Written By: Paranormal News
The superstition that the body parts of albinos can transmit magical powers to people is a belief in areas of southern Africa, found most notably around the African Great Lakes region. The belief itself is said to have been promulgated by witchdoctors who are revered and respected by society. They request and then use the parts of albinos as ingredients in certain rituals and potions which are said to bring both wealth and cure disease. As a result, individuals with albinism have been persecuted, dismembered, and killed. Despite the fact that this is the bought and sold vague explanation for what is taking place, a big question remains unanswered: where did this idea even come from? Furthermore, if the body parts themselves can retrieve upwards of $75,000 and Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in the world with its citizens often living on less than a dollar a day…who’s paying?