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Man discovers 'Voodoo doll' with human teeth

By T.K. Randall
February 25, 2020 · Comment icon 4 comments

Not something you typically find on the beach. Image Credit: YouTube / WKMG News 6 ClickOrlando
A beachgoer in Cape Canaveral, Florida recently came across a rather disturbing object washed up on the sand.
Fashioned from coconut shells, snakeskin, feathers and sticks, the creepy doll - which appeared to be vagely human or spider-like in design - was discovered on Thursday by Bruce Robertson

Most disturbing of all however was the fact that it appeared to have actual human teeth in its mouth.

"It was a rather strange doll made out of coconuts," he said. "What was really sort of terrifying or horrifying or interesting was it had actual human teeth."
Believing it to be some sort of Voodoo doll, Robertson cast the object back into the ocean.

Later however, after doing some research on it, he determined that it it may have actually represented the African spider god Anansi and may have originally been a type of good luck charm.

"It was the God of slaves that came from Ghana to the Caribbean and they used it for good luck and protection," he said. "We were quite relieved to find out it wasn't a Voodoo doll."

You can check out a local news report about the discovery below.

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Piney 4 years ago
There is no such thing as a "Voodoo" doll. It's called a "poppet" and used in Hoodoo and Northern European folk majick. It probably does represent Mr. Nancy and I hope they find a Houngan who can explain it, but Vodou Houses are very secretive with all the bad press and false information. 
Comment icon #2 Posted by Seti42 4 years ago
It could also just be an art object. You can buy human teeth on ebay and etsy for jewelry making and other projects. I've made all sorts of strange little sculptures, carvings, glyphs, etc. using natural found materials when out hiking. It's fun and much better than tagging up a natural space with spray paint. I think it looks creepy and cool, TBH. I'd gladly have it in my collection of weird things.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Piney 4 years ago
So would I..... But because of all the private unmarked Swedish and Quaker graves and Lenape ossuaries  my former museum and archaeologists at Rutgers lobbied to have a law passed making it illegal to possess human remains in New Jersey and you can't even own a teaching skeleton without a medical permit.   
Comment icon #4 Posted by An0n1m0us 4 years ago
Wait until he finds out its supposed to have precious gems inside, he's going to be kicking himself for tossing it back into the ocean. 

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