Indian term for "ghost". Another is nzambi, the Kongo word meaning "spirit of a dead person." According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word entered English circa 1871; it's derived from the Louisiana Creole or Haitian Creole zonbi, which in turn is of Bantu origin. A zonbi is a person who is believed to have died and been brought back to life without speech or free will. It is akin to the Kimbundu nzúmbe ghost.
Haitian Zombie Powder
Salt and Zombies
According to Haitian folklore, feeding salt to a zombie will return it to its senses. Often the zombie then attacks the bokor who created it or returns to its place of burial and dies. Ironically, tetrodotoxin works by blocking the sodium channels in muscle and nerve cells. However, there is no known cure for tetrodotoxin poisoning, and the amount of sodium in a few grains of salt is unlikely to have any physiological effect on a poisoned person.
Davis traveled to Haiti at the request of Dr. Nathan S. Kline, who theorized that a drug was responsible for Narcisse's experiences as a zombie. Since such a drug could have medical uses, particularly in the field of anesthesiology, Kline hoped to gather samples, analyze them and determine how they worked.
Davis learned that Haitians who believed in zombies believed that a bokor's sorcery -- not a poison or a drug -- created them. According to local lore, a bokor captures a victim's ti bon ange, or the part of the soul directly connected to an individual, to create a zombie. But during his research, Davis discovered that the bokor used complex powders, made from dried and ground plants and animals, in their rituals.
Davis collected eight samples of this zombie powder in four regions of Haiti. Their ingredients were not identical, but seven of the eight samples had four ingredients in common:
One or more species of puffer fish, which often contain a deadly
neurotoxin called tetrodotoxin
A marine toad (Bufo marinus), which produces numerous toxic substances
A hyla tree frog (Osteopilus dominicensis), which secretes an irritating (but not deadly) substance
In addition, the powders contained other plant and animal ingredients, like lizards and spiders, which would be likely to irritate the skin. Some even included ground glass.
The use of puffer fish intrigued Davis. Tetrodotoxin causes paralysis and death, and victims of tetrodotoxin poisoning often remain conscious until just before death. The paralysis prevents them from reacting to stimuli -- much like what Clairvius Narcisse described about his own death. Doctors have also documented cases in which people ingested tetrodotoxin and appeared dead but eventually made a complete recovery.
A zombie is a creature that appears in folklore and popular culture typically as a reanimated corpse or a mindless human being. Stories of zombies originated in the Afro-Caribbean spiritual belief system of Vodou, which told of the people being controlled as laborers by a powerful sorcerer. Zombies became a popular device in modern horror fiction, largely because of the success of George A. Romero's 1968 film Night of the Living Dead.
ZOMBIE APOCOLYPSE - ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE
Some zombie fans continue the George A. Romero tradition of using zombies as a social commentary. Organized zombie walks, which are primarily promoted through word of mouth, are regularly staged in some countries. Usually they are arranged as a sort of surrealist performance art but they are occasionally put on as part of a unique political protest.
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2. They feel no fear, why should you?
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6. Get up the staircase, then destroy it.
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Other organizations such as Zombie Squad use the genre as a way to promote disaster preparedness and to encourage horror fans to become involved in their community, through volunteering or hosting zombie themed charity fundraisers.
This is an short film about 3 guys in a car during a zombie outbreak. It has some gore, cannibalism, and comedy. Definately a great flick.
According to the tenets of Vodou, a dead person can be revived by a bokor or Voodoo sorcerer. Zombies remain under the control of the bokor since they have no will of their own. "Zombi" is also another name of the Vodou snake god Damballah Wedo, of Niger-Congo origin; it is akin to the Kongo word nzambi, which means "god". There also exists within the voudon tradition the zombi astral which is a human soul that is captured by a bokor and used to enhance the bokor's power.
