MYS160: Are Haitian zombies just mentally ill people or is there something more sinister going on? Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore reports that Haitian sorcerers are turning people into zombies using a combination of magic and poisons.
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Links for this episode:
- Wade Davis’s book Passage of Darkness: The Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombie
- Wade Davis’s book The Serpent and the Rainbow
- Garth Haslam’s book Zombies: History, Belief, and Modern Ideas
- Haitian Vodou
- Lancet article (paywall)
- Uncanny Valley
- Premature burial
- White Zombie (1932)
- BBC short video
- National Geographic short video
- Interview with a Zombie (Wilfrid Dorissant documentary)
- Clairvius Narcisse
- Datura Stramonium
- U.S. State Department on human trafficking in Haiti
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