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Strange Phenomena Like The Roswell Ufo Sparks My Imagination

I remember that my mother took me to a UFO convention in Berkeley just to see what goes on there. She is a very inquisitive woman who loves to dabble in the occult & all things supernatural. So, this was right up her alley. Well, it was not like the Roswell Ufo convention that is shown in this video. There were no exhibits & the audience was seated. We listened to a couple of credible looking people talk about their experience with a UFO. I started to listen intently to them even though my mother had to convince me to go with her in the first place! We left in the middle of the convention because it all started to go downhill when the wackos started to surface. The breaking point for us came when a lady claimed that her cat was really from outer space.

The Roswell incident is very intriguing,indeed. It makes you really wonder what those men recovered from the crash site. Was it a weather ballon or a crashed spacecraft? Were there really little alien beings discovered at the scene? I,for one, do not think that we are the only intelligent species in the universe which is what makes this all so appealing to me ! What makes this an ongoing mystery was the bungled attempt at a cover-up by the government. You know we love a good conspiracy in America. And this one, ladies & gents, is one of my faves!

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Even The White House Has It’s Ghost Stories…

Is The White House Haunted?

Is The White House Haunted?

We are getting very close to picking a winner on Nov 4. It’s either going to be Barack Obama or John McCain that will be moving their family into the White House. But, will they hear things go bump in the night or see a wisp of a transparent Abraham Lincoln in the hallways? Since it’s Halloween, I thought about the rumors that the White House was an eerie place. It has been around for over 200 years so it’s not unlikely.  Here’s an excerpt from suite101.com :

Winston Churchill refused to sleep in the Lincoln Bedroom after he purportedly witnessed the ghost of Abraham Lincoln walking the room. Another witness, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, fainted after seeing Lincoln in the room. Maids, butlers and employees have claimed to see Lincoln. In one instance, a witness reported that Lincoln removed his boots over the bed.

According to various White House members of staff, Abigail Adams cleans her laundry in the East Room. When the wife of President Woodrow Wilson, First Lady Ellen Wilson, wanted to dig up the rose garden and the spirit of former First Lady Dolley Madison supposedly manifested and told the workmen not to ruin the garden.

Gary J. Walters served as the White House Chief Usher since his appointment by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. Although he’s never actually seen an apparition, he and several police officers shared a strange experience. According to Walters, “I was standing at the state floor of the White House adjacent to the staircase that comes up from the ground floor. The police officers and I felt a cool rush of air pass between us and then two doors that stand open closed by themselves. I have never seen these doors move before without somebody specifically closing them by hand. It was quite remarkable.” A common report by various members of staff claims that doors close by themselves all over the building.” (End of Excerpt) Read the whole article here:  http://ghostshauntings.suite101.com/article.cfm/ghost_stories_abound_in_washington_dc

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Marie Laveau: A Mystical Creole Voodoo Legend

The Many Images Of Marie Laveau
The Many Images Of Marie Laveau

Every Hallow’s Eve, I think of a New Orleans legend that has captivated America since the early 1800s. Marie Laveau was a free French Creole who was a formidable business woman. Not only did she style hair magnificently, Marie Laveau possessed other skills that couldn’t be reckoned with. She is a voodoo priestess that will forever be woven into the fabric of America. She is a celebrated figure in all metaphysical societies across the world.

The details of her past are very sketchy. What is known is that she was a true humanitarian who found time to help others, even though she had 15 kids!From helping escaped slaves to stopping public executions, she showed tremendous compassion towards others. Marie Laveau was a devout Catholic who interwined her religion with voodoo. Her magic was uncanny & the charms she created brought her wealth & great eminence in society.

New Orleans has always been like the soul of America. It is the birthplace of jazz & it is an overall magical place. Is it any wonder that it would be the birthplace of Marie Laveau? Her energy is still said to be felt all over the city!Her tomb is the destination of those who indulge in witchcraft & other types of magic. Voodoo rites are performed at her grave site & people ask her to grant their wishes. Her ghost is said to have been spotted throughout the years.

There is a book called Voodoo Queen that gets more into the mystery of Marie Laveaus’s life. Some people  conjure up the image of a witch in their minds when she is mentioned. Others visualize a saint. The video I posted gives a brief description of her life. This is an excerpt of a book review of Voodoo Queen that was taken off the following website: http://www.matrifocus.com/IMB06/review-nonfiction.htm

The book tells of the “lives” because two Marie Laveaus — mother and daughter — were influential voodoo priestesses in New Orleans. The Laveaus were free women of color, property owners with much freedom and many of the rights of Anglos. They were prominent, French-speaking, Catholic Creoles. Ward, professor of anthropology at New Orleans, traces the roots of Creoles descended from Africans brought to Louisiana, most of them sailing directly from Africa without stopping in the Caribbean first. They brought a rich and sustainable culture with them, and became a mixture of races and cultures — French, African, Native American, and Spanish.

The first Marie, who lived from 1801 to 1881, was a fever nurse who ministered to men on death row and worked in a prison setting. She stopped public executions, helped slaves escape, and attended to many of the earthy and mundane concerns of her community. Marie was a member in high standing at St. Louis Cathedral. Baptized and married at its altar, she continued to worship there: the priests there had made their peace with her. “The Creole church in the heart of the city was only a few blocks from St. Louis Cemetery and from Congo Square. Congo Square was at the crossroads, the pivot for people of color, and the epicenter of their mystical geography and directly associated with the soul of American dance and the roots of jazz. No other place in America where black people gathered is as well documented (89).”

“The first Marie used her Catholic connections and Voodoo magic to influence the legal system and protect members of the community from its grasp. “Not everyone, however, was impressed with the quality of Marie’s devotion to her church (23),” as she would take the palms from Palm Sunday and then walk “out into the sunlight of the parade ground in front of the cathedral to the square (22),” to dance with snakes and commune with divinity…” Read more by following the above link.

Her life is one of the most enduring mysteries of America’s past. Marie Laveau was said to be a true conjurer who could commune with the spirits. She was a truly supernatural woman. Although, some have speculated that her political connections helped her grant some of her client’s requests. This beautiful & potent American voodoo priestess is still worshipped by people all over the world. She is the prevailing queen of magic & voodoo.

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