Though they are just small pieces of land surrounded by water with minor populations, the Caribbean is still a severely haunted place where evil lurks in the dark corners of villages and the deep forests.
When the Europeans began their conquest of the New World centuries ago, many made land in the Caribbean, in particular, the French. Islands such St. Martin, Guadeloupe & Martinique are still entirely French-speaking to this day. As the dark aspects of both African and French cultures intertwine, it gave birth to evil entities that still terrifying local islanders to this very day. One in particular is the ‘La Diablesse’ (La-Dee-Ab-Less), which is the French word for ‘Female Devil’, or as the locals refer to her as the ‘Devil Woman’ of the Caribbean.
She is the evil spirit of a woman and practitioner of old-African black magic. In her human form, she appears as a seductress that dresses in traditional West Indian garb with a wide-brimmed hat to cover her hideous face and a long skirt that reaches to the floor to conceal her most distinct and revealing feature which is one of her feet is that of a cow’s hoof. She lingers on deserted roads awaiting unsuspecting men whom she leads astray with her charm into the dark of the forests causing them to become lost, disoriented and ultimately die as a result while trying to find their way back home. The La Diablesse then claims the souls of her victims after she causes their untimely deaths.