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Superdome Curse - Built on Cemetary!!

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posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 12:34 PM
2 articles on the Superdome Curse. Scroll down past
a few other stories to get to them.

Yep - It was built on a cemetary. The cemetary had to be moved
of course - but still -
Of course, most of New Orleans is
somehow connected to the dead, isn't it. I still found this interesting.


Bourbon Street Journal
September 13, 2005

The curse of the Superdome
By Jon Donley

There is intense irony in the Superdome becoming the symbol of the
horrors of Hurricane Katrina. In New Orleans lore, it's a haunted building -
a cursed structure in this city that lives shoulder to shoulder with its Cities
of the Dead.

Visitors are familiar with our huge expanses of above-ground tombs in
dozens of cemeteries across the city. Coming in from the airport on
Interstate 10, the "gateway" to downtown is flanked by sprawling
Greenwood Cemetery on the left, and the elite Metairie Cemetery on the
right. Downtown, the old St. Louis No. 1 Cemetery is a prime tourist spot,
and has appeared in many movies. In the Garden District, diners at
Commanders Palace's second floor can look out over Lafayette No. 1, filled
with victims of Yellow Fever plagues.

But you can't visit the old Girod Cemetery. Abandoned for years, its iron
caskets and bones were tossed up by excavation gear in the early 1970s
as the crews moved in to build . . . the Superdome. Beneath the now-
shredded roof and the fetid stinking mess of excrement and blood where
tens of thousands huddled in storm and flood . .. and some died . . . likely
lie even more unexcavated bones.

And local lore is that the Superdome was cursed . . . a punishment for
desecrating this City of the Dead. Exorcists and voodoo priestesses have
been here to dispel the curse. That lore will no doubt expand into an even
more gruesome story for buggy drivers in the Quarter to enchant their

The main target of the curse, of course, has been the New Orleans Saints,
as described in this 2004 story by Times-Picayune sports writer Josh Peter:

Go to the site to read the story!

[edit on 9/14/2005 by FlyersFan]

posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 02:12 PM
How very fascinating. Building over cemetaries is never a good idea imo

wikipedia also confirms this fact btw

posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 02:28 PM
wow! I never knew that. I agree, building over a cemetary is never a good practice. I wonder if they will condem the superdome now, or will just renovate it instead?

posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 02:33 PM
I heard they were going to demolish it and start over.

posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 04:07 PM
Building over a cemetary is stupid, disrespectful and just asking for trouble!
I can't believe things like that still happen or have happened in recent times! Ridiculous.

posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 08:00 PM
I never heard that before. I do know that when I was in school at Tulane, a friend of mine volunteered to help out at superbowl XXXI, being held at the superdome. As they were rehearsing the halftime show a few days before the big game, one of the bungee jumpers that was supposed to cap off the show fell from the rafters to a gory death hundreds of feet below.

One of the riggers had screwed up when adjusting her cord. My friend had to watch the whole thing play out from the platform on the ceiling of the dome.

posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 09:11 PM
As the legend goes, the Superdome wasn't cursed. The Saints were. That was the city's reason why they were never a sucessful football team. Think about it. If the dome were cursed, it would have never hosted the Superbowl, college bowl games, and I believe a Final Four in college basketball.

posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 09:11 PM
Cuz ya know... the "curse" couldn't possibly have been that they built it meters below natural sea level. Whoever thought holding back an entire lake with a wall, and then building a city below sea level was a good idea.... seriously... wtf.

But anyways... there is a lot of crazy disrespect for cemetaries. Did you know sometimes they just dig up old graves to make room for new ones? I think there is some maintainance fee your survivors have to pay to keep your plot, and if you don't they'll just kick you out :\. At least in some places.

posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 09:22 PM

Originally posted by ThichHeaded
I heard they were going to demolish it and start over.

I understand why they feel they have to rebuild after the destroy it.
But ... just where it is and what could still be under it ....
NOT good karma!

posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 09:24 PM
if you believe that this is a "curse" or something, then you must believe that Jesus rose from the dead...

i am just kidding

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