Papua New Guinea Authorities Arrest 29 Members Of Murderous, Brain-Eating Cannibal Cult

Similar to the Mafia, except that the sorcery-dabbling cannibal cult conducts extortion by threatening to eat your brain and steal your soul rather than threatening to break your legs. Via the Huffington Post:

Authorities have arrested 29 people accused of being part of a cannibal cult in Papua New Guinea’s jungle interior and charged them with the murders of seven suspected witch doctors, police said Friday. Madang Police Commander Anthony Wagambie confirmed… that the cult members ate their victims’ brains raw and made soup from their penises.

“They don’t think they’ve done anything wrong; they admit what they’ve done openly,” Wagambie told The Associated Press by telephone.

He said the killers believed that their victims practiced “sanguma,” or sorcery, and that they had been extorting money as well as demanding sex from poor villagers for their supernatural services. By eating witch doctors’ organs, the cult members believed they would attain supernatural powers and literally become bullet-proof.

“It’s prevalent cult activity,” Wagambie said. He 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.

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  • Srinagar

    Interesting. In college (early 90′s) I met a guy from Jakarta, he would tell me a lot about Indonesia. When I told them I’d to see a lot of the country, he said if I ever came to visit we’d go everywhere except Papua, where they have cannibals, “that would eat your head.”

    He was half-joking, the idea didn’t completely surprise me considering how remote it is. But this must not be news in Indonesia.

    • No1rockfan

       I’d always heard of cannibals there. It’s not like this is news.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DIQRXGIBVPDQMCPDDMYKVTPVLE Rabbit

         That’s true.Historically,The land was considered evil by sailors and pirates alike due to witchcraft and cannibalism.

    • Monkey See Monkey Do

      Indonesian’s can also be pretty racist. Ask a native from West Papua or East Timor.

      • Jin The Ninja

         true, but indonesia is a post-colonial nation, with 50 years under a US-backed dictator. colonialism is renowed for redrawing cartographic and ethnic boundaries, with the result being racist, segregationist policies against minority ethnic groups. remember rwanda. the same principles of colonialism can be found in every ‘modern’ post-colonial nation.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    My God!  Those f*cking SAVAGES!  In civilized countries like America, we settle cannibalism charges with token fines and non-prosecution agreements.

    http://news.firedoglake.com/2012/04/06/foreclosure-fraud-settlement-rubber-stamped-by-a-federal-judge/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1245492394 Jane Chambers
  • Calypso_1

    Bath Salts

  • MarkmBha

    A true story.
    They have been doing this for thousands of years.

  • Yrag

    Gives ‘eat me’ a whole new meaning.

  • Monkey See Monkey Do

    A bit sensationalist. They very rarely directly murder the people they eat. It’s usually warriors that have been killed in battle, ally and enemy, and loved ones who have passed away.

  • gingersnap

    They’re going to get kuru if they’re eating brains. The only recorded cases of kuru were in Papau New Guinea. The mortuary cannibalistic ways were thought to be eradicated in 1960 because eating brains kills you within 1-50 years. Prions destroy your brain and cause you to lose all motor control. You shiver uncontrollably and die. There is no known cure for kuru as it is extremely rare.

    • Monkey See Monkey Do

      Not to mention all the other diseases humans get from eating flesh from other beings.

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