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Com. zombie rose from the sea and attacked a trio of fishermen. These fishermen—Jim Hwang, Anthony Cho, and Michael Kim—lived in the southern California town of Palos Verdes. They told police that they were fishing in Santa Monica Bay when Hwang’s line snagged on something big. When he pulled it to the surface, he was stunned to see that he had caught a naked, partially burned, decomposing zombie. The creature attacked and 31 tried to bite Hwang’s neck. Fortunately, before that could happen Cho and Kim were able to fight off the flesh-eater and smash its face with an oar.
They wondered: What if he needed to vanish to avoid further conflict with his family or for some other reason? This explanation still raised unanswered questions, however. Even if he had faked his death, for instance, how could two doctors—and his family—all have declared Narcisse dead? To test the truth of the tale, Narcisse’s family and one of the doctors at the hospital compiled a series of intimate questions about his life. Only the real Narcisse could have answered the questions correctly—which he did.
Although they are not as familiar to the outside world as Haitian zombies, undead creatures in Africa are apparently still part of some cultures there. For example, for centuries the Bakweri people of Cameroon have believed that a newly rich person was a sorcerer who came into good fortune by creating members of the walking dead. According to this belief (which, some say, is still active), a sorcerer creates a zombie by killing someone, then digging up the body after burial and reviving the corpse.
American Nightmare: Essays on the Horror Film by Andrew Britton, Robin Wood, Richard Lippe