In 1937, while researching folklore in Haiti, Zora Neale Hurston encountered the case of a woman that appeared in a village, and a family claimed she was Felicia Felix-Mentor, a relative who had died and been buried in 1907 at the age of 29. Hurston pursued rumors that the affected persons were given powerful drugs, but she was unable to locate individuals willing to offer much information. She wrote:
“ What is more, if science ever gets to the bottom of Voodoo in Haiti and Africa, it will be found that some important medical secrets, still unknown to medical science, give it its power, rather than gestures of ceremony.”
Several decades later, Wade Davis, a Harvard ethnobotanist, presented a pharmacological case for zombies in two books, The Serpent and the Rainbow (1985) and Passage of Darkness: The Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombie (1988). Davis traveled to Haiti in 1982 and, as a result of his investigations, claimed that a living person can be turned into a zombie by two special powders being entered into the blood stream (usually via a wound). The first, coup de poudre (French: 'powder strike'), includes tetrodotoxin (TTX), the poison found in the pufferfish. The second powder is composed of dissociatives such as datura. Together, these powders were said to induce a death-like state in which the victim's will would be entirely subject to that of the bokor. Davis also popularized the story of Clairvius Narcisse, who was claimed to have succumbed to this practice.
Symptoms of TTX poisoning range from numbness and nausea to paralysis, unconsciousness, and death, but do not include a stiffened gait or a deathlike trance. According to neurologist Terence Hines, the scientific community dismisses tetrodotoxin as the cause of this state, and Davis' assessment of the nature of the reports of Haitian zombies is overly credulous. Scottish psychiatrist R. D. Laing further highlighted the link between social and cultural expectations and compulsion, in the context of schizophrenia and other mental illness, suggesting that schizogenesis may account for some of the psychological aspects of zombification.
A philosophical zombie is a concept used in the philosophy of mind, a field of research which examines the association between conscious thought and the physical world. A philosophical zombie is a hypothetical person who lacks full consciousness but has the biology or behavior of a normal human being; it is used as a null hypothesis in debates regarding the identity of the mind and the brain. The term was coined by philosopher David Chalmers.
A zombie computer (often shortened as zombie) is a computer attached to the Internet that has been compromised by a hacker, a computer virus, ...
In New Orleans
Zombies are thought to be very real entities.
They are not just the re-animated bodies from
the St. Louis Cemeteries but they can be too
spirits of ghosts trapped in Bottles. Many
local ghost stories urban legends and olden
time tales do talk of about real Zombies coming
out of the dirty oven wall crypts in New Orleans
Cemeteries. As do they tell of cursed and
hexed Zombie Bottles doing their sole masters
This is a Zombie
story I will tell. It is often told by many
of the locals. I have never seen it in print
or heard it on a Ghost Tour. But I will tell
it to you as I heard so many times in my life.
This real Zombie Story Pre dates The reign
of Marie Laveau as queen of the Voodoos by
only a few years possibly by 5- 8. The Voodoo
Queen in this story is none other then Sanite
Dede the reigning Voodoo Queen just before
Marie Laveau assent.
The Cranberries- Zombie
Nature vs. Nurture?
Photo courtesy USDA Datura stramonium, also known as jimson weed or zombie's cucumber
In Japan, puffer fish is a delicacy called fugu. Served raw and prepared by a competent chef, it contains only enough tetrodotoxin to cause tingling and lightheadedness. If a chef makes a mistake while preparing the fugu, the result can be deadly.
But when people eat toxic servings of fugu and recover, they are poisoning victims -- not zombies. Davis's theory is that culture and belief cause some Haitians to believe that they are zombies after recovering from the powder's effects. Some bokor also describe feeding zombies a paste that includes Datura stramonium, locally known as "zombie's cucumber." Called jimson weed in the U.S., this plant causes fever, hallucinations and amnesia, potentially strengthening a victim's belief that a real transformation has taken place.
True New Orleans Zombie stories? Is there
such a thing?
Real Reverend Zombie
A long tall
tale often told is how a white rich well respected
married and very handsome Reverend once was
turned in to a real Zombie because of his
scorned slave girl mistress, with a little
help help of Sanite Dede of course.
Dede was once in her time the most powerful
of all the Voodoo queens. As a young woman
from Santo Domingo she bought her secret
hex's and hoodoo Voodoo to New Orleans.
