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Delray Beach police occasionally get calls from Haitian residents fearing supernatural death threats and curses. The department takes a report and leaves it at that. There are no specific records available for voodoo calls.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/delray-beach/fl-voodoo-police-20100515,0,5298065.story

 

Close-Up: Voodoo in Florida's Little Haiti

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8682605.stm

 

And then there's this...

 

As authorities continue to investigate Ben Novack's murder in New York, his mother's death three months earlier in her Fort Lauderdale home becomes a nagging sidelight.

 

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/04/25/1598128/two-bodies-few-answers-in-novack.html#ixzz0o7Mn8raU

 

Bernice didn't care for Narcy, an exotic dancer when Narcy and Ben Jr. met 25 years earlier. Big Fannie Annie, a stripper working in Las Vegas, recalls Narcy -- whom she said danced under the name ``Sylvia'' when they worked at the now-defunct Follies International club in Hialeah.

 

``She was a nice girl. But it was a cutthroat business. She was the kind of girl who counted her money all the time, like 12 times a night,'' she recalled.

 

Narcy also practiced voodoo and had dolls, said her daughter, May Abad. ``When I was younger I just thought of it as a game,'' Abad said. ``But as I grew up, I realized it was serious, kind of crazy.''

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knas

Interesting as always story :) thanks for keeping us posted with these crazy news!

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Interesting as always story :) thanks for keeping us posted with these crazy news!

 

Oh, it's my pleasure... meanwhile, in Gotham and points north:

 

A Santeria-style shocker has washed up on the shores of DUMBO — a bag full of dead birds, fish, food and even some cash! Pro photographer Steve Harris spotted the macabre mess during an otherwise pleasant stroll last Sunday in the park at the foot of Main Street, just east of Empire–Fulton Ferry State Park. Inside a soaking blue sack were decapitated turkeys, a smaller bird, dead fish, beans, corn, root vegetables, plantains, and six $1 bills.

 

http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/33/22/dtg_santeriainbbp_2010_05_28_bk.html?comm=1

 

BRIDGEPORT -- Police are investigating the discovery of a disembodied goat's head in Beardsley Park, in yet another case of parts from dead animals turning up around the city.

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It remains unclear whether the head was, like two beheaded roosters found hanging from a tree earlier this month, linked to any occult activity.

 

Two weeks ago, a police officer was called to Housatonic Avenue and Grand Street, where two headless roosters were hanging by their feet above a bag containing a black knit cap and a box cutter, three coconut halves in a semi-circle, an apparent sheep's jawbone and a snakeskin, according to investigators.

 

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/article/Goat-head-latest-animal-part-to-show-in-Bridgeport-465330.php

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http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-voodoo-20100603,0,7236343.story

 

A Downey used-car dealer who allegedly used voodoo-like dolls targeting the prosecutor and investigators was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison for a multimillion-dollar house-buying fraud scheme.

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The U.S. Marshals Service took Hernandez into custody in February 2009 after he became involved in a high-speed chase. A search of his Pasadena home uncovered some unexpected items, authorities said.

 

"Investigators went into one of the bedrooms, and it was a shrine with a cross and all kinds of skeletons and stuff," said Eugene Hanrahan, an L.A. County deputy district attorney.

 

"The star attractions were these three effigy dolls dunked upside down in this brown liquid," he said. "One of them had my name, and the other two had the names of investigators."

 

Each doll had pins in its eyes, he said, and attached to the dolls was the criminal case number.

 

"Even the U.S. marshals were spooked," he said. Officials decided to look into the background of the shrine, with the help of a UCLA professor.

 

The professor said the ritual was tied to Palo Mayombe, a religion that was brought to the Caribbean during the slave trade and is known for its animal sacrifices. Over the years it gained popularity among drug dealers, who use it to put curses on their enemies. Experts believe that as many as 40,000 people in the United States may follow its rituals.

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Harmony0stars

When will people learn... the gods favor those who don't break laws, or at least those who indulge in careful planning.

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Birdie Zuniga has spent the last 6 years visiting and maintaining her father’s resting place in San Fernando Cemetery #2, only this time there was something else to clean up. “I can’t believe it. How anyone can disrespect a place like this,” said Zuniga.

 

Visitors discovered a bag of dead chickens among the graves: three chickens, at least one of them believed to be a rooster. Mourners say they followed a strong smell and a trail of feathers, littered among the tombstones.

