We Explored The World Of Voodoo And It's Not What You'd Expect

What is voodoo actually?

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Voodoo has a bad reputation after years of misinformation. So, on our season finale, after exploring some of the most famous supernatural locations, we decided to learn about voodoo and use it in one of the most haunted places in New Orleans:

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The tradition derives from ancestor worship and animism, the belief that nature and inanimate objects contain consciousness. Voodoo practitioners believe in one God and that spirits have control over humans and nature.

Laveau would hold Voodoo gatherings at Lake Pontchartrain, where journalists would spread stories of infamous orgies and sacrificial rituals during the gatherings. The negative connotations about voodoo by the media would continue to perpetuate causing the tradition and its practitioners to go underground by the 19th century.

After speaking to us about the practice of voodoo and why people do it, she took us to one of the most spiritual beacons of the city, the former site of the voodoo spiritual temple.

A few minutes after the offering, Ryan mentioned they were in the gift shop and our audio operator picked up not only a voice saying, "yeah" but another noise that sounded like a whimper.

It should be noted that the second floor of the building was rented out as an apartment and is also haunted. There are accounts of footsteps, shadows, and rocks being thrown.

Police found a suicide note on him that read, "this is not accidental. I had to take my own life to pay for the one I took. If you send a patrol car to 826 N. Rampart, you will find the dismembered corpse of my girlfriend Addie, in the oven, on the stove, and in the fridge and a full signed confession from myself."

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It's important to note, that these deaths had nothing to do with the voodoo temple downstairs.

So... naturally, we decided to lock ourselves in the kitchen one by one. Shane, of course, didn't feel any paranormal activity but Ryan felt like someone tugged on his shirt and freaked out a little.

In the end, we learned that voodoo remains a respected practice in New Orleans, and is not a negative force but can be used negatively when in the wrong hands. Whether it contacts spirits or not will remain unsolved.