Tag Archive for voodoo

Fear of voodoo magic used to control Nigerian women in Spain

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To eradicate superstition, a fine start would be to educate the women of the country and give them greater opportunities. This is a guarantee of improvement. Spanish National Police announced on Monday that they broke up a ring of human traffickers who used juju voodoo and animal sacrifices to coerce women into prostitution. Source: Busted: Gang…

When science meets voodoo and forms a coalition

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Wow. This is a unique case of very different parties uniting over a common concern. FEATURE-Science meets voodoo in a New Orleans festival of water. Perhaps no other city in the United States is as well-suited as New Orleans to wed a scientific discussion of environment with a celebration of the occult. That’s exactly what…

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 |…

Voodoo exorcism rapist in France is jailed

This story originated from the Daily Mail so details are lacking but the story of the trial has been printed in several outlets. It’s horrifying and graphic and I wish it weren’t true but I’m afraid that it really is. Man Raped Three Teenage Girls During Voodoo Exorcism Sessions Is Jailed. The uncle and mother…

Jamaica may repeal anti-voodoo law

Superstitious practices on the rise. BBC News – Obeah: Resurgence of Jamaican ‘Voodoo’. For hundreds of years Jamaicans have been prevented by law from practising Obeah, a belief system with similarities to Haiti’s Voodoo. Now, campaigners and practitioners believe they have a chance to overturn the law. But Jamaica is a highly religious country. Christianity…

Voodoo doesn’t work. Neither did the hit man.

Black magic used in domestic abuse. D.C. man who used voodoo to try to kill his wife sentenced to 4 years in prison – The Washington Post. Cheryl McLaughlin returned to her Northeast Washington home after work about two years ago to find candles flickering in her living room, with slips of paper under each…

TV host that burned U.S. magician ordered arrested

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Update to story from a few days ago on Wayne Houchin, a magician who was attacked on TV in the Dominican Republic. Dominican judge orders arrest of TV host who set fire to hair of US magician – The Washington Post. A judge on Tuesday ordered the arrest of a local television show host who…

Modern resurrectionists in West Africa stealing body parts for money

More than 100 graves robbed in Benin for voodoo rituals Tomb raiders have dug up more than 100 graves at a cemetery in Benin since Saturday for what authorities suspect is a black-market trade in human organs and skulls for voodoo ritual fetishes. The incident is the most serious case of grave-robbing in the West…

Four children beaten to death to rid their soul of the devil

There is real evil here. It wasn’t the children. An extremely sad story from Haiti. Four children killed by Haiti witch doctor: official – FRANCE 24. Four children from the same family have been found dead in Haiti after being treated by a witch doctor who claimed to be able to cure them of a…

Joan Rivers thankful for voodoo priestess

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…

Grave robbers in modern day Miami

More graves found desecrated at cemetery Grave discoveries continued at a South Florida cemetery after more coffins were found desecrated. Miami-Dade Police were called to the scene of Lincoln Park Cemetery in Miami, Wednesday, after people visiting the cemetery discovered the bodies of deceased babies missing from their graves. The bones of adults were also…

Nothing to be afraid of: Owls are not evil

North Wales Bird Trust fights to save Caribbean owls – North Wales Weekly News. “Voodoo is still rife in the Dominican Republic and it is believed that owls are witches. Consequently if they are caught they are beaten to death,” explained Pam Broughton of the Llandudno based North Wales Bird Trust. “This is the first…

People thrown overboard in superstitious ritual

Dozen boat migrants die in voodoo ritual to calm sea | News. Five people were held on suspicion of murder today following claims from survivors that people had been pushed from a boat packed with 400 people. Another 25 were found dead in the hold. Witnesses told police at least 12 victims, possibly more, were…