WMC Action News 5 (NBC affiliate Memphis TN)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -
Thieves have killed four people while trying to steal hair weaves and products, and now many Memphians say demonic spirits could be to blame.
It is a theory that's taking on a life of its own online.
Search the words "cursed hair" on the web and the prophesies are plenty.
"Whose-ever hair I was wearing on my head, that heifer had a bad omen and that bad omen followed her from India and came on top of my head, and I took on her spirit," one woman said on YouTube.
After a WMC Action News 5 investigation revealed how deadly the business of selling hair in Memphis can be, Mid-South women let loose on Facebook.
Weave wearers went back and forth about what some believe to be the root cause of the crimes.
One woman wrote: "Do you know the history of the hair's original owner? What type of spirit did that person have? You may be buying a person's hair and their demonic spirit."
Video at link, but it's just a TV newscast and none of this: