The Devil Baby


The story begins in the 18th Century in a plantation managed by a wealthy man.  The man has three beautiful daughters but as most fathers would say, they would still want a male child to be the heir of the plantation and also to continue the family name.  So they tried and tried to have a baby boy but after 6 pregnancies, they still failed to produce a baby boy.  On the seventh pregnancy, the wife seeks the help of a Voodoo Queen and asked her to grant her a baby boy.

But apparently, the Voodoo Queen held a grudge against the wealthy man.  He cursed the baby that it will carry the appearance of a devil.  The wife got her wish; she was able to give birth to a baby boy but with a horn, tails claws and other features of a devil.  The devil baby started attacking the neighbor’s child.  The wealthy man would usually lock the child up in the attic.  The devil baby escaped but before his escape he wished on the day of his birthday that he’d be given a chance to attend the Mardi Gras.

After that, sightings about the devil Baby were reported in New Orleans.  Some says that the devil baby is in possession of Madame Delphine La Laurie.  This prompted them to experiment on their slaves, the doctor may have been inspired on the idea of the Devil Baby and tried to create their own demons.


There is also a story that the devil child was killed by Marie Laveau.  There were people who allegedly witness the said event where Marie Laveau is strangling the devil child by attacking her kids.  They said that he kept the mummified body of the devil child in her attic.  But Marie Laveau’s residential house was already demolished.

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