She often would hold rituals in her brick
lined courtyard on Dumaine and Chartres
Streets, just walking distance away from
the St. Louis Cathedral. The rhythmic beat
of the drums could be heard inside the great
church during mass the day the Reverends
Zombie walked the French Quarter street!
A young handsome
black thick bearded reverend lived in new
Orleans at this time. With his striking blue
eyes and and handsome German features. All
the ladies that saw him fell in love. But
for all practical purposes and the outside
world he was a man of the cloth and faithful
to his beloved wife. But unknown to all he
was involved in a secret affair with the slave
girl of a wealthy Bywater plantation owner.
affair went on for over 3 years and none knew
of it except he and the slave girl. The Slave
girl fell in love with him the first time
she saw him and would always watch him because
his striking good looks overwhelmed her. She
came to him one day after their long secret
affair had blossomed to words of love and
a possible future as his house slave. She
demanded that he take her as his on slave
that day. The Reverend went to her owner that
day asking for her as to be donated to him
as his to own.
But this did
not happen for the slave owner would not part
with her as a donation as the reverend asked
him to. He demanded more cash then the reverend
could afford. Some say she was also mistress
to her owner and his greatest prize.
Then one day
two weeks after this another young slave girl
from another plantation came to him and said
that the one he was involved with was pregnant
with someone's bastard child.
to her master and told her master that she
was a voodoo woman and she had put a spell
or hoodoo on him and his family for them to
die. The reverend went on and on telling her
owner and his wife how she had bewitched him
too, to try to take her as his slave also.
the news he had her master take and brutally
beat her. Her master then had them cut out
her tongue and gouge out her eyes.
A fellow house
slave who knew her secrets and affairs brought
the story to the great Voodoo Queen Mama Sanite
Dede as she was called by many. And upon hearing
this the Great Voodoo Queen was enraged. Dede
told the slave that came to her, " I
will fix him good this Reverend." "This
so called good man of God will walk the French
Quarter 'till great angel Gabriel sounds his
golden horns last blast."
latter the poor slave girl died from the beating.
And that night so did the Reverend for no
apparent reason. Word spread quick as it always
did in the old French Quarter. In the 1800's
Funerals and burials happened immediately
in the summer month of August. The family
had little time to buy a fresh white washed
tomb in St. Louis Cemetery number 1, so a
person from his large wealthy congregation
gave his wife one to help her out. Laid out
dressed in his Sunday best, dark suit, white
Reverends collar starched stiff and bright
around his neck, he laid in state ever handsome.
In his front
large parlor facing Bourbon Street, the room
draped in miles of expensive black crepe from
France his wake began. To his home his large
congregation came to pay their last and final
respects on this hot humid Friday afternoon.
His wake was solemn of course, and many shed
real tears not because he was known as a bad
man, but because he was actually deeply loved
by his large congregation. But as the the
afternoon went on and the sun began to set
the long procession passed the coffin steadily.
Then in the midst a dark figure of a tall
woman stopped and crouched over his expensive
black lacquered coffin. Bending low as if
kissing him with her hands covering and moving
over his face. Many were in shock including
his wife, sister and the whole congregation
over seeing such an act.
As the dark
veiled figure moved away from the casket a
loud gasp filled the room. "The Dark
Lady" had pried open his mouth and bitten
off his tongue and sucked out his eyes from
their very sockets. No one moved as she turned
and almost floated across the room, all were
frozen in their spots as she headed out of
the door. Either because they were so stunned
or under some devil woman's curse or hex.
No one saw her face or could identify her
from the way she moved. But many thought she
was The queen of the Zombies the great Ghede,
Mama Bridgett come to exact some dark secret
toll or pact that he may have made in confidence
The dead Reverend
was buried on Saturday early long before the
sun had time to rise over the Crescent City.
But in his new grave he did not stay. As the
Great St. Louis Cathedrals bells struck noon
on that very Sunday he was seen with arms
stretched wandering stiff limbed behind the
great Cathedrals garden.
