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"They Ate Their Victims' Brains Raw": Cannibal Cult Arrested for Eating Seven Witch Doctors
Mirror News ^ | July 13, 2012 | Agency Staff

Posted on 07/14/2012 11:49:07 AM PDT by DogByte6RER

"They ate their victims' brains raw": 'Cannibal cult' members arrested after seven 'witch doctors' brutally murdered

The cult members are thought to have eaten the witch doctors’ organs in the belief that they would attain supernatural powers and become ‘bulletproof’

Papua New Guinea map

Police in Papua New Guinea have unearthed a ‘cannibal cult’ in the jungle thought to be responsible for the murders of seven suspected witch doctors.

The 29 cult members allegedly ate their victims' brains raw and made soup from their penises, according to police officials.

Madang Police Commander Anthony Wagambie said: “They don’t think they’ve done anything wrong; they admit what they’ve done openly.”

Wagambie said the suspected killers believed their victims practiced “sanguma”, or sorcery, and had allegedly been extorting money and demanding sex from poverty-stricken villagers for supernatural services.

The cult members are thought to have eaten the witch doctors’ organs in the belief that they would attain supernatural powers and become ‘bulletproof’.

Wagambie said he believes there could be between 700 and 1,000 cult members in several villages in Papua New Guinea’s remote northeast interior.

All of them might have eaten human flesh, he said.

According to a report in The National, which is published in Papua New Guinea, 28 men and women appeared in a Madang court on Tuesday.

Wagambie said they were charged with willful murder.

It was not clear what happened to the 29th suspect. Murder is punishable by death in Papua New Guinea, a poor South Pacific island nation.

Wagambie said the suspects were not required to plea to the murder charges and were being held in custody.

Police will gather more witness statements before pressing charges related to the cannibalism allegations, he said.

Cannibalism was part of traditional culture in Papua New Guinea, where human flesh was known as "long pig," and survived in isolated pockets into the latter part of the 20th century while the country was under Australian colonial rule.

Wagambie, 36, said he had never heard of a previous case of cannibalism in his lifetime.

He expected police would make around 100 arrests over the weekend for cult-related crimes.

Four of the seven victims were murdered last week, Wagambie said, adding that no remains had been recovered.

"They're probably all eaten up," he said.


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KEYWORDS: bonappetit; brains; cannibalism; celebratediversity; cult; finedining; itsacookbook; itstheendoftheworld; longpig; multicult; napl; otherotherwhitemeat; papuanewguinea; primitivecultures; sorcery; tastymurder; witchcraft; witchdoctors
Cannibalism 101

Cannibalism 101: A group of Papua New Guineans were allegedly part of a cannibal cult that killed and ate seven witch doctors, trying to take their powers. Picture: AFP

1 posted on 07/14/2012 11:49:21 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
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This whole stroy raeds like a bad stand-up joke ...

“So, have you heard the one about the witch doctor who walks into a cannibal restaurant?”


2 posted on 07/14/2012 11:52:11 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Teaser for “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern”:

“So what kind of sausage is this in the soup?”

“Tube steak?”


3 posted on 07/14/2012 11:54:55 AM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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More coverage ...

Papua New Guinea charges 29 alleged cannibals

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501712_162-57471675/papua-new-guinea-charges-29-alleged-cannibals/

Cannibal cult arrests in Papua New Guinea: report

http://news.yahoo.com/cannibal-cult-arrests-papua-guinea-report-031436750.html


4 posted on 07/14/2012 11:56:17 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

More signs of the Zombie Apocalypse.


5 posted on 07/14/2012 11:57:22 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Borg Zombies walk around groaning "Commmppuutteerrrrssss......Commmppuutteerrrrssss......")
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!

Not a PING.


6 posted on 07/14/2012 12:00:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

ping


7 posted on 07/14/2012 12:01:17 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER; RandallFlagg

ping...


8 posted on 07/14/2012 12:01:25 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1270 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: DogByte6RER
"We gonna eat you."

To which the Witch Doctor replied, "Ooh eeh ooh ahh ahh....ting tang walla walla bing bang."

9 posted on 07/14/2012 12:01:59 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (As long a hundred of us remain alive we will never on any condition be brought under Obama's rule.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Shoot, everybody KNOWS you hafta cook the brains first!


10 posted on 07/14/2012 12:04:12 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: Winstons Julia

Waiter: “You want some crackers with that soup?”

Cannibal: “Nope. I have some *floating chunks* in it, already. Looks and smells just yummy!”


11 posted on 07/14/2012 12:05:50 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Winstons Julia

12 posted on 07/14/2012 12:06:28 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: Winstons Julia
“So what kind of sausage is this in the soup?”


13 posted on 07/14/2012 12:07:23 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Frankfurter.)
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To: Jim Noble

Cannibal cult - how do you know your cannibal friends aren’t going to eat you?


14 posted on 07/14/2012 12:07:45 PM PDT by No Socialist
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
It's a cookbook!

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRRgBp1InufpfVtizwTRpmOsi_8_nGVsEIvzC9xFrqp339JC1jW7A

15 posted on 07/14/2012 12:08:08 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: DogByte6RER
At least Hannibal Lector browns the gray matter first and even lets you share in eating your own brains...

...the reason Jodie Foster didn't do the sequel.

