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Old 01-14-2010, 03:10 AM
 
Location: Maяlyaиdstaи
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Back around the mid 80's there was a town that had a big scandal regarding voodoo. They might have been doing animal or human sacrifices or something, I don't remember the details. Anyway, due to the scandal the town changed their name.

Can someone tell me what the town was/is called. I believe it was somewhere in the Beaufort area(?) I want to say Frogmore but google yielded no results regarding name change, plenty of voodoo stuff though.
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:39 PM
 
Location: North Dallas
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Frogmore Stew perhaps but I think this sounds more like a urban legend.
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:39 PM
 
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Frogmore Stew perhaps but I think this sounds more like a urban legend.
We love Frogmore Stew ... but you must use Old Bay Seasoning!
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:23 PM
 
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mica--When I read your question I immediately thought of an interesting South Carolina quirk--the Oyotunji African Village. It's supposedly its own nation within S.C. and they practice some form of what would be known as voodoo religion I guess. It's in Sheldon in Beaufort County. They even have their own website:
official website of Oyotunji African Village and Orisa-Vodou Spiritual Lineage

I remember learning about it years ago in the "Roadside America" book. I think it's even open to the public. Kingdom of Oyotunji African Village, Sheldon, South Carolina

Maybe it's what you are referring to--it looks like it was written up in the Washington Post a few years ago and the "King" of the village was on Oprah or something.
South Carolina Voodoo Sect. - The BN Village (http://www.bnvillage.co.uk/news-politics-village/99564-south-carolina-voodoo-sect.html - broken link)

Then again, maybe you are referring to Frogmore. I know Frogmore from "Frogmore Stew" as well, and I thought I remembered hearing that it was really the name of a former town on St. Helena Island that does not really exist anymore. Plus I googled frogmore south carolina voodoo and found several anecdotal mentions of voodoo there on chat boards like this and such.
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Maяlyaиdstaи
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I'm pretty sure I am not hallucinating this. I was stationed down there around the time and I am sure I read it in the newspaper.
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:26 PM
 
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I'm pretty sure I am not hallucinating this. I was stationed down there around the time and I am sure I read it in the newspaper.
Parris Island?
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Maяlyaиdstaи
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yeah, I was there in 87-88. I was there in 82 also but I wasn't allowed to read a newspaper that time.

I had 'heard' about it but never really paid much attention to the 'story'. Then some time before I moved away I read about it and for some reason all these years later it is bugging me to remember where it was. ugh.
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Old 07-17-2010, 03:16 PM
 
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Frogmore was St Helena, St Helena's original name. Hoodoo was supressed there by the local "white" residents. The town changed its name when the federal government instituted zip codes, because frogmore was always associated with the hoodoo practices of the gullah people, so they changed it to get away from the stigma. You can still find frog statues around St. Helena. Hope that helps.
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Default Of course there's voodoo in South Carolina!

How else do you explain Alvin Greene?
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:49 PM
 
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How else do you explain Alvin Greene?
Voter machine manipulation!
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