Authorities want to stop voodoo rituals at Istrehågan in Larvik

IstrehåganPhoto: Tone Rudberg / NTB scanpix
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Vestfold and Telemark county municipalities are considering involving the police in order to end what may be voodoo rituals at Istrehågan in Larvik.

Istrehågan in Larvik is a 1,500-year-old, protected burial ground. 

The county council has grown tired of what they believe are repeated voodoo rituals that take place there, according to newspaper Vårt Land.

“We want to put an end to this practice, and we are considering reporting the case,” Ragnar Orten Lie, archaeologist and project coordinator in the county municipality, told the newspaper in mid-August.

New rituals

Possible rituals were rediscovered during the summer – a decapitated black rooster was laying between plastic candles, and on the surrounding ground, someone had drawn symbols with baking powder.

“We first thought that this originated from an occult ceremony, but we now believe that it may be about voodoo,” Lie added at the time.

The county municipality has received help from religion expert Fredrik Gregorius at the University of Linköping to interpret the discovery. 

Both in 2018 and 2019, similar findings were made.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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