Tuesday, October 7, 2008

HAUNTED NEW ORLEANS

Myterious facts and legends of Haunted New Orelans







Marie Laveau's tomb









Marie Laveau


Devoted followers are still mystified and leave offerings at her tomb! The New Orleans’ Voodoo Queen practiced and embraced the forbidden culture until she died in 1881.

VOODOO was practiced by the slaves and the free blacks in New Orleans during the rein of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. She could lure followers to do deeds or commit crimes. Tales of terror and wonder are connected to her.

Did she hold a supernatural power? Was it the concoctions of drugs that made Voodoo a reckoning force?
Women and men sought the trinkets and gris-gris potions that could bring changes, love, and even revenge. Death could be held in check by the use of "zombie" drugs. Voodoo is powerful. It is still practiced in the Caribbean islands, the south and in New Orleans.

Even though entombed, Marie and her daughter still reign over the shadowy world of New Orleans Voodoo. Markings and crosses have been drawn on their tombs. Offering of coins, herbs, bones, flowers and an assortment of tokens are left…for good luck and blessings of the Voodoo Queen.

Is Marie's former home at 1020 St. Ann Street haunted ? Claims have been made of sightings of the ghostly spirit of Marie.
Her spirit is much a part of New Orleans today!

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7 comments:

Lorrri said...

New Orlean's is so fascinating. The flavor, the zydeco music, and the hot French accents. Love the voodoo info.

Tarot By Arwen said...

People are also told to STOP marking up the tombs. It's a shame folks go out and desecrate the cemeteries, isn't it! Love that place! Used to live just outside of New Orleans.

Meagan Hatfield said...

I LOVE New Orleans.

And I carry my gris-gris and mojo bag with me everywhere, everyday. :-)

Great blog!

Denise McDonald said...

I have never been to New Orleans... I would love to go and take a "haunted" tour!

Shannon said...

I also have never been to New Orleans, but it's certainly on the to-go-to list! Great blog post Connie. I've always been fascinated with anything paranormal and this certainly strikes the interest.
Thanks for sharing!
Shannon

Sandra said...

I have never photographed the cemetaries in NO. Would love to do that sometime. Great info in your blog. Thanks for posting it.

Alison Stuart said...

I visited NO in 2001 and did the French Quarter ghost tour. One of the most seriously spooky tours of its type I've ever done! NO is just steeped in violence and it reflects in its ghosts!