*The Haitian witch doctor stepped into the hot, open air of his yard, his arms filled with the paraphernalia of his dark practice.

That caught the attention of his neighbors, who were still living among earthquake-ravaged ruins of their homes in Port-au-Prince.

The man dropped his voodoo tools and fetishes on the ground, dug a hole and pushed his things into it. Then, to his neighbors’ astonishment, he poured kerosene into the hole and set it on fire.

“That was my way of saying, ‘Down with Satan and up with the cross,'” said the former witch doctor, who now goes by the name Montfort.

His conversion occurred months before a rash of voodoo priest killings started in Haiti, spurred by a fear their black magic was spreading cholera.

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