So as I have mentioned in my latest blog, "First Visit to New Orleans", I showed a few pictures of the Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau's grave and to be quite honest, I took a lot of pictures but since it was extremely rainy and our tour group was unbelievably huge, I didn't really pay any attention to what our tour guide was saying because I was just way too busy taking pictures before the next group kicked me out! This grave yard is really really small and the graves are put so close together so it was utterly impossible to listen and take decent photos.
Since it's freaking 2016, I felt like the photo's were the most important thing because I can just Google the shit I missed that our tour guide talked about! Technology is the shit.
These picture's you're about to see below are just random pictures I took of a bunch of different graves. I have no idea who the hell they are made for but a fun fact I do remember the tour guide saying is that all the graves are above ground and instead of cremating the bodies, they actually bake them and let them deteriorate over time by themselves- which is fucking gross but so cool at the same time.
This next grave below is actually Nicolas Cage's. He has a pretty bomb ass history with the city of New Orleans by having purchased both the haunted "LaLaurie Mansion" and the "Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel". It's said that the nine-foot tall empty tomb is shaped as a pyramid because of his movie "National Treasure". There's obviously no name on the grave yet but it does say "Omnia Ab Uno" which translates to "Everything from one". Nicholas Cage has considered himself cursed ever since he owned LaLaurie's mansion, so he feels that if his grave was next to Marie Laveau, it will un-curse him.
Lastly this grave below is apparently Marie Laveau's "fake grave". At least that's what I remember our tour guide saying it was. People have wrote three x's on her grave which I have no fucking idea how because this graveyard is filled with security and you can't even enter without a tour guide so it's a mystery to me on how they didn't get caught but I found out by googling this that "Tourists continue to visit and some draw "X" marks in accordance with a decades-old rumor that if people wanted Laveau to grant them a wish, they had to draw an "X" on the tomb, turn around three times, knock on the tomb, yell out their wish, and if it was granted, come back, circle their "X," and leave Laveau an offering". I'm not sure if that's all exactly correct, but I was under the impression that the three x's meant some bad mumbo jumbo. Like I said though, I barely listened to the tour guide so who the fuck even knows? (Not me.)
So that's all I have for today's blog! I hope you all enjoyed it and I wish you all a great Memorial Day!