All the people
even if they did not know him in life knew
he was a dead man walking and they were very
much afraid. So then the many slaves and Creoles
all ran to the Dumaine Street home of Mama
Sanite Dede for help. For they knew she alone
would have a solution.
her door to the pleas and cries for help of
those that gathered in fear before her. "Please
help us Great Mama Dede, you come see the
dead man walk Bourbon Street to do no good!"
A old free man of color said. " I seen
him come out of the St. Louis Cemetery with
my own two eyes." said a white woman
dressed in her Sunday finery.
her head slowly looking at the cobble stoned
street then at the crowd. and asked "
Do anyone here know who it is?" the crowd
shouted "YES " it's the dead Reverend
buried yesterday morning come back from the
dead to kill us all! Dede said, " This
may take some time ... I must prepare a Hoodoo
Voodoo Veve and a strong hex so big to stop
this." " You good people need go
lock your children and old and your self behind
closed doubled locked and bolted doors."
" And tell all you see on the way to
do the same." Within a few moments the
beat of the great voodoo drums filled the
French Quarter. So Loud they were they shook
the statues in the great Cathedral.
were emptied in minutes as word of the Reverend
Zombie walking the French Quarter streets
reached far and wide. Even the police stayed
away fearing they too would become Zombies
if they came in contact with him.
drums grew stronger and stronger and the beat
faster then what a mans heart could before
bursting of fear. All the french Quarter residence
hiding like when a terrible Hurricane hits
the city today.
As the hot
afternoon sweltered like it does only in New
Orleans a terrible squall blew in from the
shores of Lake Ponchartrain. Some will still
tell you of the the terrible great storm that
lasted all night. The thunder shook the city
as the voodoo drums did earlier. A nd many
say they heard the drums still beating between
the great rumbles and thunder claps. They
pounded until the first light of day broke
over the mighty Mississippi River.
No one really
knows now what Mama Dede and the pounding
of the voodoo drums did that day to rid New
Orleans of the Reverend Zombie, You know she
kept her secrets well. And none know if she
really did anything at all. As for the Reverends
Zombie... Some say she had him bricked up
in a wall in a building on Toulouse street,
others say on Orleans behind the Cathedral
in a corner building of red new brick. For
Zombies cannot cross a line of red new brick
and everyone in New Orleans Knew that.
The next day
after that nights long hard rain was gone
so was The Reverend Zombie.
3 years went
by and the story faded away... until one day
during Mardi Gras season someone saw him again
stumbling his way down Bourbon Street in the
cold morning light. Many ran once again to
Mama Dede for help knowing full well the strange
figure was the Reverend come back again.
the dead man walkin." one said. "Is
it the Reverends Zombie Dede asked? One woman
said, "Yes Mademoiselle, I do know! Yes
it's him I recognize his clothes as a man
of the cloth!" " And I smelled the
stench of death!" " Don't be afraid
Mama Dede told the crowd. It's the dead Reverend
Zombie just looking for his eyes!" "
He'll be gone by dawn!"
Zombie Today In New Orleans
Many say over
the years they have seen him stumbling...
a real dead man walking through the French
Quarter. Also along Bayou St. John and Uptown
alike The Reverend certainly gets around.
None have seen him recently but some say he
is till a haunting the city.
said he was washed away in Hurricane Betsy
in 1965, others say Hurricane Katrina finally
did him in. Some say he guards the tombs of
Mama Dede and Marie Laveaus' so that if someone
like another voodoo queen who would want to
come to pick their bones for a hoodoo voodoo
hex and JuJu, he will kill them them on the
But when visiting,
"Please keep your eyes peeled" when
your in New Orleans... Reverend Zombie might
be seen " Always, Just looking for his
eyes and tongue!"
Quentin Victor Garrets
a native New Jordanian that collects oral
stories passed down through the generations.
A young man turns to a witch
doctor to lure the woman he loves away from
her fiance, but instead turns her into a zombie
slave." Directed by Victor Halperin,
written by Garnett Weston, 1932. Film in public
domain available at Archive.org and Public
Domain Torrents. «