Friday, April 6, 2007

‘Dresden Files’ Creator Cursed By Amazon Witch Doctor

PORTLAND, Ore. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A witch doctor’s deadly curse turned out to be good luck for the author of The Dresden Files series of novels.

Cursed author Jim Butcher believes a spell placed on him by a witch doctor in Brazil back when he was a teenager helped him write the Sci-Fi novels, which are now the basis for the popular Sci-Fi Channel show.

Says Butcher: “I was 18 and our youth group went on a mission to the Amazon. Suddenly this witch doctor came out of the jungle with a snake around his neck and muddy dreadlocks, yelling and cursing the white God.”

Butcher says the doctor only cursed him because he was the first white person he came across.

As he puts it, “He definitely succeeded in scaring the crap out of me. Villagers say he’d already killed two other people by suggestion alone.”

That night, Butcher found a deadly spider in his sleeping bag, but he was able to kill it before it killed him.

Villagers were so shocked he lived through the night, they videotaped him boarding his plane home.

Butcher explains: “I heard the doctor’s credibility went way down when they all found out I had lived.”

The Dresden Files airs Sundays and the season finale is April 15.

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