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PostSubject: Clairvius Narcisse   Mon May 05, 2008 7:04 pm

Clairvius Narcisse
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Clairvius Narcisse was a Haitian man said to have been turned into a living zombie with the use of a combination of drugs. His case attracted considerable interest and some scientific investigation at the time.

History
According to reports, Clairvius was poisoned with a mixture of various natural poisons to simulate death. The instigator of the poisoning was alleged to be his brother, with whom he had quarreled over land. After his "death" and subsequent burial on May 2, 1962, his body was recovered and he was given a paste made from datura which at certain doses has a hallucinogenic effect and can cause memory loss. His new 'master', a bokor (sorcerer), then forced him, alongside many other zombie slaves, to work on a sugar plantation until the master's death in 1964. When the bokor died, and regular doses of the hallucinogen ceased, he eventually regained sanity (unlike many others who had suffered brain damage from being buried alive) and returned to his family after some time, though only after finding his brother had died.

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, it is scientifically possible. 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.

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PostSubject: Re: Clairvius Narcisse   Mon May 05, 2008 7:07 pm

That was def an interesting read!! What made you look for that?
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PostSubject: Re: Clairvius Narcisse   Mon May 05, 2008 7:26 pm

Believe it or not...I stumbled across it while searching for "Brain Recipes".
One thing led to another and now I'm an expert on Zombies! study

Glad you enjoyed the read. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Clairvius Narcisse   Mon May 05, 2008 8:13 pm

Well that is a good thing in here.. but we may have to tesy to to see if you are really an expert Wink


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PostSubject: Re: Clairvius Narcisse   Mon May 05, 2008 11:08 pm

That's awesome!!!

You have any more interesting zombie facts up your e-sleeve?
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PostSubject: Re: Clairvius Narcisse   Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:33 am

so when you americans use the phrase 'porch-monkeys' your really referring to haitian zombies?


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PostSubject: Re: Clairvius Narcisse   Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:33 pm

no, it is a reference to the dark truth that Planet of the Apes is our future and those folks over at the Montauk project are trying to soften the blow.
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