Tag Archive for New Orleans

Marie Laveau’s tomb regularly vandalized

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Voodoo queen Marie Laveau’s tomb is regularly vandalized by those who think their wishes will be granted by painting an ‘X’. Now someone has gone beyond that, and painted it all pink, highlighting the problem with cemetery maintenance in NOLA. Marie Laveau’s tomb in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 painted pink by mysterious vandal |…

Poll suggests 29% of Louisiana population is wackadoodle or likes to skew polls

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Did you ever notice that 10-20% of survey respondents are probably taking the piss? Well, Louisiana is either loaded with pranksters or living in a alternate reality. New poll finds many Louisiana Republicans blame Obama for botched response to Hurricane Katrina | Blog of New Orleans. Who do you think was more responsible for the…

Faked deaths and sham funerals. It happens.

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Quite the elaborate scheme. Police: Woman used mannequins and cow parts in burial scam – FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans. A 70-year-old woman was sentenced Tuesday to one-and-a-half years in prison and ordered to pay more than $315,000 in restitution for defrauding insurers by faking deaths and staging sham funerals while she worked at a…

Joan Rivers thankful for voodoo priestess

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Newmakers: Joan Rivers to repay voodoo priestess. When comedian Joan Rivers thought her New York apartment was haunted about 15 years ago, she called on New Orleans voodoo priestess Sallie Ann Glassman to perform a “spiritual cleansing” of the brownstone. Rivers says that Glassman “cleaned out my apartment” and that the experience was “unforgettable and…

UFO NOLA style

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French Quarter UFO sighting A man from New Orleans has and out of this world experience in the French Quarter, and snapped a picture of it. The eyewitness says the UFO sighting happened while walking home after taking pictures at the river. He says he stood there for a moments, stunned., “It shined it’s lights…