Posted by: Nick Redfern on July 28th, 2012
Precisely what, you might justifiably wonder, is the Duppie? Well, the answer to that particular question can be found by having a good read of the new post from Dr. Bob Curran, which is located in the Creature of the Month slot at New Page Books’ blog.
Bob notes: “As darkness steals slowly over the islands of the West Indies, there are strange stirrings amongst the lonely canebrakes and in the shadowy buttress-roots of the silk-cotton trees and as the moon comes up, peculiar shapes scurry along the dirt roads between the isolated rural settlements of the countryside. It is well to keep ones doors and windows locked and to light the lamp and think of good and Christian things for this is the hour of the duppies…”