Graveyard Shift

The Truth Behind Haitian Voodoo Zombie Practices

Haitian Voodoo (or Voodou) is a religion unlike any other. And while zombies are not necessarily a mainstay of Haitian Voodoo, many practitioners believe that (like many other Voodoo stories) these tales of zombies are real - and there's even evidence to suggest that there is some truth to the Haitian zombie mythology.

The history of zombies existing in Haiti began when the first slaves were brought over from Africa by French colonialists. The origins of these zombies began as a manifestation of the anxieties brought on by slavery, and over generations have evolved into something much more. Here is the truth behind Haitian zombies - without all the sensationalism often found in movies.