The term voodoo traces its roots back to a word in the Fon language in West Africa that means “spirit” or “deity.”

A lot of questions are arising about voodoo following recent high-profile criminal incidents involving rituals on children.

Four children in two weeks have been targeted in alleged voodoo rituals.

Former botanist Max Gesner Beauvoir, a leader of the Haitian religion popularly known as Vodou, has died.

NEW YORK – Marie Lauradin plead guilty to first-degree assault charges for lighting her 6-year-old daughter on fire in a voodoo ritual to get rid of evil spirits. The New York Daily News reports: Lauradin, 30, admitted pouring rum over daughter Frantzcia Santil’s head during the June 2009 incident in the basement of her Queens […]

Queens, New York– Auctioneers were very cautious after finding voodoo dolls that are possibly a  century old in the Historic Steinway Mansion. The mansion which is being sold for $2.5 million was being cleared after the death of the last owner, Michael Halberian,  who lived there for 82 years.  The experts who made the discovery […]

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Terror over a fast-spreading cholera epidemic has triggered a violent witch hunt in rural Haiti in which locals have murdered at least 12 neighbors on accusations they used “black magic” to infect people, police said Thursday. The fast-killing infection is new to Haiti and there is widespread confusion and fear about the […]