Tag Archives: caribbean


Douens

Description: They are ghosts of children who reside within the forest that lure children by calling out their names and having them follow their footsteps. The children eventually become lost and become Douens themselves. Background: The informant has a prevalent interest in urban legends and found this story while searching for ghost stories and urban… Continue Reading »

Whistling at night

BACKGROUND: My informant, OR, was born in the US. Her parents are both immigrants from Grenada. OR often talks about how superstitious her Caribbean family is and this piece is one example out of our long conversation about how her family’s beliefs dominate how they behave.  CONTEXT: This piece is from a conversation with my… Continue Reading »