Monday, August 29, 2011

Haunted New Orleans part 1

We goinga do sum ghost huntin'
We got up and spent a whole day in pursuit of haunted NOLA

Stop one- The court house:
During the filming of the movie JFK there were sighting of two ghosts walking down the hallway in the Court House. The security guards asked them to freeze and they just disappeared. The two security guards immediately quit after.
Pharmacy Museum- Ill tell you about that on the next blog.

Here is where the fire started.

The Great New Orleans Fire of 1788: was a fire that destroyed 856 of the 1,100 structures in New Orleans, spanning the French Quarter from Burgundy to Chartres Street, almost to the riverfront. Allot of people died that night, I think that's why NOLA has such a haunted feel. I could hear the "Castlevainia" Theme playing in my head as we walked the streets.

The Good Friday fire started about 1:30 p.m. at the home of Army Treasurer Don Vincente Jose Nunez, 619 Chartres Street, and within five hours consumed almost the entire city. They were told it was caused by a candle in a window, that hit the curtain.The Spanish were to replace the wooden buildings with structures with courtyards, thick brick walls, arcades, and wrought iron balconies. Still a colony of Spain, rebuilding continued in Spanish style, and most French architecture was eliminated from the French Quarter IRONic huh... get it..


La Petite Theatre: Katherine and friends

La Petite Theatre du Vieux Carre, a French Quarter playhouse.
Katherine was an actress. She was sleeping with a director (he was straight.. can you believe it), and she was picked for the lead role of an upcoming production... bet I know how she landed that role...
However,the investors said she wasn't good enough to keep the lead.
Days before the opening night, the director replaced Katherine with one of her rival actresses. This ended up screwing Katherine up big time.
During opening night, Katherine decided to end her misery and ruin that bitches show. She walked up to the catwalk over the stage, tied a rope around her neck, and jumped over in front of the entire audience, before the "big scene" Everyone from visitors, to patrons, and to staff members have the seen the ghost of Katherine either on the stage or in the attic. In the attic, she is seen crying among a wide variety of costumes.On stage she paces pensively.

Jackson Square at night is creepy.. especially when a giant thumb is coming down from the sky



The Lalaurie Ghost Story - The Most Haunted Mansion in New Orleans - and Nick Cages old house. So instead of writing this one I found a Video that tales the tale so sit back and enjoy this great video explaining... dum dum daaaaaa- The Lalaurie Family! oh and notice- I think its funny firemen no matter where from have a NYC accent



Absinthe is a strong herbal liqueur distilled with a great number of flavorful herbs like anise, licorice, hyssop, veronica, fennel, lemon balm, angelica and wormwood.  Thats what gives its awe-full taste.

Wormwood, (what everyone acts like they know about) is Artemisia absinthum AKA gettin loaded.  Much of the liquor's legendary effect is due to its extremely high alcohol content, ranging from 50% to 75%. Almost as strong as some good shine. It has been assumed by many that the so-called "active ingredient" in absinthe is wormwood, although that is apparently not the case.

Traditionally served with ice water and a cube of sugar; the sugar cube was placed on a slotted "absinthe spoon", and the water was drizzled over the sugar into the glass of absinthe. 

The sugar helped take the bitter edge from the absinthe, and when the water is drizzled into the the liquor it all turns milky greenish-white-louchen... or as I call it: watering it down.

The drink was referred to in France as "La Fée Verte", or The Green Fairy, which is a reference to its often green color we saw cool posters with green fairy's.

Around the turn of the century, after observing a subset of alcoholism referred to as "absinthism", and noting that heavy absinthe users had a propensity toward madness and suicide.... we need to get this stuff to some comedy club audiences, by the second decade of this century it became banned in the Western world, unfairly lumped in with opiates, cocaine, and marijuana when it is, in fact, just another alcoholic beverage. Although the effects of thujone can be toxic when consumed in very large quantities, this substance is found in properly made and distilled absinthe in only the smallest trace amounts. The most popular misconception about absinthe is that it is a drug. "Not so!" As for the so-called "secondary effect", we refer to as "Trippin Balls"

Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Verlaine, Alfred Jarry, Angie Riccadonna and Oscar Wilde are among the most ardent imbibers