 

http://www.kens5.com/news/Visitors-to-San-Antonio-cemetery-discover-remains-other-than-their-loved-ones-96600259.html

 

 

Animal massacres are getting a little too frequent in Brooklyn. Earlier this year animal parts were found by Prospect Park Lake (followed by a number of animals dying in that area), and now a similar gruesome discovery was made in DUMBO. According to the Brooklyn Paper, a Santeria-style bag of surprises was discovered by photographer Steve Harris last Sunday as he was walking just east of Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park.

 

The bag contained decapitated turkeys, a small bird, a dead fish, beans, corn, root vegetables, plantains, and six dollars. Harris snapped a few iPhone photos and fled the scene in disgust (and no, not six bucks the richer).

 

http://gothamist.com/2010/05/24/santeria_bag_found_in_dumbo.php

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Harmony0stars

I just want to say that all these people who are victimized by "sorcerers" etc are idiots. This is what happens when your religion and religious leaders make you believe that everything having to do with the supernatural is out of your hands. We are half spiritual beings. Own your power, people! At the very least, call on your god(s), whoever or whatever they may be.

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I think it's a bit harsh to characterize a 19-year-old rape victim (or any others who have been preyed upon by charlatans) as an "idiot," just because she has a belief in an unseen reality that she has no control over. In this specific case, she was also beaten by the perpetrator, a physical act that is a bit harder to ignore than "black magic."

 

Most people can be victimized under certain circumstances, and it is in poor taste in the extreme to label them idiots, because they could not extricate themselves from these circumstances by their own power. If it were in everyone's power to escape degrading or threatening circumstances on their own, we would hardly need the police to protect and serve.

 

Sincerely,

 

Max

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Harmony0stars

I was not criticizing her per se. Actually, I think organized religion is more to blame. As a child of an abusive household and someone who practices magic, when some one threatens you, you leave before the beatings start. You don't wait 2 years. If you read the article though, they only mention beats in the tagline. In the actual article they say he "threatened to stick a doll with a pin over and over again until she slept with him." People are victimized because they allow it. I'm not saying you don't run into bullies who want to make your life hell and use force to achieve it, but two years is 729 days longer than any sane individual would remain in such a situation.

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I was not criticizing her per se.

Well, you called people victimized by "sorcerers" idiots. I find that more than a little insensitive.

 

Actually, I think organized religion is more to blame. As a child of an abusive household and someone who practices magic, when some one threatens you, you leave before the beatings start. You don't wait 2 years.

Well, good for you that you have the willpower to get out of an abusive relationship before it's too late or have the moxie not to get hustled by fake sorcerers, but not all people do, and I hardly think that warrants calling them idiots.

 

If you read the article though, they only mention beats in the tagline. In the actual article they say he "threatened to stick a doll with a pin over and over again until she slept with him." People are victimized because they allow it.

Try listening to yourself just for one moment. "People are victimized because they allow it?" Is this your honest analysis? Do you actually know any victims of crime, abusive relationships or other forms of victimization? It's not as if victims wake up one day and decide: "Today, I will become a total spineless wimp that will take any kind of abuse life hurls at me." Not all people are equipped with a psyche and/or physique to avoid being victims. Try having an ounce of empathy for these people. They aren't in these situations because they enjoy them.

 

I'm not saying you don't run into bullies who want to make your life hell and use force to achieve it, but two years is 729 days longer than any sane individual would remain in such a situation.

So, it's a question of sanity? Then I submit to you that all kidnap victims must be completely insane. A young woman in Austria was held captive for ten years. Could she just have "left that situation," if she was a sane person? At any time, when she was allowed in the garden with her kidnapper, she could have flagged down a random passer-by, and tell him that she was kidnapped, but she didn't, because she was scared to death of her kidnapper.

 

People in abusive relationships are broken down mentally; they are not weak, if they can't get out of it. They need help from the outside, if they cannot help themselves, and it is the duty of the strong to help the weak, not to scorn them or doubt their intelligence or sanity.

 

Sincerely,

 

Max

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Harmony0stars

Dropping it

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Ah, good old New England...

REHOBOTH, Mass. --In a scene reminiscent of "The Godfather," a Rehoboth town official found a dead goat dumped at the front of his home Friday. The animal was found at Chris Morra's home at 45 Summer St. with a rope around its neck. Police said the goat had been disemboweled.