16 posted on 07/14/2012 12:11:54 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Shakespeare and Bach have felt EVERYTHING!"--E.Power Biggs)
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To: DogByte6RER

17 posted on 07/14/2012 12:15:42 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: DogByte6RER

Watch Obama send a team of of FDA inspectors to New Guinea to enforce an overhaul of food safety practices.


18 posted on 07/14/2012 12:20:17 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: DogByte6RER

Who are we to judge their culture? Democrats will welcome them here through our Amnesty program.


19 posted on 07/14/2012 12:23:07 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: DogByte6RER

Two cannibals are at the campfire and one says, “I hate my mother-in-law!” His buddy replies, “So try the potatoes”.


20 posted on 07/14/2012 12:28:27 PM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a dog.)
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To: DogByte6RER
I'm still trying to work up the nads to dress and eat a bunny.

21 posted on 07/14/2012 12:50:09 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: dainbramaged

You owe me a new keyboard...ROFL


22 posted on 07/14/2012 12:51:14 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (This tagline for rent. Contact GeorgiaDawg32 for pricing and excellent financing options.)
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To: DogByte6RER

What, is the western world suddenly discovering what goes on in places like this?

I guess, because missionaries are so looked down upon by the MSM nowadays, all those jokes about them being cooked and eaten are forgotten.

I learned about this little gem in graduate school, thirty years ago:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creutzfeldt-Jakob_disease


23 posted on 07/14/2012 12:57:36 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Winstons Julia
So what kind of sausage is this in the soup?”

“Tube steak?”

Tsk, tsk!! Bad, bad joke. But funny, nonetheless.

24 posted on 07/14/2012 1:00:22 PM PDT by davisfh
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To: DogByte6RER

Here’s a link that’s clearer:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuru_(disease)


25 posted on 07/14/2012 1:00:27 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Hey, I see some real possibilities here.
I think all the members of that Cannibal Cult need to be given free plane tickets to Tanzania. I’m certain the albinos will thank them profusely for continuing with their good work.


26 posted on 07/14/2012 1:02:50 PM PDT by Kriggerel ("All great truths are hard and bitter, but lies... are sweeter than wild honey" (Ragnar Redbeard))
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To: DogByte6RER

27 posted on 07/14/2012 1:16:36 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Oh ... Frank and beans...


28 posted on 07/14/2012 2:57:43 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: dainbramaged; SkyDancer

So.... cannibals don’t eat clowns because they taste funny?


29 posted on 07/14/2012 3:01:22 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: DogByte6RER

Ping for later barf


30 posted on 07/14/2012 3:27:06 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: DogByte6RER

Penis soup? Is that anything like cock-a-leekie?


31 posted on 07/14/2012 3:30:01 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: DogByte6RER

Ping for later barf


32 posted on 07/14/2012 3:44:31 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: DogByte6RER

I thought this was another story out of Florida.


33 posted on 07/14/2012 4:07:26 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Northern Yankee
Oh ha ha ha ... anyway, raw brains are kinda mushy. Basically you could scoop brains out with a spoon. What is done is the brain is fixed with formaldehyde which turns it kinda grey brown. This in a way hardens the brain. Now you can slice it to make sammiches.

Ya, I know, I'm weird. LOL

34 posted on 07/14/2012 4:13:36 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: SkyDancer
"raw brains are kinda mushy..." That's liberals only, right?

Just finished a brain development class a month ago. It is amazing how much we don't know about the human brain. That really hit home when our youngest, Kathryn, was in neonatal. Lots of development taking place.

We actually had to teach her the sucking reflex. Amazing.

Hope you're well.

Too dry here. We need rain. The corn is already tasseling out.

35 posted on 07/14/2012 4:49:59 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Dining music...


36 posted on 07/14/2012 5:35:44 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows




Donate to FR



37 posted on 07/14/2012 6:19:16 PM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Lady Jag

o/~ She drives me crazy... o/~


38 posted on 07/14/2012 7:27:03 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
The cult members are thought to have eaten the witch doctors’ organs in the belief that they would attain supernatural powers and become ‘bulletproof’.

Draw straws; short straw gets to watch the others get shot one by one, to test the theory.

Short straw then gets to go home and spread the word that it doesn't work.

39 posted on 07/14/2012 7:36:34 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: DogByte6RER

40 posted on 07/14/2012 7:40:32 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Charles Henrickson; Joe 6-pack; Slings and Arrows

Barney Frank usually orders soup at the Chinese restaurant where they serve Cream of Sum Yung Gai.


41 posted on 07/14/2012 7:57:43 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Science marches on.


42 posted on 07/15/2012 12:15:14 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: carriage_hill
Mmm, Mmm, Good?


43 posted on 07/15/2012 2:03:26 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: windcliff
I thought this was another story out of Florida.

Me too. Apparently people are having their brains fried every day down there.

44 posted on 07/15/2012 2:29:01 AM PDT by Misterioso (No one can escape the influence of a prevailing ideology. -- Ludwig von Mises)
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To: Lazamataz
More signs of the Zombie Apocalypse.

Actually not. It's really pretty typical of the mentality of those tribes.

You ought to get a copy of The Peace Child by Don Richardson, one of the first missionaries in that area.

In it he documents their liestyle before the missionaries arrived by following the lives of some of the members of the various tribes. It's not a long read and is pretty interesting in how he relates in the problems of presenting the gospel to people for whom Judas is the hero for his betrayal of Jesus.

45 posted on 07/15/2012 5:14:03 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slav)
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