Halloweek: Zombies terrorize Haiti's neighborhood


LiveScience, having already announced that vampires are a mathematical impossibility, is now telling us that zombies are (in some sense) real:

Kings of the b-movie industry, zombies are individuals who've either had their souls sucked from their bodies or been revived from the dead through black magic. Zombie culture stems from the voodoo religion of Haiti, where it is still believed that people can fall into mindless trances just like the walking dead we've seen on film (minus the missing limbs and snacking on human flesh). An ethnobotanist investigating the claims in Haiti found a toxic drug that could actually induce a zombie-style catatonic state.

The article also covers werewolves, ghosts, witches, demons, and several other creatures you're likely to encounter on Tuesday.