Lougarou in Haiti

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Does Superstition play a BIG role in the non-development of Haiti and the Haitian mindset?

99.9 percent of the Haitians are superstitious. I was surprised to be listening to a famous journalist in Haiti yesterday who thinks it is normal for people to die during the carnival season because, superstitiously speaking, it has to happen. SAY WHAT???

In Haiti, LOUGAROUs and the Government is blamed for every freaking thing!

Imagine that... A baby is crying all day and all night, she is not eating, she just keeps on crying. The family refuses to take her to a hospital. Instead, they think it's some poor lougarou neighbor trying to suck the blood of the baby.

Why do Haitians consider old people "LOUGAROU"?

When I was growing up in Haiti, virtually every old lady in the neighborhood was considered a DYAB, a LOUGAROU. I am older now and things haven't changed that much.