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JE ROUGE

(J ROUGE)
Haitian vampire lore tells us of a werewolf-vampire hybrid called j? rouge ("red eyed"). When an evil person dies, he can rise from the grave as a wolf that feeds only on human blood. The only known way to destroy this creature is to behead it using a new sexton's spade. Once this is accomplishled, the head must be thrown into a river.
Source: D'Argent, Voodoo, 42­43; Desmangles, Faces of the Gods, 95, 145; M?traux, Voodoo in Haiti, 89­90; Stein, Encyclopedia of the Paranormal, 801
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