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/r/24538220/detail.html

http://www.tauntongazette.com/news/x1869746180/Rehoboth-Police-investigate-disemboweled-goat-found-on-ex-selectman-s-lawn

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A self-proclaimed voodoo master dubbed the "Dog Man" tricked a 20-year-old student into having sex on the pretext that he could expel "ghost embryos" from her body, the District Court heard yesterday.

 

Guess I need a new pick-up line.

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Elephant tails, dried hedgehogs and chicken blood probably weren't on the top of your packing list the last time you traveled. But U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized all of that and other animal parts and plants from one suitcase at Washington Dulles International Airport. CBP spokesman Steve Sapp said Thursday that the items were taken on Dec. 3 from a 59-year-old man who was traveling from Ghana. The passenger said the items were used for spiritual purposes.

 

http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/virginia/2010/12/animal-parts-blood-found-suitcase-dulles-traveler-0#ixzz17v072IHt

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A West Palm Beach man reportedly smashed his neighbor's window with a rock because he was upset about a supposed voodoo curse. * When the neighbor ran outside and asked Louis why he threw a rock, Louis reportedly said, "You put voodoo on me." Louis then demanded that the neighbor "take it off." No injuries were reported.

 

It wasn't immediately clear if the neighbor put voodoo on Louis.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FL_VOODOO_ROCK_ATTACK_FLOL-?SITE=FLTAM&SECTION=US

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Two Sydney men have been found guilty of sexually assaulting women after telling them they had black magic curses on them. * The charges relate to two women who were told black magic curses had been placed on them. The women said they attended "prayer sessions" at motels where they were blindfolded and sexually assaulted.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/12/15/3093885.htm

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Angry Haitian mobs have lynched at least 40 people in recent weeks, accusing them of spreading a cholera outbreak that has killed over 2,500 people across the country, officials said Wednesday.

 

The number included at least 14 suspected sorcerers previously known to have been lynched in the far southwestern region of Grand Anse as local people feared they were spreading cholera with a magical substance.

 

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.e836e4c62736a2b3b44a8631bd54cd97.dc1&show_article=1

 

At least 45 male and female voodoo priests have been murdered in recent weeks after being blamed for causing the Carribean country’s deadly Cholera outbreak. Most of the killings have taken place in the coastal town of Jeremie with victims often being hacked to death with machetes.

http://www.euronews.net/2010/12/25/haiti-urged-to-stop-cholera-anti-voodoo-lynchings/

 

Has Santeria moved to the suburbs? After a spate of strange animal body parts turning up in Prospect Park this year, including a goat's head, one reader stumbled upon an animal's heart within a chalk heart outline in Glenwood Lake in New Rochelle yesterday. According to local police, this isn't the first animal part to be found around Westchester parks this year: a goat who had been sexually assaulted was discovered in Yonkers and a beheaded sheep was found in Ward Acres in New Rochelle. Police believe this heart was a turkey's heart, and are unsure whether it was college kids playing a joke or part of this recent streak of ritualistic animal killings.

http://gothamist.com/2010/11/27/animal_heart-in-a-heart_found_in_we.php

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MYFOXNY.COM - Candles used in a voodoo sex ceremony ignited a fast-moving fire that swept through a Brooklyn apartment building on the evening of February 19 and into early February 20, 2011, and killed a woman, according to FDNY fire marshals and a city official.

 

Also, an open door and a delay in calling 911 allowed the fire to get even bigger, the marshals determined.

 

http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/local_news/brooklyn/fdny-voodoo-sex-candles-caused-fatal-fire-in-brooklyn-20110225-akd

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OTTAWA — A convicted fraudster out on bail after being sentenced to seven years in prison for forging credit cards had voodoo dolls depicting a judge, prosecutors and police officers, an Ottawa court heard Tuesday.

 

Pins protruded from a prosecutor’s privates, popped from a judge’s head and pierced a detective’s heart on the voodoo dolls, all neatly labelled and found stashed in a freezer at a business where Robert Cattral allegedly violated his bail conditions by possessing 50,000 blank magnetic stripe cards along with a variety of card readers and printers.

 

Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Voodoo+dolls+fail+protect+fraudster+from+charges/6807142/story.html#ixzz1yNT70Url

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