Tag Archive for voodoo

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

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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

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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…

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…

Grave robbers in modern day Miami

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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

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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…